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Oulton First School wins Green Award for recycling efforts

Oulton First School

Oulton First School has won an award for its efforts to boost recycling. The school won the Let’s Recycle prize in the annual Green Awards run by Stafford Borough Council for their great efforts and progress in recycling throughout the school. Judges said: “With lots more recycling bins to hand and a recycling eco-mascot to help, recycling is becoming second nature to ...

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Applications now open for 2016 primary school places

primary school

The primary school application process for places in September 2016 opened today – Monday 2nd November – for parents in Stone and across Staffordshire. Parents can apply online now for next year’s primary admissions and have until January 15th 2016 to get their preferences in. And Staffordshire County Council has released some tips to make the process as easy as possible, and ...

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Open evening at Walton Priory Middle School

Walton Priory Middle School

Staff and pupils at Walton Priory Middle School will be welcoming prospective new parents and their children to an evening of free fun and activities on Thursday 22nd October between 7pm and 8.30pm. Have you ever made elephant toothpaste? Would you like to munch croissants in a French café? These are just two of the many exciting activities that children ...

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Stone’s 2015 Christmas lights switch-on

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Click HERE to see photos from the 2015 Stone Christmas lights switch-on Keep an eye on our ‘Stone Christmas’ section for the latest news and events for the festive season. If you’re looking for a place for your Christmas party or meal, you’ll find lots of inspiration there. You can also see lots of festive events – and add your own ...

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Westbridge Park fireworks 2015

bonfire westbridge park stone

Click HERE to see photos and video from the 2015 Westbridge Park bonfire and fireworks   Stone’s 2015 Westbridge Park fireworks and bonfire event takes place on Saturday 7th November. Gates open at 6.30pm, with the bonfire lit at 7.30pm and the firework display starting at 8pm. The display this year will be presented by Fantastic Fireworks and the theme is ‘Musical Movies ...

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Halloween half-term holiday club at Giggles & Wiggles

Giggles & Wiggles Stone

Giggles & Wiggles’ half-term Forest School holiday club for children in Stone has a suitably spooky theme this October. Youngsters will be carving pumpkins, tackling spider web obstacles, making witches’ broomsticks and ghost bird feeders, modelling scary faces from clay, cooking a witch’s broth on the camp fire and much more. Friday 30th October also sees a special Halloween party day at ...

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Young readers in Stone are real ‘Record Breakers’

Staffordshire County Council is saying a big thank you to young readers in Stone for helping to make ‘Record Breakers’, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, such a great success. Almost 8,500 children across the county completed the task of reading at least six books over the summer, and claimed their rewards. A special poster will be displayed in every library in ...

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Autism workshop in Stone


Parents who have children with autism can find out more about living positively with the condition at an event in Stone on 26th November. Specialist Machita Denny from Insight Autism Consultancy is running the workshop, between 10am and 1pm, on 26th November. Machita demystifies autism and translates it into daily life. She says: “I have lived in and worked in the world of ...

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October half-term break fun for Stone youngsters

An action-packed half term is on the cards for young people in Stone. Stafford Borough Council’s ‘Step into Autumn’ programme has more than 30 different activities taking place over autumn half term – kicking off with ‘Halloween at the Haunted High House’ on 24th October. There’s lots going on at Alleyne’s Sports Centre in Stone and across the borough. The ‘Step ...

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