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Crossing Patroller - Marlborough St Mary's Primary School

17-08-2018

  Crossing Patroller   Marlborough St Mary's Primary School     A Crossing Patroller is sought to provide safe crossing for primary school children crossing George Lane, Marlborough (near to the police station).   The patroller will be paid at grade B, point 7 on the council’s payscale; currently £8.55 per hour.  The patroller will work half...

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Grade improvements for St John's 'A' level students in spite of tougher exams

16-08-2018

St John's Year 13 students achieved grade improvements in this year's A-level results against a background of toughened up courses.  Whilst the average grade per entry showed a slight year-on-year increase over the previous year, even more students have achieved the top A or A* grades.  

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Pewsey Vale's tourism initiative takes further steps forward in support of the local economy

16-08-2018

The Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership (PVTP) has opened another of its Tourist Information Kiosks - in a disused public telephone box. 

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Marlborough Cyclocross - third event in the Summer 2018 series

15-08-2018 Cycling Correspondent

The third round of the Marlborough Bike Company Summer Cyclocross was held at Marlborough College on Sunday 12 August. 

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Breakfast Assistant: Morris House (Saturdays part-time) - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

  Breakfast Assistant:  Morris House (Saturdays part-time) (Commencing September 2018)      We require a Breakfast Assistant to join our team within Morris House (a girls’ boarding house).  You will be responsible for assisting with the provision of a light breakfast in-house, setting up, clearing away and monitoring supplies.   Saturdays, 7.00am – 10.00am (Term Time only approx....

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House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton House: (part-time) - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

  House Domestic Cleaners - Cotton House (part-time)      We have two vacancies for reliable and enthusiastic cleaners to join our team of House Domestic Staff.   Working within a Cotton House (a mixed Boarding House), and reporting to the Dame, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation of the House.   You...

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Catering Operations Manager - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

Catering Operations Manager   Competitive Salary       This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your catering career in a prestigious environment.  As Catering Operations Manager, you will be responsible for all of the Catering Services at Marlborough College.  Working with your management team, you will ensure the provision of exceptional customer and catering services through the...

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Commis Chef (Catering) x 2 - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

Commis Chef (Catering) x 2       An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commis Chef at Marlborough College, one of the biggest and best Independent Co-educational Boarding Schools in the country.Working with the Head Chef and an experienced Brigade you will be involved with the preparation and cooking of fresh food for...

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Domestic Cleaner – Facilities - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

Domestic Cleaner – Facilities   (Commencing September 2018)      BWe require a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our team of Domestic Staff in General Services.  Working within Facilities/Offices and reporting to the Domestic Services Manager, you will be required to assist with the day to day cleaning operation. You should have the ability to work...

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House Wardrobe/Domestic Cleaner: Mill Mead C3 - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

House Wardrobe/Domestic Cleaner:  Mill Mead C3   (commencing September 2018)      We require someone who is reliable and enthusiastic to join our team of Boarding House Staff within Mill Mead, reporting to the Dame.  You will be responsible for the day to day Wardrobe and Laundry Services within Mill Mead and also some cleaning duties.   You may...

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Butterflies and Blooms – Marlborough St. Mary’s striking competition entries

 

“Butterflies Are Important” that is the message from this year’s Marlborough in Bloom. Members have been working with Butterfly Conservation in local schools and have organised an art competition on the theme for the students at Marlborough St. Mary’s.



Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in Bloom, told marlborough.news: “Sadly, butterflies are far less common than they were 50 years ago.  Since the 1940's, 97 per cent of wildflower meadows have been lost. Seventy per cent of UK butterfly species have declined since the 1970's.”   

“We want to help preserve these lovely creatures.  In May, Maurice Avent, former Chairman of Butterfly Conservation, entertained and inspired the Marlborough St Mary's children with his illustrated talk about the life cycle of butterflies.”

Victoria Jinivizian (left), judge of the butterfly art competition, with Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in BloomVictoria Jinivizian (left), judge of the butterfly art competition, with Anne Crawley, chair of Marlborough in BloomThe art competition required students to create butterflies as paintings, sculptures, collages or crochet.

Slade graduate, professional painter and Shalbourne resident, Victoria Jinivizian, judged the competition: “I have been very impressed with the high standard of work. The range of interpretation is very creative.  It has been very difficult to pick winners."
The first place prizes went to Eva Stansby's painting in the Key Stage One category, and to Parker Wilson in Key Stage Two category for his butterfly made out of pages from an atlas.

 

Pupils with runner-up places or with judge's commendations were Poppy Deane, Harvey Hepworth, Macy Manning-Rooney, Will Palmer, Tom Baker, Megan McGrath, Ruby Waters, Phoebe Smith, Jack Baker, Charlie O’Shaughnessy, Archie Guarneri, Spenser Whiting and Eleanor Holford-Wright.

 

Prizes were donated by The White Horse Bookshop and the art work will be on display in High Street shop windows from July 10 in time for the Britain in Bloom judging day on July 13.

The Britain in Bloom competition, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is an annual nationwide campaign.  The campaign focuses on community action to improve and regenerate local environments in the three key areas: horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility.

Marlborough’s success in the 2016 Britain in Bloom competition, winning a Silver Gilt, has given the town the honour of entering in the 2017 Champion of Champions class.  The judge will be Jon Wheatley, Chair of South West in Bloom.

Members of the community are encouraged to meet on Wednesday mornings at 10am at the back entrance of Waitrose to help tidy up the Bloom tubs and boxes around the town.

Anne Crawley commented, “This will be a challenging year for Marlborough in Bloom but I feel sure the townsfolk and businesses will rise to the occasion on Judging Day (July 13). We are going for gold in 2017, so let’s make Marlborough blooming marvellous.”

There is more information on the Marlborough in Bloom website.




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