Derelict in the UK – Helenswood Upper School, The Ridge

For many people the site of Helenswood’s Upper School has taken on a new significance in the last few months as the local site for Covid testing. So we thought that for our last visit of the year to the Derelict in the UK website, revisiting Helenswood Upper School seemed appropriate. What became Helenswood Upper […]

Stables showcases talents of local teenagers

Social media and mental health are some of issues that youngsters have been highlighting in a drama project at the Stables Theatre. About 30 young people took part in the Stables 1066 Youth Theatre Summer Workshop Project called Hollow which showcased at the theatre in The Bourne on Friday. The annual project, which involves workshops, […]

Celebrating exam success – great crop of GCSE results for local schools

Teenagers across east Sussex are celebrating a great set of GCSE results. Across the county average grades were up on 2018 in the full range of subject areas and there was a particularly strong performance in English and Maths where the proportion of students getting higher grades (9-4) rose from 62 per cent last year […]

Schools praise student’s success as A level results days arrives

It’s a day of celebration for many sixth form students today as they open their A level results and find out what two years of hard work has all ben for. At Buckswood Sixth Form students celebrated another tremendous year of A level results and university placements. Sixth formers had to contend with the new […]

A shift in culture – building confidence in building careers

On its website Culture Shift says: ‘…we put creativity to work to create positive change’ and youngsters involved in its Creative Cafes get a chance to experience that at first hand. Hundreds of pupils from Hastings Academy, St Leonards Academy and the Ark Helenswood Academy have taken part in the Creative Cafe project, linking them […]