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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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House Wardrobe/Domestic Cleaner: Turner - Marlborough College

15-08-2018

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

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Secret Adventures of Rolo - Book 4: Debi Evans launches 'Jewel Dog and the Dragons' at St Peter's

Debi Evans with RoloDebi Evans with Rolo

 

 When Debi Evans, who lives in Marlborough, rescued a Jack Russell dog from the Dog’s Trust five years ago little did she think that he would become her inspiration for a series of children’s books.

 

Named Rolo because of his toffee, chocolate coloured face, Debi’s dog tells of his time travelling adventures in The Secret Adventures of Rolo.

 

At a book signing for the fourth book in the series entitled Jewel Dog and the Dragons, Debi told marlborough.news :  “When I rescued Rolo he took a while to settle and he didn’t like spending the night in the kitchen.  Then he suddenly settled and I realised he had a secret – there was a trap door under the kitchen sink that takes him out at night.”

“He discovered a tree dragon in the Savernake Forest who tells him he is the chosen one and he can use the time tunnel.  He is then able to make things happen in history.”

'Jewel Dog and the Dragons' alongside book 3 in the series, 'The Dragon's Pram''Jewel Dog and the Dragons' alongside book 3 in the series, 'The Dragon's Pram'Debi, who also runs creative writing workshops for primary age children, loves history.  “I am slightly concerned that the National Curriculum doesn’t give primary aged children the opportunity to study the exciting bits of history, hence Rolo.”

In her books Rolo is able to make things happen in history.  Apparently Rolo was present at the signing of the Magna Carta and ran off with the quill leaving King John to use the seal from his ring instead !

In the latest book we find out about King Alfred of Wessex and what really happened to the burnt cakes.  There are also exciting mythical creatures held captive in Silbury Hill.  “But I don’t want to give too much away,” added Debi.

Many of the ideas in the books come from the children she meets at her creative writing workshops.

The books are written from the point of view of Rolo and aimed at 7 to 12 year olds.  “There is”, says Debi, “plenty of humour, and through my talks to WI groups adults are also enjoying the books.”

Rolo has his own Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.  Fans can sign up for a newsletter from Rolo which often contains an original short story.

“He is a wonderful dog and very happy.  I wonder why he sleeps all day and yawns. He has obviously been up all night on an adventure.  There will definitely be a Book 5.”

Debi Evans can be contacted through her website

 

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