Mariam Badavi shortlisted for Employer of the Year in the Venus Awards 2013

It's an honour to announce that Mariam Badavi has been nominated for the well-deserved Venus Awards - Devon 2013 for Employer of the Year, sponsored by Cathedral Appointments.

Even after seven months of personal setbacks, she got right back up and displays inspiring strength as a businesswoman and mother. She balances her role as a mother to her family and as owner and director of Purity Boutique Spa with grace and vigour.

While making sure to put her clients' needs and expectations first, she creates a loving environment for her beauty and skincare staff who are happy to...

Training Session for new BTEC Futsal Scholarship Announced

Exeter City’s Football in the Community Charity is inviting potential recruits to the BTEC Futsal and Education programme which starts in September to attend a training day next month.

The first training session will be held during half term, on Tuesday 19 February, at Exeter University, which will provide youngsters with an introduction to the game of futsal. The session will also provide the scholarship coaches with an opportunity to work with potential students for the first time.

This exciting new opportunity enables 16 and 17...

Devon Contractors get to work for Chulmleigh School

Devon Contractors, which is based in Clyst St Mary, celebrates work beginning on a new £1.8 million build for Chulmleigh Community College. The project will be a fantastic addition to the facilities at Chulmleigh both for the students and the wider community.

Students will take Drama, Music, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities lessons in the new building. Year 7 twins Andrea and Nicholas Robinson (pictured), whose favourite subjects are Art and Drama respectively will be some of the first to benefit from the new facilities.

Their Head Teacher...

Exeter School join 50th annual Abbots’ Way walk

Over 80 pupils, and the training team drawn from staff, parents and governors, took part in the annual Abbots’ Way walk from Buckfast Abbey to Tavistock on 7th October.

The Abbots’ Way is an ancient track way across Dartmoor from Buckfast Abbey to Tavistock. It is 24 miles long and includes sections of the high moor. On the first Sunday in October every year the route is followed as an organised walk under the auspices of the Tavistock & District Outdoor Activities Forum and the Ashburton and Tavistock sections of the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Group. 2012 marked the 50th...

Maynard School hosts 'Jobs for the Girls!’ Careers Fair

Today, g irls aged 12 – 15 years from all Exeter secondary schools will be visiting the Maynard School for a Careers Fair with a difference.

Jobs for the Girls will bring together inspirational women with careers as diverse as Aircraft Engineering and Genetics to encourage girls to pursue careers in traditionally male-dominated fields such as science, technology and engineering.

After hearing about the rich and varied experiences of these professional women, the girls will then meet experts who will guide them through the different options for post-16...

Children get on their bikes with added confidence

Authored by Babs Walker
Posted: Sun, 10/07/2012 - 11:59pm

Devon’s Bikeability programme has hit the landmark figure of having trained 20,000 children in the county in cycling proficiency.

The county council-funded scheme, launched in 2006, is designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

It has three levels, for new learners; those aged 9-10, and secondary school pupils. . The aim is to encourage greater use of cycling as a sustainable form of transport in order to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. More than 90 per cent of parents of children...

New South Devon University Technical College bid out for public consultation

A proposal for a new University Technical College (UTC), based in Newton Abbot, focusing on the Engineering, Water and Environmental sectors is out for public consultation during October.

University Technical Colleges are a new concept in education. UTCs will be equipped to the highest standards to provide top quality, technically-orientated courses. Starting at the age of 14, students will study technical subjects alongside the core GCSE subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and IT, integrating academic requirements with practical learning. The South Devon UTC will have places...

Maynard School Open Evening

Event Date: 
04/10/2012 - 6:00pm
Maynard School

Families are invited to Maynard School's Autumn Open Evening on 4 October 2012 at 6pm. The evening is an opportunity for anyone considering independent education for their daughter to visit the school, meet staff and pupils and take part in an array of fun activities. As well as being able to view the school facilities and talk to staff about the teaching curriculum, there will be a full programme of music, sport and drama activities throughout the evening.

Exeter College is tops for Technology

Students from Exeter and all over Devon got the chance to see for themselves the city college's brand new Technology Centre when it opened its doors last week. While the students have hopefully been enjoying a well earned break from studies over the summer, the college has been busy preparing for the new term.

The new £8.5million Technology Centre, built to provide world class Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive facilities at the edge of Exeter, is the latest new build in the college's property strategy and the iconic building at Monkerton is already making an impression on...