The Hands Up project reaches out across the world

People in Hastings and beyond heard about a unique project last week when local man Adrian Underhill spoke about an initiative which links children in Gaza with their peers around the world. The Hands Up project enables children in Gaza to connect, through the internet, with youngsters of their age group in other countries. Last […]

Hollington library set to reopen next month

Hollington library is one of 12 across East Sussex that are due to reopen next month, it has been announced. The Battle Road site, which was forced to close because of Covid-19 restrictions, will welcome people back on October 19th. But changes to the layout to enable people to follow social distancing guidance, means fewer […]

Good to be back – county’s guide for parents as schools prepare to reopen

As the new school year is set to begin, thousands of children and young people will return to school after months away. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a section on its website full of information and advice to support parents in planning their child’s return to school. The pages, at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/backtoschool, share information about […]

The challenge of building our railways – the tools that shaped our town

When it reopens next week Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will have a newly-acquired piece of the town’s history on display thanks to the Hastings and St Leonards Museum Association.  It’s a silver trowel which was presented to Thomas Farncomb, Lord Mayor of the City of London, on October 28th 1850 by the South Eastern […]

Use teachers’ assessment to determine pupil’s grades says Sally-Ann Hart

This afternoon it has been announced that A-level and GCSE students in England will be given grades estimated by their teachers. Teachers’ assessments should be used to determine the GCSE grades that will be published later this week according to Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart and she has also called for clear and robust appeals processes […]

Worried and isolated youngsters will enjoy a ‘safe space’ and learn new skills

Vulnerable young people who have been ‘forgotten’ during the Covid-19 pandemic will benefit from a cash boost to a local charity. Hastings-based charity Education Futures Trust (EFT) has been awarded a grant of £48,642 from the Youth Endowment Fund to support young people at risk of being drawn into violent crime through the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Ever wanted to be a school governor? Here’s your chance to find out more

Individuals and businesses are being invited to discover the ‘career-boosting’ benefits of being a school governor at an event next month. With vacancies for school governors across the county, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a major recruitment campaign to address the shortfall. In the latest push, a special event will take place on […]