COUNTY NEWS: New top dog in the classroom

A new member of staff has quickly become top dog at a primary school in Sussex.

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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Members of Play Parks For Hayling in front of the new mural 
Picture:  Malcolm Wells (160406-2523)

Fantasy seaside mural completes Hayling play park

THREE years after the idea of raising cash to upgrade an island’s play parks was suggested, the first has been completed.


School meals fee goes up for first time in six years

SCHOOL meals are set to go up in price for the first time in six years.

Achiever of the Year ' HIBC Chairman John Cushion presenting award to Scarlett Vadgama

Businessmen’s club supports Hayling Island College awards

A businessmen’S club has given out two awards to young people at Hayling Island College.

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Parents have been fined for keeping their children off school

Hundreds of parents fined for keeping children off school

SCORES of families are being fined for taking their children out of school during term-time in a council crackdown.

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The day Captain Hook came to school

Staff at Mill Rythe Junior School proved World Book Day isn’t just for the children.


School girls organise cake sale in aid of cause close to everyone’s heart

Four Hayling College pupils worked hard to raise hundreds of pounds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The Hayling Ferry

‘Schools have been left in the lurch by sudden Hayling ferry closure’

SCHOOLS have been ‘kept in the dark’ about the sudden closure of a ferry service which pupils relied on.

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Mengham Junior School's headteacher Wendy Bolton, with a few of the school's pupils pictured in the library. 'The school has been graded good across the board by Ofsted.'Picture: Allan Hutchings (150217-719) PPP-150902-103035001

Mengham Junior School in Hayling Island graded ‘good’ by Ofsted

hard work paid off for staff and students after Ofsted heaped praise on their school.


Parents face tougher action if they take children out of school

MORE parents could be fined for taking their children out of school after Hampshire County Council changed its rules.

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Jenny Lawley and Dan Lewis from Mengham Infant and Junior Schools open the new Co-operative in Selsmore Road Hayling Island with store manager Chris Fallon. Picture: Steve Reid Blitz Photography

Pupils open Hayling store

A new Co-op has opened on Hayling Island with the help of some special guests.


Children turn back the clock to mark 40 years of Hayling school

IT WAS 40 years ago that the doors of Mill Rythe Infant School opened to its first pupils.


Hayling ferry’s return delayed by inspection

IT could be another 10 days before the Hayling ferry service is back in action.

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Mengham play park, Hayling Island. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142756-1)

Fundraising ideas needed for Hayling play park campaign

TWO of Hayling’s biggest play parks could be modernised in a huge community effort.

The Hayling Ferry

School shows support to ferry firm after fine

A HEADTEACHER has come out in support of a ferry firm after it was fined for carrying too many passengers and not having enough liferafts.

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Lewis Walsh wants to make a film after being inspired by the book Looking for Alaska. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142564-4)

Hayling would-be Spielberg set to make own film

YOUNG Lewis Walsh has one dream – he wants to be the next Steven Spielberg.

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