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Devon schools travel to Lapland and back 16 times as part of the ‘Leg it to Lapland’ winter challenge

Pupils, teachers and parents from schools across Devon walked, cycled and scooted their way to school during December for the Sustrans ‘Leg it to Lapland’ winter challenge. 

Sixteen schools took part in a race to be the first school to travel the 2,100 miles - the equivalent of travelling from Devon to Lapland.

Claire Small



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Outstanding student achievements celebrated at Exeter College Awards 

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:19am

The Exeter College Student Awards has celebrated the successes of outstanding students - marking yet another stellar year. 

Twenty-four exceptional college student award winners from across Devon were honoured at a glittering gala dinner held on Thursday, January 10th 2019. 

The award winners covered the broad range of programmes on offer at Exeter College, including A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, Technical Programmes, part time programmes and an increasing range of Apprenticeships. 

Over £10,000 raised for charity in four months

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 8:11am

Exeter School pupils and staff are celebrating a successful first term of fundraising with the news that over £10,000 has been raised for charity in one term.

Each year a committee of Sixth Form representatives selects three charities for the school to support during the course of the academic year. For the autumn term, pupils chose Rowcroft Hospice, an independent charity providing a wide range of specialist palliative care services for people and their families with progressive life-limiting illnesses in South Devon. The Senior School mufti day raised £1,325 for this charity.

The Maynard: Paving the way in the new Youth STEMM Award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 6:58am

At a time when careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine are crying out for women to join their professional ranks, The Maynard School in Exeter has become the first school in the South West to sign up to the new Youth STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) Award.

Exeter College graduate on track for a bright future

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 01/03/2019 - 6:57am

Katie Fowler, who graduated from Exeter College this year with a Business Management BA degree, has secured a place on a prestigious Graduate Scheme with international property company, JLL, with a fully funded Masters. It is a fantastic achievement for Katie, who aims to become a Chartered Surveyor after two years.

Title: How to manage your studies during winter

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:28am

Description: In this post, get to learn how you can still squeeze a few hours into your studying routine during winter. You should not wait until the last minute to start dusting off your books for a new school calendar, or even worse, realize there is a pending class assignment.

Tips for studying during winter season

Top prizes for Exeter Cathedral School artists

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:58pm

The Art Department has received some fantastic news this week with two pupils securing prizes at Badminton School’s Mary Feddon OBE Commemorative Art Competition.

The Art Department has received some fantastic news this week with two pupils securing prizes at Badminton School’s Mary Feddon OBE Commemorative Art Competition.

Smart technology is changing our perception of student accommodation.

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 12/18/2018 - 6:34pm

The recently completed student apartment complex that has revitalized a run-down theatre on Bartholomew Street is just one example of how much times have changed for Exeter University students when it comes to living conditions. Those of us who remember going to university in the latter decades of the 20th century, when cold, mould and leaky roofs were par for the course, will probably think students have never had it so good.

Deaf Academy students campaign for Sign Language on TV news at County Hall

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:12pm

Last Thursday, the School Council from Exeter Deaf Academy presented at Devon County Hall Council Chambers. The deaf students aged between 15-16 years old stood up and delivered a confident presentation to the Chamber in British Sign Language (BSL), articulating the need for regional TV news programmes to be accessible for all, and explained their goal was for the Southwest’s regional TV broadcasters to lead the way for the rest of the UK.

How to Write an Essay with Limited Time

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:07am

Last minute rushes are common with students on campus. Sometimes they are self-inflicted while others are genuine. One of the common victims that fall prey to limited time is essays since they require lots of research to come up with the perfect topic to write on.

This is one of those difficult situations to navigate, but what should you do when you have limited time to complete an essay?

1.    No Such Thing as Perfectionism

Record number of schools take up the Sustrans Leg it to Lapland challenge

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/25/2018 - 5:56pm

Sixteen schools have signed up for this year’s two week challenge, more than double that of last year. 

Starting on Monday (26 November), over 4,500 school children will be collecting ‘leg miles’ for every non-motorised journey they make to and from school in a bid to be the first to travel the 2,100 miles from Devon to Lapland.