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Our food and drink section, this issue, will focus on seafood and christmas. Maybe not the most obvious of bedfellows, but with the sixth Seafood Festival coming to the Barbican and Sutton Harbour, we ask some local and famous chefs to offer up some fishy recipes for you to try.

WIthin our Education Guide, we will take a look at the 'Key Stages' of learning from Early Years to Primary, Secondary education to Post 16, including our in-depth look at Apprenticeships.

As the year comes to its final quarter and the start of a new school year approaches, many of us will be thinking about moving or buying a home.

We will give tips and advice to parents as well as speak to some of our local schools, colleges and educational providers to find out how they can help your child on their 'road to learning'.

In our property section, we will give you some tips and advice on how being organised before the festive period can offer up some distinct advantages to those wanting to move before Christmas.

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2 Sept Summer Cider Festival Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Our Summer's End Cider Fest is back and better than ever... With a cracking live music lineup, incredible grub and more ciders on offer than ever before! Time: 12pm – late Prices vary, see website for details

8 – 9 Sept Spirit of the Dance Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Seen by more than thirty million people in twenty countries around the world Spirit of the Dance is winner of nine Global Awards, including Best Choreography and Best International Production. Times and prices vary, see website for details 12 – 16 Sept Around the World in 80 days Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the Wild West in a race against the clock. Times and prices vary, see website for details 16 – 17 Sept Plymouth Seafood Festival Back for its 6th year and is set to bring The Barbican and Sutton Harbour alive with entertainment, activities and dishes to celebrate the city’s fantastic caught seafood. Watch inspirational, regional and celebrity chefs who will delight you with their tantalising dishes at the Cookery Theatre. Times: 10am – 5pm See page 6 for more details

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19 – 23 Sept Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End show is coming to Plymouth as part of its first ever UK tour!

27 Sept Rob Brydon Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangster Granny and Q.I. His film work includes The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Cinderella and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Time: 8pm Prices vary, see website for details

‘The audience loves Beautiful’ (Daily Mail) and critics agree! Called ‘Slick and beautifully played’ (The Times), the ‘amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears’ (BBC Radio 2), critics are celebrating this ‘ Tapestry of greatest hits’ (The Guardian). Times and prices vary, see website for details

28 – 30 Sept Faulty Towers Dining Experience Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Take a seat in the Faulty Towers restaurant and be waited upon by Basil, Sybil and Manuel in this fully immersive, highly improvised comedy dining experience.

22 Sept Plymouth Art Weekender www.plymouthartweekender.com he Weekender confidently celebrates Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. Times, see website for details

Only a third of the show scripted, so anything can happen! Expect all the best gags, shambolic service and a ‘70s style 3-course meal. Time: TBC Prices: £52 including meal

25 Sept The Libertines Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com The Libertines have announced the ‘… Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ of seven British Seaside towns. Time: 6.30pm Prices: £ 38.50 Times and prices vary, see website for details 26 Sept – 7 Oct Me & Robin Hood Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Me & Robin Hood is Hoipolloi’s brand new show about Shôn Dale-Jones’s longstanding relationship with his favourite fictional friend. Time: 7.45pm Prices vary, see website for details

29 Sept Summer Bright Jazz Night www.thetreasurybar.co.uk Join us on the last Friday of every month for an evening of sweet and savory saxalicious sounds, with warm nodes of juicy jazz, hearty basslines, with an air of flowery punk. Wash down these beautiful sounds with a tipple from our new cocktail menu… See website for more details 2 – 7 Oct Hedda Gabbler Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Times and prices vary, see website for details


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Shirley Valentine 3 Oct The Australian Pink Floyd Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Selling 4 million tickets worldwide and described by The Times as “The Gold Standard” and The Daily Mirror as “The Kings of the Genre”, The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave its first ever concert in Adelaide, Australia in 1988. Since then, they have performed in over 35 countries worldwide; played at David Gilmour’s 50th birthday celebration and were even joined on stage by Rick Wright. Time: 7pm Prices vary, see website for details 6 Oct Jon Richardson Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Time: 8pm Prices: £ 22.55 7, 8 and 9 Oct Open Air Cinema at Royal William Yard www.plymouthartscentre.org 7th: Back to the Future (PG) 8th: La La Land 9th: Wonder Woman Film starts 9pm (doors open and bar from 7pm) Standard Tickets £8 (Please bring your own chair) VIP Tickets £17 (package includes a chair in the VIP area, blanket, and a glass of prosecco) 7 Oct Texas Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Written and produced by Texas stalwarts Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri ‘Jump on Board’, released on April 21, is the first new Texas studio album since ‘The Conversation’ in 2013 and is nothing short of a pop classic. Time: 7pm Prices vary, see website for details

8 Oct Plymouth 10K www.runplymouth.co.uk Plymouth 10k holds an undulating course, suitable for runners of all abilities.

Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently. Times and prices vary, see website for details

Starting in the City Centre, you'll head out towards Marsh Mills along the embankment and back whilst taking advantage of closed roads and great scenery. Affiliated runners: £23, Un-affiliated runners: £25 Time: 8.30am

19 Oct Funky Llama Club Night Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Funky Llama challenges stereotypes and celebrates the creative talents of differently abled adults. Time: 6pm Prices: £ 5.00

10 – 12 Oct John Bishop Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Comedy superstar John Bishop is heading back to Plymouth Pavilions with a brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017! Time: 8pm Prices vary, see website for details 13 Oct Jimmy Carr Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. Time: 8pm Prices: £ 30.25 13 – 14 Oct Ninagawa Macbeth Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com NINAGAWA Macbeth was first seen in the UK at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1985 and subsequently as part of International 87 at the National Theatre in London. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, see website for details 16 – 21 Oct Shirley Valentine Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to?

20 Oct Placebo Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com For a band with such a strong and unmistakable catalogue of original material, Placebo have always had an impeccable way with a cover version. Starting with a take on Syd Barrett’s Dark Globe, way back in 1996, they have freely interpreted the songs of others to complement the originals. Time: 7pm Prices: £ 41.25 24 – 28 Oct Apple John Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com A woman sits on a train. As the gentle rocking awakens the baby inside her, she starts to eat an apple and finds that its seeds have already started to sprout. She throws the core out of the window. Whoosh. A jolt and the baby is on its way. John is born. And that night, out by the railway, an apple tree starts to grow. 5 – 11 year olds. Times and prices vary, see website for details 25 – 28 Oct Birmingham Royal Ballet's Aladdin Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com Step onto our magic carpet and soar into the fantastical world of David Bintley’s Aladdin, with live music by BAFTA award-winning Carl Davis and vibrant designs from Dick Bird. Times and prices vary, see website for details

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27 Oct Birmingham Royal Ballet's First Steps Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com A feast of dance, music, costumes and lots of fun, this is a perfect introduction to ballet. Time: 1pm Prices vary, see website for details 28 Oct Collabro Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com Collabro are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. They met in 2014 above a pub in London for their first rehearsal and only a month later went on to rouse the whole of the Hammersmith Apollo into a standing ovation during their first ever public performance of Stars in their first audition for Britain’s Got Talent. Time: 7pm Prices vary, see website for details 29 Oct Childrens Halloween Hunt Mount Edgcumbe www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk Put on your most spooktacular costume and come and join in Mount Edgcumbe's scary events this Halloween. Take part in a trail either before or after entering the fancy dress competition for all ages - young and old. Time: 2pm Prices: £ 2.50 per person 29 Oct Live on Mars – A Tribute to David Bowie Plymouth Pavilions www.plymouthpavilions.com A bold new stage production celebrating iconic pop hero David Bowie; his music, artistry, style and showmanship... Time: 7pm Prices vary, see website for details 30 Oct – 4 Nov Grease Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.com He’s the one that you WANT!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band THE WANTED, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in GREASE, the No.1 greatest musical! Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production lights up the Theatre Royal Plymouth for just one week only! Times and prices vary, see website for details

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Plymouth prepares to cook up a storm at this year’s Plymouth Seafood Festival The Barbican and Sutton Harbour will come alive on Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 September, with a celebration of locally sourced and sustainably caught, high quality seafood. Now in its sixth year, the Plymouth Seafood Festival will be supporting the fishing industry by offering a weekend full of delicious dishes for all the family to enjoy as well as hands-on activities, including children’s cookery fun, where they can touch and taste local produce, plus a fantastic trail to follow with great prizes to win. Well known regional chefs from some of the best restaurants in the South West, will be showing off their culinary skills in the special Cookery Theatre. Throughout the weekend visitors can sample the delights of everything from lobster to whelk, as well as learning some new cooking techniques, such as picking crab. Join in the fish auction of the day’s freshly caught catch; all contributions support the Fisherman’s Mission charity. You will be spoilt for choice with the huge selection of delicious food stalls to enjoy, and the children will love the crabbing competition along the harbour side. We are looking forward to welcoming the festival’s official resident artist, Debby Mason, who will be running a workshop as well as having her beautiful work on display. New for this year is the second demonstration area at Quay Square, where you can join in workshops, watch demonstrations, learn about what fish are in season from our industry partners Interfish and Plymouth Trawler Agents. And, more importantly, where to purchase the freshest, locally caught seafood. Climb onboard the fishing trawlers and chat to the local fisherman about their fascinating and sometimes forbidding experiences out on the water.

We are excited to see the return of the fantastic Cardboard Boat Race, which will be on Commercial Wharf on Saturday 16 September. Build a boat out of nothing but a few bits of cardboard and some sticky tape, and sail it around a course in Plymouth harbour. The winner is the last one to sink! Other highlights include the street food area on West Pier and on Sunday 17 September celebrity chef Mitch Tonks will be hosting a Crab Festival at his premium seafood restaurant Rockfish. With live music, entertainment, a stand for pots of crab cocktail, fresh crabmeat to buy and take home and of course a special menu featuring this great local shellfish. For more information on the Plymouth Seafood Festival 2017, visit: visitplymouth.co.uk


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We are able to to omnis nonet omnisci antiaes dolupta turibus from both private buyers and jewellers from as owner did just that with their Chinese vase. some 17,000 Francs was paid for the ring. safe for many years. owner did just that with their Chinese vase. experovit doloria tusam, ommos aut exped magnimolupis earuptatis magniti andions It had been very well looked after, locked in a maiossi volorpos initiat lic torest quis alignatur some 17,000 Francs was paid for the ring. safe for many years. experovit doloria tusam, ommos aut exped magnimolupis earuptatis magniti andions It had been very well looked after, locked in a maiossi volorpos initiat lic torest quis alignatur they can consign items to their popular online promote all lots with many overseas doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus ut eos ant far as Israel but ititworldwide was a regular bidder at the they can consign items to their popular online promote all lots worldwide withquis many overseas doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus ut eos ant far as Israel but was amagniti regular bidder at the It had been very well looked after, locked in a maiossi volorpos initiat lic torest alignatur erruption exero qui recestias quis et ratus safe for many years. magnimolupis earuptatis andions It had been very well looked after, locked in a maiossi volorpos initiat lic torest quis alignatur erruption exero qui recestias quis etsintem ratus safe for many years. magnimolupis earuptatis magniti andions specialist auctions. bidders now buying from us'. hilligendit expla nia nem non pa dene saleroom in Plymouth that was able to outbid specialist auctions. bidders now buying from us'. hilligendit expla nia nem non pa sintem dene saleroom inhad Plymouth that was able to outbid the the safe for many years. The diamond all the right commercial magnimolupis earuptatis magniti andions voluptatur rerum dolorum que prepe plibus erruption exero qui recestias quis et ratus safe foroccus many years. The diamond had all the right commercial magnimolupis earuptatis magniti andions voluptatur rerum dolorum que prepe plibus erruption exero qui recestias quis et voluptatias ratus pro verrum quaernat fugia competition with a bid of £54,000. prodollati occus verrum quaernat fugia voluptatias competition with arecestias bid of £54,000. ingredients to ensure a top price was paid erruption exero qui quis et ratus ditinti dolupta temperi assus, ut ulles The diamond had all the right commercial voluptatur rerum dolorum que prepe plibus Plymouth Auction Rooms are delighted to ingredients to ensure a top price was paid erruption exero qui recestias quis et ratus ditinti dollati dolupta temperi assus, ut ulles The diamond had all the right commercial voluptatur rerum dolorum que prepe plibus Plymouth Auction Rooms are delighted to sum Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known ea nimusdae ese mos velestrum se sim Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known ea nimusdae ese mos velestrum se sim sum The popular naïve art of Simeon Stafford with The diamond had all the right commercial being of a fine brilliant cut, high clarity and of voluptatur rerum dolorum que prepe atus, nis qui nonsendit la nectecescia sume ingredients to ensure a top price was paid ditinti dollati dolupta temperi assus, ut ulles The diamond had all the right commercial welcome to their team Mr Andrew Spicer; a being of aet fine brilliant cut, high clarity and of voluptatur rerum dolorum que prepe plibus atus, nis et qui nonsendit la nectecescia sume Plymouth Auction Rooms are delighted to ingredients to ensure aoptat top price was paid ditinti dollati dolupta temperi assus, utplibus ulles welcome to their team Mr Andrew Spicer; a are Plymouth Auction Rooms are delighted to for selling fine jewellery and paintings they fugitiu stiur, od qui moditatiatet eos The ring was owned by a lady in East Devon who for selling fine jewellery and paintings they fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos The ring was owned by a lady in East Devon who views ofet St. Ives lead the way with three fineare oil ingredients to ensure a top price was paid a good colour. It was brought along to one of dollati dolupta temperi assus, ut ulles perro ist, soloria volum quiam, offi cit offi ctu being of a fine brilliant cut, high clarity and Plymouth Auction Rooms are delighted to atus, nis qui la nectecescia sume ingredients to ensure a top price was paid jewellery, watch and silver specialist. aditinti good colour. Itnonsendit was brought along to one ditinti dollati dolupta temperi assus, ut ulles perro ist, soloria volum quiam, offi cit offi ctu welcome to their team Mr Andrew Spicer; a being of aet fine brilliant cut, high clarity and of Plymouth Auction Rooms are delighted to atus, nis qui nonsendit la nectecescia sume jewellery, watch and silver specialist. welcome to their team Mr Andrew Spicer; aof also established for fascinating auctions inherited ring. Her father originally purchased itit also established for fascinating auctions of inherited ring. Her father originally purchased paintings raising an impressive £6,000. A study being of a fine brilliant cut, high clarity and of Paul Keen’s valuation mornings held daily at atus, nis et qui nonsendit la nectecescia sume ribusam il mo dolori nobis quae conserit posti a good colour. It was brought along to one welcome to their team Mr Andrew Spicer; a perro ist, soloria volum quiam, offi cit offi ctu being of a fine brilliant cut, high clarity and of Paul Keen’s valuation mornings held at atus, nis et qui la nectecescia sume ribusam iljeweller mo dolori nobis quae conserit posti jewellery, watch and silver specialist. a good colour. Itnonsendit was brought along todaily one welcome to their team Mr Andrew Spicer; a perro ist, soloria volum quiam, offi cit offi ctu jewellery, watch and silver specialist. collectors’ items. dernati ureptas nos eseque con et porpor from a in Stratford in the late 1960’s. collectors’ items. dernati ureptas nos eseque con et porpor from a jeweller in Stratford in the late 1960’s. of Karen by Robert Lenkiewicz sold for £3,000 a good colour. It was brought along to one of Plymouth Auction Rooms where it was initially perro ist, soloria volum quiam, offi cit offi ctu accus alibusc iatium solumquo qui de voles Paul Keen’s valuation mornings held daily at jewellery, watch and silver specialist. ribusam il mo dolori nobis quae conserit posti a good colour. It was brought along to one of Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the Plymouth Auction Rooms where it was initially perro ist, soloria volum quiam, offi cit offi ctu accus alibusc iatium solumquo qui de voles Paul Keen’s valuation mornings held daily at jewellery, and silver specialist. ribusam il watch moover dolori nobis quae conserit Andrew has 30 years’ experience inposti the sequoditas sint am num nihiciet qui si dolupta sequoditas sint am num nihiciet qui si dolupta and another of Anna sold forthe £2,200. Also a Paul Keen’s valuation mornings held daily at valued at £15,000 to £20,000. ribusam ililbi mo dolori nobis quae conserit everspid mintion sequaep erionse quamus Plymouth Auction Rooms where ititet was initially accus alibusc iatium solumquo de voles Paul Keen’s valuation mornings held daily at auction starting out in Bond Street valued atworld, £15,000 to £20,000. ribusam mo dolori nobis quae conserit posti everspid mintion sequaep erionse quamus Andrew has over 30 years’ in the Plymouth Auction Rooms where was initially accus alibusc iatium solumquo qui de voles auction world, starting out inexperience thequi Bond Street Andrew has over 30 years’ experience inposti the These auctions feature a host of turitiustis essinci entiis maios etur? Qui Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘we are to These bi monthly auctions feature aL.S. host ofhave turitiustis essinci entiis maios et etur? Qui Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘we delighted to have painting ofmonthly Roxanne was bid to £13,600. It may be just a print by it was by Lowry Plymouth Auction Rooms where ititdelighted was initially accus alibusc iatium solumquo qui de voles Itnostalgia may be just a print by itare was by L.S. Lowry eriatemporro quibus aut et aut et prorrum et valued at £15,000 to £20,000. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the everspid mintion sequaep erionse quamus Plymouth Auction Rooms where was initially jewellery department of Phillips, before moving accus alibusc iatium solumquo qui de voles eriatemporro quibus aut et aut et prorrum et auction world, starting out in the Bond Street valued at £15,000 to £20,000. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in the everspid mintion sequaep erionse quamus jewellery department of Phillips, before moving auction world, starting out in the Bond Street from Dinky Toys to Medals to Model non rest ant, odi offi cat emporeceris et hictius handled such a stunning ring, our pre sale Andrew specialises in antique and period nostalgia from Dinky Toys to Medals to Model non rest ant, offi cat emporeceris et hictius handled such aodi stunning ring, our pre sale Andrew specialises in antique and period Twelve paintings Brian Pollard all found and sold for ten times estimate this week at valued at £15,000 to £20,000. Five telephone bids were booked two days everspid mintion sequaep erionse quamus and sold for ten times estimate this week at lab intorem perrumet litaspero estrumq uuntios auction starting out in the Bond Street eriatemporro quibus aut et aut et prorrum et valued atworld, £15,000 toby £20,000. to the Ipswich and then Chester salerooms. Five telephone bids were booked two days everspid mintion sequaep erionse quamus lab intorem perrumet litaspero estrumq uuntios jewellery department of Phillips, before moving auction world, starting out in the Bond Street eriatemporro quibus aut et aut et prorrum et toassessment the Ipswich and then Chester salerooms. jewellery department of Phillips, before moving Ships and Collectables Coins. sandit, illupta temperat ium sit ped maion proved to be accurate and the fact jewellery, wrist and pocket watches and Ships and Collectables Coins. sandit, illupta temperat ium sit ped maion assessment proved to be accurate and the fact jewellery, wrist and pocket watches and buyers with the top prices going foroptat two Pub £3,500. before the sale and a host of enquiries were eriatemporro quibus aut et et prorrum et £3,500. dit autamus, quaesequi bero quam, Five telephone bids booked two days jewellery department of Phillips, before moving lab intorem perrumet litaspero estrumq uuntios There then followed 14 of retail antique before the sale and awere host ofaut enquiries were eriatemporro quibus aut et aut etpassing prorrum et dit autamus, quaesequi bero quam, optat to the Ipswich and then Chester salerooms. Five telephone bids were booked two days jewellery department of years Phillips, before moving lab intorem perrumet litaspero estrumq uuntios There then followed 14 years of retail antique to the Ipswich and then Chester salerooms. culparum ea con parum harum volupta erunti the a lucky lady will be wearing this on Christmas silverware, with more than a interest in culparum ea con parum harum volupta erunti the athe lucky lady will beThe wearing this on Christmas silverware, with more than aestrumq passing interest in scenes at £700 each. Naval study by Five telephone bids booked two days received thought the week by the auctioneers. lab intorem perrumet litaspero uuntios veribusamus. before sale and a host of enquiries were to the Ipswich and then Chester salerooms. dit autamus, quaesequi bero quam, optat Five telephone bids were booked two days jewellery and silver before returning to the received thought the week by the auctioneers. lab intorem perrumet litaspero estrumq uuntios veribusamus. Some notable art sales this week included the There then followed 14 years of retail antique before the sale and awere host of enquiries were to the Ipswich and then Chester salerooms. dit autamus, quaesequi bero quam, optat jewellery and silver before returning to the Some notable art sales this week included the There then followed 14 years of retail antique Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘we have seen a qui blanto ma corit, omnimpo ssinctatatem Day is an added bonus.’ coins, medals and Art Deco bronzes. Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘we have seen a huge huge qui blanto ma corit, omnimpo ssinctatatem Day is an added bonus.’ coins, medals and Art Deco bronzes. Plymouth’s Lee Woods sold very well at £950 before the sale and a host of enquiries were The ring was finally sold for £32,400 following an dit autamus, quaesequi bero quam, optat received thought the week by the auctioneers. There then followed 14 years of retail antique veribusamus. before the sale and a host of enquiries were auction world with Bonhams in Chester, in The ring was finally sold for £32,400 following an dit autamus, quaesequi bero quam, optat large Simeon Stafford painting at £4,000, an Irish jewellery and silver before returning to the received thought the week by the auctioneers. There then followed 14 years of retail antique veribusamus. auction world with Bonhams in Chester, in large Simeon Stafford painting atalso £4,000, jewellery and silver before returning tocollectors’ the an Irish uplift in recent years in demand for eari con plique sit que sedis secea digenem et uplift in recent years in demand for collectors’ eari con plique sit que sedis secea digenem et and a Duncan McGregor scene tripled Although the vase had been badly damaged and received thought the week by the auctioneers. intensive bidding battle. Although the vase had been badly damaged and veribusamus. Sed ut porem. Non ratia sequam quiducius The ring was finally sold for £32,400 following an jewellery and silver before returning to the received thought the week by the auctioneers. 2001, the relevant department covering intensive bidding battle. veribusamus. Sed utheading porem. Non ratia sequam quiducius painting by Maurice Wilks that had 8 lines, auction world with Bonhams in Chester, in The ring was finally sold for £32,400 following an jewellery and silver before returning to the 2001, heading the relevant department covering painting by Maurice Wilks that had 8 phone phone lines, auction world with Bonhams in Chester, in items. We now attract worldwide bidders for ipiciis ati consequi aboris alignis ma seque pra Highlights of his career so far include a items. We now attract worldwide bidders foran ipiciis ati consequi aboris alignis ma seque pra Highlights of his career so far include acertainly expectations atof £1,050. had some major restoration work ititnestiore, was The ring was finally sold for £32,400 following had some major restoration work was certainly mos dolum ipsum in prorae molore intensive bidding auction world with Bonhams in Chester, in Sed ut porem. Non ratia sequam quiducius The ring was finally sold for £32,400 following the North West England and Wales. mos dolum ipsum in prorae molore nestiore, £5,700, two Lowry signed prints that sold for 2001, heading the relevant department covering intensive bidding battle. auction world with Bonhams in Chester, in Sed ut porem. Non ratia sequam quiducius the North West ofbattle. England and Wales. £5,700, two Lowry signed prints that sold foran 2001, heading the relevant department covering all sorts of collectables. Anything from fountain ium ea niendi beatiorate debiscipsam, collection of wristwatches that sold for over all sorts of collectables. Anything from fountain ium ea niendi beatiorate debiscipsam, collection of wristwatches that sold for over antique and dated from the Kangxi Period. It intensive bidding battle. Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘Our auction rooms are antique and dated from the Kangxi Period. It Sed ut porem. Non ratia sequam quiducius nus dolorumqui blaborum atur? Quis imaximus 2001, heading the relevant department covering mos dolum ipsum in prorae molore nestiore, intensive bidding battle. Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘Our auction rooms are Sed ut porem. Non ratia sequam quiducius nus dolorumqui blaborum atur? Quis imaximus £3,500 £2,800, a Beryl Cook print ‘Leopard the North West of England and Wales. 2001, heading the relevant department covering mos dolum ipsum in prorae molore nestiore, £3,500 and £2,800, aHorny Beryl Cook print ‘Leopard the North West of England and Wales. pens, to Star Wars ,,top Railway and even £500,000 with the example being a Patek pens, toand Star Wars Horny Railway and even £500,000 with the top example being alaut Patek The surprise of the Auction came when the came up for auction at Plymouth Auction Rooms firmly established as the place to buy and sell came up for auction at Plymouth Auction Rooms mos dolum ipsum prorae molore nestiore, dolla dolorum et verumque laborepratem Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘Our auction rooms are the North West of England and nus dolorumqui blaborum atur? Quis imaximus firmly established as the place toWales. buy and sell mos dolum ipsum in prorae molore nestiore, dolla dolorum et verumque laborepratem laut Skin’ at £1,200, a Joan Gillchrest original at Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘Our auction rooms are the North West of England and Wales. nus dolorumqui blaborum atur? Quis imaximus Skin’ at £1,200, ain Joan Gillchrest original atand plastic Timpo soldiers are now in demand eatem ime endipsam que sed mod quameni Philippe complicated chronograph wristwatch, plastic Timpo soldiers are now in demand and eatem ime endipsam que sed mod quameni Philippe complicated chronograph wristwatch, bidding for the Beryl Cook tapestry went way recent sale of Chinese porcelain. The saleroom Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘Our auction rooms are fine jewellery and watches. We are able to recent sale of Chinese porcelain. The saleroom nus dolorumqui blaborum atur? Quis imaximus omnis nonet omnisci antiaes dolupta turibus firmly established as the place to buy and sell dolla dolorum et verumque laborepratem laut Auctioneer Paul Keen ‘Our auction rooms are fine jewellery and watches. We are able to nus dolorumqui blaborum atur? Quis imaximus omnis nonet omnisci antiaes dolupta turibus £6,500 and Kurt Jackson at £3,200. firmly established as the place to buy and sell dolla dolorum et verumque laborepratem laut £6,500 and Kurt Jackson atsimple £3,200. make some incredible sums.’ asperitiur, vollesequi tem expedig nihicia model 3974, at over £220,000. The Milltown make some incredible sums.’ asperitiur, vollesequi tem expedig nihicia model 3974, at over £220,000. The Milltown beyond expectations. The naïve tapestry was full of Chinese collectors, many had firmly established as the place to buy and sell promote all worldwide with many overseas was full oflots Chinese collectors, many had dolla dolorum et verumque laborepratem laut doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus ut eos ant fine jewellery and watches. We are able to omnis nonet omnisci antiaes dolupta turibus firmly established as the place to buy and sell promote all lots worldwide with many overseas dolla dolorum et verumque laborepratem laut doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus ut eos ant fine jewellery and watches. We are able to omnis nonet omnisci antiaes dolupta turibus tquibus demquis explaccae. Otaeriaera net Trust, Isle of Man collection of Georgian tquibus demquis explaccae. Otaeriaera net Trust, Isle ofaperest Man collection of Georgian that had been completed fordolupta Beryl’s sister and travelled down from London. The condition of fine jewellery and watches. We are able to bidders now buying from us'. travelled down from London. The condition of omnis nonet omnisci antiaes turibus hilligendit expla nia nem non pa sintem dene promote all lots worldwide with many overseas doluptio. Itatur eossus ut eos ant fine jewellery and watches. We are able to bidders now buying from us'. omnis nonet omnisci antiaes dolupta turibus hilligendit expla nia nem non pa sintem dene The previous week some of the top London promote all lots worldwide with many overseas doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus ut eos ant The previous week some of the top London The auctioneers also specialise in the disposal quis alique liqui te minciam esti quis aut occum miniature silverware at over £250,000 and an The auctioneers also specialise in the disposal quis alique liqui te minciam esti quis aut occum miniature silverware at over £250,000 and an itit was only expected to sell for aut few hundred the vase did not deter determined bidders and promote all lots worldwide with many overseas the vase did not deter determined bidders and doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus eos ant pro occus verrum quaernat fugia voluptatias bidders now buying from us'. hilligendit expla nia nem non pa dene promote all lots worldwide with many overseas doluptio. Itatur aperest eossus utsintem eos ant pro occus verrum quaernat fugia voluptatias jewellers bid for a ring discovered in a mixed bidders now buying from us'. hilligendit expla nia nem non pa sintem dene The auctioneers are now inviting consignments jewellers bid for a ring discovered in a mixed of major collections. Last month they sold of quatemquam, audaero rerferspelit autes ditata Art Deco bronze by Bruno Zach, entitled “the of major collections. Last month they sold of quatemquam, audaero rerferspelit autes ditata Art Deco bronze by velestrum Bruno Zach, entitled “theand pounds. However collectors thought diffident finally sold for a remarkable £11,400. bidders now buying from us'. Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known finally sold for a remarkable £11,400. hilligendit expla nia nem non pa sintem dene ea nimusdae ese mos se sim sum pro occus verrum quaernat fugia voluptatias bidders now buying from us'. Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known hilligendit expla nia nem non pa sintem dene ea nimusdae ese mos velestrum se sim sum lot by the auctioneers, it sold for £5,700 on the pro occus verrum quaernat fugia voluptatias for their next sale of watches and jewellery lot by the auctioneers, itestiae. sold for £5,700 on theut the Graham Brooks collection of Baden Powell dolorerrum, vit di tem Ro dolorepedis Riding Crop” at £72,000. the Graham Brooks collection of Baden Powell dolorerrum, vit di tem estiae. Ro dolorepedis ut Riding Crop” at £72,000. it sold for £1,050! for selling fine jewellery and paintings they are pro occus verrum quaernat voluptatias fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known ea nimusdae mos velestrum se sim sum for selling fine jewellery and paintings they are pro occus verrum quaernat fugia voluptatias fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos same day at the restoration of a Chinese Kangxi Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known ea nimusdae ese mos velestrum se sim sum coming up inese September Iffugia you sometime same day at the restoration ofraised ahave Chinese Kangxi Scouting memorabilia which over £10,000 remporepudi a isseque volo Scouting memorabilia which raised over £10,000 remporepudi a isseque volo Aucitoneer Paul Keen and his team are always Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known also established for fascinating auctions of Aucitoneer Paul Keen and his team are always ea nimusdae ese mos velestrum se sim sum for selling fine jewellery and paintings they are fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos Whilst Plymouth Auction Rooms are well known also established for fascinating auctions of ea nimusdae ese mos velestrum se sim sum vase did to deter collectors bidding over £10,000 for selling fine jewellery and paintings they are fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos o interest give them a call, you never know you vase did to deter collectors bidding over £10,000 and this month the Bill Duggan collection of Andrew will be going on the road holding and this month the Bill Duggan collection of their Andrew will be going on the road holding The auctioneers are now inviting entries for happy to provide advice on all manner of for selling fine jewellery and paintings they are collectors’ items. happy to provide advice on all manner offor fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos dernati ureptas nos eseque con et also established for fascinating auctions of for selling fine jewellery and paintings they are collectors’ items. fugitiu stiur, od qui optat moditatiatet eos dernati ureptas nos eseque con et porpor porpor to buy it. also established for fascinating auctions of may be sat on amemorabilia fortune!. to buy it.Stones Rolling which sold omnim re cuptur aut omnit doloratem reratemo valuation days in Devon and Cornwall and also Rolling Stones memorabilia which sold for over omnim resint cuptur aut omnit doloratem reratemo valuation days in Devon and Cornwall andover also next art sale 31st May. collectables, art work, jewellery and silver. also established for fascinating auctions of collectables, art work, jewellery silver. sequoditas am num nihiciet qui si dolupta collectors’ items. dernati ureptas nos eseque con et porpor also established for fascinating auctions of sequoditas sinton am num nihiciet qui sies dolupta collectors’ items. dernati ureptas nos eseque con etand porpor £4,000. ma ent venihil iberfercide corro dit aliquodia at our salerooms in Plymouth. £4,000. ma ent venihil iberfercide corro dit es aliquodia at our salerooms in Plymouth. collectors’ items. These bi monthly auctions feature a host of dernati ureptas nos eseque con et porpor turitiustis essinci entiis maios et etur? Qui sequoditas sint am num nihiciet qui si dolupta collectors’ items. These bi monthly auctions feature a host of dernati ureptas nos eseque con et porpor turitiustis essinci entiis maios et etur? Qui Two Gents Rolex watches sold for over sequoditas am num nihiciet siover dolupta Two Gentssint Rolex watches soldqui for quaspero ea arum elique imus ellut periate quaspero ea arum elique imus ellut periate nostalgia from Dinky Toys to Medals to Model sequoditas sint num nihiciet qui si dolupta non rest ant, odi offi cat emporeceris et hictius These bi monthly auctions feature a host of turitiustis essinci entiis maios et etur? Qui Andrew specialises in antique and nostalgia from Dinky Toys to Medals to Model sequoditas sint am num nihiciet qui si dolupta non rest ant, odi offi cat emporeceris et hictius £5,000 whilst a 1970’s Heuer ‘Skipper’ watch These bilast monthly auctions feature aperiod host of turitiustis essinci entiis maios etvolestio etur? Qui Andrew specialises in antique and period £5,000 whilst aam 1970’s Heuer ‘Skipper’ watch Only week a Chinese blue vase was sold nitet as millute pro venihilla blaborro The sale of the ring concluded two sales in a Only last week a Chinese blue vase was sold nitet as millute pro venihilla volestio blaborro The sale of the ring concluded two sales in a These bi monthly auctions feature a host of Ships and Collectables Coins. turitiustis essinci entiis maios et etur? sandit, illupta temperat ium sit nostalgia from Dinky Toys to Medals to Model non rest ant, odi offi cat emporeceris et hictius These bi monthly auctions feature amaion host of jewellery, wrist and pocket watches and Ships and Collectables Coins. turitiustis essinci entiis maios etped Qui sandit, illupta temperat ium sit ped maion was spotted by many collectors and made a Andrew specialises in antique and period nostalgia from Dinky Toys to Medals to Model non rest ant, odi offi cat emporeceris etQui hictius jewellery, wrist and pocket watches and was spotted by many collectors and made a Andrew specialises in antique and period for £500. 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Antonio Vega Macotela and Eduardo Thomas’ (Mexico) newly commissioned film ‘Advice from a Caterpillar’ is housed in Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University. It explores notions of representation, identity and visibility and focuses

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Plymouth Arts Centre

Printmaker Ciara Phillips’ (Canada) installation is a production space, occupying multiple galleries and social areas at Plymouth Arts Centre. Phillips, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2014, has worked collaboratively with groups of women from the city to produce printed textiles that voice their concerns about society. Participants include Devon WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality), BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking students from Plymouth College of Art, local youth workers and Youth Parliament members.

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Peter Liversidge’s (UK) installation at the Council House is made up of a series of signs representing ideas from diverse individuals in the city. The signs give significance to voices that often go unheard. Participants include children from Salisbury Road Primary School, members of The Beacon, North Prospect Youth Club, the Pioneers Project at Tamar View Community Resource Centre and residents of George House shelter. The signs will be distributed around the city by the public and will also be included in a bonfire burning on the Hoe on 5 November led by local school children. Liversidge will also have a temporary public artwork on the flagpoles on the Hoe throughout October and November.

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Feminist arts collective Claire Fontaine’s (France) series of illuminated text works are displayed in the KARST gallery in Stonehouse. These new works, taken from recent political debates such as Brexit and lifting quotes from Donald Trump, tackle questions of morality, agency and freedom of speech, calling on the viewer to take a stance.

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A wide-ranging programme of events runs alongside ‘We The People Are The Work’ and includes talks, tours, workshops and film screenings. Curator Simon Morrissey also leads a free walking tour between the five venues on Saturday 23 September. For full details about the artists, venues, projects and event programme visit: wethepeoplearethe.work You can also follow the project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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In the past year members of COMPANY b performed in Plymouth’s Illuminate procession (as the opening and closing acts) In Spring 2017 members of COMPANY b Dance and Dance Junction created and performed a curtain raiser for Exim Dance at The House. In Summer 2017 COMPANY b Theatre and INDRA performed pieces at the TYPify festival in Exeter.

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We also have FORCE our FREE arts leadership training programme: • Arts FORCE ages 15 – 25 (Mondays 5:30pm – 6:30pm) • Tech FORCE ages 15 – 25 (Tuesdays 4 – 6pm) • Dance FORCE ages 15 – 25 (Tuesdays 5 – 6pm) • Theatre FORCE ages 15 – 25 (Wednesdays 5 – 6pm) Plus INDRA Plymouth (ages 14 - 18), which is our internationally connected theatre group (Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm)

How much does it cost? • Dance Junction or Theatre Junction £70 per 10 week term / £210 per year (equates to £7 per 1.5 hour session) • COMPANY b Dance or COMPANY b Theatre: £87 per 10 week term / £260 per year (equates to £8.70 per 3 hour session) • FORCE: free • INDRA Plymouth: free We do not want money to be a barrier to participation and a limited number of bursaries are available. Please email btpt@ barbicantheatre.co.uk for more information.

How do I join Barbican Theatre Performance Training? • Dance & Theatre Junction: FREE no obligation taster sessions on Monday 18 September and Monday 25 September. • COMPANY b: workshop auditions 26 September and 3 October (Dance) and 27 September and 4 October (Theatre) Members need only attend one audition. • FORCE: open evening Thursday 19 October from 6pm – 8pm. • INDRA Plymouth: Please see barbicantheatre.co.uk/indra for details of how to apply to become a member. To register for an audition, free taster or to attend the FORCE open evening email: btpt@barbicantheatre.co.uk or call 01752 267131.


We want to create unusual, challenging, edgy, relevant, high quality performance and we need the best young artists in the city to help us do that. Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (only 10 mins walk from the city centre) T: 01752 267131 btpt@barbicantheatre.co.uk @barbicantheatre @barbican_theatre Barbican Theatre Plymouth

DANCE ACT INNOVATE CREATE For ages 12-25 barbicantheatre.co.uk

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half term fun

Looking to improve your surfing and balance?

The Aquarium’s Giant Squid Schools Challenge! The National Marine Aquarium’s yearly school STEM extravaganza is back and this year is set to be a ‘giant’ success! STEMfest is the Aquarium’s yearly two week event that has schools from all over the South West of the UK visit the UK’s largest Aquarium and take part in a celebration of STEM subjects (Science, technology, Engineering and Maths). The name for this year’s event is ‘Giant Squid: Giant Challenge’ and will see the Aquarium teaming up with Building Plymouth to deliver a day out for schools that will not only have the

students engaged and learning but hopefully inspired to go into a career using STEM subjects. Visiting schools will taking part in workshops that use skills like problem solving and team work to create an Aquarium tank to house a Giant Squid. They’ll be measuring, drawing and using new VR technology to learn and complete tasks. This is the first year that schools will receive a free follow up outreach by STEM professionals and with discount rates for Ocean City schools this year is set to be the biggest and best STEMfest yet. There's lots to do this October Half Term at Kents Cavern with cave tours, the Witch's Hat joke trail, Spooky Dig and the Underground Pumpkin hunt. No need to book - just turn up! 15th October

Stone Age Chef Previous sessions have been on gathering and fire making, put the two together and we can cook up something tasty. What did Stone Age people cook? All children leave the session with what they have made and a badge confirming their new Stone Age skill. Sessions run from 10.00 - 12.00 or 14.00 - 16.00 whatever the weather and are open to children aged 6 - 12. There are only spaces for 15 children on each session. All children must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult free of charge for up to 4 children).

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Pre-booking is essential for Stone Age School sessions.

The National Marine Aquarium are very pleased to welcome the world renowned Clive Rodell, a legendary sports trainer and surf coach. On Monday the 18th September Clive will spend an evening at the Aquarium for a once in a lifetime event. Clive is currently on tour from Australia, he has trained athletes from all around the world including World Champion Surfer Merrick Davis and Olympian Liane Fenwick along with many other sporting stars throughout his 35 year career. The evening starts at 6pm and is focused around developing training programmes for balance sports with an emphasis on surfing. The presentation with practical demonstrations is aimed at beginner to elite levels for balance sports with transferable skills and a Q&A session from Clive will follow. We've got regular tours throughout the day, so there's no need to book. Just turn up and collect your activity sheets! Head on a cave tour to take part in our underground pumpkin hunt, count the number of pumpkins correctly and you'll receive a prize. Other activities include the witches hat joke trail and spooky dig. 28th to 31st October

Halloween Underground Head underground this Halloween for a seriously spooky Ghost Show.... Journey around these ancient caves following your storyteller as they unearth local folklore about ghostly experiences in South Devon. With dim lighting and candles you never know who may appear from the dark! You will walk the entire underground cave system but whether you'll have your eyes open is another matter... the show is intended to be scary and is not recommended for the fainthearted!

21st to 31st October

Cafe open from 5.30pm with bar, snacks and hot food available! Please allow plenty of time to arrive as shows will start promptly.

Join us this half term for some spooooky activities....

For more details on these and other events, visit:: www.kents-cavern.co.uk

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Action-packed autumn for ‘Museum On Tour’ Enjoy a series of family activities, tours, talks and walks over the next few weeks as the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme continues to deliver an exciting series of offsite events while construction work for The Box takes place.

Keen amateur photographers can pick up handy hints using the poppies installation and The Hoe as their backdrop in a Photography Walk on Thursday 19 October and Saturday 4 November.

Events over the next few weeks include talks, tours, family activities and guided walks Poppies: WAVE Thousands of people are no doubt going to be wowed by the ‘Poppies: WAVE’ installation which will be displayed on the naval memorial on The Hoe until 19 November. Over the next few weeks the ‘Museum On Tour’ programme will feature a number of free events inspired by it. For families, the Wild About Plymouth team will be at Weston Mill Cemetery on Saturday 16 September to create their own sea of poppies in their ‘Plant Remembrance’ event. Or why not use plasticine to make your own commemorative flower and turn it into a moving image in ‘Moving Flowers’ at the Mayflower Museum on Wednesday 25 October? For adults a range of tours and talks are on offer. Discover the forgotten women who were vital in the first ‘total war’ and their legacy in a Bite Size talk on Wednesday 4 October. Join us for a Heritage Walk around The Hoe on Tuesday 17 October and Wednesday 15 November. Discover more about the naval memorial and reflect upon some notable events that took place during the First World War.

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We The People Are The Work ‘We The People Are The Work’ is a citywide exhibition that builds connections and collaborations between local people and internationally renowned artists. Works will be on display at Peninsula Arts (Antonio Vega Macotela and Eduardo Thomas), The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art (Matt Stokes), Plymouth Arts Centre (Ciara Phillips), the Council House (Peter Liversidge) and KARST (Claire Fontaine) from 22 September to 18 November. You can find out more on pages 18-19. Family activities include making a beautiful banner about Plymouth at the Council House on Saturday 21 October or creating a flick book inspired by the exhibition at Peninsula Arts on Thursday 26 October. Adults can tour the exhibition venues with curator Simon Morrissey on Saturday 23 September or Efford’s resident art experts ‘Crazy Glue’ on selected Saturdays in October and November.

Guardian journalist and author John Harris reflects on the election results in a politically divided city in our Lunchtime Talk at the Plymouth Athenaeum on Tuesday 10 October. Two Bite Size talks look at the art, architecture and politics in the Council House on Wednesday 18 October, and the venues frequented by Plymouth’s punk, DIY bands and fans at Plymouth College of Art on Wednesday 1 November.

Other events and activities If you haven’t yet seen it don’t forget to catch ‘Beryl Cook at Home’ at the Council House during its final few days. The exhibition closes on Saturday 9 September! Other fun family events this autumn include ‘A Little Batty’ at Ford Park Cemetery on Friday 6 October. Join the Wild About Plymouth team as they head out with their bat detectors! The team will also be at Dartmoor Zoo on Saturday 4 November for a guided tour and to meet the residents, including the enormous Siberian Tiger to the lovable African Lions. There’s a Bite Size talk looking at some of the public artworks in the Stonehouse area on Wednesday 20 September and Lunchtime Talks about art and Plymouth’s retail history on Tuesday 26 September and 24 October. A new series of Hard Hat Tours at the construction site for The Box are also running each month. For full details can be found in the what’s on section of www.plymhearts.org


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Jumping in crunchy leaves, discovering shiny conkers and enjoy invigorating fresh air with all the family is what Autumn is all about at Saltram. Autumn is one of the best times to come and take a walk at Saltram, with gorgeous colours, falling leaves and heavy sunlight you’ll see the park in a whole new way. Exploring the garden and park we look after on foot is a great way to experience this magical time of year and there are lots of different highlights to enjoy from our walking trails. Looking to turn your walk into a real family adventure? Pick up a family ‘Top Trunks Trail’ sheet from the Welcome centre or try geocaching. It’s a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can explore the outdoors and discover new places. Head indoors to the warmth of the house where you’ll find one of the most exciting conservation projects taking place right in front of your eyes. See the Robert Adam Saloon like never before as the team work meticulously to save the Axminster carpet and magnificent ceiling.

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You can even take a special tour up the scaffold and get a rare opportunity to see the fantastic ceiling and its paintings close up, as we save the Saloon from 250 years of wear and tear. For all the cider lovers out there pop Sunday 24th September in your diary as we celebrate the harvesting of the Saltram orchards and press the apples ready to make next year’s batch of cider. With live folk music, pork and apple themed food and activities it’s a really perfect, wholesome Sunday afternoon. October half term will be packed with fun for the kids and Mister Storyfella will be telling spooky stories in the Orangery on October 27th 1-4pm. We love to chat, so call us on 01752 333500. Saltram park and garden are open 7 days a week all year round. The house is open daily 11am-4.30pm. To keep up to date with what’s happening at Saltram, why not find us and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or check out our website, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ saltram.

I really hope the exhibition is going to enthral visitors and be like Alice in Wonderland…full of surprises. Andrew Logan

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The Art of Reflection; Andrew Logan at Buckland Abbey continues in various locations across the property and interprets the history and spirit of the abbey in 18 sculptures. The exhibition, one of the largest ever staged by the National Trust in collaboration with one artist, is curated jointly by Buckland Abbey and Andrew Logan, with work selected from five decades of the artist’s career, organised under the conservation charity’s Trust New Art contemporary art programme. Whilst you are here, you won’t want to miss the chance to see the Rembrandt self portrait which is hanging in the dining room, and the Drake portrait in Treasures too. Once you’ve enjoyed your visit to the house, why not try one of the estate walks to admire the autumn colour with stunning views across the Tavy Valley, or simply sit and soak up the peace and tranquility of the gardens? For the intrepid explorers out there, the Medieval Beast Hunt is a great way to discover the woodlands, whilst searching for the creatures that once lived in them! No visit is complete without a trip to the shop, where the autumn/winter range is now on sale. Whether you’re starting to think about Christmas shopping, or simply want to treat yourself, there’s something for everyone. Look out for the monthly ‘Dine Out’ evenings in the restaurant too – the perfect chance to enjoy a special meal in the beautiful surroundings of Buckland Abbey. The Art of Reflection – Andrew Logan at Buckland Abbey is open until February 2018. Buckland Abbey is open daily from 11 February, 10am – 5pm (Abbey opens at 11am). For more details, call us on 01822 853607 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/buckland

Smaller images courtesy of Steve Haywood

Autumn colour arrives at Saltram House and Buckland Abbey

At Buckland Abbey we’re welcoming the autumn months with plenty of things to see and do around the house, gardens and estate.


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When you come to play in the autumn colour outside, you help us look after the paintings on the walls inside When you visit, donate, volunteer or join the National Trust, your support helps us to look after special places around Plymouth, such as Buckland Abbey and Saltram for ever, for everyone.

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Support a charity, visit rescued monkeys and help wildlife in your own garden. Support a local charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Set in beautiful woodland and nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s lots to do for the whole family, who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals and the work that goes into caring for them on a daily basis, from a team of expert carers. The Monkey Sanctuary is home to 36 individuals; many of them rescued from conditions of abuse and neglect and each one with their distinct characters and personalities. The monkeys get fed almost every hour throughout the day, so visitors can be sure to catch them enjoying a snack or hanging out with their friends!

It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and pond to see what wildlife can be spotted or simply relax on the front lawn, whilst taking in the stunning sea view. Find out how to help the wildlife in your own garden in the Wildlife Room, with live feed cameras, recorded footage and displays it is a great place for children and adults alike. Our on-site shop offers a wide selection of giftware, clothing and toys selected from ethical suppliers and sourced from companies that operate Fairtrade or ethical means of production. Don’t forget to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café. Open Saturday – Thursday throughout September (open everyday EXCEPT FRIDAY), open weekends only during October PLUS half term Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October (inc Friday 27th October). For more information on prices,opening times and to buy tickets visit monkeysanctuary.org

Plymouth Art Weekender 22nd - 24th September Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event that takes place annually across the city. The third Weekender will be held on 22nd- 24th September 2017. The Weekender confidently celebrates Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. The Weekender showcases a wide and diverse range of activity for all ages including a large array of events and exhibitions throughout the city by local, national and international artists. The Plymouth Art Weekender is just one of the city wide events produced by Visual Arts Plymouth, a group of arts professionals and independent artists from a range of visual arts & culture organisations across the city, who work together to connect grassroots activity with a larger city-wide cultural plan and vision. To keep up to date with VAP events, including free workshops and forums visit: www.vaplymouth.i-dat.org

Body Balance at the Aquarium

On Monday 4th September the National Marine Aquarium are holding another one of their fantastic wellbeing events ‘Body Balance at the Aquarium’. Partnering with Nuffield Heath Plymouth these events are an hour-long Body Balance session in front of the Eddystone Reef tank, part of the largest native species exhibit in the UK. Body Balance at the Aquarium will give you the opportunity to try something new by working out and centering yourself in a new, relaxing environment. Body Balance is a Tai-Chi inspired Yoga and fitness class that will strengthen your mind, body and soul. The event starts at 6pm and at only £5 per person will be a fitness class you’ll never forget. Previous feedback has said that Body Balance at the Aquarium is ‘relaxing’, ‘therapeutic’ and ‘really good fun’. With only a limited number of spaces who’ll have to book your place via the National Marine Aquarium’s website. www.national-aquarium.co.uk

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half term fun Sparkly Space Story Mount Edgcumbe Halloween Event Sun, 29 Oct, 2017

Mount Edgcumbe's scary scavenger hunt. Put on your most spooktacular costume and come and join in Mount Edgcumbe's scary events this Halloween. There will be a fancy dress competition for all ages - young and old. This will be held at 2pm in front of the Orangery, followed by a scary scavenger hunt up through the woods.

£2.50 to take part, registration from 12noon at the Orangery. Prizes for the scariest costume. There will be lots of ghostly goings on along the way - it will be a Halloween treat for all! Goes ahead whatever the weather so come prepared! For more details, visit: www.friends-of-mount-edgcumbe.org.uk

Various dates from 20 Sept - 7 Oct. www.stiltskin.org.uk The Soapbox, Devonport Park (Corner of Milne Place & Exmouth Rd) PL1 4RD, Blast into space with our astronauts on an adventure past the moon, into the stars and beyond. Meet the Zongs, aliens from the Zongoid galaxy, before returning home with space dust in your hair and starlight twinkling in your eyes. Stiltskin Theatre Company present their brand new show specially created for babies, wobblers, toddlers and their big people.

Stiltskin Theatre Company present their brand new show specially created for babies, wobblers, toddlers and their big people. 6 months up - babies, wobblers, toddlers, tiny folk and their big people! The Soapbox Children's Theatre is set in the grounds of the award winning Devonport Park. Bring your wellies to explore the park after the show. The park has a well equipped children's play area. There is usually plenty of free car parking in the residential streets around the park.

The Great British Country Apple weekend at Cotehele

23 and 24 Sept 10.30am - 4.30pm Come along for Cotehele's annual apple day combined with a lively and lovely fair.

Working with Miss Ivy Events this festive weekend features artisan stalls, live music with Macquarrie & Tom, falconry displays, workshops, apple displays, welly wanging, archery, refreshments, lots of apples and the traditional cider making 'Big Squeeze' each day when we crank up the huge Victorian cider press.

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Admission for non-National Trust members is £4 and includes entry to the house and garden. Admission for National Trust members is £3, however members who do not wish to attend the show will be admitted to the house and garden for free as usual. Children age 17 and under go free. Parking is £3, members with a National Trust sticker park free. For more details on this and other events go to the website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ Cotehele or call the site office: 01579 351346

All profits from this event go towards developing The Soapbox Children's Arts Centre in Devonport Park and supporting the work of Stiltskin Arts C.I.C. a not-for-profit community arts organisation working with children and their families across the South West of England. Prices: £6.50 Child (6 months+), £6.50 Adult (Maximum 3 children to each adult) For details of show dates as well as more events visit: www.stiltskin.org.uk ALSO AVAILABLE: Theatre Cafe open for tea, coffee and cake as well as juice and biscuits. Upgrade your experience with a childs picnic bag and adults jacket potato. Enjoy our beautiful toy Shop for lovely children's gifts, including themed toys for each show. (The toy shop is open during the week from Monday - Friday).


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THE SUPPLIERS FEATURED IN THIS WEDDING PHOTO SHOOT: VENUE: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

CHAIR COVERS AND SASHES: The Wedding Hub

CAKE: Centrepiece Cake Co.

HAIR STYLIST: No4 Hair

PHOTOGRAPHY: Mimosa Photography

DRESS: Rock The Frock @ The Wedding Hub

STATIONERY: Anon Design

MAKE-UP: Chloe John

HAIRPIECE: The Lucky Sixpence

BRIDE MODEL: Emily Ball

TABLECLOTHS: The Pretty Accessory

GROOM MODEL: Stuart Mcintosh

VIDEOGRAPHER: Focused Memory Productions FLORIST: The Secret Garden Flowers

NECKLACE: Lavish Lockets @ The Wedding Hub


A Marriage of Ideas AT THE DUKE

Getting married is one of life’s profound moments of union. But a successful wedding day involves another kind of union too – the collaboration of diverse wedding suppliers to make it all happen. A recent styled wedding shoot at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel was an exquisite illustration of how this combination of creative talents can amount to something special. The Duke, an iconic and longstanding Plymouth wedding venue, was the setting for the shoot and played host to some of the region’s finest wedding suppliers. The style brief for the shoot was dreamt up by Meg Hope from Devon-based Mimosa Photography. Meg explains: “I felt traditional was the way forward for this shoot, but with an added touch of opulence, so I chose the colour theme of navy – maybe subconsciously with the city’s marine history in mind – which contrasts so beautifully with pink, and accented with gold for that luxurious feel.” Taking their cue from this colour palette, a varied collection of other wedding specialists contributed to the day’s style. The bride’s headpiece is a beautiful bespoke item featuring original vintage leaves. Its creator Janie, from The Lucky Sixpence, describes the inspiration for the design: “The Duke of Cornwall is a stylish and sophisticated venue

so I worked delicate sprays of Swarovski rainbow crystals, pearls and diamantes on gold-plated wire to create a timeless but eye-catching piece.” Another essential element in a perfectly styled wedding day is the bridal bouquet and flowers. Louise Brumpton from Secret Garden Flowers stepped up to the mark with a beautifully considered arrangement – she explains: “I created a bridal bouquet with stunning Combo and Kahala roses with lots of textured foliage, brunia, astrantia and pretty blue forget-me-nots to really set off the gold roses.” The gloriously tall and strikingly original wedding cake was the work of Centrepiece Cakes. For Katheryn Talmage, the maker behind the cake, the venue was an important consideration in the design choice. She says: “I felt that having touches of gold on the cake would really suit the Duke of Cornwall and its luxurious surroundings. I chose the striking white anenomies with deep blue centres as they create such a focal wow factor on the cake.” The choice of wedding stationery is yet another feature which defines the feel of a wedding day. In this shoot, stylish wedding place cards and menus added flair and personality. Again, the detail was carefully thought through, with wedding stationers Anon Design explaining: “The brush lettering paired with an elegant serif font, finished with sprigs of floral graphics in the soft blush tones is such a lovely combination.”

THE DUKE OF CORNWALL HOTEL PLYMOUTH T 01752 275850 E weddings@thedukeofcornwall.co.uk  @TheDukePlymouth www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk/wedding-collec tion

These elements and many more contributed to a stunning ‘fantasy’ wedding day – an event which allowed the Duke of Cornwall Hotel to showcase some of the talented craftspeople it recommends to couples getting married there. This display of creative work by Duke’s supplier partners also served to highlight another amazing asset – the stunning setting of the hotel itself. Perfectly captured by Mimosa’s stylish photography (as seen on these pages), the Duke is shown off in its full splendour. With sensational spaces and abundant historic character, it’s the ideal place for such a momentous occasion. Add to that the hotel’s brilliant range of wedding packages and reputation for excellent service, and the Duke is a simply superb choice as a wedding day venue. If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, there’s a chance both to experience the Duke as a potential venue and to see the work of a selection of its trusted wedding suppliers for yourself. The Duke Mini Collection will take place on 5th October 2017 and is open to all brides and grooms to-be. Go along and be inspired.

To book your free place at the Duke Mini Collection, go to eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘Duke Mini Wedding Collection’.


AN ENCHANTING, TRULY UNMISSABLE WEDDING SHOW

THE DUKE

Mini Wedding Collection THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2017, 5:30-7:30PM

GETTING MARRIED? Join us for a truly special wedding show and discover how the Duke of Cornwall Hotel could make the perfect setting for your big day. Come and fall in love with Plymouth’s most magical wedding venue.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW Visit EVENTBRITE.CO.UK (Search ‘Duke Mini Collection’) This FREE event is open to engaged couples only.

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this very flexible venue will truly be a day to remember. So the choice is yours, why not come along and see for yourself what we can do for you.

New this year

Why not run away to Mount Edgcumbe with the one you love and take advantage of our new elopement packages.

Special offer

We are now offering a special price for the wedding of your dreams – venue hire for up to 120 guests for a civil ceremony and venue hire for up to 150 guests in our luxury marquee for £4,500. Also included in the package - free parking, confetti, transport from the Cremyll Ferry for your guests and a bridal dressing room for use on the day.

Image courtesy of Iconik Photography

Dreams come true at Mount Edgcumbe

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It seems like love is in the air everywhere you turn and here at Mount Edgcumbe is no exception. As one of the most beautiful venues the South West has to offer, with over 500 years of history, set in stunning grounds overlooking Plymouth Sound, this venue is the thing that dreams are made of.

With 2 stunning venues on the park for your reception, you are spoilt for choice. The historic Orangery overlooking the Italian Garden can seat up to 120 guests for a sumptuous reception before dancing the night away in this delightful setting.

Why not extend your stay in one of our beautifully renovated holiday cottages – ideal for wedding guests. Alternatively you can stay in one of our luxury new glamping shepherds huts overlooking the River Tamar. Bookings can be made via our website www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk/stay.

Mount Edgcumbe House, set in 865 acres of the most beautiful Grade I listed landscape

Standing in 865 acres of stunning landscape, Mount Edgcumbe offers everything you could want as a backdrop for your photographs. The House has three licensed rooms for civil ceremonies, accommodating from 2 to 120 guests plus the outdoor option of the elegant Summer House overlooking the delightful Earls Garden.

The second option is combining the new with the old; a state of the art marquee nestled in the exclusive Earls Garden gives you the modern comfort of a reinforced glass structure with the private gardens for your guests to enjoy throughout the evening.

For more information please contact : Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ Tel: 01752 822 236

With three delightful rooms in this Tudor With the added bonus of our experienced email: edgcumbeweddings@plymouth.gov.uk wedding co-ordinator, your weddingan day atoutdoor website: www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk red stone house, plus summer house licensed for civil ceremonies, we Mount Edgcumbe... Edgcumbe House, set in have the flexibilityMount for you to have the day 865 acres of the most beautiful you’ve always dreamt of. Grade I listed landscape There are two beautiful reception venues With three delightful rooms in this Tudor redhistoric stone house, plus an outdoor summer to choose from - our Orangery licensed for civil ceremonies, we set in the stunning house Italian Garden where have the flexibility for you to have the day all your needs are catered for,dreamt or the you’ve always of. Earl’s Garden Marquee nestled next to the There are two beautiful reception venues House gives you the chance to- plan all the to choose from our historic Orangery set in the stunning Italian Garden where details for your special day. all your needs are catered for, or the Earl’s Garden Marquee nestled next to the Why not choose a romantic runaway House gives you the chance to plan all the ceremony staying in oneforofyour our details special day.

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films

Blade Runner 2049 Released: Genre: Est box office: Director: Film cast: Certificate: Distributor:

6th October 2017 Sci-Fi ÂŁ25,000,000 Dennis Villeneuve Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright TBC Sony Pictures Intl.

Synopsis: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Thor: Ragnarok Released: Genre: Est box office: Director: Film cast: Certificate: Distributor:

27th October 2017 Action, Drama, Fantasy ÂŁ27,000,000 Taika Waititi Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston TBC Walt Disney Studios

Synopsis: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

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Victoria and Abdul

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15th September 2017 Drama £10,000,000 Stephen Frears Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar TBC Universal Pictures

Synopsis: Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Released: Genre: Est box office: Director: Film cast: Certificate: Distributor:

13th October 2017 Adventure, Family £15,000,000 Charlie Bean Dave Franco, Justin Theroux Michael Peña TBC Warner Brothers

It Released: Genre: Est box office: Director: Film cast: Certificate: Distributor:

8th September 2017 Horror, Drama, Thriller £7,000,000 Andres Muschietti Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, 15 Warner Brothers

Synopsis: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

The Snowman

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The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wisecracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.

13th October 2017 Drama, Crime £8,500,000 Tomas Alfredson Michael Fassbender, TBC Universal Pictures

Synopsis: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Kingsman:

The Golden Circle Released: Genre: Est box office: Director: Film cast: Certificate: Distributor:

22nd September 2017 Action, Comedy, Adventure £21,000,000 Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore TBC Twentieth Century Fox

Synopsis: With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Released: Genre: Est box office: Director: Film cast: Certificate: Distributor:

29th September 2017 Biography, Family £5,000,000 Simon Curtis Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, TBC Twentieth Century Fox

Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne.

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To help celebrate this years Seafood Festival, we have asked some familiar faces to tempt you into the kitchen to try out these fishy dishes.

so many of us; and Yakitori plays an integral role - especially on their Hikaru Lunch Menu; available from Monday – Saturday from 12pm – 3pm where you choose one main and a side for just £9.95. These salmon skewers are grilled over Kuku’s charcoal Robata and basted with a beautiful yuzu sauce. The Yuzu dressing for the Shake Yakitori is made at Kuku using: Yuzu Puree, Mango Puree , Yuzu Paste, Honey, Yuzu citrus, Hondashi, Togarashi and Vegetable Oil. The yuzu is native to China, but is now widely cultivated in Japan as well as California. It looks like a tangerine and tastes similar to a floral lime. There is no real Western equivalent - it's a complex flavour with hints of mandarin, lemon and grapefruit. It has three times more vitamin C than a lemon; which makes it a super-healthy fruit as well as one packed with flavour.

Shake Yakitori; with a citrus and ginger Summer dressing

(Delicious Salmon Skewers!) Perfect for 6 – 8 skewers Ingredients: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons of mirin 1 lime, juiced 1 1/2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon of peeled and grated fresh ginger Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to season Pinch of coriander finely chopped 1 spring onion finely chopped Coming up to their first birthday; Kuku Sushi Bar & Robata has become a firm favourite with

With the ingredients used at Kuku hard to come by for the average shopper, chefs at Kuku have created a simple yet delicious alternative fresh summer dressing to try at home on your salmon skewers. This will be perfect for the barbecue to replace the usual sausage and burgers - or simply an impressive and tasty addition!

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, mirin, lime juice, honey and grated ginger. Season with salt and pepper. Add the coriander and finely chopped spring onions. Toss to combine. Dress the salmon immediately whist piping hot to soak up the flavours. Serve with a fresh leafy avocado salad and enjoy!

Put the crabmeat, lime zest and juice, chillies, coriander and mayonnaise into a bowl and mix delicately with a spoon. Season with salt to taste.

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Recipe serves 4 Ingredients: 250g brown meat from South Devon crab 150g white meat from South Devon crab splash of cognac tsp ground fennel seeds 1 crumbled dried chilli 100g melted butter + 50g for pouring on top fennel fronds juice & zest 1/2 lemon Melt the butter, stir in the crabmeat, cognac, the fennel, lemon juice, chilli & zest. Season and taste and then put into ramekins. Pour a little melted butter over the top then sprinkle with fennel fronds. Chill well and serve with toast.

Take your salmon fillet and cut into 2cm cubes and then apply to the skewer. Top Tip: soak your skewers in water first to avoid them burning. Cook the salmon for a minute on each side; don’t forget - it’s better for the salmon to be slightly undercooked rather than overcooked!

Recipe serves 18 Ingredients: 240g fresh white crab meat finely grated zest of 4 limes juice of 2 of the limes 4 red chillies, deseeded and very finely diced large handful of coriander leaves (about 40), snipped, plus whole leaves to garnish 140g mayonnaise Salt 18 sheets of ready-made filo pastry, 18 x 8cm 60g butter, melted and cooled 60ml grapeseed or groundnut oil sweet chilli sauce (ready-made), to serve

Michel Roux Snr's Filo crab triangles

Potted South Devon crab

Lay a filo rectangle on the work surface with a short side facing you. Brush a 1cm border all round the filo with melted butter. Put 1 tbsp (about 20g) of the crab mixture on the half of

© Mitch Tonks www.therockfish.co.uk the rectangle furthest from you, placing it 4cm in from the top and 4cm in from the le edge. Fold the top left-hand corner over the crab, then fold the resulting lled triangle over, bringing the point to the bottom right-hand corner to make another triangle. Now fold the top right-hand point of this triangle down to the left-hand side of the filo, leaving a 1cm strip along the bottom. Fold this strip back over the base of the triangle and press to seal it well. Repeat with the other filo rectangles to make 18 triangles. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and fry 9 crab triangles over a medium heat for 1 minute on each side. Drain on kitchen paper. Repeat to cook the rest. Serve 3 parcels per person, garnished with a few coriander leaves and served with a separate bowl of sweet chilli sauce for dipping. Recipe taken from Michel Roux Snr: The Collection. Published by Quadrille.


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Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and add a drizzle of oil. When hot, add the onions andsweat for at least 5 minutes until well coloured and caramelised. Transfer to a plate. Clean the pan,place it back on a low heat and add a drizzle of oil.

Recipe taken from Nathan Outlaw's 'Fish Kitchen'. Available to buy from www.quadrille.co.uk

When hot, add the curry paste and sweat gently for 4 minutes, making sure it doesn’t catch on the pan. Add the caramelised onions along with the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Next add the water and coconut milk and leave the sauce to cook for 1 hour on a low heat.

Nathan Outlaw Recipe serves 4 Ingredients: 1kg live mussels, cleaned 1 cauliflower, divided into florets 100g spinach, trimmed and washed 50g plain flour for coating oil for deep-frying 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Cornish sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Curry sauce 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 50g fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground cumin 20g tamarind paste 3 red chillies 1 tsp mild curry powder light rapeseed oil for cooking 2 onions, peeled and sliced 4 tomatoes, chopped 500ml water 400ml tin coconut milk Batter coating 50g plain flour 50g cornflour about 200ml soda water First make the curry sauce. Put the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cumin, tamarind paste, chillies and curry powder into a food processor and blend to a paste.

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Meanwhile, place another pan (that has a tightfitting lid) over a medium heat. When hot, add 20 mussels with a splash of water and put the lid on. Steam for 2 minutes or until opened and then remove them from the pan; discard any unopened mussels. Leave until cool enough to handle, then shell the mussels. Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. For the batter, mix the flour and cornflour together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir in enough soda water to give a smooth batter consistency. Chill until needed. Season the curry sauce with salt and pepper to taste. If it is too thick, add a little more water. Add the cauliflower to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Now add the remaining mussels in shell along with the spinach. Cover tightly and cook for 4 minutes until the mussels open; discard any that remain closed. While the curry is cooking, heat the oil for deepfrying in a deep-fryer or deep, heavy pan to 180°C. Pass the chilled shelled mussels through the flour to coat, patting off the excess. You’ll need to deep-fry them in 2 batches. One by one, dip them into the batter to coat and lower into the hot oil. Deep-fry for a minute or so until crispy. Remove and drain on kitchen paper and season them with a little salt. Add the chopped coriander to the curry and share between 4 warmed bowls. Top each serving with 5 crispy mussels and serve at once.

Recipe serves 4 Ingredients: 1 sea bass, about 1.1kg, scaled and gutted sea salt and black pepper olive oil, to drizzle few rosemary sprigs handful of large basil leaves 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 lemon, cut into wedges Couscous: 250g couscous finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1 tender rosemary sprig, leaves stripped and finely chopped 300ml boiling water or chicken stock 250g peas, thawed if frozen juice of 1/2 lemon 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped Heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Score the sea bass on both sides and rub all over with salt, pepper and a little drizzle of olive oil. Pick the rosemary sprigs off the hard stems. Roll a large basil leaf tightly around each rosemary sprig. Insert into the slashes in the fish, along with the garlic slices. Lay the sea bass on a lightly oiled foil-lined baking tray. Stuff the cavity with the lemon wedges and remaining rosemary. Bake for 15–20minutes until the flesh is opaque and just cooked through – you should be able to pull out a fin easily. Prepare the couscous while the fish is in the oven. Put the couscous, lemon zest, chopped rosemary and some seasoning into a large bowl and pour over the boiling water or stock. Cover with cling film and leave for 5minutes. Meanwhile,cook the peas in boiling water for 3–4minutes until tender. For the dressing, mix the lemon juice with the olive oil and some seasoning to taste. Once the couscous has absorbed all the liquid, fluff it up with a fork. Drain the peas and add to the couscous along with the dressing and chopped parsley. Toss to mix. Serve the fish with the warm couscous and steamed pak choi or green beans. Note To serve eight, cook two sea bass of this size rather than a larger fish and make double the quantity of couscous.

Recipe taken from Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite. Available to buy from www.quadrille.co.uk

Mussel, spinach and cauliflower curry with crispy mussels

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food and drink interview: nadiya hussain

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Nadiya Hussain came to the nations attention when winning the Great British Bake Off in 2015. Since then, she has released 4 cookery books, appeared in her own TV programmes (The Chronicles of Nadiya and Nadiya's British Food Adventure), as well as co-presenting the BBC's The Big Family Cooking Showdown. As Nadiya launches her new book 'Nadiya's Bake Me A Festive Story', she talks to Craig Maplesden about her career, how the Great British Bake Off has boosted her self-esteem as well as how cooking teaches children self-conďŹ dence.

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Cooking not only hones a skill that is needed in life in general beyond childhood, but it also teaches selfconfidence, how to be frugal, understanding ingredients and where they come from, measuring, being organised… the list could go on!

Many thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak to me. Tell us a little about your new book. 'Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story’. Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story is my second cookbook/storybook compilation for children and families publishing on 5th October 2017. It will contain 30 recipes, alongside stories that are a mix of my take on traditional Christmas stories like The Little Fir Tree, plus original stories I’ve written like Where Do the Odd Socks Go. Families can enjoy them together throughout the year, but particularly at Christmas time. The book features fun photos of me and my three children with gorgeous intermingled illustrations from Clair Rossiter. It really will be a celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories. You bring such enthusiasm and passion to your baking/cooking. What were your first ‘food’ memories? Every weekend, my dad would buy half a sheep and we’d have the whole family over. It was such a busy house that we’d all sit round on the floor and tuck in because we couldn’t all fit around the table. That’s a very fond food memory for me. Do you think having positive early memories of food/cooking are important for children growing up, giving them an understanding of taste combinations/health benefits and more? Definitely! I think all children should be involved in the kitchen - cooking not only hones a skill that is needed in life in general beyond childhood, but it also teaches self-confidence, how to be frugal, understanding ingredients and where they come from, measuring, being organised… the list could go on! My eldest son Musa loves to cook and often prepares dinner for the whole family. He can whip up a mean spaghetti bolognaise. I read that you suffered from low self-esteem before winning the show. How difficult was it, and how much courage did you have to find, in order to enter?

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a copy of Nadiya's new book 'Nadiya's Bake Me A Festive Story'. For a chance to win, simply send your name and contact details, on e-mail, to; competitions@woinplymouth.co.uk Subject: Nadiya Closing Date: 1st October 2017 Usual T's and C's apply

I was so busy being a mum I forgot to make time for myself. I had three very young children and I was a young mum. Being their mum was all I thought about for a long time. I think a lot of parents can relate to that. Luckily I have a very supportive husband and it was actually Abdal who entered me for the Great British Bake Off without me knowing. He said I should go and do something for myself. Of course I was nervous doing it but I just took it week by week and I’m so thankful I did it. Look at the amazing opportunities it has given me! It is amazing to see you now, full of confidence, and embracing everything that comes your way. Do you still have those self doubts though? Winning has meant I’ve been able to do everything I’ve ever dreamed of. I’m shaping my future every single day and seeing where it takes me but I'm not a different person, I'm a different version of myself. I still relate to that slightly nervous character on the Great British Bake Off. Having suffered from low self-esteem what would be your message to anyone stopping themselves from achieving something that they really wanted?

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I suffer from panic disorder and it can be different things that set it off. It has no rhyme and reason and you get to learn your triggers and give yourself coping mechanisms. So I would advise people to be kind to themselves and recognise when they need to take a step back. Winning the ‘Great British Bake Off’ and receiving such positive feedback from viewers must have been an amazing feeling? It’s really nice to see that my background paired with the win can inspire so many different people. What has really stunned me I have to say is how much it has inspired the younger generation to get in the kitchen. I have met many parents who have said that I have inspired their younger children to get in the kitchen. Now to me that feels like the biggest achievement. The last two years must have been a whirlwind. I understand meeting Ainsley Harriott even topped meeting the Queen! Has there been anything since that has topped it? It’s hard to top baking the Queen’s birthday cake but I got so nervous when I saw last year’s Strictly winner Ore Oduba at a do recently. I was too shy to say hello so I gave him a little smile and he did the same to me. I loved him on Strictly so I felt so gutted that I’d not had the courage to say hello. I sent him a tweet after! What has been the best bit of advice you have received since winning the show? To have boundaries between your life as someone in the public eye and your life as mum. Selfies seem to be the new autograph and I’ve had to learn to say no to people when I’m with my kids. That’s when I’m mum so I’m polite and say hello but I don’t do selfies anymore when I’m with my children. I loved your ‘Nadiya's British Food Adventures’ TV programme. You are so natural in front of the camera. Are there any further TV shows in the pipeline? I loved making Nadiya's British Food Adventure. It was so interesting and the people I met were inspiring. Coming up there’s The Big Family Showdown that I’ve done with Zoe Ball, Giorgio Locatelli and Rosemary Shrager. Presenting is a different skill that I've had to learn (as with everything since the Great British Bake Off). Zoe is an old hat and so good at giving me tips. She's a great sidekick although actually I'm the sidekick! It was a lot of fun to make and I hope people really enjoy watching it. Finally, you are holding a dinner party. You can invite 5 people (living or dead). Who would you invite and why? Sir David Attenborough and Steve Backshall so I could watch them talk about wildlife. Mrs Marshall my home economics teacher from school. She inspired my love of baking and I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing without her. Nigel Slater is my favourite chef and Marian Keyes is my favourite author who I love to read for myself. And I’d have to invite Ore wouldn’t I?!

Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story

(illustrations by Clair Rossiter) publishes in hardback on 5th October 2017, £14.99 from Hodder Children’s Books available to pre-order now.

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Food and drink book releases

The Christmas Chronicles Author: Nigel Slater Publisher: Fourth Estate RRP: £ 26.00 (Hardcover)

The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater’s love for winter, for the scent of fir and spruce, for ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling.

Navigate your way towards The Ship this festive period

With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.

Let us take care of Christmas Day for you… we will be open and serving a 5 course meal. Christmas Menu’s will be available in September and be priced at £39.95.

Navigate your way towards The Ship over this festive period and As well as our Christmas Day menu, weanchor have drop at this welcoming venue overlooking the Barbican and our Christmas Party festive menu available now!! Starting from the 18th of November we will be savour some fine Christmas spirit. From just £13.95 (for two courses running our two course and three course options. The options include a Spiced Barleyyou & Wintercan indulge in the delights of the Christmas Party Menu Vegetable Soup, Chicken & Port Pate or a Roasted Squash & Pine Nut Arancini for starters. available all day every day from 27th November. Mains include a Traditional Festive Turkey Dinner including Pigs in Blankets, Chestnut Stuffing, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and a selection of Seasonal Vegetables, we also have a Roast Topside of Beef, Baked Local Hake and a vegetarian option of Spinach, Chestnut & Blue Cheese Wellington. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a traditional Christmas Pudding with a warming Brandy Sauce, other desserts such as Bailey’s Cheesecake and White Chocolate & Cherry Torte are also on the menu, a selection of Local Cheeses with Crackers and Tribute Ale Chutney can also be chosen. The Ship’s festive menu is available at only £14.95 for two courses and just £17.95 for our three course option. We have a large 50 to 60 seat restaurant available for large parties and also a smaller function room for more intimate bookings, this room holds up to 20 people comfortably and is perfect for family meals or even your work’s Christmas party.

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Plymouth will host the fourth Illuminate and Thanksgiving event on Thursday 23 November 2017. Also this winter season sees the Illuminate and Thanksgiving. The Illuminate event continues the official countdown to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing in 2020. The aim of the event is to ‘share the light’ and inspire a sense of unity between Plymouth UK and America. The event parades straight through The Barbican and is a wonderful family event with bright lights and fantastic decorations, The Ship will be on hand to keep everyone warm with our Brewer & Bean coffee range and selection of other delicious hot beverages including alcoholic mint hot chocolate and mulled wine. For more detials on our Christmas menu's and other offers, visit: www.theshipplymouth.co.uk or call: 01752 667604

At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking Author: Nigella Lawson Publisher: Chatto & Windus RRP: £ 13.00 (Hardcover)

Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes – including Chicken Fricassee and Sticky Toffee Pudding – to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients, from Aubergine Fattet to White Miso Hummus.


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Food and drink book releases

5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food

Author: Jamie Oliver Publisher: Michael Joseph RRP: £ 13.00 (Hardcover) Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up THE most exciting food . . . Quick Asian fishcakes - juicy salmon fillets flavoured with fragrant lemongrass, ginger and fresh coriander, dipped into a chilli jam. Italian seared beef - blushing in the middle with green pesto, fiery rocket, pine nuts and Parmesan. Pear and Gorgonzola farfalle - strong, creamy Gorgonzola cheese and ripened sweet pears, crumbled walnuts and red chicory over pasta.

Add a little sparkle this Christmas with the New Continental Hotel Christmas is a time of year that we love, and the New Continental Hotels Christmas Party Nights are an ideal opportunity to bring your party to the best party in town; getting friends and colleagues together to celebrate the festive season and enjoying an evening with great company, sensational food and the opportunity to dance the night away with our amazing DJ. Plymouth is awash with great places to celebrate the festive season and many are filling up with Corporate and Individuals gearing up for their crackers, glad rags and Champaign celebrations! Christmas in Plymouth is beautiful - beautiful but busy! This can mean that if you are the one organising the party; it can feel like a mammoth task! But fear not. We’ve got the tips you need to navigate the chaotic season and enjoy the very best of Christmas in Plymouth!

Plan your accommodation...

Plymouth has some beautiful hotels, but we all know that when the city is busy, accommodation can be scarce and prices can soar. It’s always advisable to secure hotel rooms as early as possible, particularly for this peak season. Here at the New Continental Hotel we offer a great rate for our Christmas Party goers who are celebrating with us: Bed & Breakfast: Based on two in a twin or double £78.00 Room Only: Based on two sharing in a twin or double £60.00

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Superior Room Upgrade: Based on two sharing in a twin or king +£50.00

The food is important...

Food plays a massive part in a Party Night; and we recommend you ask for past customers feedback. We value what our guests have to say and we love nothing more than returning party goers year after year: “We had our works Christmas Party at the New Continental Hotel and it was amazing. The highlight was the quality of the food and the generous portions. My husband joined me and along with other members of the party had some special dietary requirements, they were all catered for well on the night, and nothing was too much trouble. We would absolutely recommend. “

Thank you...

We know how much time can go into planning a great party and we always want to say thank you! For evening bookings over 25, the group organiser receives a complimentary overnight stay, with breakfast, parking and full use of our leisure complex; Club Continental. For more details or tips call us now on 01752 276797. Prices range from just £28 per person and we would love nothing more than to welcome you and your company to celebrate the very best of 2017.

Mary's Household Tips and Tricks: Your Guide to Happiness in the Home Author: Mary Berry Publisher: Michael Joseph RRP: £ 10.00 (Hardcover)

Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home.


Sparkle with us this Christmas Christmas 2017

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Food and drink book releases

River Cottage Much More Veg

Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing RRP: £ 12.50 (Hardcover)

Can you keep a secret? Secret Supper Experience at Boringdon Hall…

Hugh's River Cottage Veg Every Day! became the UK's best-selling vegetable cookbook, persuading us through sheer temptation to make vegetables the mainstay of our daily cooking. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Hugh delivers more irresistible recipes, and this time, takes things one step further.

5* 3 AA Rosette awarded Boringdon Hall invites you to an evening of exclusive dining with awardwinning Head Chef Scott Paton. With five-courses of pure indulgence to look forward to, the evening will start as you are welcomed with a drink in The Great Hall before you are whisked away to your private dining area for the evening. Take a seat at the Secret Supper table and prepare to be impressed. Your menu of fresh locally sourced produce will be revealed for you to devour. But, before the sumptuous meal is consumed, Head Chef, Scott Paton - will welcome you and talk through the menu, where questions are welcomed, and guide you through your evening of memorable dining at Boringdon Hall. He will also welcome feedback after your meal. Boringdon’s next Secret Supper ‘an evening with Laurent-Perrier’ is on Friday 29th September. Arrive to a Champagne reception before tucking in to a tantalising tasting menu, as each course is delicately paired with Laurent-Perrier tipples. Booking is essential. 7pm arrival. £79.50 per person including Champagne pairing. On Friday 10th November, there will be a Secret Supper with Polgoon Vineyard. Boringdon’s in-house sommerlier and the owners of Polgoon Vineyard will be on hand throughout the evening to guide you through the wine pairings which accompany the five-course tasting menu created by head chef Scott Paton. Booking is essential. 7pm arrival. £79.50 per person. To book your place, call our events team on 01752 344455 or email events@boringdonhall.co.uk. Visit www.boringdonhall.co.uk for more details on Boringdon Hall’s events.

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Sweet

Authors: Helen Goh and Yotam Ottolenghi Publisher: Ebury Press RRP: £ 20.00 (Hardcover) In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.


SECRET SUPPER AT BORINGDON HALL You’re invited to an evening of exclusive dining as we introduce our Secret Supper experience at Boringdon Hall with Head Chef Scott Paton. Once you’ve taken your seat at the Secret Supper table, your menu of fresh locally sourced produce will be revealed for you to devour. Our in-house sommelier will be on hand throughout the evening to guide you through the wine pairings. But, before the sumptuous meal is consumed, our Head Chef - Scott Paton - will welcome you and talk through the menu, where questions are welcomed, and guide you through your evening of memorable dining at Boringdon Hall. He will also welcome feedback after your meal.

FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017 AN EVENING WITH LAURENT-PERRIER --7pm arrival £79.50 per person including Champagne pairing

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2017 AN EVENING WITH POLGOON --7pm arrival £79.50 per person including wine pairing

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Powderham Food Festival 7th - 8th October

Now in its sixth year Powderham Food Festival has become, in a short space of time, an established event on the Devon ‘foodie calendar’, attracting both exhibitors and visitors from far and wide across the South West, not just Devon.

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The organisers, Bob Small and Fiona Gofton, bring vast experience in staging events having ‘cut their teeth’ on the highly successful Mortenhampstead Festival of Food Drink & Arts, which they organised together. Combining their skill sets, be it administration, creativity, marketing, organisation, PR or sales has bought Powderham Food Festival to life.

Celebrating the Festive Season in Style at Boringdon Hall

Enjoy the most magical Christmas with an array of festivities at the enchanting 5* Boringdon Hall Hotel. From the Polar Express Santa’s Grotto to a thoroughly Festive Afternoon Tea, Christmas Murder Mystery evening, or yuletide dining in the 3 AA Rosette restaurant, there is something for all.

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For families, delight in our Santa’s Grotto and be dazzled by a dance performance, enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea (read on for more details), be creative with Christmas activities including gingerbread decorating and meet Santa in his grotto to receive a Christmas present. For a little extra magic, don’t forget to listen closely and you might just hear the Polar Express bell ringing…

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For all super sleuths, or those looking for a fabulously fun alternative to the Christmas Party, try the Christmas Murder Mystery Dinner. Piece together clues, solve the crime and savour a tantalisingly delicious festive inspired three course meal. Imagine the scene…It is the Christmas Party season, and one party planner is so obsessed with the festive period that she has earned the nickname Christmas Carol.

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Not satisfied with repetition, the team ring the changes each year with innovative themes, different and novel speakers, live music and entertainment – not to mention an increasing range of exhibitors showing the very best that the South West has to offer. The organised trio do not rest on their laurels and are already 28/09/2015 09:05 considering pastures new for their next offering for the discerning Devon festival goer.

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Join her at her biggest party of the season 28/09/2015 09:05About Powderham Castle: where nothing can possibly go wrong, can it? Is Powderham Castle provides a magical backdrop somebody not happy? Are they going to ruin the for the Powderham Food Festival, as it enjoys celebration? There is only one way to find out. a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary. Located just Indulge with an exclusive fine dining experience south of Exeter, Powderham Castle is easily this festive season, and let Head Chef, Scott accessible from Exeter, Devon, the South West, Paton share his passion for fine food and London and beyond. seasonal fayre, with a tempting menu of yuletide delicacies. Over 600 years of history can be discovered Whether a family occasion or business soiree, our private dining is a veritable festive feast for all.

within the walls of one of Devon’s oldest family homes. For more details visit www.powderham.co.uk or the food festival website: www.powderhamfoodfestival.com


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Step inside the arched stone doorway and imposing stone towers, secret archways and curious arrow slits hint at the hotel’s history. Our festive afternoon tea features indulgent yuletide treats, delicately crafted by Head Chef, Scott Paton. 13th November - 31st December £30.00pp

SANTA’S GROTTO AT BORINGDON HALL

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Feel the magic of Christmas at Boringdon with the Polar Express themed Santa’s Grotto. Arrive and be dazzled by a dance performance, enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea and be creative with Christmas activities including gingerbread decorating then meet Santa in his grotto to receive a Christmas present!

Sunday 17th December £26.95 for adults | £19.95 for children

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP

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Get the festive season started in our house of Christmas. Join us for our festive wreath making workshop. You’ll learn how to make a wreath using festive florals and natural greenery. All materials are included and you’ll take your creation home to enjoy throughout the festive season. Sunday 3rd December

£40.00pp

Boringdon Hall, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4DP boringdonhall.co.uk / 01752 344455 / @boringdonhall


food and drink Come and Join us this festive season and be surrounded by a Winter Wonderland. We have our delicious and festive three course meal available day and evening, take advantage of the fantastic food, views and service to treat yourself and the family.

Aldi Wines under for under a Fiver Just like you I love a bargain. As Anton Mossman once explained to me as I was on an internment at his dining club “Lobster or a bacon roll can both be a bargain” He’s right, of course, but how does it apply to wine? Budget constraints are something we all have. So when I get a press release stating Supermarket Aldi have award-wining wines for under £5 per bottle, it interests me as, I always feel this column should be a multi-facetted vehicle looking carefully at ALL wines and their value - no matter what the price. The average price for a bottle of wine in the UK is £5.66 for 75cl. So, a couple of wines under that figure that had been recognised in national or international events is worth tasting in my book. The wines were both red. One being a Non Vintage French wine and the other from Utiel Requena, a region little-known to the UK but if I told you it encompassed Valencia you might know where it is. Starting with the French red Malbec with a Vins de France appellation. This appellation allows grapes to be transported from district to district creating wines that are often simply out of their comfort zone. In the winemaking process the winemaker would simply look for the best quality wines at the best possible prices from districts that are not usually the home of certain types of grapes. This means lesser valued vineyards that do not need identifying on the label are the quarry they look for. There is a huge amount of business done this way enabling the wine team to create a wine to a certain price. The grape Malbec is no stranger to France as its ancestral home is (depending how you see it) either Bordeaux or Cahors in SW France. So my guess is this grape is sourced in the South of France probably south of Cahors into the Roussillon or Languedoc where swathes of vines grow in suitable conditions. It is then elaborated and blended with a smidgen of Syrah (for perfume and depth) to make a wine “Under a Fiver”.

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Its label is unpretentious and ok. Its nose (bouquet) is also ok but not concentrated. Its taste is ok, probably better than ok as its tasty red and black fruit notes make it a catch all, softish style – and well-made for under a Fiver. So go search for Vignobles Rousellett Malbec NV for £4.49 per 75cl or £26.94 for 6 bottles purchased on-line www.aldi.co.uk Next a Tempranillo (better known for Rioja Tinto) from Utiel Requena under the name Toro Loco Superior 2016 at £3.69 for 75cl or £22.14 for 6 bottles on-line.

Kick off your Christmas with our Christmas Party Nights, to be enjoyed with colleagues, friends and families. Our DJ will have you rockin' around the Christmas tree in no time. To really glam up your Christmas, upgrade to our V.I.P. Package, were you will receive a welcome glass of fizz, three course meal, private room and bottle service. To stop Santa from pinching all your pennies, book a week day Christmas party at a reduced rate and pre-order from our fantastic drinks packages. For more information check out our website www.rpcyc.com or call: 01752 664327

A moderate (yet still hot) climate can produce some lovely quality grape varieties and this region is no exception as the grape Bobal (one to watch for) is cultivated and mush revered. On pouring this wine I saw a good colour that boded well for the bouquet that was full-on and reeking of black fruits. Eager to taste I left it for an hour in the glass and returned. It was truly lovely, rich and full, just like the nose. It is made with the addition of Bobal which certainly “beefs it up” a tad. Remarkable value this is only possible if elaborated in vast quantities in vineyards that do not carry the premium that Rioja would carry. All in all a great quaffer, I would serve it a little cooler to keep the fruitiness in check but hey who cares at just £3.69 a bottle. It hits the spot. So there are wines out there that are good for under a fiver! The skill is to watch for recommendations from my wine commentating colleagues and of course keep reading this column!

Do you have a Christmas Party or menu to promote? Stephen Barrett is a Wine, Food and Travel Writer based in Plymouth. Stephen welcomes correspondence via his website: www.stephenbarrett.com Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +; Twitter and Instagram @BistroWineMan

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Festive season celebrations at Copthorne Hotel Plymouth When you think of Christmas, what do you imagine? The happy smiles of your colleagues, friends and family, stunning decorations or the anticipation of the fabulous Christmas Day lunch? Whatever your wish this year, celebrate the festive season with the Copthorne Hotel Plymouth. With the festive season fast approaching, let us attend to all of the details that make a memorable Christmas celebration while you relax and indulge in the festive spirit. We are sure to have something to suit everyone; breakfast with Santa, fabulous festive lunches and parties, to Great Gatsby themed New Year’s Eve celebrations.

We are sure to have something to suit everyone; breakfast with Santa, fabulous festive lunches and parties, to Great Gatsby themed New Year’s Eve celebrations. Be sure to schedule your special Copthorne Christmas event today with our calendar of events.

Mad Hatters all-inclusive* themed party nights

£49 per person Wednesday 13th & Wednesday 20th December *Includes unlimited house wines, draught beers and soft drinks

Mad Hatters themed Afternoon Tea

£12.50 per person Served daily throughout December

Floor filling festive party nights £29.95 per person Every Friday and Saturday throughout December

Festive lunches

£20 per person Served daily throughout December

Michael Bublé tribute £36 per person Thursday 21st December

Breakfast with Santa

£15 per adult, £10 per child under 12 Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December

2017 Calendar of events: Mad Hatters themed party nights £38.50 per person Every Friday and Saturday throughout December

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If you would like to book or make an enquiry please call our events coordinator on 01752 224161


S R E T T A H D MAPARTY NIGHTS Transport your guests through the looking glass to the world of wonderland and join us for our Mad Hatter’s Party Nights £38.50 per person

Receive one complimentary bedroom for 2 adults including breakfast on the night of the party, or one free place when you book for a minimum of 10 guests when booked and deposit paid prior to 31st July 2017

ALL-INCLUSIVE MAD HATTER’S PARTY NIGHTS Includes all-inclusive house drinks, 3 course meal, disco and table novelties. 1st, 2nd, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th and 22nd December £49.00 per person

MAD HATTER’S AFTERNOON TEA “Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” Follow Alice down the rabbit hole for a delicious festive afternoon tea Every day throughout December From £12.50 per person

FLOOR FILLING FESTIVE PARTY NIGHTS

Traditional festive party nights are held on every Friday and Saturday Night throughout December and include an arrival drink, a three course dinner, table novelties and a resident DJ. £29.95 per person No guest will be late for this very important date


Education Guide 2017

WIthin our Education Guide, we will take a look at the 'Key Stages' of learning from Early Years to Primary, Secondary education to Post 16. We will give tips and advice to parents as well as speak to some of our local schools, colleges and educational providers to find out how they can help your child on their 'road to learning'. Making the right choice for your child, whether it's for nursery or university, is a decision that needs a lot of thought, as well as a serious amount of information in order to make the right call. Preschool or Nursery will be your childs first, tentative, steps into the education system. It is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time for both you and your child, so being armed with the right information, advice and guidance can make the whole process a whole lot smoother. I know! Scarcely is your baby out of nappies and you are starting to think about enrolling him or her into nursery or preschool. Don't get me wrong, you are under no legal obligation to send your child to nursery - so if you choose, you can skip this section and go straight to primary schools. However, gradually easing your child into the education system may be more benefical - each child is different and you know what's best for your child. If you do choose to start the 'road to learning' at preschool stage, then the options are as follows: - Playgroups or preschool groups - run in the local community, for a few hours a day. - Private nursery schools - State nursery school or nursery unit of a primary school - Workplace nursery. Many of us aren't lucky enough to have a nursery within our workplace, therefore a decision on which of the options best suits will no doubt have to be based around working hours and the availablility of friends and relations.

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To find out which options are available within the local area go to www.gov.uk or www.Directgov.uk. These sites will give you details of nurseries, childcare facilities and vacancies. Despite the tenderness of your childs age, even at three or four, the government has laid out plans for your little one to learn a variety of skills to prepare them for road ahead. This framework of standards (called the Early Years Foundation Stage) is a guidline for playgroups, nurseries and childcare providers to meet so that your child is developing from birth to the age of 5. When deciding on a preschool or nursery for your child it is important to have an idea of how each works. Some nurseries are small, some are big, some are independent, some are council run. Some may be affiliated to a local primary school, some are even owned by national companies. With so much choice available it is no wonder many parents can suffer 'paralysis by analysis' when it comes to making the right decision. Inveritably, most parents, when visiting a preschool or nursery will get a 'gut' feeling; something that just sits right and puts the mind at ease. This is why visiting a number of childcare providers gives you an idea of what is right for you and your little one. This is your first experience of the education system and the better planned you are and the smoother the process is - the more relaxed you will be in future decisions.

Primary concerns With both child and parent having safely negotiated Nursery/Pre-School, your little one is ready for the next step on the education ladder – Primary School. The ‘basic’ school curriculum includes the ‘national curriculum’, as well as religious education and sex education. The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. School like academies and private schools don’t have to follow the national curriculum but they must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, maths and science. Throughout the state education journey there are a series of 'Key Stages' that make up the national cirriculum. In Primary education, there are two 'Key Stages':

Key Stage One: (Ages 5 – 7) The main subjects that are focused on KS1 are Maths, English and Science. Within the first two years of Primary education, your childs will learn a variety of skills from counting forwards and backwards up to 100, addition and subtraction facts to 20. They will start to learn about times tables through the use of simple multiplication and division problems.


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Keep an eye out for changes in your childs behaviour and keep a routine

Early years Early years

Children will consolidate their learning of phonics. They will be encouraged to read a wide range of stories and listen to poems which they will start to recite by heart. Children will also be expected to punctuate sentences with a capital and full stop, and will begin to learn about question marks and exclamation marks. In Science, they will look at Plants, identifying and naming plants and looking at their basic structure. Animals including childcare providers to meet so thathumans, your child is identifying range and developingand fromnaming birth toathe ageofofanimals 5. understanding how and why they are grouped. Everyday materials, looking at their properties. When deciding on a preschool or nursery for

your child it is important to have an idea of how At theworks. end ofSome Key Stage 1, theare teacher each nurseries small,will some are formally assess your child’s some performance in the big, some are independent, are council form of SATS (Scholastic Aptitude or Assessment run. Some may be affiliated to a local primary Test). These assessments are to measure school, some are even owned by national progression companies. in mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling. With so much choice available it is no wonder

many parents can Two: suffer 'paralysis by analysis' Key Stage (Ages 8 – 11) when it comes to making the right decision. At Key Stage two,parents, your 8 year will start Inveritably, most whenold visiting a to expand their learning will to incorporate 11 subjects. preschool or nursery get a 'gut' feeling; Along with English, Mathematics and Science something that just sits right and puts the are Information and Communication mindintroduced; at ease. This is why visiting a number of Technology, Designgives Technology, childcare providers you an History, idea of what is Geography, Design, Music, Physical right for you Art andand your little one. Education and Religious Education. This is your first experience of the education At the end Key Stage 2, SATS (Scholastic system andofthe better planned you are and the Aptitude Assessment papers will beyou smootherorthe process is Test) - the more relaxed marked externally/independently but will still will be in future decisions. cover mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling. >>>>>>>> The next part of your childs road to learning will be primary school. >>>>>>>

Possible changes in your child

As this is the first time your child will be away from you for any great period of time, it is important for you, as a parent, to be aware of any changes in your childs behaviour. Here are just a couple of possible changes you may find in your child.

Tiredness:

It doesn't matter if your child has already had long days (or even longer days) at day nursery compared to Primary school. With your child having to concentrate for longer and take more information on board, don't be surprised that this leads to their brain being even more active than usual. This can result in your child being a little more grumpy or needy that usual. Also, you may find that they wake early in the morning as their minds are still trying to digest the information they have been given.

Bad behaviour or quiet and withdrawn at home:

Talk to your child about what is happening at school and also check to see if they are feeling tired. If you can identify a specific problem then you can work with it. Otherwise allow your child time to relax. It may be that they are feeling a little overwhelmed by the experience. Spend time with them and give them plenty of reassurance. If you think this problem is being caused by your child mimicking other children in their class then you will need to explain to them that it is always better to be yourself. No one does you, better than you!

They have a problem with another child:

If they have other friends in the class encourage them to spend time with them and stay close. Teachers soon identify problem children, so if other children are causing problems this is often soon brought under control. If you think

Remember that your child hasn't turned into a monster overnight – they are going through one of the most significant changes in their young lives so far, so be patient, relax and communicate with both your child and their teacher. a teacher is not aware of a problem child then discuss your concern with them as soon as possible.

Early school experiences can stay with a child for a long time so it is important to try to rectify problems of this nature early. One of the most important tips for a parent who's whosechild childisisentering entering into education for the first time is to try to create a routine at home. This will help your child to know what is going to happen and helps them adjust to their new life. Talk and listen to your children a lot. Not only will this help you to keep in touch with what is happening, by showing an interest it will help maintain your child's excitement about going to school. Invite new friends over to play. This helps your child to form stronger bonds and also helps you to get to know other parents. If you have any concerns, discuss them with the class teacher early. Although they will contact you if they have any concerns they will also be more than happy to put your mind at rest over any issues you may have. Most of all, remember that your child hasn't turned into a monster overnight – they are going through one of the most significant changes in their young lives so far, so be patient, relax and communicate with both your child and their teacher. So, the first stage of your childs development is well underway and their initial introduction to the education system will have brought with it many highs and lows. One of the biggest leaps into their learning, educationally and as a person, is about to take place – secondary school.

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Devonport High School for Girls

Plymouth High School for Girls

King's School

Secondary Schools The next step on the education journey covers the ages 11 – 16. There are a few options available at this stage of your childs development, which makes this one of the most important decision you can make for your child - your child is unique, and so is every school. Your job, as a parent, is to find the school that suits your child. But how do parents make decisions about where to send their children to school? Schools across England are funded and managed in different ways and will vary depending on the age of your child – none more so than at secondary school level.

State Statesecondary secondaryschools schools

There are four main types of state schools funded by by local local authorities.They authorities.They all all follow follow funded the National National Curriculum Curriculum and and are are inspected inspected by by the Ofsted (the government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills). Education, Children’s Services and Skills).

Community schools

Community schools are run by the local authority, which employs school staff, owns the land and buildings, and sets the entrance criteria (such as catchment catchment area) area) that that decide decide which which children children are are eligible for for a a place). place). eligible

Foundation & Trust schools

Foundation schools are run by a governing body which which employs employs the the staff staff and and sets sets the the entrance entrance criteria. criteria. Land Land and and buildings buildings are are owned owned either either by by the governing body or by a charitable foundation. Trust schools are similar, but are run together with with an an outside outside body body – – usually usually a a business business or or charity charity – – which which has has formed formed an an educational educational trust. trust.

Voluntary-aided schools

Voluntary-aided schools schools are are religious religious or or faith faith Voluntary-aided schools. Just like foundation schools, the governing body employs the staff and sets governing body employs the staff and sets the the

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entrance criteria. School buildings and land are usually owned by a charity, often a church.

Voluntary-controlled schools

Voluntary-controlled schools are a cross between community and voluntary-aided schools. The local authority employs the staff and sets the entrance criteria, like a community school, but the school land and buildings are owned by a charity, often a church, which also appoints some members of the governing body.

Academies Academies

Academies are independently managed schools set up by sponsors from business, faith or voluntary groups in partnership with the local authority authority and and the the government government Department Department for for Children, Schools and Families.

City Technology City TechnologyColleges Colleges City Technology Colleges are urban-based, City Technology Colleges are urban-based, independently independently managed managed secondary secondary schools schools geared geared towards towards science, science, technology technology and and the the world of work. They offer a range of world of work. They offer a range of vocational vocational qualifi cations cations as as well well as as GCSEs GCSEs and and A A levels. levels. qualifi Special schools schools Special Pupils Pupils at at a a special special school school have have usually usually been been assessed assessed and and given given a a statement statement of of special special educational needs needs (SEN). (SEN). These These may may include include educational learning disabilities disabilities or or physical physical disabilities. disabilities. learning Some Some special special schools schools are are funded funded by by the the local local education authority. education authority. These could could be be community, community, voluntaryaided voluntaryaided or or These controlled, or or foundation foundation special special schools. schools. Some Some controlled, special schools are independent. special schools are independent.

Free schools Free schools

Free Schools are normally brand-new schools set up by teachers, charities, community or faith groups, universities and groups of parents where there is parental demand. They will be set up as Academies and will be funded in the same way, directly from central government. They also share with Academies a greater control over their finances, the curriculum, and teachers' pay and conditions.

Grammar Grammarschools schools

Grammar schools schools are are state state funded funded schools schools Grammar which select select their their pupils pupils based based on on academic academic which ability. Under Under the the grammar grammar school school system system pupils pupils ability. take an an entrants entrants exam exam in in order order to to become become take eligible. eligible.

Independent Independentschools schools

Approximately Approximately 7% 7% of of the the total total number number of of school school children in in England England attend attend an an Independent Independent children schools. schools. Independent Independent schools schools are are self-funding self-funding (via (via charging charging parents parents a a fee fee -- usually usually per per term) term) and therefore therefore do do not not rely rely on on money money from from the the and government. This This also also means means that that Independent Independent government. schools do not have to follow the national schools do not have to follow the national curriculum curriculum albeit albeit they they must must be be registered registered with with the the government government and and are are inspected inspected regularly. regularly. Now that that we we have have taken taken a a look look at at the the types types Now of of schools schools available available at at secondary secondary level, level, what what schools are worth your consideration, schools are worth your consideration, and and why. why. We take take a a look look at at all all secondary secondary schools schools in in the the We Plymouth area, area, from from state, state, academy, academy, techincal techincal Plymouth college and independent. college and independent.


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Judged as a “Good School” Ofsted 2015. Oversubscribed in Year 7 for the last four years five years Highly personalised and challenging curriculum Extended curriculum activities in sport, music, the arts plus access to whole school themes of Enterprise, Internationalism and Outdoor Challenge Outstanding and truly supportive team of staff Strong working partnerships between students, teachers and their families ‘Small Schools’ system ensuring close monitoring of students’ academic progress and pastoral care

For further details, visit our website: www.torbridge.net

Tor Bridge High Open Evening––5pm 5pm on 22nd September 20162017 Tor Bridge High Open Evening onThursday Thursday 21st September

Tor Bridge High, Miller Way, Plymouth, PL6 8UN Telephone: 01752 207907 Email: receptionhigh@torbridge.net


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St Boniface's Catholic College

Tor Bridge High

Coombe Dean School independently and in teams. These skills are reinforced by a wide range of experiences outside of the classroom, which we tailor to those all-important hopes and dreams. Every day at Coombe Dean is an opportunity to learn – no matter who you are, what you are doing or how you are feeling!

Tor Bridge High

Miller Way, Estover, Plymouth PL6 8UN Tel: 01752 207907 www.torbridge.net Acting Headteacher: Graham Roser Type of establishment: Academy Converter Age range: 11 to 18 years Tor Bridge High is a specialist Arts academy with a sixth form and is located within the newly built Tor Bridge Partnership, encompassing Tor Bridge Primary, Plymbridge Nursery and Cann Bridge School. At Tor Bridge High, students follow a curriculum which is highly personalised to provide real choice and challenge for every individual. A huge number of extended curriculum activities in sport, music, the arts plus access to whole school themes of enterprise, outdoor challenge and internationalism provide endless opportunities for enrichment. The outstanding team of staff at Tor Bridge High is inspiring, motivational and truly supportive, always willing to engage with parents and carers positively. Creating the balance between the freedom and discipline for young people to develop as responsible individuals can only be achieved by working closely together with their families. We champion our Small Schools system which ensures every individual child has support and guidance for learning within a “small school” as this is more effective than a larger traditional Secondary School organisation. Ofsted recognised the “positive climate and ethos for learning” and that “students are keen to learn, feel safe and well cared for”. What matters most to us all at Tor Bridge High is that our young people achieve the success, qualifications, experience and skills needed to achieve their future ambitions.

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Coombe Dean School

Charnhill Way, Elburton, Plymouth PL9 8ES Tel: 01752 406961 www.coombedean.co.uk Head teacher: Mr Richard Woodland Type of establishment: Academy Converter Age range: 11 to 18 years

If this picture of a vibrant, child-centred school sounds like the right kind of school for your child, please come and see Coombe Dean for yourself: I am sure you won’t be disappointed. We would love to welcome your family into the Coombe Dean family. Richard Woodland Headteacher

Choosing a secondary school for your child is an important decision – one of the biggest a family makes. So how do you make the right choice? My advice would be to choose a school where your child will feel safe and secure; where he or she will be treated as an individual; where staff will go out of their way to help children grow their talents and achieve their hopes and dreams. A school like Coombe Dean. We believe in “Success built around positive relationships,” which means that we go the extra mile to provide a stimulating place to learn. It means we encourage every one of our students to grow into a confident, curious learner. Every day, we ask ourselves the question, “How can I make relationships even better - so that students have an enjoyable and exciting learning experience whilst studying for vital qualifications?” In our internet-dominated world of rapid change and increasing automation, students need more than excellent academic qualifications: they need great interpersonal skills and self-awareness; they need to be highly motivated and to be resilient. At Coombe Dean, we help them achieve this because our teachers are rolemodels in learning, skilled in equipping young people to take the lead in their own development. Teachers in every subject look beyond the obvious skills and knowledge needed to be successful in exams. They provide additional activities that help students to practise the life skills that will make them successful -

St Boniface’s Catholic College

21 Boniface Lane, Manadon Park, PL5 3AG Tel: 01752 779051 www.stbonifaces.com Type of establishment: Academy Age range: 11 to 19 years (Girls accepted at 6th Form only)

Devonport High School for Girls Lyndhurst Road Peverell Plymouth PL2 3DL Tel: 01752 705024 www.dhsg.co.uk Type of establishment: State Girls Grammar Age range: 11 to 18 years


COOMBE DEAN SCHOOL “Outstanding”

Year 5/6

School

Thursday 14th September at 7pm

Charnhill Way, Plymouth PL9 8ES

Tel: 01752 406961 www.coombedean.co.uk


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“This is a good school.” Ofsted 2016

At Eggbuckland we understand that the move to secondary school is a huge step in a young person’s life. Creating a happy, supportive, exciting and inspirational place to learn and develop is fundamental to future success and we put all our efforts into doing just that. “The school promotes strongly held values which are reflected in the very positive relationships between pupils and staff.” Ofsted 2016 Set in a stunning, 44 acre site, students at Eggbuckland Community College Academy Trust experience the perfect learning environment as a result of high quality teaching, excellent pastoral care and support throughout the College. Visitors to us frequently comment on the welcoming, calm and purposeful atmosphere. In 2016, Ofsted described our students as “immaculate, engaged, positive, enthusiastic and respectful”. ‘Learning Caring Achieving’ is very much at the heart of our ethos; we want our students to really enjoy their time with us, make the most of the wealth of opportunities available to them, and achieve to the very best of their ability.

“Pupils make good progress.” Ofsted 2016 “The lessons are enjoyable and my teachers are awesome,” Lewis, Year 7 Eggbuckland provides choice and inspiration for students of all abilities and aptitudes. Ofsted identified time in lessons as a real strength and commented on the good challenge and pace. Each year we are delighted with the very high proportion of our students who gain places at the universities of their choice or secure employment and apprenticeships with top employers.

Our website, www.eggbuckland.com, will give details of our open mornings or allow you to book a tour of the College with our students and a senior member of staff, at a time convenient to you. We really look forward to meeting you.

We offer a huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities, from productions in Drama and Music to College teams in twelve different sports. The views of students at Eggbuckland are listened to and there are genuine opportunities for them to shape the future of the College. “We don’t just train in PE we also play loads of matches and go to tournaments,” Jake, Year 7 “The concerts and productions really bring everyone involved together as one big family,” Taymar, Year 11

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We understand that nothing replaces a visit, so do come along to our open evening or one of our open mornings if you would like to see us in action.

Eggbuckland Community College

Westcott Close, Eggbuckland, Plymouth PL6 5YB Tel: 01752 779061 www.eggbuckland.com Twitter: @EggbucklandCC Headteacher: Miss Katrina Borowski Age Range: 11 - 19


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Stoke Damerel Community College

Plymouth High School for Girls

Lipson Co-operative Academy

“I have learned so much here already – there are so many opportunities and everyone makes you feel welcome” Toby - Class of 2021

Lipson Co-operative Academy

Bernice Terrace, Lipson, PL4 7PG Tel: 01752 671318 www.lipsonco-operativeacademy.coop Principal: Mrs Lynda Budd Type of establishment:: Secondary School Age range: 11 to 18 years

‘Be your Best’ at Lipson Co-operative Academy. Lipson is a school that buzzes with excitement, energy and aspirations. Principal, Lynda Budd says that, “We want our students to be confident and able to take full advantage of all of the opportunities in front of them and in their future. At Lipson, you become part of a family, not just a school, where everyone is happy, valued and known as an individual. At its heart, co-operation is about working together and this creates the conditions where we can all grow and thrive. Lipson is truly a school where all students are encouraged to achieve their very best, both academically and within all elements of their school life. It is important that your child’s education reflects their needs; challenging them to be the very best. This is at the heart of Lipson and is what drives every teacher and member of staff to ensure that your child’s experiences are positive and challenging. Come and experience for yourself Lipson Cooperative Academy’s unique atmosphere and the outstanding opportunities they offer to their students. Visitors to the school always comment on the caring, energetic and happy atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you to Lipson Cooperative Academy for any tours each Monday between Monday 11th September and Monday 18th October at 9.15 am. We also have an Open Evening on Monday 11th September between 6 - 8.30pm with Principal talks at 6.30pm and 7.30pm, alongside an Open Afternoon on Thursday 21st September between 4 - 7pm.

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Stoke Damerel Community College Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4BD Tel: 01752 556065 www.sdcc.net Principal: Miss A Frier Type of establishment: Academy Age range: 11 to 18 years

Stoke Damerel Community College is a vibrant and forward-thinking community of teachers and learners.

All Saints Church of England Academy

Pennycross, Plymouth, Devon PL5 3NE Tel: 01752 705131 www.asap.org.uk Headteacher: Gary Futcher Type of establishment: Academy Age range: 11 to 18 years

The College appreciates the individuality and unique strengths and talents of each student and encourages everyone to invest in their education. Stoke Damerel takes great pride in the fact that more and more of its students enjoy success in every possible way and at every level. Academically, this is demonstrated in our exam results. In our most recent report Ofsted said: “The ethos of the school is very positive. “There is a strong sense of collaboration and students and staff are united in their desire to learn and improve. “Students are justifiably very proud of their school and their achievements.”

Devonport High School for Boys

Paradise Road, Stoke, Plymouth PL1 5QP Tel: 01752 208787 www.dhsb.org Type of establishment: Academy Grammar www.dhsb.org Twitter - @dhsboys No of Pupils - 1161

Stoke Damerel seeks to provide the very best educational experience so every student can reach their full potential as they become responsible and proactive members of their community. The College also offers School Direct - a way of training to be a teacher and get paid at the same time. The Open Evening will take place on Wednesday 13 September enabling parents and their children to find out what it is like to become a student at Stoke Damerel and get a taste of just some of the amazing opportunities on offer at our community college. Doors open at 6 for 6.30pm start. >>>>>

Plymouth High School for Girls St Lawrence Road, Plymouth, Devon PL4 6HT Tel: 01752 208308 www.phsg.org Type of establishment: State Grammar Principal/Head: Miss Mary Utton Age range of pupils: 11-18


Stoke Damerel Community College

OPEN EVENING 2017 Weds 13 September 2017 6pm - 8pm A warm welcome is extended to all Year 6 pupils and their parents Parking available in City Business Park

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Are you looking to achieve more in basketball, rugby, football, netball or swimming?

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Young athletes from across Plymouth now have Mr Cahill explains, “We are enormously focused Programmes a chance to combine their GCSEs, A levelsPerformance on giving students the right mix of academic and or vocational BTECs with top coaching from sporting qualifications and experience to prepare • World-class sports facilities Plymouth Raiders, Argyle, Albion, Pilgrims them for future success – in sports careers and dicine, Business Management and swim coaches from on-sitebeyond. Netball and Olympic at Marjon dditionally, several students AquaElite as are part of the Plymouth Studio School ecialist sports degrees at Marjon • Only 300 “As student a small schoolplaces with a capacity of 300 ts coaching,timetable. sports therapy and students, we have the time to focus on giving onditioning), and one student is oal of becoming a PT instructor Thanks to partnerships with the professional pupils the individual support they need to clubs and coaches by the specialist sports achieve their goals academically and in their Academy school, 14 – 19 year olds can now chosen sports. riculum offers students a chance get a head-start on their careers in sport, whilst 10 subjects, including EBacc he A level curriculum on professionals in rugby, football, trainingfocuses with top “We’re delighted to be able to now add the eeded for sports careers, including basketball, netball and swimming alongside their Raiders Academy for Year 12s. This provides istry, PE and Psychology. There academic studies. additional technical and tactical coaching in on to study for a vocational timetables hours, and a holistic athlete care uch as the BTEC Extended The school is based on-site at Marjon within its package through strength and conditioning, ort or a BTEC in Business Studies. own specialist building and with access to the sports psychology, sports therapy, nutritional e Year 10 Open Evening on 6th University’s word-class sporting facilities and guidance, and performance lifestyle support." Year 12 Open Evening on 30th sports mentoring. “We believe in creating an environment where www.plymouthstudioschool.co.uk the needs of each pupil as both an athlete and our to meet our students and staff: . “For students who want to pursue careers a student are understood and it’s great we can in sports coaching, teaching, sports therapy, start this for most sports from as early as Year sport science and sports psychology the mix 10.” of facilities, academic subjects – including the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport –and Top young athletes already attending the school specialist sporting support is second to none, “ include GB Diver, Matt Dixon; GB Taekwondo explains Sports Psychologist and Head of Sports talent squad member, Rhys Roffey; under 18s Performance, Jon Rhodes. international basketball player, Ben Charlton; Argyle Ladies’ footballer, Ashleigh Beeney; and e Lane, Plymouth PL6 8DD “It’s also a great opportunity for those looking to Ethan Rayment, English National silver medallist 900 excel with their own sporting performance as part in the 50m freestyle, as well as a number of hstudioschool.co.uk of our High Performance Sports Programme, other Plymouth Leander swimmers and regional k Cahill whilst not compromising on academic goals.” athletes. : Studio School The school is led by Principal Mark Cahill, 4 - 19 mSchool a former Raiders basketball player who has The school’s first cohort of sixth form leavers, mouthstudioschool over 19 years’ experience in teaching and which included GB Modern Pentathlete, Kay sports leadership roles, including eight years Bryson and Taekwondo World Champion, Tate as Assistant Principal at Ivybridge Community Budge, have gone on to take up a range of College. Higher Education and career options, including

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degrees in Medicine, Business Management and Psychology. Additionally, several students are completing specialist sports degrees at Marjon (including sports coaching, sports therapy and strength and conditioning), and one student is following his goal of becoming a PT instructor in the RAF. The GCSE curriculum offers students a chance to study up to 10 subjects, including EBacc subjects and the A level curriculum focuses on key subjects needed for sports careers, including Biology, Chemistry, PE and Psychology. There is also the option to study for a vocational qualification, such as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport or a BTEC in Business Studies.

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Scott College

Notre Dame Roman Catholic School

Hele's School

Hele's School

Seymour Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 4LT Tel: 01752 337193 www.heles.plymouth.sch.uk Twitter @HelesSchool Principal: Miss J Mason Age range 11 – 19 years

The Combined Cadet Force plays a key role in the life of Hele’s, and both outdoor education and leadership development is at the heart of much that we do.

6.30pm and 7 October from 10am. Our Sixth form Open Evening, for prospective Year 12 students, takes place on 29 November at 6.30pm.

Please take the time to explore our website to find out more about us and don’t hesitate to contact us should you require any further information about Hele’s School. Better still, come and see us for yourself!

Admitting pupils aged between 13 and 19, our school is separate and distinct from sponsor college, Stoke Damerel, whilst taking advantage of being part of the Inspiring Schools Partnership multi-academy trust.

Visitors always comment on the purposeful, caring and happy ethos of the school, so what better way for you to find out more about our vision and values than to come and experience them first-hand?

Applications can be made for places in Year 9 and Year 12 from 5 September 2017 and all the details you need are on the Scott College website.

A very warm welcome awaits you!

A great place to learn. A great place to grow. Hele’s School is a school that students and staff are proud to attend. Known for its academic excellence, high aspirations and big heart, our mission is to support and challenge each individual, adult or child, to be the best they can be. Expectations for staff and students are high, but very simple; work hard both to do things right and to do the right thing…even when no one is looking! We aim to provide an inclusive, calm, and purposeful learning environment, and ensure all students have opportunities to enrich their learning: to discover new skills and interests, and to master others through providing a breadth of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to excite and engage young people, wherever their interests or aspirations may lie. Everything we do is shaped by our determination to ensure that each and every child has a positive and memorable experience of school; that they thrive, flourish and, crucially, are happy. Indeed, the friendly, rich and nurturing environment is often the aspect that people say is our greatest strength. These are exciting times for Hele’s with a state-of-the-art Post 16 Centre, a renovated Library and a refurbished Maths centre opening last year, and five refurbished Science Labs and a Drama Studio adding to the stock of high quality learning environments from September 2017. Development of our successful sports academies in golf, netball and tennis continues.

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Parents and students keen to register their interest in the new school can go to www.scottcollege.co.uk and sign up for updates on the application process and the school’s progress. “I can’t wait to meet our next intake of students and their families to share my vision for the College with them,” said the College's headteacher Martyn Cox.

Scott Medical and Healthcare College

Scott College

Sandon Court, Craigie Drive,The Millfields Plymouth PL1 3JB Tel: 01752 284249 www.scottcollege.co.uk Twitter: @scottcollegeply Type of establishment: State School Headteacher: Mr Martyn Cox Age Range: 13 - 19 Scott Medical and Healthcare College is a small, state school training the healthcare and medical professionals of the future. Opening on 4 September in Plymouth we are welcoming students from across Devon and into Cornwall. There is a consistent demand for well-trained healthcare professionals and Scott College offers the best of both worlds, offering high-quality teaching of GCSEs and A Levels and state-ofthe-art facilities as well as the opportunity for work placements with our outstanding healthcare partners. The Open Days for current Year 8 students, who will join us in Year 9, are on 27 September at

Notre Dame Roman Catholic School

Looseleigh Lane, Derriford, Plymouth. PL2 3QQ Tel: 01752 775101 www.ndonline.org Type of establishment: Roman Catholic State Headteacher: Mrs K White Age range: 11-18

Are you a school or educational provider? Be a part of our focus on National Apprenticeships Week (Jan/Feb), Education feature (May/June) and Education Special (Sept/Oct). For more details, e-mail: craig@woinplymouth.co.uk or call, 07966 041054


To all Year 6 children and parents

Open Evening at Hele’s School

Wednesday 13th September 2017 5.00pm - 8.00pm

You are invited to join us for tours of the school and presentations at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.

A warm welcome awaits you.

Come and see why you should choose Hele’s School for your child’s education.

Open Morning - Friday 22nd September 9.15am - 10.30am A great place to learn. A great place to grow.

Hele's School

For more information please contact Hele’s School: Tel No. 01752 337193 or visit our website at www.heles.plymouth.sch.uk

Future...

Doctor Nurse Dentist Midwife Paramedic Physiotherapist Healthcare Worker Pharmacist Psychologist?

OPEN EVENTS 27 Sept 7 Oct 29 Nov

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King's School and Nursery

Independent Sch Approximately 7% of the total number of school children in England attend an Independent schools, with the figure rising to more than 18% of pupils over the age of 16.

to individually help students’ weak areas and advance their strengths.

parent breakfast to more frequent meetings, parents felt more included.

Independent schools are self-funding (via charging parents a fee - usually per term) and therefore do not rely on money from the government. This also means that Independent schools do not have to follow the national curriculum albeit they must be registered with the government and are inspected regularly.

Discipline and respect

Independent schools have reputations for maintaining high standards for discipline and respect. Lower staff-to-student ratios allow for more effective observation and control of school grounds.

Environment

There are a number of reasons why parents will choose to send their child to an independent school with 522,879 pupils, the highest level since records began in 1974, now attending. Recent research shows (Jan 2017 ISC Census) 91% of all ISC pupils went on to higher education, with 55% going on to a Russell Group university. Some of the main reasons given by parents whose children attend an Independent school include:

Greater academic opportunities

One of the accepted benefi ts of independent schools is that they provide exceptional and challenging educational experiences through extracurricular activities, Advanced Placement courses, and the International Baccalaureate programme, just to name a few.

Smaller classes

Independent schools vary greatly in size, but depending on their teaching style, almost all focus on the importance of small class sizes

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91 per cent of parents surveyed said the dedication of the teachers was their main reason for choosing a private school.

62 per cent of parents with children in the private school system believe their school’s environment is motivating, supportive and nurturing. If you are going down the Independent Schools route,The Independent Schools Council is a good starting point. Make a list of preferred schools. View their websites to check admission dates and processes. To save you a little bit of time, we have highlighted the main Independent Schools in Bath, along with their contact details and website information.

Dedicated teachers

In a study completed by the Fraser Institute in 2007, 91 per cent of parents surveyed said the dedication of the teachers was their main reason for choosing a private school.

Resources

At private schools, you'll find incredible resources to support student learning in the classroom, sports field, art studio, and beyond. Quality resources provide students with the opportunity to fully explore their interests and talents.

Communication

Parents of children in an Independent school felt more involved in their childs education. From

Plymouth College

Ford Park,Plymouth, Devon PL4 6RN Tel: 01752 203300 www.plymouthcollege.com Principal/Head (Prep): Mr Christopher Gatherer Principal/Head (Senior): Mr Jonathan Standen Age range: 3 - 18 Religious affiliation: Christian


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Fletewood School

hools Fletewood School

88 North Road East, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6AN Tel: 01752 663782 www.fletewoodschool.co.uk Principal/Head:Mrs R Grey Age range: 3 - 11 Method of entry: Please apply to school Religious affiliation: Christian

King’s School and Nursery

Hartley Road, Mannamead, Plymouth, PL3 5LW Tel: 01752 771789 email: sam.phare@kingsschool-plymouth.co.uk www.kingsschool-plymouth.co.uk Principal/Head: Mrs Jane Lee Age range of pupils: Co-educational 0-11 years. Religious affi liation: Christian

Tips for parents on Open Days For parents, it doesn't matter if your child is making their first tentative steps into education or choosing a fi nal University place; the decision of where your child will be educated is very important, not just to you, but more so to your child. Open Days give any parent (and child) the opportunity to witness at first hand the running of a school, its teachers, its pupils and its facilities. Many parents will look at league tables, Ofsted reports and make their judgements based solely on results rather than what is most most important: will your child be happy? Depending on the school, Open Days can be either very relaxed affairs, some can be almost military in their agenda and precision, many can be very staged as if the actors are putting on a performance to potential sponsors. Regardless of which schools you choose to view, like finding a home you want your child to grow up in, it is always good to look at a few to give you an idea of similarities, differences and generally how staff and pupils behave.

children already at the school, they may have a few home truths about the school or its teachers. Talk to current pupils as they tend to use words that aren't false or scripted. If you are on a 'warts and all' tour, look around the classrooms, look at the work, not just the ones at eye level and in the centre of the wall but those that are on the periphery. This will give you an idea of the different levels of ability. During your Open Day you may well be given a talk by the Head or one of the senior staff. They may well tell you that they are a school that has many after school clubs and is a real part of the community but look for signs that back them up. Look at noticeboards, they will tell you how involved the school is. It is always a good idea to try and speak to a senior member of staff (or ideally the head) on a one-to-one basis. You can then get an idea of the schools vision and where it may or may not fit in with your child's future.

Regardless of which Schools you choose to view, like finding a home you want your child to grow up in, it is always good to look at a few to give you an idea of similarities, differences and generally how staff and pupils behave. This may sound obvious, but make sure you take your child. Remember it will be them who will be working and learning in this environment so they need to feel comfortable. Whilst you are at the Open Day, try and speak to as many people as you can. Parents who have

Open Days are a fantastic way to see first hand the running of a school and meet those who will lead and inspire your child. Most importantly of all, when it comes to deciding your child's future. Trust your instincts.

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Post 16 The day has finally arrived; the last Friday in June. You've completed your final year in secondary school education and although you've reached the grand old age of 16 it's by no means the end of your road for learning. For those of you born on or after 1st September 1997, it is now law that you stay in some form of education or training until 18. Post-16 options can vary but are full-time. These can consist of a continuation of schooling, whether its a Sixth Form attached to your school or college, an apprenticeship or going into employment with training. This stage can be very confusing, so gathering information about different options is an essential part of this process. The government have decided to keep all students in the education system until they are 18 because it is widely recognised that if a young person stays in education or training they will have better career prospects, will be less likely to experience unemployment and will earn more. A more highly skilled workforce will also help the country compete in the world economy.

Each student, along with their parent, carer or guardian should think about their progression and where their course or training might lead to. It is worth asking schools or colleges what the next step is if the young person succeeds on the level of course or training that they have applied for. It is always best to seek out careers advice at this stage as this can help in your decision making process as well as giving you some impartial advice.

GCSE Maths and English Language: It is now compulsory for students to achieve an A* - C grade GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English Language. If this is not achieved at the end of year 11 students must study these subjects again in sixth form or a college. Some students will be able to do ‘stepping stone’ courses that help them progress to GCSE C+ grades in these subjects. See more about Post 16 Maths opposite.

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AS and A levels: AS and A levels are the best known of the post 16 qualifications and have an established history in UK education. They are the more traditional route to a university education. Some students may focus on a particular area – for example sciences – and do all their subjects in this area. Other students do a mixture of subjects and keep their options open for post 18 routes. From September 2017 A levels are changing. A-level exams will take place at the end of Year 13, with no marks from AS-levels (if you take these) contributing to the overall final grade. Across the board, there will also be less coursework and fewer practical assessments under the new system (in Wales, practicals will still count in biology, chemistry and physics A-level) - making that exam revision all the more important. Grades will continue to be awarded on an A*- E scale. New-style A-levels will be introduced in: accounting, ancient history, archaeology, classical civilisation, design and technology, electronics, film studies, geology, government and politics, history of art, law, maths and further maths, media studies, music technology, philosophy and statistics. Most students who successfully study A levels go on to higher education. Other than continuing full-time education at school or college with A and AS levels. Other than continuing full-time education at school or college with A and AS levels, there are a selection of options available those looking to continue their education, Post 16. We have outlined some of these options, opposite.


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International Baccalaureate: The International Baccalaureate, or IB is a programme of education for 16-19-year-old students. The IB is an internationally recognised course, ollowed by students all around the world. Until recently in the UK it was only taught in a minority of independent schools, but is now on offer at some state schools. It is available at about 125 schools in total across the UK, with 190 of these offering the IB as a post-16 option. The IB course leads to a qualifi cation called the IB Diploma, which is very well-respected by universities and is also an advantage if your child is hoping to study overseas.

Further Education and Vocational courses: Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are a further education qualification for 14-19-year-olds in England. They’ve been introduced to provide more options for practical learning, and to encourage more young people to continue studying. Diplomas aim to provide work-orientated skills in a more creative way - so students get practical training and benefit from work experience. There is less classroom-based learning than with A levels. NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification aare achieved through training and assessment, which is normally on-the-job observation. If your child knows what job they’d like to do, and wants to move straight in to the world of work, an NVQ could be the right choice for them. They can be taken alongside the National Curriculum at GCSE level but are usually taken after 16.

Apprenticeships:

Find out more about Apprenticeships on pages

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost A recent review, commission by the government, found that too many teenagers dropped maths after their GCSE's, harming job prospects and potentially the wider economy.

into the government's core maths qualification, introduced in 2015 with the aim of increasing the number of sixth-formers studying the subject.

In many of the worlds advanced countries, young people continue to study maths beyond the age of 16, but England remains 'unusual' because students can 'drop' the subject completely after studying GCSE's. The review states that; "England was the only country in a 2013 sample of developed economies where young adults performed no better than older adults in numeracy proficiency,"

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Among teenagers with good GCSE grades, almost three-quarters "choose not to study mathematics beyond this level". Research states that not continuing to study maths past the age of 16 can leave university students anxious and lacking in confidence when any maths or statistics is required in their courses.

The government says the money, to be paid in two £8m chunks from April 2018, will be used to: Inspire more post-16s to study maths. Improve post-16 maths teaching through better professional development, support and resources Ensure more schools and colleges offer core maths. Develop an online platform for core maths. Encourage more students, particularly girls, to take maths A-levels.

In a written statement, setting out the plan, Education Minister, Nick Gibb, said "The government is determined to give all young people the world-class education they need to fulfil their potential,"

Research states that not continuing to study maths past the age of 16 can leave university students anxious and lacking in confidence when any maths or statistics is required in their courses. It is also believed that continuing to study maths beyond 16 could deliver significant payback for individuals, for the economy and in increased productivity. Education minister, Nick Gibb, explained that better maths skills were 'vital' and that a £16M cash boost (money from existing budgets) would be available to, will help more students take a maths A-level or core maths qualification. The core maths qualification aims to plug a gap for sixth-formers not taking maths A-levels. The review outlines that "as an urgent and immediate measure", the government should put money into AS- and A-levels in maths and

"This includes providing opportunities to develop the mathematical and quantitative knowledge and skills appropriate to their chosen careers. In an increasingly technological world, this will be vital to ensuring that our future workforce will be productive and competitive in the global marketplace." Among many to welcome the news of this much needed cash boot, Frank Kelly, chairman of the Royal Society Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education, said; "Mathematics skills are necessary to a wide variety of disciplines, and we welcome the government's recognition of their importance and commitment to improving opportunities in schools and colleges."

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Be Part of Something Different. Choose a Career with City College! September is an exciting time: whether you are heading back to school or starting something new at college or university. For some, however, catching up with friends or starting a new course can quickly turn sour. What do you do if you change your mind and decide that you don’t want to stay in school? What if your course isn’t all you had hoped it would be? If you are aged 16 or over and unhappy with your education or career choice, then it’s not too late to try something different. You can still apply for a full-time study programme or Apprenticeship at City College. Mike Jones, Employability and Enterprise Manager at the College, leads an expert team of careers and information advisors and says: “We see many young people taking the bold step of saying ‘no, this is not for me’ and turning to us for free, impartial advice. “As the leading provider of professional and technical training in the South West, we offer courses to suit a wide range of interests from engineering to beauty, media to science and plumbing to sport. Courses start from entry-level right through to university-level degrees, and you don’t need to have GCSE passes in English and maths to apply, as you can study these and improve your grades as part of your College study programme.

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“There is a lot of misinformation out there. For example, you don’t have to stay in school until you’re 18, like most people think. College courses and Apprenticeships are great alternatives to school-based education and can set you on the path to further study or a great career.” At the College, courses are designed with input from employers to ensure that what young people learn is relevant to the workplace. These partnerships with local businesses mean that students build important contacts before they finish their studies and have the opportunity to get great work experience, so they really will stand head and shoulders above the competition in an ever competitive job market. Recent surveys have shown that 72% of UK businesses rely on people with STEM skills, but four out of ten employers have trouble recruiting staff with the right skill set. Students joining the College this September will be the first to gain access to and benefit from Plymouth’s new Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) at Kings Road. The new £13million facility will enable the College to embed STEM skills right across the curriculum, meaning their students and apprentices will be in demand.

As the leading provider of professional and technical training in the South West, we offer courses to suit a wide range of interests from engineering to beauty, media to science and plumbing to sport.

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If you prefer hands-on learning, Apprenticeships can offer the same level of financial security as an undergraduate degree, with starting salaries in the region of £11,000 to £14,000 per year. The College’s apprentice success rate is 14% above the national average, with 96% of apprentices going in to successful employment. The College also offers an award winning universitylevel provision, and those who have studied Foundation Degrees at City College have also gone on to great success. Anna-Rose Chapman, a current automotive engineering student, said: “I’d say to anyone thinking about studying at City College to go for it. It is the best thing I have ever done. I came here to learn and better myself and I’ve done just that, but I have also had so much fun and made lots of friends. The College not only offers fantastic training but also a great social environment - I can’t recommend it enough.” City College was recently rated 1st in the South West and 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (FE Choices survey, 2017). If you are interested in making a fresh start and being part of something different, there are information events offering free and impartial careers advice and guidance every Wednesday throughout September between 5.30pm and 7.00pm at Kings Road. Visit cityplym.ac.uk/events for more


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Apprenticeships Since 2015, the government requires all young people to stay in some form of education or training until at least their 18th birthday. Having detailed the many options available to those 'Post 16' earlier, here we outline information and benefits about apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualifi cation whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. All apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances.

What are the benefits?

Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond. Over 50 national universities are currently offering a range of degree apprenticeships with more to be confirmed throughout the year.

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Earning a salary and paid holiday; Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace; Increased future earning potential – apprentices enjoy marked salary increases on finishing their training and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime.

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What levels are there?

There are various levels of apprenticeship to apply for depending on current skills and qualifications. Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels: Name Level Intermediate 2 Advanced 3 Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 Degree

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Equivalent level 5 GCSE passes 2 A level passes Foundation degree and above Bachelor’s or master’s degree

All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships will require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice`s ability and competence in their job role. Some apprenticeship vacancies will display the `Positive about disabled` logo meaning the employer has agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. Any disabled candidate applying for vacancies showing this logo will be guaranteed an interview as long as they meet the requirements for the job being applied for (these policies have recently changed (July 2017)).

Salaries

The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour (as of April 2017), but many employers pay more than this. This is dependant on the sector, region and apprenticeship level e.g. some higher apprenticeships pay upto £500 per week.

Future commitments

During the recent Queen’s speech (21 June 2017), the government renewed its commitment to “ensuring people have the skills they need for the high-skilled, high-wage jobs of the future”. New apprenticeships minister, Anne Milton, is focused on creating three million apprentices by 2020.

National Apprenticeships Week 2018

National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. The objective of National Apprenticeship Week is to increase awareness and take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships. The next National Apprenticeships Week will take place on 05 March 2018.

Some facts about apprenticeships

Apprenticeship participation now stands at a record level - there were 509,400 apprenticeship starts in the 2015 to 2016 academic year. There were 1,656,680 online apprenticeship applications in 2015 to 2016. More than 2,600 employers are involved in designing the new apprenticeships standards. Over 510 apprenticeship standards have been published or in development, with over 165 ready for delivery. There have been 12,200 starts on new standards since their introduction with 7,500 of these starts reported so far in the first two quarters of the 2016 to 2017 academic year.


Latest Apprenticeship opportunities in Plymouth Brand X Prodcuts Ltd

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Salon X is a luxurious salon that caters to those who want the best. Salon X are looking for a salon Apprentice to join their friendly team. This salon is based in Beacon Park, Plymouth and is easy to reach by bus routes. Closing date: 18 Sep 2017 Weekly wage: £140.00 Working week: Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 12 months Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC00107969

St Austell Brewery are now looking for their next intake of Chef Scholars which will provide a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career as a chef. Closing date: 15 Sep 2017 Weekly wage: £121.50 - £211.50 Working week: Total 30 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 53 weeksweeksApprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC091056951

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Hairdressing Apprentice

There are currently 100 higher and degree apprenticeships available, with more in development, including foundation degrees, HNDs and full honours degrees. These include job roles ranging from legal services to banking and engineering. Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result of their apprenticeship. 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship; 97% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved, and 92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved. Over 90% of apprentices currently go into work or further training. 36% of higher apprentices report getting a promotion after completing their apprenticeship. Nearly 9 out of 10 (89%) apprentices were satisfied with their apprenticeship overall, and nearly three quarters (72%) were very satisfied. The majority (92%) of apprentices in work felt that their apprenticeship had had a positive impact on their career. Almost 9 out of every 10 apprenticeship employer hoping to achieve business benefits tell us that apprenticeships deliver. 87% of employers said they were satisfied with the programme, 76% say that productivity has improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service. Over the next 12 pages, we will take a look at some of the areas best apprenticeship providers. We will hear about opportunities that are currently available as well as success stories from previous apprentices. >>>>>>>

Gemma Graham

Customer Service Apprentice

GG’s are looking to take on a customer service apprentice to work as a receptionist in their busy salon based in Plymouth. Closing date: 18 Sep 2017 Weekly wage: £140.00 Working week: Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 12 months Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC001274426

Morrison Utility Services

Network Construction Operations (Gas) Apprenticeships The Morrison Utility Services Apprenticeship Programme, endorsed by Energy & Utility Skills and Accredited by the CABWI, provides the opportunity for individuals to become fully trained, qualified and competent in. Closing date: 7 Oct 2017 Weekly wage: £324.00 Working week: Total 45 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 2 years Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC001276214

Toni & Guy

Hairdressing Apprentice

Toni & Guy Hair salon are looking for a salon apprentice to join their friendly team in Plymouth. Closing date: 18 Sep 2017 Weekly wage: £140.00 Working week: Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 12- 18 months Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC000783740

Vehicle Save (UK) Ltd

Level 2 Business Administration

We are seeking to recruit a high quality and ambitious apprentice to be trained in all aspects of vehicle rental within Europcars largest UK franchise. The positions will be based in Plymouth and the initial training will be focused on the many different aspects of fleet administration, customer service and the diverse range of skills required. Closing date: 10 Sep 2017 Weekly wage: £220.00 Working week:Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 12 months Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC001293834

Chef Apprenticeship

Magnet Kitchens

Retail Apprentcieship

Learn and understand the key roles within a Magnet store. Positively contribute to the store’s performance and assist in achieving its goals and targets. Achieve the apprenticeship in retail within the 15 month period Closing date: 31 Oct 2017 Annual wage: £11,648.00 Working week: Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 15 months Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC001264409

KBB Developments Ltd Carpentry Apprentices

KBB Developments are looking to take on a carpentry apprentice to join their team, based in Plymstock. Closing date: 18 Sept 2017 Weekly wage: £140.00 Working week: Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration 12 months Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC001256987

Vospers Motorhouse Ltd Ford Masters Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship

An exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside qualified technicians where you will be fully trained in all aspects of maintenance and repair of light vehicles from routine servicing to electrical fault diagnostics. Closing date: 29 Oct 2017 Weekly wage: £140.00 Working week: Total 40 hours per week. Apprenticeship duration: 3 years Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Reference number: VAC001263789 You can keep up-to-date with all apprenticeship opportunites within the PlymoEWuth area by visiting: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/ apprenticeship All opportunities listed are correct at time of going to press (End Aug 2017). When searching via the Reference number, please use the website, followed by the ref number (removing VAC00 and adding - ) e.g www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/ apprenticeship/-107969

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Emma Norton of Shared Apprenticeships South West

Morgan Syms

Earn money while training for a career in construction A trailblazing scheme is aiming to invest in the future of the construction industry by training the next generation of Plymouth apprentices. Shared Apprenticeships South West (SASW) was launched to support the growing construction sector by recruiting, managing and training apprentices and providing them with placements at construction sites across the region. Earning and learning, apprentices can gain NVQ level 2 and 3 qualifications in trades including carpentry, painting and decorating and bricklaying as well as technical apprenticeships for aspiring site managers, quantity surveyors, planners and estimators.

“Apprentices bring a real enthusiasm to each of our host contractors’ sites and it is so rewarding to see them learn from fellow workers, gaining a real insight into a career in construction.” An influx of apprentices is also important for the ongoing success of the sector now and in to the future. Thousands of jobs are expected to be created in the South West construction industry between now and 2020 and a lack of new workers entering the sector, coupled with an ageing workforce, could become a serious problem if not addressed now.

Thousands of jobs are expected to be created in the South West construction industry between now and 2020 and a lack of new workers entering the sector, coupled with an ageing workforce, could become a serious problem if not addressed now. And it’s a win, win for apprentices and their host contractors. SASW directly employs each apprentice, offering them dedicated guidance and support throughout the two year scheme while allowing contractors to maximise their training obligations and welcome fresh, new talent onto their work sites. A number of host contractors are already involved with the scheme, including Midas Group, Galliford Try, Kier Construction and ISG. Emma Norton, Programme Manager for Shared Apprenticeships South West, said: “By partnering with SASW, host contractors save time and money, allowing them to get on with the day to day running of their business, while also helping to train the next generation of construction workers.

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Case study: Morgan Syms Devon teenager Morgan Syms has always known that an academic career path wasn’t for him. Struggling with dyslexia and preferring practical subjects at school, he began researching a career in the construction industry, discovering Shared Apprenticeships South West (SASW). Now training to be a carpenter he is currently on the site of the multi-million pound refurbishment of one of Plymouth’s most iconic buildings, which is home to the city museum. Morgan, aged 18, said: “SASW started me off in the trade and I haven’t stopped since, it has been brilliant. Dyslexia has impacted on my life but it has also helped direct me towards a new career. I am constantly learning and I’m really enjoying being able to watch the rest of the carpenters who are all helping me to truly understand and perfect the craft.” “I have really enjoyed getting involved and doing the same jobs as everyone else on site. I’ve really felt part of the team.”

Emma added: “We are helping to solve this issue by training more apprentices to fill those much needed vacancies. There are a number of hugely exciting development sites underway that our apprentices are involved with, including the new multi-million pound Plymouth History Centre. “It is about helping people to understand all of the options available while supporting them to make the right choice. Apprenticeships can change lives and open the door to a successful and long-lasting career.”

Morgan also spent one day a week studying towards his Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry at Exeter College.

For more information about Shared Apprenticeships South West, how to get involved as a host contractor or become an apprentice, visit www.swsharedapprenticeships.com.

He said: “More people should look at the possibility of an apprenticeship. I have learned so many new, practical skills that I wouldn’t have got from traditional classroom qualifications.” “The skills I have learned will take me wherever I want to go. “

After two years with the SASW scheme, apprentices are supported to find their own permanent job and career in the industry. Morgan added that his time on construction sites, had also helped him to build up a list of contacts within the construction industry, giving him an advantage going forward.


Achievement Training has been highlighted as one of the best Training Providers in the South West, large enough to make a real difference while small enough to care. We are dedicated to helping people into sustainable employment through Traineeships, ips, Apprenticeships and classroom led programmes.

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Healthcare IT & Digital Technologies Business Administration Customer Service Childcare Support Teaching in Schools

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Beauty Therapy Nail Services Hairdressing Animal Care / Management Team leading & Management Basic computer skills


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An Apprenticeship is a real job, giving people the opportunity to gain important practical work skills whilst earning wages and achieving accredited qualifications. Achievement Training work in partnership with high quality businesses, supporting people of all ages into Apprenticeships! Pre Apprenticeships: Promoting opportunities for young people! people Individually planned programmes for 16-24 year olds, including a work experience placement place that lasts between 100-240 240 hours and English and maths if required. The duration can vary from 6 weeks to 6 months. Vocational ocational qualifications can also be included. included Pre Apprenticeships provide employers and young people the opportunity to see if the work environment suits them before committing to a job or apprenticeship. Need to improve your English and Maths? Functional skills courses are available


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Earn as you learn with an Apprenticeship from GHQ Training School Leavers: What’s Next?

It’s that nerve racking time of year again when students have taken their exams and are receiving their results! If you are 16 by the end of the summer holidays, you are legally allowed to leave school from June. If staying on at school, college or university doesn’t appeal to you and you feel like you want to leap into the working world then an Apprenticeship could be the right choice for you! An Apprenticeship is paid employment which offers individuals the opportunity to train in the skills and knowledge required within the workplace. ‘Earn as you Learn’ is the most common catch phrase used to describe this career path way.

About GHQ and What We Offer

GHQ Training is celebrating 25 years of working alongside businesses to deliver training that enables individuals to stimulate their natural talent and aid their personal development. We specialise in NVQ courses and Apprenticeships that cover a range of vocations including the Hairdressing, Childcare, Support Teaching, Business and Management, Beauty Therapy and Nail Services sectors. Our friendly staff are on hand to provide information, advice and support on nationally recognised courses and qualifications to enable people to make informed decisions about their futures.

Vacancies

Currently, we have over 30 apprenticeship vacancies with reputable employers in the following sectors:

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Childcare and Support Teaching:

Our experienced and dedicated Assessors work with various nursery and school settings across Devon and Cornwall to provide apprenticeship training. The apprentices gain valuable, hands on experience within the nursery or school whilst completing the NVQ qualification. This allows the apprentices to aid the personal development of the children within their early and school years.

Beauty Therapy and Nail Services:

We have an authentic beauty and nail salon within our training centre that caters for all the needs of our apprentices; enabling them to practice their treatments on clients under the watchful eye of our Assessors. Apprentices can then take these skills and transfer them to their workplace whilst they work towards gaining their qualification.

Business Administration:

GHQ Training’s skilled team of Business Assessors support and observe the apprentices within their working environments; developing their administration skills to meet the needs of the business. At the end of the apprenticeship, the learner will gain an NVQ as proof of their competence.

Hairdressing and Barbering:

Our well equipped training salon and highly experienced hairdressing assessors nurture students and teach them to perform hair styles, cuts and colours on all hair types to the highest standard. This results in completion of the Hair Professional NVQ Diploma allowing them to register with the Hair Council. To see what vacancies we have to offer, please visit our website; www.ghqtraining.co.uk.

Isabella Preece

Don't just take our word for it. In 2016, Isabella enrolled on a Retail apprenticeship but, due to unforeseen circumstances and no fault of her own, found herself without a placement. If it wasn’t for Isabella’s determination, a helping hand from the staff at GHQ Training and the good faith of a new employer, Isabella may not have completed the Retail qualification. But there was a light at the end of the tunnel when Lawsons, a well established and reputable home living retailer, gave Isabella the opportunity to continue her apprenticeship with their company. Over the last year, Isabella has excelled in her job role at Lawsons and subsequently completed her Level 2 Retail Apprenticeship. The employer couldn’t be happier with her professional development and are now discussing her progression. GHQ Training cherishes accomplishments such as this and we are so proud of Isabella! ‘At one point last year, it seemed as though I was not going to be able to finish my Retail apprenticeship. I started to become quite concerned but my ambition to complete the apprenticeship only grew. With the help of GHQ Training to find the right employer, Lawsons graciously took me under their wing as an apprentice. Since then, I have not only developed my knowledge and skills within the industry but developed as a person". "I enjoy working with Lawsons and I feel extremely proud of what I have accomplished and of the career path I am making for myself. Alongside my NVQ Diploma, I have also dedicated my time and effort into passing my Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English qualifications. I feel all of my achievements would not have been possible without the support and guidance that I received from the staff at GHQ Training. Therefore, I would like to thank everyone involved in my journey.’ Isabella Preece


ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN Learners who are over the age of 19 can now apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for any Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification delivered by an approved training provider in England.

Why choose the Loan to fund your course: The Loan provides you with partial or full financial support to enable you to progress into further education It does not effect your personal credit rating After 30 years, any loan amount that is remaining is written off

Check out our website for more information and FAQs; http://ghqtraining.co.uk/19-advanced-learningloan/

GHQ offer courses in the following sectors that can be funded by the loan: Childcare Assessing Support Teaching and Learning Beauty Therapy and Nail Services Hairdressing Management

Alternatively, you can visit the Gov.uk information page; https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Beauty and Nail Short Courses

GHQ Training recognises the potential in people and helps them to develop their skills. We are offering a wide range of Beauty and Nail short courses that are either government funded or can be loan funded. (Private funding is also an option). Courses are available to everyone. Whether you are already employed within the Beauty/Nail industry and want to broaden your skill set or whether you fancy a change of career. We are offering short courses in the following areas: Level 3 Diploma in Make Up Artistry Provide Body Massage Provide Stone Therapy Provide Indian Head Massage Provide Intimate Waxing Services Gel Polish

Application of Gel Polish to Include Pigment Powders, Chrome & Metallics Nail Printing Techniques Using Nail Polish & Acrylic Paint Nail Stamping & Animal Print Designs Eye Lash Lift

To apply today, please visit www.ghqtraining.co.uk or call us on 01752 218086

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Skills Group offers apprenticeships and full-time study programmes in Business, Care & Early Years, Construction, Hairdressing, Beauty & Barbering, Engineering & Automotive, Sport & Leisure and Teaching & Education Over 90% success rates which is 23% above the national average

Flexible training sessions including evenings and weekends Programmes tailored to meet the needs of the business and the apprentice

State-of-the-art training facilities in Plymouth, Exeter and Newton Abbot

Get in touch with us NOW on: www.apprenticeships4me.com 01752 332 442


At Skills Group, an apprenticeship could be right for you at any age! James Triggs, aged 18, is an apprentice with Mann Plant Hire, based in Helston. He began his apprenticeship in Plant Operations with Skills Group in April 2017. Having left school at 16, he spent time working on a friend’s farm during which he decided to widen his skill-base and opted for an apprenticeship. James said “Before starting my apprenticeship I was a shy person but now I’m becoming more confident. I’m learning how to knock down houses safely and dig footings. I’m getting experience and skills, which will give me a job for life.” Charlie Glover, aged 17, is developing her hairdressing skills by working on real-life models in Skills Group’s state-of-theart training facility in Plymouth City Centre. She began her hairdressing career on the full-time study programme and is now seven weeks in to her apprenticeship at Heavenly Scissors in Plympton, and is making great progress. Charlie said “I left school in Year 9 to be homeschooled and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Then my mum spotted an opportunity in hairdressing with Skills Group. I am now really enjoying my apprenticeship and would definitely recommend it” Having worked in the construction industry since he was 16, Matt Hunt knows his trade well but had no formal qualifications to show for it. Now, aged 32, Matt is arming himself with an NVQ Level 3 in Bricklaying on the flexible twilight apprenticeship programme with Skills Group. Matt from Liskeard, said: “I would recommend it to anyone in a trade who is not yet qualified. It is ideal for me because its doesn’t disturb my normal working hours and the trainers give me lots of support. I attend Skills Group during the evening and it has been fantastic.”

To find out more about our apprenticeships and full-time study programmes,

please visit our dedicated website at www.apprenticeships4me.com or call us on 01752 332 442.


GOOD NEWS STORY ROBOURGH SURGERY

The Focus Training Group is a company who have been in existence for 18 years, organising and delivering training for other companies. The group compromises of 4 different offerings, each dedicated to service a range of industries and job roles, offering training and also employment opportunities. They offer flexible and professional training for commercial Apprenticeships including; retail, management, business admin, sales, the hospitality sector,

The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in April 2017 and has an impact on Apprenticeship funding. If a business’ payroll is an excess of £3million they will automatically pay into this Apprenticeship fund and the training costs will be recovered through digital vouchers. Other changes include if a business consists of less than 50 in staff and employ a 16-18 year-old as an Apprentice the qualification would be fully funded and the business would qualify for a £1000 Apprenticeship grant. If a business employs more than 50 in staff and

The Focus Training Group operates in Redruth, Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Exeter and Bristol; promoting and selling training direct to employers and providing people with the opportunity to start work, gain qualifications with the support they need to begin their career. customer services and warehousing. Focus also offer traineeships and themed courses for the unemployed in these sectors. They specialise in domestic electrical training with DCET and were set up by the electrical industry with excellent industry links. In addition, they are specialists in all things gas, oil, renewables and plumbing with Supertech, from a full Apprenticeship to short bespoke courses to meet the industries needs including mandatory compliance assessments and tickets/cards. The Arb Academy, Arb being short for arboriculture, this is the group's tree specialist, they base the training around individual needs to maximise the potential achievement of the learners. If you would like to know more about our courses and how it can help you please contact us on; 01752 348980 quote reference HB1.

employ a 16-18 year-old Apprentice there would be a 10% contribution towards training costs but you can still qualify for the grant. If a business employs a 19+ Apprentice their employer would have to contribute 10% towards the qualification cost but would not qualify for the £1000 grant. This cost would vary dependent on the qualification being undertaken by the Apprentice. So, if you or someone you know are looking to gain a nationally recognised qualification, experience and to earn while you learn, get in contact with The Focus Training Group to discover the opportunities you could achieve.

“Some two years ago our Surgery took the decision to appoint two Apprentices. Both Paige and Codie came to us with no specific Administration experience. However, they both came with a smile on their face and a willingness to learn. Both girls worked extremely hard both with their day to day work within a very busy Reception area and on their NVQ modules. Over time it became evident that we would be able to take them off in different directions and give them their own Administration work to go alongside their Reception work. Whilst they both had lots of in house training, the back up and support they received from Fay at Focus Training has been incredible. They are an extremely reliable company and are there to back the Apprentices up with any issues that arise. Both Apprentices have now been taken on by the Surgery. Paige has progressed at such a fast pace that she has now taken on added responsibility and become our Senior Receptionist. Last year we took on a new Apprentice Maisie and she too has been working towards her Business and Administration qualification. Once again, the support from Focus Training has been excellent. Maisie feels very well supported by both them and the team at the Surgery. “I would highly recommend any business to look at Apprenticeships as a way forward, this has transformed how we work within the Practice and we are able to train young people in the way that we wish them to work. It is also a way of young people gaining good qualifications that will stand them in good stead for future employment and would employ Apprentices in the future.”


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Emphasis on quality, rather than quantity, is the key for a strong economy As many students receive their A-Level results, and consider their options, one area that may well be worth consideration are Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

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Then look no further than On Course South West a Community Interest Company that works in partnership with YMCA Plymouth and Shekinah, two well-known local charities who share our commitment to learning for social benefit and reinvestment in communities.

and a variety of languages. These are just a handful of the extensive array of courses on offer now!

The company delivers across many areas of learning, which include vocational, life skills and personal development, and financially supports the work of unique provision in the city.

In addition, there has never been a better time to improve your English and maths skills. Put your confidence on a new high whilst putting your maths and English bugs to bed. Give us a call and chat with one of our Learning Advisers about you kick starting your learning.

As an adult and community learning company we aim to continue and grow as an independent organisation reinvesting in learning whilst aspiring to our mission ‘Inspiring learning and opportunities for all’.

Learning Advisers are independent, impartial and have a wide range of information to hand about other courses, other providers and have a learner centred approach to finding a solution with you.

Put your confidence on a new high whilst putting your maths and English bugs to bed. Give us a call and chat with one of our Learning Advisers about you kick starting your learning. Go on, give your mind a workout with an adult and community learning course at On Course South West. Our impressive range of courses include subjects such as AAT Accounting, Advice and Guidance, Hair and Beauty, Counselling, Sociology, Creative Crafts, Cookery and Hospitality, Floristry

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These apprenticeships are a great alternative to university, offering qualifications up to degree level, no tuition fees and the opportunity to earn while you learn. Degree Apprenticeships are designed by industry to bring together the very best in higher and vocational education. Apprentices achieve a full Bachelor's or Master's degree as a core component of the apprenticeship and as they have been designed by industries will have major effect on achieving a sustainable and competitive economy.

Making sure that large corporates and start-ups are part of the design and delivery of these degrees will benefit students, who receive the training needed to succeed in the world of work. There have been many discussions recently, driven by businesses, to try take the focus off quantity and onto the quality of Apprenticeships available. The recent Pearson/CBI graduate skills survey found that almost half of employers were not satisfied with their graduate hires’ levels of business and customer awareness – hence the need for change. Making sure that large corporates and start-ups are part of the design and delivery of these degrees will benefit students, who receive the training needed to succeed in the world of work. In turn, the joint enterprise between education and industry will break down barriers and help employers buy into the apprenticeship system. As industries invest in these courses, they will begin to see the benefit of apprenticeships (other than the Levy) and will continuously look to improve their own schemes so that they are producing the best quality of candidate.


Are you... Looking for something new? Thinking of starting a course that will improve your career prospects? Looking to build your confidence and gain some new skills? Considering studying a qualification? Intending to kick start a new hobby?

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In before Christmas Tips and advice on how being organised before the festive period can offer up some distinct advantages to those wanting move before Christmas. Whether it be a new or pre-owned home, there is a distinct advantage to buying around the festive season. If you are organised and prepared to be flexible then you could grab yourself a bargain. As the housing market typically slows down during the festive period, canny buyers are prept, ready to take full advantage of home buyers offers and vendors who are more serious about moving. If your Christmas wish is to move into a new home over the festive period, then now is the time to look out for the many incentives on offer by home developers, who - like you, are also keen to see you settled into a new home with the tree and decorations up for all to see.

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Here are some pointers on how to get your home to the top if the list when it comes to selling:

Less is More

De-cluttering not only makes the property look tidier but also more spacious. Clear surfaces of excess items and if you have children try to limit the amount of toys on show.

Tone Down the Decor

Neutral colours really do improve your chances of finding a buyer or tenant.

Not only do people have very different tastes when it comes to colour schemes but neutral colours will appeal to the majority. Avoid clashing colours and loud patterns if you want to sell or rent quickly.

Put Your Buyer’s/Renter’s Hat On

Imagine yourself as the prospective buyer/ tenant viewing your property for the first time. What would you think? Putting your ‘ buyer’s hat’ on helps when preparing your property ready for the market.


As the housing market typically slows down during the festive period, canny buyers are prept, ready to take full advantage of home buyers offers and vendors who are more serious about moving. Your Garden Can Help Sell Your Home

Don’t neglect your garden when dressing up your property. The garden is an essential part of any home and could help you clinch the deal if it looks good!

Dress Up Empty Properties

Empty properties need to be ‘dressed up’ to help maximise the chances of it selling/renting quickly. It doesn’t have to be costly. Borrow some furniture and decor to make it look more like a ‘home’.

Do the Jobs You Have Been Putting off

This means touching up any paint, filling in holes and making any small repairs in order to improve the appearance of your property. Make sure that the front door looks good after all this is the first thing they will see.

How Clean is Your House?

Give your property a good clean before any viewing and this includes any communal areas. Having a clean house or flat can make all the difference when it comes to making a good first impression.

Finances

Make sure you have taken to the steps to secure your mortgage well in advance.

Inform Estate Agents Smells

A fresh smelling home always helps. Air the property before any viewing and try to remove any unwanted smells, from bins to animals. You don't have to go overboard and bake bread or filter coffee but a prospectie buyer will certianly notice an off putting smell when they first arrive. Keep your home odour-free and feeling fresh and new.

Keep it Warm

Ensure that your home is warm. Those viewing a property are generally put off if a house or flat feels cold. Even in summer ensure that the property is not chilly!

Show Your Property in the Best Light

Good lighting improves the look of any property. Even if it means switching on a few lamps or overhead lights this will make the place look as light as possible.

Vendors who are keen to move before Christmas should not be afraid to let their Estate Agent/ Buyers know. How will they know unless you tell them.

New Homes

There are plenty of ways to find a cut-priced brand-new home. Visit the ‘special offers’ section of smartnewhomes.com which lists not only reduced prices, but incentives like builders paying moving costs, part-exchanging your old home and developers who will fund your mortgage for the first year of ownership. You can also see which government incentives, such as NewBuy or Help to Buy are on offer, via the same new homes portal. Home developers are keen to get as many buyers signed up as possible at the end of the year, especially if they are coming towards the end of a particular phase. And, if you can get carpets, curtains and vouchers for major department stores thrown in, then maybe Christmas presents are sorted out as well. Moving into a home gives you have the benefit of just unloading your furniture and placing it wherever you like – maybe the Christmas tree can be the first thing you set up. Also, 'buying new' gives you the security of 10 years building cover as well as a brand-new heating systems that can cope with even the harshest of winters.

Pre-owned

As with developers, the majority of home owners who are still advertising their home for sale over the festive period are keen to move. They may well be willing to pay stamp-duty fees, removals costs or even drop the price significantly. With both, there is a definite sense of urgency that can be of benefit to you. Be prepared to negotiate, and negotiate hard. If you are flexible, organised and co-operative then you can certainly pick up a bargain.

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For first time buyers, the process is a simple one: Do your homework, get your finances in order and then play the game. For those who need to sell before they purchase, this becomes a slightly more difficult – but not impossible- task.

Removals

Finally....be organised

Many of these pointers will seem quite obvious or straight forward, but when asked, these were the key reasons that buyers said made a huge difference to them when it came to buying a house.

So, whether you are looking for a new build or pre-owned property, there are some definite advantages of moving over the festive period.

When deadlines are fairly tight, we recommend hiring a solicitor that offers a fixed-price “no sale, no fee” conveyancing service. This means they have more incentive to be efficient. Pick a reliable removals company that can help you move over the holidays. Liaise with them and keep them up-to-date with any changes that may occur. A good removals company will make the hassle of packing up a home and relocating a pleasurable experience.

So what advantages are there for buying a property over the festive period? Here are a few more tips for you....

As mentioned previously, the housing market does slow down in the lead-up to Christmas, which means that there are fewer buyers on the look out. What this also means though, is that there are fewer properties on offer and those looking, tend not to be time wasters.

In summary, get yourself organised and you could find your sale going through in rapid time. Remember, potential buyers will view a number of properties before deciding and therefore yours needs to stand out from the crowd.

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Cavanna Homes 504K Plymouth An eclectic mix of attractive 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes make up Cavanna Homes’ flagship 504K development, located off Plymbridge Lane, a short commute to Plymouth city centre. Located close to the University of St Mark and St John, Derriford Hospital and Tamar Science Park, the development is proving popular with professionals and families alike. All customers can request a six-month bus pass and local travel information as part of the 504K Travel Plan which is provided upon completion. 504K is a 275-home collection of modern, energy efficient, low maintenance homes each featuring a stylish combination of finishes with a variety of renders, slate and timber cladding. The homes have been sensitively designed in appreciation of their urban location and rural West Devon backdrop and offer a wide range of property styles and sizes to homeowners. All homes have parking provision, contemporary fitted kitchens and bathrooms and benefit from PVC-u double glazed windows and a 10-year NHBC Buildmark Warranty, with some homes fitted with solar panels. Now in phase four of the five-phase scheme, the majority of homes overall have been purchased but there are still several homes available to reserve and some that are due to be completed this autumn and winter. Plot 147, the Barnard, due to be completed in October, is a four-bedroom detached house featuring a stylish timber and brickwork finish with a spacious kitchen, separate dining room, en-suite master bedroom, downstairs cloakroom and integral garage. Prices are from £325,000.

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Also available is Plot 149, the Walden, due for completion in October, which is one of the development’s stylistically innovative properties with its largely brickwork exterior giving it an air of rural charm. The Walden is a four-bedroom detached house with a large kitchen and separate utility room, generously sized dining room, en-suite master bedroom and downstairs cloakroom, garage and parking. Prices start from £360,000. Depending on the stage of construction, early purchasers have the option to choose their kitchen units, worktops and bathroom wall tiles. Selected properties are also built to ‘Lifetime Homes’ standard, which means they are thoughtfully designed to make life as easy as possible for as long as possible due to the accessible and practical accommodation they provide. Torquay based Cavanna Homes is a family-run firm and has been awarded the maximum five stars for customer satisfaction in the nationwide Home Builders Federation survey for the fifth year in a row. The prestigious five stars mean that at least 90 per cent of new Cavanna homeowners would recommend the company to a friend. The survey has been carried out annually for the past eleven years, but Cavanna Homes has only been included since 2013 when the customers of smaller firms were first surveyed. The company has been rated among the best performing home builders in the UK every time

it has been judged, and is the only firm in the South West to have earned such consistently high ratings. This year two of Cavanna Homes’ site managers, including Ian Crighton-Brown who runs 504K, have been awarded Quality Awards in the first round of the National House Building Council’s Pride in the Job Awards. Now in their 37th year, the awards recognise the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating high quality homes. Mr Crighton-Brown initially took on the role of supporting site manager at 504K, with lead site manager Ian Rankin who also won the award in 2014 for his work at the site. The 504K sales advisor can be contacted on 01752 773187 and the sales office is open from Thursday to Tuesday 10am to 5pm. For further information on all Cavanna Homes developments, please visit: www.cavannahomes.co.uk


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504K, a popular development consisting of a wide range of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes within easy reach of Plymouth City Centre.

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Walden - Plot 149

Barnard - Plot 147

A four bedroom house with kitchen and separate utility room, spacious dining room, en-suite master bedroom, downstairs cloakroom, garage and parking.

A four bedroom house with spacious kitchen, separate dining room, en-suite master bedroom, downstairs cloakroom, integral garage and parking.

£360,000

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Carpets and vinyl flooring throughout

was £335,000 now £325,000

Now With £10,000 OFF (as shown above)

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£500 towards legal fees Carpets and vinyl flooring throughout

*All prices/plots correct as of 11.08.17

Sales centre open: Thurs to Tues 10am–5pm T: 01752 773187 E: 504k@cavannahomes.co.uk www.cavannahomes.co.uk

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