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 […]

Ready Salted makes a pit stop at Hastings’ schools

So far this winter East Sussex Highway’s fleet of 22 gritters have been out 20 times, treating a total of 25,040 km of roads across the county. Youngsters from two Hastings schools were given the chance to climb on board a gritter when a driver from East Sussex Highways made a pit stop at their […]

Hastings Youth Council awards local youth and voluntary organisations

Hastings Youth Council celebrated the diversity and creativity of the Hastings youth scene on Sunday with an awards ceremony at East Sussex College Hastings where the 2019 Hastings Youth Awards were presented. Among the 16 award winners were youth organisations, as well as outstanding individuals: Josh Aldridge, 16, from the Eggtooth project has become part […]

Lib Dems will reverse school cuts in Hastings & Rye says Perry

On the day his party launched its election manifesto the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Perry says if elected his party will: “build a brighter future for every child in Hastings & Rye.” He told Hastings In Focus: “Young people across Hastings & Rye deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life.” […]

It’s all systems go – Ore Library will be reopening thanks to community effort

It’s all systems go to reopen the doors of Ore library, a community facility that’s been lying locked and deserted since May 2018. Yesterday East Sussex County Council’s lead member for resources, Councillor Nick Bennett, approved a proposal to lease the Ore Library building to Ore Community Library Group. The newly-formed group will take on […]

You’re never too old to play with LEGO

A group of local manufacturers and engineers went back to basics last week when Locate East Sussex held a manufacturers breakfast meeting at Hastings Museum. After a morning of presentations the group was introduced to the museum’s newest Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education resource – LEGO! But it was LEGO with a difference. […]

Museum launches travel bursary for schools

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is offering travel bursaries to local schools who may find it difficult to fund transport for their students to visit the museum. Funding for the scheme is coming through the Museums and Schools Programme, Kim Forward, Hastings Borough Council’s lead councillor for culture said: “The museum is offering up to […]

Crazy golf helps youngsters apply their maths

Applying maths to a real-life situations is at the root of a scheme that gives youngsters a more practical approach to learning. Netherfield C of E School in Battle, rated as ‘outstanding in all areas’ by OFSTED, has been announced as the winner of the ‘crazy’ maths class opportunity at Hastings Adventure Golf. Simon Tompkins of […]