Home-School Tutoring in Beverley

October 8, 2010

A new local tutoring agency has been set up in Beverley.  Home-School Tutoring (Est. 1984) has recently branched out to the East Riding of Yorkshire area and is committed to providing a quality referral service of tutoring and educational support.   The area is headed up by Beverley-based tutor Dr Peter Hynes who is looking to expand his portfolio of tutors to help with the growing demand for extra educational support….


Trojan Horse Exhibition Wheels into Molescroft

October 6, 2010

3000 years ago, Greece waged war against the city of Troy.  Although the Greeks gathered a huge army at Troy they could not conquer the city.  After ten years Ulysses, King of the Greek island of Ithaca had an idea.  He built a large wooden horse and left it at the gates of Troy.  The Greek ships sailed away.  Believing it was a gift, signaling the end of the war,…


Keldmarsh Primary School ‘My Life in a Box’

October 6, 2010

Keldmarsh & Molescroft Primary Schools in Beverley are continuing their collaborative work as part of a project called sharing resources for innovation and cohesion (ShRINC). The team of European partners are working together on projects including ‘My Life in a Box’, ‘My Town in a Box’ and a Virtual World ‘Lemerley’, to explore each other’s cultures and the historic links between Germany and England since the Middle Ages. As well…


British Trombone Society Open Day @ The Hexagon

October 3, 2010

The Hexagon music centre : the new home of the East Riding Schools’ Music Service played host to the British Trombone society on Saturday.  The day was attended by a good number of Trombone players from around the East Riding and further afield. The open day was led by Brett Baker. Brett is an internationally renowned trombone soloist and clinician as well as being the principal Trombonist of the world…


St John of Beverley RC Primary School: Double Success

September 30, 2010

Pupils at St John of Beverley RC Primary School are celebrating double gold medals in this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom Awards and also in Beverley in Bloom.  The green-fingered pupils also won the coveted Young People’s Award for being the best school in the county competition. Every member of the school community has been involved in the school’s growing success.  This year parents, pupils and staff created a World War…


MP Congratulates Pupils and Staff at School

September 28, 2010

Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, met staff and pupils at Riston C of E Primary School to congratulate them on reaching the finals of a national competition. The school was named as a finalist at the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) when it held its annual awards to celebrate and recognise the achievement of Parent Teacher Associations. Riston C of E Primary School reached the final in…


Piano Masterclass at the Hexagon Centre

September 24, 2010

Beverley’s brand new music facility was the venue for a Piano Masterclass with the Artistic Director of the Beverley Chamber Music Festival, Martin Roscoe. As part of the Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio, Martin had opened the Festival the previous evening at St Mary’s Church with a concer


Vmedia Crew Snapped Up Yet Again For Town’s 2010 Festival

September 15, 2010

John Bird, Chair of the Beverley Festival of Christmas, today took official delivery of the DVDs of this annual town event produced by a group of very dedicated young volunteers from CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved Team who are students at East Riding College, Beverley. The young people form the project’s Vmedia crew who have been involved with a number of other local community events. They were thanked for their tremendous…


East Riding of Yorkshire Best Ever GCSE Results

The performance of East Riding schools at the end of key stage four has once again shown significant improvement. The hard work of schools and young people has been rewarded by record breaking levels of performance. With four schools still to report their results early indications suggest that GCSE results have risen again for the fifth successive year. Results reported by schools indicate that 59 per cent of pupils achieved…

August 25, 2010

Pupils @ Longcroft Get Their GCSE Results

August 24, 2010

There were huge smiles all round at Longroft School in Beverley when the students got their GCSE results. Among the top performers was Eva Lawrence and Lottie Dodd, both of 11T, who got straight runs of As and A*s. Longcroft School saw 54.3 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C including English and Maths, up 10.5 per cent on last year. Mike Furbank head of improvement and learning at East…


New Course on “Fascinating” Aspect of Tourism

August 23, 2010

Travel students at East Riding College will from September be able to learn about the importance of a tourism industry which does not harm the environment. The NCFE Level Two Certificate in Sustainable Tourism looks at how this global industry has caused irreparable damage to landscapes as some countries put tourist income above the welfare of the planet. Taught as an additional qualification for students on the College’s two full-time…


Entertaining New Video Lifts The Lid On College Life

August 20, 2010

Prospective students can find out what life at East Riding College is really like in a new short film. “This is the future” is a six-minute video featuring real students giving their opinions about the College, their course and their tutors. Produced by Brough-based JayJay Media, it features interviews and outtakes, with footage showing students working in the classroom and workshop, using the modern facilities and enjoying extra-curricular activities, such…


Standards Rise in East Riding Primary Schools

August 11, 2010

Pupils across the East Riding have shown improved performance at the end of primary education in English and maths at level four and level five. This judgement, based on teacher assessment, shows significant improvement compared to 2009 results. This year, many schools decided not to undertake the year six SAT tests, and because of this all schools in the East Riding underwent a rigorous process of teacher assessment. Teacher assessment…


Students Put Language Skills to the Test

August 10, 2010

Eight past and present Spanish students from East Riding College recently visited the Spanish city of Valencia. The part-time students, who studied at the College’s Beverley campus, in Gallows Lane, went to Spain’s third largest city with their tutor Maria Rounding. They spent five nights in Valencia and were able to practice their language skills with the Valencians. Valencia has two official Spanish languages – Valenciano and Castellano. Tutor Maria…


Career Advancement and Lighter Learning in New Course Guide

August 6, 2010

East Riding College’s new part-time course guide, featuring hundreds of courses starting from September, is now available. The publication features a wide range of programmes from a variety of subject areas, with most starting in the autumn and some in January, and a number which can be done at any time. Courses featured include those related to career advancement, such as management and supervision qualifications, and many which are specific…


Longcroft Pupil Scoops Top Award

July 22, 2010

Beverley schoolgirl Shannon Lockyer admitted she was absolutely shocked after being presented with a thoroughly-deserved award by the Humber Education and Business Partnership. Longcroft School and Performing Arts College student Shannon, 15, from Hargreave Close, is in the first year of her newly-created Creative Media Diploma Course. As a major part of her course, Shannon and her class-mates have used all aspects of the media – from interviewing to editing…