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Stone Granville School Reunion 2017

This year’s Stone Granville School Reunion 2017 comes a little later than usual and with a new venue for 2017. All past pupils and teachers are invited to come along for yet another evening of nostalgia to chat over old times. Partners are welcome too, as long as they don’t mind listening to lots of stories of school years! The venue for this year ...

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Review: The Play That Goes Wrong

If ever a production lived up to it’s title, it would definitely be The Play That Goes Wrong! This raucous, madcap comedy had not only me, but my teenage daughter belly laughing & gasping out loud right from the start, and the laughs only got louder as the show went on. Witty asides coupled with, physical Fawlty Towers type skits ...

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New Headteacher starts at Christ Church First School

Mrs Sherratt

The pupils, staff and governing body at Christ Church First School have this week welcomed the permanent appointment of a new Headteacher to the school Mrs. Tiffany Sherratt has been appointed as the new Headteacher of Christ Church First School (CCFS), located on Northesk Street in Stone, and officially started in the position on the 24th April 2017, when the summer ...

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First choice primary school given to 9 out of 10 parents

School Admissions

Nine out of 10 parents across Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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One Month to go Until “An Audience with Mike Dilger”

With just one month to go until Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s “An Audience with Mike Dilger” event at the Alton Towers Resort. people are being urged to snap up their tickets quickly. Well-known for his appearances on ‘The One Show’ and ‘Springwatch, the popular BBC naturalistwill provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife ...

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Online Tool to Help Encourage Staffordshire Mums to Breastfeed

More help and guidance to support breastfeeding is now available for new mums in Staffordshire. An interactive chatbot tool to help guide new mums through their first weeks of breastfeeding, Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend (BFF), has been launched by Public Health England (PHE). Accessed through Facebook messenger, the chatbot, which can be a, works as a live chat tool via one-to-one messaging and ...

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Stone Rugby Players Help Regain Midlands Title

Stone rugby starlets played a key role in their school team’s quest to regain a Midlands title they relinquished last season. Stafford Preparatory School’s tag team at the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) under-11 regional championships in Warwickshire, their solid defending provided a springboard to success for . Stone player Addison Perry (11), Samuel Edwards (10), fromAston-by-Stone, and Salt Heath’s Poppy Dixon ...

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Last Call for Stalls at Sandon Spring Fair

Businesses interested in taking a stand at Sandon Spring Fair on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017 are being warned that time is running out. The event, which aims to offer a real celebration of spring in the midst of historic Sandon Hall’s extensive formal gardens, welcomes applications from traders specialising in both food and craft products Visitors can ...

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Yarlet Skiers on the Piste

Yarlet School’s intrepid skiers ventured to Claviere in Italy at the beginning of March, and a fabulous time was had by all. The ski instructor, Stefano, was delightful with the children, all of whom had individualised feedback and targets. They covered miles of piste, including some steep red runs. As the trip progressed, the weather and ski conditions improved and everyone ...

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Stone Canoe Club Offers Taster Sessions for 2017

Local Club Stafford & Stone Canoe Club are offering new taster sessions for Adults & Children this year. If you want to be more healthy, try a new adventure, or just learn a new sport, the taster sessions in Canoe Slalom could be just your thing. The Junior taster sessions, for ages 10/11, take place on Saturday 6th May, from ...

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