Christchurch sculptor and Master Blacksmith Andy forges new relationship with specialist school

Andy Hopper struggled with traditional education – but over the years it’s proven no barrier to international artistic acclaim. Based in Parley, Christchurch, Andy... READ MORE »

Read all the latest news from Aspirations Academies Trust and find out about the great work going on in our schools!

Welcome to our first ever news roundup from the Aspirations Academies Trust, a group of 16 academies in the South of England, including seven in Dorset. This time, we... READ MORE »

Treat for school children as reindeer Jingles and Prancer pay a pre-Christmas visit

Christmas came early for children at a first school as they came face-to-face with a pair of reindeer preparing for a very busy December. Tracy Pearson, from the Parent... READ MORE »

Go for green! Weymouth College wins government funding to kickstart careers in green construction

A government funding boost will help Weymouth College to deliver high-quality training and kickstart careers in green construction. Weymouth is among colleges... READ MORE »

Bournemouth university and football club celebrate eleventh year in partnership

The partnership between Bournemouth University and AFC Bournemouth, two of the town’s largest organisations, is celebrating its 11th year. It dates back to the 2013-14... READ MORE »

Dorset students get all-access pass to NASA space wonders during Texas educational mission

Students from the Aspirations Academies Trust recently enjoyed an immersive NASA experience during an educational trip to Texas focused on science and space. The annual... READ MORE »

Five end-of-life care scholarships for Bournemouth Uni nursing students thanks to Lewis-Manning

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is backing the next generation of nurses as they award scholarships for palliative and end-of-life care to five local students. Christina... READ MORE »

Pond dipping, spider scavenging and mud pie-ing make for second sell-out workshop from Eco Sobo

More than 30 littluns (and bigguns) from across the BCP area gathered last Monday for a fully booked sustainability session at Grounded Community’s Secret Garden... READ MORE »

Luke from Enhanced IT talks digital careers with local primary pupils to mark Dorset Coding Day

With the arrival of the second annual Dorset Coding Day, Luke Longden from Enhanced IT paid a visit to pupils at Heatherlands Primary School in Poole. The Dorset Council... READ MORE »

Writing Festival winners earn surprise visit from AFC Bournemouth’s Women’s team

Members of AFC Bournemouth’s Women’s team surprised the three winners of a creative competition for schools and home-educated children in Dorset. As a prize for... READ MORE »