Category Archives: Education

Rebecca’s First Class (especially for llama farmers)

Saint student Rebecca Lawrence has gained a First Class degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences – along with experience looking after llamas. And she achieved the highest mark in her year group at The University of Nottingham for her dissertation, on the … Continue reading

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No PE teacher? Appoint one of the pupils: first head recalls the challenges of creating ‘a school like no other’

JOHN BIRCHALL has proud memories of his time setting up “a school like no other anywhere else in the world” on St Helena. He shared a few of them in a special assembly to mark on the 25th anniversary of Prince … Continue reading

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Read the full aid mission report for St Helena

The aide memoire signed at the end of the annual visit of advisers from the UK serves as a state-of-the-island report for St Helena. The Development Aid Planning Mission 2014 report covers key aspects of life such as health, education, … Continue reading

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‘Island girl’ Kerisha masters the art of study

Kerisha Stevens didn’t want to leave St Helena to earn a normal university degree – so she stayed home and got an even better one. She has been awarded a Master of Arts degree by the University of Leicester in … Continue reading

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April’s degree will help solve island’s social ills

University graduate April Lawrence will be returning to Half Tree Hollow in October 2013 with skills that could be used to tackle social problems on St Helena. She has been awarded a strong 2:1 degree in Sociology and Psychology by … Continue reading

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Neil invests efforts to win degree course prize

Neil Francis of Sapper Way been named the top student on his finance and investment degree course at the University of Brighton, in the UK. He is to be awarded a prize for being the best-performing first year student.  He … Continue reading

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Mr Greenwood tweets farewell to Prince Andrew School

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Pupils beat tough targets – but boys’ literacy is ‘unacceptable’

Children in St Helena’s primary schools have beaten a challenging target for improvements in English and maths. Figures for science are still being finalised. But three pupils did not take the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) because of their “low current … Continue reading

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Vet student Rebecca sails to fulfil her dream

Five or six years from now, St Helena’s animals may be in the care of the island’s first home-grown, fully qualified veterinary surgeon. Rebecca Lawrence, of Cowpath, has won a Commonwealth Scholarship to study veterinary medicine and surgery at the … Continue reading

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In pictures: pupils’ tobacco campaign posters

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Click the pic to see the posters produced by St Helena’s young people to encourage islanders to avoid smoking, with new tobacco controls due to come into force on 1 September 2012.

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