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Ely Cadet raises over £600 for Maggies Charity

Congratulations to Ely Squadron’s Cadet Jake Earl-Clarke who has raised a grand total of £668 for Maggie’s Charity in Cambridge by promising to dye his hair pink. Having obtained the permission of his 1094 Squadron’s Commanding Officer and his School’s Principal, Jake promised to dye his hair pink if he raised £100 for Maggies Charity …

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Exciting new Erasmus+ project for King’s Ely and two European partner schools

King’s Ely students with a love for learning languages and experiencing different cultures are to reap the benefits of a new Erasmus+ project. King’s Ely has secured funding from the European Commission and British Council to deliver ‘The Village’ – a collaborative project involving King’s Ely and two of its partner schools, IES Andrés Vandelvira …

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Witchford Village College Students Impress Artist with Sweet Project

Year 7 students at Witchford Village College, a secondary school on the outskirts of Ely, have impressed well known artist Sarah Graham with their latest art project, after teachers shared colourful images of the project on social media. Influenced by Graham and her impressive photorealism techniques, art teachers at the College set the new Year 7 cohort a project which …

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King’s Ely teacher’s 100-mile challenge in aid of Armed Forces charity

A teacher at King’s Ely is putting her best foot forward to raise funds for a charity close to her heart. Helen Melville, a Geography Teacher at King’s Ely Senior, is challenging herself to run 100 miles throughout November to not only put her stamina to the test but also raise as much money as …

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King’s Ely community remembers the fallen

Autumn sunlight shone over King’s Ely as students and staff commemorated Armistice Day. Instead of hundreds of people gathering inside Ely Cathedral for the school’s usual Act of Remembrance, King’s Ely marked the occasion with five simultaneous, separate, appropriately distanced outdoor services at different locations around the school campus. Earlier, King’s Ely Junior pupils and …

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Witchford Village College fires into action with revamped science labs

Witchford Village College, a secondary school on the outskirts of Ely, has unveiled its three recently renovated on-site science labs, significantly improving science facilities at the school and creating a vibrant and dynamic learning space for everyone to use. Following a successful bid for funding of over £200,000, the work also included the building of the school’s very own large storage …

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King’s Ely Designer through to Finals of Esteemed Competition

A Creative King’s Ely student has reached the finals of a prestigious fashion design competition. Namo Sajarattanachote, who is in Year 13 at King’s Ely Sixth Form, has been named a finalist in this year’s RECO Young Designer Competition, hailed the largest upcycling fashion design contest in Thailand. Sponsored by Indorama Ventures PCL, the competition …

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Exciting new sports programme launched at King’s Ely’s pre-prep

Children at King’s Ely’s pre-prep, King’s Ely Acremont, are getting a greater taste of some of the sports they will be able to take part in as they progress through the school. Henning Kaaber, Director of Sport at King’s Ely, and Ruth McAlinden, Head of Girls’ Games at King’s Ely Junior, are delivering an exciting …

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King’s Ely teacher writes his thirtieth book

A teacher at King’s Ely has written a new book all about the subject he loves.  ‘Why Study Geography?’ is the thirtieth book that Alan Parkinson, Head of Geography at King’s Ely Junior, has written or co-written. Alan said: “Considering studying Geography at University? Wondering whether a Geography degree will get you a good job, …

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Virtual Visits with Ely Museum

Ely Museum takes their school visits online  During lockdown, lots of people learnt new skills, and the team at Ely Museum were no different, except they decided to tackle virtual time travel!  Suspecting that visiting schools in person during the autumn term would not be possible, the summer was spent devising a plan to bring everything students loved about our in-person visits …

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Lantern Primary pupils put best foot forward to help raise more than £4,000

Pupils from Lantern Community Primary School put their best foot forward to help raise more than £4,000 for the school in the FOTLS (Friends of The Lantern School) fun run.  The fun run, organised by FOTLS, was started as a creative alternative to the many fundraising activities that could not happen due to Covid-19. The …

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Witchford Village College: Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

Our students, their experience, their wellbeing and their needs are at the centre of everything we do at Witchford Village College. The attention we give to ensuring our students are safe and well cared for is a key priority for the College.  With everything that is going on in the world, now, more than ever, …

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Witchford Village College: Reading Initiatives

The extra-curricular offering at Witchford Village College kicked off with a bang this term, with students having the opportunity to try an array of different clubs and activities. Staff at the school have been working extremely hard and creatively in order to provide the students with a diverse and vibrant programme, ensuring that there is …

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New double scull named in honour of dedicated King’s Ely rowing coach

King’s Ely Boat Club’s newest double scull has been named in honour of one of the school’s long-serving rowing coaches. Victor Bridges, who has been a stalwart member of the King’s Ely rowing community for fifteen years, says he is honoured that the newest boat to be added to the school’s fleet has been named …

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Witchford Village College: The Learning Alliance Launch

This week marks the official launch of the new multi-academy trust, The Learning Alliance (TLA), which Witchford Village College is a proud member of. What makes TLA so very different is that it is born out of an alliance between two existing successful and ambitious trusts – Cambridgeshire Educational Trust (CET) and Morris Education Trust …

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National Show Jumping Championships are calling for Adele and Lulu!

A King’s Ely student and skilful horse rider has qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association’s (NSEA) Show Jumping Championships. Adele Shaw, who is in Year 10 at King’s Ely Senior, competed in the qualifiers with her pony, Lulu. The duo were on top form, winning the 1m 10cm class, and as a result will …

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Chance to admire work of creative King’s Ely Art and Design students

Talented Art and Design students at King’s Ely are exhibiting their work across the border in Suffolk this autumn.  Members of the public are invited to attend the exhibition, which is being held at the Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds from Tuesday, September 22nd to Sunday, October 18th. The exhibition has been organised to …

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CMAT leader hands over the ‘reins’ to public to decide fate of his lockdown beard

Mark Woods, CEO of Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), is asking for the public to have their say on the future of his lockdown beard as part of a fundraising campaign for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. In March this year, Mark Woods promised that he would grow a beard during lockdown and not shave …

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New Heads of School, Deputy Heads, Prefects and Heads of Houses appointed

Beth Carberry and Ben Marshall have been formally installed as King’s Ely’s new Heads of School. Hundreds of people would usually gather in Ely Cathedral for King’s Ely’s Beginning of Year Michaelmas Term Service but obviously that could not happen due to the current circumstances.  Instead, Year 13 students came together in their ‘safety bubbles’ …

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Witchford Village College: The Female Lead

It’s an exciting time for Witchford Village College, as we grow our College community through our connection to The Learning Alliance. The Learning Alliance is a purposeful family of schools, each with its own distinct identity. Each school within the Trust offers academic rigour, excellent extra-curricular opportunities and values the arts and performing arts.  Our …

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Witchford Village College: Making the most of the Great Outdoors

As we start the cautiously optimistic journey back to normal day to day life, the entire school community at Witchford Village College is thrilled to be getting back into the classroom.  The start of a new school year always brings with it an atmosphere of energetic enthusiasm among both the staff and students and this …

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Ely College Celebrates Another Year of GCSE Success

Despite significant challenges due to Covid-19 restrictions, students at Ely College are celebrating another set of exemplary GCSE results. As part of this year’s COVID-19 restrictions, results this year were based on centre-assessed grades. These were estimated based on performance in mocks and progress assessments, as well as attainment throughout the GCSE course. Particular individual …

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Choristers join forces to deliver beautiful virtual recordings

Ely Cathedral Choristers have come together – virtually – to record two wonderful lockdown songs. Missing being able to sing, live and learn together on a daily basis due to Covid-19, members of both the Cathedral’s Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs, all of whom are pupils at King’s Ely, decided to join forces remotely to record …

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Isabel victorious in Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition

A King’s Ely student is jubilant after winning this year’s South East Cambridgeshire Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition. The competition, now in its sixth year, is organised by local MP, Lucy Frazer, and sees secondary school students from across South East Cambridgeshire battling it out. This year’s competition started off as normal with Mrs Frazer visiting …

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King’s Ely Student Joint Winner of Prestigious History Essay Prize

A King’s Ely Sixth Form student has been announced as the joint winner of this year’s Peterhouse Vellacott History Essay Prize. Eleanor Wallace’s winning essay is entitled ‘The Body of a Weak and Feeble Woman’: A Study of Proactive Queenship in the Twelfth Century. The competition is organised by Peterhouse, Cambridge – the oldest constituent …

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Downham Feoffees Primary Academy Awarded for ‘Excellence in Science Teaching’

Downham Feoffees Primary Academy has become one of just 160 schools across the country to be recognised for its excellence in science. The school, which is part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), was awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) for its teaching and learning in the subject. Downham Feoffees Primary Academy’s Principal, …

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King’s Ely Students Excel in National Science Competition

King’s Ely scientists were on top form in this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge for the Lower Sixth (C3L6) competition. Students achieved three gold awards, three silver awards and five copper awards in the competition, which is organised and supported by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College Cambridge and the …

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King’s Ely Student’s Designs Shine in International Fashion Competition

A talented King’s Ely student and young fashion designer has been invited to showcase her creations at next year’s Cracow Fashion Week. Katie Wood, 17, will be exhibiting some of her work at Cracow Fashion Week 2021 after achieving second place in this year’s fiercely contested Polish Talent Support International Fashion Competition, organised by the …

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The show must go on for CMAT Arts Festival – with celebrity endorsement!

The show goes on for Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust’s (CMAT) Arts Festival after initial plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Staff and students across CMAT have taken the opportunity to move their talents to the virtual stage, with the online festival already receiving endorsement from celebrities including Matt Allwright, star of The One …

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Success for skilful King’s Ely designers

Talented Fashion and Textiles students from King’s Ely are celebrating success in two exciting competitions. Year 12 student, Paige Newell, and John-Oswald Crichton, who is in Year 11, have both been highly commended in this year’s Young Fashion Designer UK contest. Paige and John-Oswald submitted some outstanding fashion design ‘mood boards’ with supporting text, where …

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King’s Ely students record beautiful virtual tribute to NHS workers

Musicians from King’s Ely have joined forces (virtually!) to record a song in honour of the work being carried out by NHS and frontline workers. Around 60 pupils from King’s Ely Junior and King’s Ely Senior feature in the recording of ‘Like A Rainbow Shining’, a song written by British composer, Will Todd. Students recorded …

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King’s Ely student’s ‘Two Point Six Challenge’ in aid of The DofE Award

King’s Ely Sixth Form student Molly Whymark has raised almost £600 for a cause close to her heart by putting her best foot forward during lockdown.  Molly, 17, decided to complete a ‘Two Point Six Challenge’, not only to raise funds for The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award, but to also try and make the …

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CMAT are preparing to welcome Children back to Schools

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) runs five primary schools in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area. Mark Woods, CEO of CMAT, said: “As a Trust, we are continuing to closely follow the guidance being provided by the Government in relation to the reopening of schools. “We are working hard to be prepared to welcome more students …

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Hundreds of PPE face shields donated to frontline workers by King’s Ely

King’s Ely has been able to make and donate more than 800 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) face shields to frontline and key workers in the region. Every single one of the protective shields has been made by Patrick Carberry, who is Head of Design and Technology at King’s Ely. Patrick has worked tirelessly to make …

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Local WVC NHS Fundraiser gathers momentum

Witchford Village College have been at the forefront of an NHS fundraiser since the college closed, just prior to lockdown. The fundraiser for the Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, challenges students, staff and the local community to walk, run or cycle 5K for the NHS and donate to their JustGiving page. Another eight local schools have now …

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LECA Working on PPE for the Community

Community Support During COVID-19 Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy staff and students have been busy over the last two weeks making PPE for NHS, Care Home Staff and front line workers in the Littleport Community and beyond. We’ve hand crafted over 300 visors in one week and have delivered these to St George’s Medical Centre, …

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Eel Day 2020 – Community “Colour me in” Eel

Fascinating Fens are collaborating with Visit Ely and Babylon Arts Gallery to bring you a great community event inspired by the Fens and Eel Day 2020.  Sadly, due to current circumstance, we can’t bring you our bright and colourful Eels that parade down the High Street and Forehill, but here’s an idea you may like …

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More photography awards for creative King’s Ely students!

Three King’s Ely students have snapped their way to victory in a national photography competition. There were more than 1,500 images submitted in this year’s Beyond the Frame student photography competition, on the theme ‘Through my Eyes’. The contest is organised by Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and attracts entries from across the UK. …

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New ‘wild’ home learning hub helps parents in East Anglia be fun science teachers

Wildlife charity WWT, which runs Welney Wetland Centre in Norfolk, launches its new online ‘wild’ home learning hub to help hard pressed parents teach their primary school aged children key parts of the science curriculum. New resources, covering different conservation science themes, will be released weekly on a Monday morning during lockdown. WWT has 70 years’ experience in teaching school …

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King’s Ely wins National Photography Competition for third year running!

Talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Paige Newell, has been crowned the winner of this year’s ILFORD PHOTO UK Student Photography Competition – making it the third year running that a King’s Ely student has won the contest. For this year’s competition, photography students from across Britain were invited to choose one word to complete …

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Skilful King’s Ely flautist, Pim, secures DipABRSM

Talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Pim Mahikote, has achieved her DipABRSM with the flute. Pim, who is in Year 13, started playing the flute in Year 8 and says she loves how versatile the instrument is. She says achieving her DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) with the …

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Rackham Primary Sends a Video Message to Students

Staff at Rackham Primary School in Witchford were asked by their headteacher to spread some hope and positivity to the pupil and parent community this weekend. Headteacher, Bridget Harrison said, “I have seen lots of brilliant videos made by teaching staff in other schools over the past few weeks and so sooner or later it …

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Ely College staff and students produce PPE and spread positivity to the community

Despite the current closure, Ely College staff and students have been busy this week, converting the Design and Technology department into a production line for PPE (personal protective equipment).  Students attending the childcare provision still being run on site over this period have also designed a large rainbow banner to spread hope and positivity to …

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National Youth Music Theatre selection for talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student

King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Billy Pinto, has been called-up by the prestigious National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT). Billy, 16, will be starring in (subject to the COVID-19 situation) ‘Imagination’, by Timothy Knapman and Stuart Matthew Price. Directed by Richard Fitch, the production will be presented at CURVE Theatre, Leicester and for the International Youth …

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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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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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Prizes aplenty for skilful King’s Ely and Ely Cathedral Sixth Form Organ Scholar

King’s Ely Sixth Form student and Ely Cathedral Organ Scholar, Miriam Reveley, has won a haul of prizes in recognition of her organ playing. Miriam, 16, not only passed the examination for the Colleague of the Royal College of Organists (CRCO) – an achievement very rare for someone of school age for whom it was …

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Headteacher Plans School Fundraising Skydive

A local Headteacher is resorting to a fundraising skydive because there isn’t enough government funding for much needed improvements to the school building and grounds. Bridget Harrison will be raising money for The Rackham C of E Primary School in Witchford in July by falling through the air at 125mph from 15,000ft, the highest skydive …

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Cambridgeshire Educational Partnership brings second Innovation Day to King’s Ely

King’s Ely was delighted to welcome pupils and staff from four of its partner schools along to an action-packed Innovation Day. The day, which oozed creativity and entrepreneurial skills, involved dozens of Key Stage 2 pupils from King’s Ely Junior, Isle of Ely Primary School, Mepal and Witcham Primary School, Robert Arkenstall Primary School and …

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King’s Ely students on top form at Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event

King’s Ely pupils were in their element at Microsoft Research Cambridge’s fun-filled DigiGirlz event – and came back to school with an award! Twelve girls in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior attended the action-packed event with Daniel Everest, Head of Computing and Digital Innovation at King’s Ely Junior. Microsoft’s DigiGirlz programmes are organised across …

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Babylon Gallery has been Submerged!

On Saturday 1st February, Babylon Gallery opened their new environmental exhibition, ‘Submerged’ and invited visitors to create their own creatures to add to the underwater scene. The gallery had over 130 visitors in the first weekend and, with submissions from local schools, including the art club at Ely St. Mary’s Junior School, the shoal of …

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Exciting Erasmus+ project involving King’s Ely and three European schools gets underway

Students with a love for learning languages and experiencing different cultures are reaping the benefits of a new Erasmus+ project involving King’s Ely and schools in Italy, France and Turkey.  King’s Ely has recently hosted the first student exchange element of ‘RISE the Life’, an exciting new, two-year Erasmus+ funded programme involving three partner schools …

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WVC Students involved with VC Heritage Project

Witchford Village College is excited to be supporting The Cambridgeshire Village Colleges Heritage Project delivered by Viva Arts and Community Group and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The community project is gathering personal stories from village colleges across the county. It will combine oral history and research with travelling exhibitions, film and learning resources. …

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King’s Ely Mathematicians Victorious in National Competition

King’s Ely students were on top form in the fiercely-contested Senior Maths Challenge, bringing home a haul of Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates. A total of 51 King’s Ely Senior mathematicians took part in the competition, which is organised each year by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). More than 200,000 pupils from across the UK …

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Success for Talented King’s Ely Musicians

Two King’s Ely musicians are celebrating impressive outcomes on the trombone and piano.  King’s Ely Senior student James Wilkinson has been offered a place with the prestigious National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB) just days after King’s Ely Sixth Form student Lisa Lyu was awarded her Associateship Diploma from London’s Trinity College of …

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A Mother’s Day Pamper Evening in Soham

The Home and School Association at The Weatherall’s Primary School, Soham are holding a Mother’s Day Pamper Evening. Treatments will include Reflexology, Facials, Massage, Crystal Healing, Indian Head Massage, Manicure’s and many more. Treatments can be pre-booked to avoid dissappointment. There will be 20 different gift stalls available to find that extra, little something. There …

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WVC visit ‘Eyes on the Prize’ event at ARU

Yesterday, our Year 9 students attended the ‘Eyes on the Prize’ event at Anglia Ruskin University. The event, run by the University Schools Engagement Team, aimed to raise students’ aspirations making University accessible to everyone. The morning started with a tour of the campus with an undergraduate, the first time for most of our students …

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STEM opportunities for WVC students

Twenty Year 9 Engineering students attended an event at Stainless Metalcraft in conjunction with Cambridge University to experience an engineering environment. Working in teams, our students really enjoyed building bridges out of scrap paper in such a manner as to understand how materials work under stress. They competed against each other and an apprentice’s team …

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Prizes awarded to young people across East Cambridgeshire for their creative art works

For the 11th year running, Babylon Gallery is hosting the East Cambridgeshire Schools’ Art Exhibition from Friday 10th to Sunday 26th January.  The exhibition was opened at a special launch party on 9th January, attended by the Mayor of Ely and over 120 children and their family members who came to see the work exhibited.  …

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DofE Awards aplenty for dedicated King’s Ely students

More than forty King’s Ely students have been presented with Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award badges.   A total of thirty King’s Ely Senior students have received their Bronze badges and twelve have achieved their Silver DofE, eleven of whom are now working towards their Gold awards. King’s Ely’s latest Silver award achievers …

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East Cambridgeshire Schools’ Art Exhibition

For the eleventh year running, Babylon Arts and Ely-Hereward Rotary Club are hosting the East Cambridgeshire Schools’ Art Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery in Ely. The exhibition features 10 schools, including the work of over 200 local children and young people, ages 4 – 19yrs. Three prizes of art materials will be awarded in each …

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King’s Barbers release their debut album just in time for Christmas

King’s Ely’s award-winning boys’ a capella group – the King’s Barbers – have recorded and released their first commercial CD.  The Barbers, who were crowned National Youth a Cappella Champions last year, headed to the world-famous Decoy Studios to record their album, which features all of the group’s favourites, including ‘Isn’t she lovely?’, ‘Viva la …

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King’s Ely Rugby squad enjoys unbeaten season – and makes school history!

King’s Ely’s 1st XV Rugby team has made school history by winning every single match they played this season.  The squad won all eleven of their games this season, putting them at the top of the UK Schools Rugby League and making them winners of the East Anglia Independent Schools 1st XV Rugby Trophy. Captain …

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Ely College students back Labour in ‘mock’ General Election

Following a very successful event run in the 2017 General Election, students at Ely College were once again given the opportunity to have their opinions heard at the ballot box. As part of the college’s PSHE curriculum, all students took part in a ‘mock’ election process, complete with ‘hustings’ visits from each of the South East …

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Students and staff raise £5,000 for the Malcolm Whales Foundation through an amazing 12 Hours of Sport fundraiser

On Friday December 6th, 276 students from Witchford Village College participated in an annual 12 Hours of Sport event. The event raised valuable funds for The Malcolm Whales Foundation, a charity who raises money for those affected by cancer. The students participated in sports from 07:00am to 07:00pm, ranging from Trampolining, Ultimate Frisbee, Festive Run, …

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King’s Ely community throw their weight behind Christmas Foodbank collection

Boxes and boxes of edible goodies have been donated to Ely Foodbank in time for Christmas thanks to community-spirited King’s Ely students, families and members of staff. The ‘Twelve Charitable Days of Christmas’ initiative was spearheaded by King’s Ely Junior and pupils in each of the school’s Houses were encouraged to bring in three different …

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Principal of King’s Ely installed alongside King’s and Queen’s Scholars

The Principal of King’s Ely, John Attwater, and twelve new King’s and Queen’s Scholars have been officially installed at a service in Ely Cathedral. The Admission of Scholars’ ceremony saw all of King’s Ely Senior pupils and the Scholars’ proud families coming together in the glorious setting of the Cathedral. The Scholars received their distinctive …

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Get ready for King’s Ely Senior production of ‘Made in Dagenham’

Gritty musical Made in Dagenham is being staged at King’s Ely this December.   Students in Years 9-13 at King’s Ely Senior have been busily rehearsing for the production for months and tickets – which are available for members of the public – are selling fast. Based on the 2010 film of the same name, Made …

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History Week goes down a storm with King’s Ely Senior students and staff

Students and staff at King’s Ely Senior commemorated the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in style during an action-packed History Week programme. History Week is held at King’s Ely Senior each November and this year the focus was on marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre on August 16th, 1819 – and on the Chartist …

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Compassionate Shining Examples – Wesley and Kenzie from Ely College.

During Turing House’s Assembly on Friday, Mark Cooney from Spotted in Ely surprised Kenzie Neal and Wesley Santos with a Community Star for their most amazing Random Act of Kindness. On the 8th November, Spotted in Ely got a message that warmed the hearts of the team. It read: “Sat in Prezzo and just witnessed …

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WVC Students visit Anglia Ruskin University

Students from Witchford Village College took part in a Cultural Tester day at Anglia Ruskin University where they had the opportunity to listen to, work with and have hands on experience from individuals involved in different creative industries. This ranged from “Life as a freelance Fashion Photographer”; Graphic Design and photoshop workshops; discovering what careers …

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King’s Ely Sixth Formers get their hands dirty in support of local primary school

Community-spirited King’s Ely Sixth Form students used some of their spare time to help with the creation of a new eco-garden at Isle of Ely Primary School. Thirteen Sixth Formers were part of a green-fingered team from King’s Ely who removed a huge area of weeds and prepared the soil ready for Isle of Ely …

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King’s Ely Junior pupils send Postcards of Kindness to care home residents

Kind hearted King’s Ely students have been putting pen to paper to help bring cheer to elderly people living in residential and care homes.  Year 7 and 8 pupils at King’s Ely Junior have been supporting the wonderful ‘Postcards of Kindness’ initiative, spearheaded by national care home provider, Your Health Group. The campaign was launched …

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Littleport and East Cambs Academy Strikes Gold for Creative Work

Students and staff at Littleport and East Cambs Academy are celebrating as the school is awarded the prestigious Artsmark Gold Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education institutions that champion cultural education. It celebrates schools that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people. …

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King’s Ely and Norwich City FC RDP partnership scores three-year extension deal

Hundreds more children and young people from across the Ely area are to benefit from the continuation of an exciting partnership between King’s Ely and Norwich City Football Club’s Regional Development Programme (RDP). It was in 2016 that King’s Ely and Norwich City’s RDP joined forces to launch the Cambridgeshire Community Hub Partnership; the first …

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King’s Ely Community raises a whopping £34,000 for good causes

A feast of fundraising initiatives has resulted in students, staff, families and friends of King’s Ely topping up a total of £34,000 for the school’s charities of the year.   Over the last 12 months, the King’s Ely community has been doing all sorts of weird and wonderful things to raise money for the school’s two …

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Students at Littleport and East Cambs Academy to benefit from £5,000 of DofE Diamond funding

Littleport and East Cambs Academy is delighted to have received a grant of £5,000 from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’s (the DofE) Diamond fund. The funding will give young people the opportunity to experience new activities and learn new skills whilst completing the prestigious award. The DofE scheme is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading …

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Pupils delight at Lantern Community Primary School’s new playground facilities

Pupils and staff at Lantern Community Primary School have lots of extra space to play and learn after the opening of a new playground and sports field. The Ely primary school, part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), has settled into the new academic year with a brand-new playground which was built on the …

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