Gable Hall: Year 7 Local Democracy Day

THE FUTURE politicians in Thurrock were in display at Gable Hall School last week as part of a Democracy Day. Each table had to form a series of policies and then try and ‘sell’ them to the other parties. (Did anyone defect to the other side…Ed?) Energy, eloquency and persuasion were in abundance as they […]

Art at Belhus Chase School

THE level of artistic talent on show at Belhus Chase School is outstanding. We could do no more than let the work speak for itself as the camera panned across the work from various age groups in the school.

Essex Book Festival: Marion McGilvray

THE self-effacing Scottish writer discusses her new novel, ‘A Lost Wife’s Tale’ at East Tilbury Library. Each book reading has been different and here we catch the writer and audience in conversation discussing life, domesticity and the writing process. A reminder that the East Tilbury Library will be holding a Bata Reminisce Day on April […]

Palmer’s College: Blood Donors

218 STUDENTS and staff at Palmer’s College in Grays signed up to register as blood donors to help save lives on Monday 16 March 2009. This year they also saw 4 students register to carry organ donor cards. The College recognises the importance in giving blood and organised for the National Blood Service to come […]

Ascend Base: Nathan Hunnisett

THE Ascend Base has been one of the greatest triumphs for Thurrock education. Before it was started, many pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs had to be taxi’d out as far as Sussex. Nathan charts the history of the Base, the challenges and the successes of the Base so far.

Thurrock Learning Campus: Opening Ceremony

THE MOST important event in Thurrock this week was yesterday’s (Thursday) official opening of the Thurrock Learning Campus in Grays. Representatives from Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation, Thurrock Council, South East Essex College, DP World (London Gateway) were on hand to witness a hugely significant day in the history of Thurrock’s regeneration. One of the […]