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Ely City Crusaders Awarded Funding to Revamp Football Facilities

People living in Ely are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities. Ely City Crusaders have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to improve the quality of the grass pitches at Ely City Football Club on Downham Road.  The Football Foundation is the UK’s

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National finals are calling for skilful King’s Ely students!

King’s Ely mathematicians have qualified for the national finals of the UK Team Maths Challenge.  King’s Ely Junior pupils Yanki Ertem and Anna Ost, and King’s Ely Senior students John Lau and James MacGillivray, travelled to The King’s School, Peterborough to compete in the regional finals of the competition earlier this month. Despite fierce competition

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King’s Ely goes all out to mark British Science Week!

Wacky experiments, fascinating lectures and some VIP guests saw King’s Ely celebrate British Science Week in style. Students and staff from King’s Ely Acremont Nursery right the way through to King’s Ely Sixth Form enjoyed a feast of events and activities to commemorate all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The Science Week programme

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Coronavirus Home Tests Coming to the UK Within Days

Public Health England director has announced within the last hour that 15-minute Coronavirus Home Test will be available in the UK within the next few days and sold on the High Street or through Amazon. Thousands of tests will be distributed to people who are self-isolating. Speaking to MPs at the Science and Technology Committee,

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East Cambridgeshire District Council Coronavirus Response

East Cambs District Council, working with Cambridgeshire County Council as the lead authority of the Local Resilience Forum, is stepping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to safeguard the wellbeing of residents, staff, and members.  The Council is taking a number of steps to support residents and keep its services operating. The

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King’s Ely rowers victorious at National Junior Championships

King’s Ely students were on oar-some form at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships – bringing home two Silver medals. Sixty of King’s Ely’s rowing students travelled to the prestigious Copper Box Arena at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to compete in the Championships. The competition involved around 3,000 Year 7 to 13 rowers from

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Soham Carnival Postponed

Preparations were well underway for Soham Carnival 25th May 2020. The traditional Heavy Horse Show, Parade of Floats, Team Mad, Max Headroom Band, Soham Village College Samba Band and a special performance from Haydn and the Deuces – Haydns Law #wearahelmet along with all of the other traditional attractions were all booked and ready to

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Vinnie’s New Buggy

Two organisations got together, Ely Rotary Club and the Ely Community Unit Trust, to supply a special Joggster Buggy for Vinnie Edwards.  Vinnie is two years old and has limited mobility.  He was born with Global Developmental Delay, which causes problems with walking, and he has frequent falls. The Joggster has an increased weight capacity

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Bronze Leadership Qualified Cadets

Congratulations to four of our Leading Cadets: Finn Pieters, Scarlet Minchin, Thea Poli and Finn Elcombe on passing their Bronze Leadership Award this weekend. As part of the Air Cadet progessive training syllabus cadets attended The Eastern Sector Skills Weekend at Imperial War Museum Duxford the home of 2461 (Sawston) Squadron. Staff from Squadron’s across

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Extraordinary Mayor becomes the latest Community Star

Michael Rouse is the personification of what Ely is all about. He has lived and breathed the region since the day he was born. Former school teacher, historian, author, Councillor, Mayor and family man, Mike is now 80 years old and during his birthday party, we surprised him with the Community Star Award. Nominating and

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New Principal for Ely College named

Earlier this term, it was announced to parents that the current Principal, Richard Spencer, will be taking on a new role from September as Executive Principal. Mr Spencer will continue to take a substantial lead in the strategic direction of the college, and will remain a regular day to day presence in the school, but

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