Monthly Archive: December 2014

Ss Peter and Paul

Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School in Wallasey has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

Ss Peter and Paul School’s international work includes links with a school in Norway and Australia, African and Chinese Celebration days, International day of languages celebration, and Cantonese and German language development.

On hearing the news that Ss Peter and Paul’s School had received the Award, Mrs Reynolds, Languages Coordinator said: This is a fabulous achievement for all of the school community, everyone has worked so hard over the past 12 months to ensure the school achieved the award.

John Rolfe, from the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Adding an international dimension to children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful future careers in an increasingly global economy.’

2013/14 saw more than 500 schools receive International School Award accreditation. This includes a wide range of schools from a variety of different backgrounds and areas across the UK. The British Council hopes to build on this success throughout 2014

The Award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Pakistan and Nigeria as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme. Around 5000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.

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New Brighton seafront improvements

Work to improve the promenade along New Brighton seafront between Rowson Street and Tower Promenade is progressing well and all businesses remain open as usual..

 The work is being carried out by Wirral contractor D Morgan PLC, managed and funded by Wirral Council.  Work started in early September and, subject to prevailing weather conditions, the majority should be complete by Christmas.  The work has been timed to cause the least possible disruption to local residents and businesses.

 Most of the old brick planters have now been removed from Marine Promenade, creating additional parking spaces.  The new high-quality natural stone granite paving, matching that used at Marine Point, is now starting to be laid.  From December onwards the contractor will be laying a special ‘grouted macadam’ surfacing in other pavement areas.  Benches and information boards are also being re-furbished and re-painted.

 Between 17 November and 28 November the contractor will be carrying out road surfacing operations on Marine Promenade which, for safety and operational reasons, will require temporary road closures and diversions.  Further short closures will be required in early December to complete road surfacing and white lining.  All diversions will be signed and notices will be placed in advance.  Meetings are being held with businesses adjacent to the work to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum, their concerns are considered, and access is maintained for customers.  

 Unfortunately, because of ongoing work by Neptune Development to build new apartments at Victoria Gardens, some of the road and pavement improvement work in Victoria Parade will need to be carried out at a later date, once the Neptune development is complete. This is expected to be around April 2015.

 Wirral Council and D Morgan PLC would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the work and would like to thank the public for their patience during the various construction phases.  Wirral Council is hopeful that these improvements will result in improved visitor numbers and trade for New Brighton, and that the local community will be happy with the work once complete.

 If you need to report any problems during the works please contact D Morgan PLC Site Office, on 07947 702 952, or Wirral Council’s Streetscene


Snow White

There is a Family Ticket to the pantomime for the first 3 people to ring 639 5798 on Saturday 6 th December after 10 o’clock.

Leave your name, address and telephone number and the answer to the question:- in which television show might you see the Wicked Witch?

SnowWhite 2014