Knitted chicks help raise vital cash for Easter

Kidderminster Shuttle: RAISING MONEY: Chris Dale with Grace Bradbury, 7, left, and Maya Hipkiss, 6. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 151404M.

8:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

KNITTED chicks containing Easter surprises have been sold to help raise money for a cancer charity.

Holy Trinity free school funding plan confirmed

Kidderminster Shuttle: Holy Trinity free school to create 200 places

8:44am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AFTER a gruelling two-year application process, funding for a Kidderminster independent school to become a free school has been given the go-ahead.

Kidderminster pupils kick out at discrimination

Kidderminster Shuttle: ALL IN: From left, back, George Groves of Tesco, Dale Evans, Harriers community trainer Nick Griffiths and Vanessa Halford with, front, St Mary's pupils Kirstie Gill, Mollie Wilkinson and Leah Mae.

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

GIRLS from two Kidderminster schools kicked discrimination in football into touch as part of a campaign to encourage more females to try the sport.

Students create forest garden for school Kidderminster pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle: IN THE GARDEN: Holy Trinity Pupils, front, thank students from Worcester College of Technology for the work done in the woodland play area.

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

COLLEGE students have braved all weather conditions to create a woodland garden for youngsters at a Kidderminster school.

Pupils to be affected by teacher strike

11:35am Tuesday 25th March 2014

HUNDREDS of Wyre Forest pupils will miss out on school tomorrow as teachers go on strike in a dispute over pensions, pay and working conditions.

Wyre Forest going that extra mile for Sport Relief fundraising

Kidderminster Shuttle: READY, SET: Runners start the three and six-mile Sport Relief Mile runs in Stourport.

10:58am Tuesday 25th March 2014

SPORTY Wyre Forest residents have gone the extra mile to raise cash for good causes in the UK and abroad by taking part in Sport Relief events.

Cookley school enjoys £3m revamp

Kidderminster Shuttle: NEW LOOK: Headteacher Martin de Vine with year seven pupils, from left, Lottie Davies, Amy Wright, Alex Reeve and Jamie Griffin in the refurbished library. Picture: 121407L

7:00am Monday 24th March 2014

STAFF and pupils at a Cookley school are celebrating following the completion of £3 million project to improve their learning facilities.

MPs welcome shake-up in funding for schools

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier: Wishing Wyre Forest athletes good luck in the London  Olympic Games.

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

MEMBERS of Parliament for Wyre Forest and Hartlebury have welcomed a £5 million fairer funding boost to Worcestershire's schools - saying it will help correct an "historical injustice".

Wyre Forest ready for action for Sport Relief

Kidderminster Shuttle: MAKING A SPLASH: From left, Vanessa Babbington, Jenny Evans and Shannon Holloway will host a swimathon at the Glades for Sport Relief.

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

SPORTY Wyre Forest residents will be lacing up their running shoes and taking their marks to run and raise cash for Sport Relief.

Star-struck Kidderminster pupils observe night sky

6:10am Wednesday 19th March 2014

WYRE Forest’s expert astronomers joined pupils and parents from Franche Community Primary School in Kidderminster at a special night-time event observing the planets and constellations.

Tag rugby event in Kidderminster

3:20pm Monday 17th March 2014

MORE than 200 Wyre Forest youngsters will be taking part in a tag rugby tournament in Kidderminster on Wednesday in a bid to win a place in the national final.

Bringing literature to life for book day

Kidderminster Shuttle: BOOKWORMS: Clockwise from front left, Brooke Ashdown, Demi Hudson, Kirsty Shutts, William Dunn, Charlie Stanley and Gareth Evans, with the donated books at Birchen Coppice Primary School.

10:10am Sunday 16th March 2014

BOOKWORMS turned new chapters at their Wyre Forest schools when they dressed to impress as their favourite characters for World Book Day.

Kidderminster school pupils collecting bottles to go green

Kidderminster Shuttle: GOING GREEN: Pupils from left, top, Samuel Timney, Gracie Lane, Maddison Andrews, Tiffany Bayram, Kacey-Jo Knowles and Sienna James, bottom, Alfie Dobson, Marley Danks, Amelia Roberts, Freddie Powell and Jasmine Machin.

7:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

YOUNGSTERS at in Kidderminster have given their school's aim to achieve "eco green flag" status a boost by creating a recycling project.

Concern at Kidderminster free school 'value for taxpayers' money'

Kidderminster Shuttle: Concern at Kidderminster free school 'value for taxpayers' money'

7:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

THE headteacher of an independent school insists its free school move will provide value for public money amid concerns that taxpayers’ cash could be used to pay off existing loans.

Wyre Forest pupils will battle it out in court - at mock trials

Kidderminster Shuttle: Driver lied about insurance

6:30am Thursday 27th February 2014

PUPILS from Kidderminster and Bewdley schools will be fighting it out in court to decide a "bike theft" case - during the 20th anniversary of a mock trial contest.

School's facelift is completed at last

Kidderminster Shuttle: COMPLETE: Pupils, Jack Pennington-Treanor, Niah Butler, Ruby Smith, Alex Harvey, with phase leaders Rachel Meredith and Amy Allardice.

5:50am Tuesday 25th February 2014

A £3.4m building project to spruce up a Cookley school has finally been completed.

Wolverley students promote internet safety

Kidderminster Shuttle: SAFETY FIRST: Michael Harrison, year 8, left and Jordan Neill, year 9 with their posters.

6:20am Monday 24th February 2014

STUDENTS at Wolverley CE Secondary School took part in Safer Internet Day by creating posters that will be displayed around the school.

Wyre Forest MP put on spot as pupils give him a grilling

Kidderminster Shuttle: QUESTION TIME: At St George's/ Picture: Louise Adey. 051410LA.

6:30am Tuesday 18th February 2014

HE is used to being grilled by politicians in the House of Commons and the press, but Wyre Forest’s MP was given a tough time by a group of schoolchildren at a question time-style event.

Royal show for growing kids

7:30am Sunday 16th February 2014

ASPIRING young gardeners preparing for a Royal Horticultural Society show were treated to a masterclass led by the Blue Peter gardener.

Charity to assist young musicians and artists

Kidderminster Shuttle: Inspiring others: Helen Mackaness with her dog, Poppy.

7:20am Monday 3rd February 2014

A CHARITY named after a Bewdley woman has been set up in her memory to inspire talented young musicians and artists across Wyre Forest and Worcestershire .

Kids flourish by nurturing

7:10am Sunday 2nd February 2014

VULNERABLE children from stressful or disruptive backgrounds have been given the chance to flourish through a nurture group at a Kidderminster school.

Water adventures a hit with pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle: Making a splash: Alolfo de la Fuente, Josh White, Hugo Charny, Alexandra Ingram , Eliza Corrie, Elwyn Harper, and William Hope.

7:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a Great Witley school have been taking to their new after-school activity like ducks to water .

Kidderminster primary school's success increases

7:00am Friday 31st January 2014

THE acting headteacher at previously struggling Kidderminster school has praised the "hard work" of staff and pupils following a marked improvement in last year's results.

Model Stourport pupil’s dad calls for auditions leave

Kidderminster Shuttle: Modelling dream: Paul Pulling and his son Callum, who has been signed up by an agency for photographic assignments. Picture: Phil Loach. 051425L.

6:00am Thursday 30th January 2014

A FATHER fears his son could miss out on launching a dream modelling career if teachers at his school do not authorise time off for auditions.

Ex-Stourport school pupil set for university fellowship

Kidderminster Shuttle: Charitable trust: Marcus Hayes.

6:20am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A FORMER Stourport High School pupil who heads up a law firm with bases in Manchester and London is to be awarded a university fellowship.

GCSE and A level league tables announced

12:39pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

LEAGUE tables showing how Wyre Forest schools performed in their GCSEs and A levels have been announced today.

Schoolchildren get on famously for project

Kidderminster Shuttle: All shook up: Teaching assistant teaching assistant John Stokes as Elvis, with pupil Dainton Penn, as Elvis junior.

6:40am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

ELVIS was alive and kicking at a Stourport school when youngsters became the rock ’n’ roll legend as part of a project to dress up as famous people.

School partnership earns award

Kidderminster Shuttle: Winners: Roger Black, Lawrence Gittins , St John’s Primary School, Mick Russel l, Wyre Forest Special School and Dave Seddon.

6:00am Friday 17th January 2014

THREE schools which have joined forces to be part of a new multi-million pound learning campus in Kidderminster have been rewarded for work ing together .

Top marks for Wolverley pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle: Top marks: The Heathfield School pupils who sat their maths GCSE.

6:00am Tuesday 14th January 2014

BRIGHT pupils at a Wolverley school have got their GCSES summed up after achieving top marks in their maths exams.

Deadline approaching to apply for school places

Kidderminster Shuttle: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

7:00am Monday 6th January 2014

PARENTS are being reminded that the deadline to apply for their child's reception school place is approaching.

High-visibility bands for Stourport pupils walking to school

Kidderminster Shuttle: Standing out: Lickhill Primary School teacher Kelly Lewis, front, centre, with pupils try on the new bands.

8:57am Friday 3rd January 2014

HIGH-visibility wrist bands have been given to Stourport pupils to help keep them safe during their walk to school.

Holy Trinity free school to create 200 places

Kidderminster Shuttle: Holy Trinity free school to create 200 places

7:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL free school due to open in Kidderminster will create about 200 new pupil places, its headteacher has said.

'Inspiring' Kidderminster youngster loses battle with illness

Kidderminster Shuttle: Inspiring: Danny Sanders whose mother said “Danny has taught me so much and made me the person I am today.”

6:30am Thursday 2nd January 2014

A BRAVE boy whose determined fight against a severe muscle-wasting disease brought hundreds of Wyre Forest residents together to help him, has lost his battle with the condition.

Emotional WWI trip for Kidderminster pupils

Kidderminster Shuttle: Paying tribute: King Charles I School pupils investigating the lives of former students who fought in the First World War.

7:30am Wednesday 1st January 2014

AN EMOTIONAL tribute to soldiers who died during the First World War has been paid by Kidderminster pupils during a visit to two European battle sites.

Mixed league table results for Wyre Forest primary schools

Kidderminster Shuttle: County Hall, the HQ of Worcestershire County Council

7:00am Tuesday 31st December 2013

PRIMARY schools in Wyre Forest have performed above the Worcestershire average but remain just below the national achievement percentage.

Budding artist wins Bewdley Christmas card comp

Kidderminster Shuttle: Winner: Kiara Jones, with her Chritsmas card and Linda Candlin.

8:00am Tuesday 24th December 2013

A BUDDING artist has won a competition to design a Christmas card for Bewdley's mayor Linda Candlin.

Youngsters raise cash for orphans in Zambia

Kidderminster Shuttle: Festive fund-raising: St John's pupils Sam Amies and Lola Chetwynd-Ogden meet Santa in his grotto. (

6:00am Tuesday 24th December 2013

KIND-hearted pupils at a Kidderminster school have been busy raising money for orphans in Zambia – with a little help from Santa.

Kidderminster school nativity has twist

Kidderminster Shuttle: Nativity stars: Six-year-olds Peter Loughran as Joseph and Roxanne Whatley as Mary.

2:10pm Thursday 19th December 2013

MORE than 100 youngsters at a Kidderminster school told the nativity story with a twist as a little drummer boy led the way to the stable.

£1.3k raised by pupils to help Kidderminster school

Kidderminster Shuttle: Season’s eatings: Heronswood Primary School pupils, from left, Lydia Pearson, 7, Rosey Millward, 9, and Harry Thurston, 7, prepare for the chocolate-themed Christmas fair. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 481357M.

7:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013

PUPILS have raised more than £1,300 to buy new equipment at their Kidderminster school.

Pupils send festive cheer to vulnerable children

7:00am Tuesday 17th December 2013

KIND-hearted youngsters from a Stourport school filled shoe boxes with toys to bring Christmas cheer to vulnerable children.

Wyre Forest festive boxes deliver joy to world's poor

Kidderminster Shuttle: Santa’s helpers: From left, King Charles students Lucie Crawford, Ben Gutteridge, Declan Williams, Jack Williams and Chris Ward.

7:00am Monday 16th December 2013

SOME of the world’s poorest children will receive Christmas cheer thanks to Wyre Forest residents and pupils getting into the festive spirit.

Bid launched for Stourport school sports hall

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

6:40am Monday 16th December 2013

SCHOOL pupil participation in sports will be improved if a bid for a new Stourport leisure hall is approved, according to a headteacher.

Chloe, 5, is fair game to help victims of typhoon

Kidderminster Shuttle: Kind-hearted: Chloe Manning, left, and her friend, Nelida Moreno, at the table with the treasure hunt game and prizes.

6:40am Monday 16th December 2013

A THOUGHTFUL five-year- old girl touched by the dam - age caused to a typhoon-rav - aged Filipino school helped raise cash towards its re - building after reading about it in The Shuttle.

Experience to be more than just Big Bang Theory for students

Kidderminster Shuttle: Learning experience: Jenny Bateman, left and Alexa Wittkop.

6:10am Monday 16th December 2013

TWO students of Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster, have been offered places at the University of Birmingham's prestigious Physics Experience Week 2014, being held next July.

Kidderminster student has recipe for success in sub challenge

Kidderminster Shuttle: Right ingredients: Lewis Modley, finalist in the Design a Sub competition and his assistant Daniel Farman.

6:40am Thursday 12th December 2013

A STUDENT of Kidderminster's King Charles I School was runner-up in a challenge set by Subway to design and market a new sub.

Chocolate-themed Christmas fair at Kidderminster school

Kidderminster Shuttle: Season’s eatings: Heronswood Primary School pupils, from left, Lydia Pearson, 7, Rosey Millward, 9, and Harry Thurston, 7, prepare for the chocolate-themed Christmas fair. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 481357M.

4:54pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

PUPILS at a Kidderminster school are combining two of their favourite things – chocolate and Christmas – to put on a festive fair for parents and staff.

Great Witley pupils put apples to good juice

Kidderminster Shuttle: Core product: From left, with the apple juice, James Middlemass, Alina Jones, Guy Wilson, Poppy Henderson and Richard Cooke.

6:20am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

PUPILS at a Great Witley school have produced their own organic apple juice - 800 bottles of it.

Royal date for college chief

6:20am Wednesday 27th November 2013

THE principal of a Kidderminster school rubbed shoulders with royalty when he was presented with an OBE by the Queen.

Abberley pupils experience 'land of ice and fire'

Kidderminster Shuttle: Icelandic adventure: Pupils and staff from Abberley Hall School at Skogafoss Falls in Iceland.

6:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013

PUPILS at a school in Abberley have experienced the northern lights during a trip to the land of fire and ice.

'Masterpiece' for new school

Kidderminster Shuttle: Work of art: Pupils from left, Finlay Richardson, Tamara Gaskell, Emma Williams, Isla Davis, Amy Hartin and Luke Davison, with one of the finished mosaic panels.

6:00am Tuesday 19th November 2013

ARTISTIC youngsters put their creative skills to good use when they made a mosaic for their school.



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