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China trip up for grabs for Staffordshire students

Beaconwood College

Young people in Staffordshire can win the trip of a lifetime in a cultural exchange competition sponsored by Beaconwood College The international college – which opens next year at the Beaconside campus in Stafford – will be taking 12 Staffordshire students on a 10-day trip to China this October, where they will visit some of the country’s major cities and ...

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Wellbeing Fair at Stone Community Hub

Wellbeing Fair

Wellbeing Fairs taking place for Mental Health and Dementia awareness week One in four people every year are affected by mental health, with nine out of 10 people saying they have faced negative treatment. A series of events are set to take place this month (May) in Stafford Borough to mark National awareness weeks dedicated to mental health and dementia ...

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Volunteering in the spotlight at Stone Community Hub event

Charities and community groups in and around Stone who are looking for new volunteers have been urged to attend a special event in the town Stone Community Hub is hosting the event on Thursday 1st June, the first day of this year’s national Volunteers’ Week. Not-for-profit groups can showcase their organisation and promote volunteer vacancies. Members of the public who ...

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Stone friends of Sanctus

sanctus

On 5th April a group of people from the Stone area met at St. Dominic’s social centre to hear from two guest speakers from the Sanctus St. Mark’s project, which is based in Stoke on Trent. Sanctus is a support group for refugees and those seeking asylum in the UK. The initial meeting gave a lot of information about the ...

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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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Xtenda – “Family Builders”

Uncovered Treasure

Stone buliders Xtenda uncovered a great discovery this week and have shared their story: The whole team at Xtenda was thrilled and astounded this week after a truly profound treasure was uncovered in the roof space of a house that we are totally re-configuring on Valley Road, Stone. The property, owned by Andrew and Rosie Green, is a former bungalow ...

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Dawn Chorus Walk at Wolseley Centre

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to ditch the duvet, see the sun rise and hear the birds wake by experiencing one of Britain’s greatest wildlife spectacles The county’s largest nature conservation charity is holding a Dawn Chorus Walk event at its Wolseley Centre headquarters on Monday 1st May between 5am and 8am. Experts from the Trust will take people on ...

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Semi finals win for Alleynes Connexsus

Cora from Connexsus

Over 100 pupils from mid & north Staffordshire battled it out in the county semi-finals of this year’s Young Enterprise The programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company and products. Alleynes Academy team Connexsus  were winners from mid Staffordshire with their Smoothie Jigsaw to encourage children ...

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