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EDUCATION

TOPPING THE TABLES

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ormer A-level students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group are more likely to gain top first and upper second class degrees than their nationwide counterparts, according to the latest statistics. Recent figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency revealed that 87 per cent of all SCG students who graduated from university in 2017/2018 gained either a topranking first or upper second degree. The national ‘SCG average from all other sixth forms was 80 per cent. puts the Not only that, but SCG students from families building where they were the first generation to attend blocks in university outstripped their counterparts’ success place’ rate by miles. SCG students in this category were 89 per cent likely to get the best two degree classifications, compared with just 76 per cent from the state sector. James Staniforth, principal of Shrewsbury Colleges Group, was delighted with the results. ‘This is what Shrewsbury Colleges Group

MINI POLICE AIM FOR A BIG IMPACT

is all about: putting students on the right road to their futures,’ he says. ‘We often think that a college’s Students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group work is done once A-level and other qualifications have been achieved. But here at SCG, we put the building blocks in place for future development and success. ‘In everything we do, we arm our students with the best possible skills to take them to the next stage of their careers.’

HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPETITION

Max Todd

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orth Wales Police has 10 new pint-sized recruits, thanks to the Mini Police project which aims is to nurture better relationships between officers and the communities they serve. The young team of crime-fighters, aged between nine and 11, are pupils of Alexandra CP School in Wrexham. They were sworn in at a special ceremony at the new divisional police headquarters in Llay in the presence of the high sheriff of Clwyd, Stephanie Catherall, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones and North Wales Police assistant chief constable Sacha Hatchett. The budding officers were given shiny new uniforms and their very own warrant cards. The project is being partfunded with a £300 grant from the high sheriffs’ charity,

Crimebeat, which helps young people develop projects which make their communities a safer place to live. During the seven-week programme the youngsters will choose the policing priorities that are of concern to them, such as speeding around their school, traffic, littering and parking. High sheriff Stephanie Catherall addressed the new recruits and a room packed with proud parents and grandparents, telling them that the Mini Police project is a fun and interactive volunteering opportunity. ‘It’s marvellous to see all you young people taking such an interest in becoming local mini police officers, volunteering and getting involved in your communities,’ she said. ‘I’m sure you will learn a great deal from this and have lots of fun too.’

Despite this being Felix’s first tudent and master came time competing in an all-adult head to head in competition foiling event, he showed his at a recent high-profile sailing event. Felix Corson, a year 10 class to achieve a creditable 19th placed finish overall, pupil from Rydal which is even more Penrhos school in ‘It was a Colwyn Bay, took impressive as an overhaul really good his place in the problem forced him to regatta, field at the Zhik retire from the third race with fun of the competition. WASZP UK National on and off ‘It was a really good Championships, held the water’ regatta, with fun on and at Rutland Sailing Club over a threeoff the water,’ he says day period in May. Max, meanwhile, quickly established himself as The middle school pupil was joined in the field by Max Todd, one of the leading contenders for the title, finding himself who is a seasoned international in second place until a broken competitor and also head coach of Rydal Penrhos’s sail meant he eventually came thriving sailing provision. in fifth position overall.

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