Pupils at St Mark's Primary School in Worle have turned to song to get their voices heard, as part of anti-bullying week.Read the full story ›
There are extra police patrols at a school in Taunton today after a teenager threatened to carry out an attack there.
The 14-year-old was arrested after posting the threats onto Facebook pages of pupils at Heathfield Community School - he's been released on bail.
Police have been reassuring parents and staff.
I think it's really important that I reassure the parents of the children attending that school that we're working really closely with the head teacher, the school, children's services and health to make sure that all the appropriate measures are in place to provide that reassurance and support not only for the local community, the school itself but also the individual boy and their family.
Pupils of a school where a boy was arrested over a planned attack have been urged to turn up tomorrow, the day it was due to take place.Read the full story ›
MPs from across the South West have signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for more money for the region's schools.
It comes ahead of a Parliamentary debate this Thursday into the way schools are funded, which many rural MPs say leaves them worse off compared to inner cities.
The number of fines given to parents for taking their children on holiday during term time has almost trebled in two years.Read the full story ›
Experts from the Somerset and Avon Rape support unit have started going into schools to give teenagers lessons about sexual consent.Read the full story ›
Students at a school in Swindon were treated to a musical masterclass last night.
Having won the old piano of Jamie Cullum in a competition, the Commonweal School was had another boon - as the musician was reunited with his old instrument for one night only.
Click here for a glimpse into a truly special concert:
1,400 children were evacuated from school for almost two hours today because of a major gas leak which also led to the closure of the Gloucester to Cheltenham railway line.
Sue Turner, head teacher of Chosen Hill secondary school at Churchdown, Glos, said pupils had all behaved 'superbly' in following the evacuation drill when gas was smelt at 9.30am.
The cloud of gas from the leak in a field near the school could be seen rising 30 feet into the air,
Because it was close to the track, Network Rail suspended services between Gloucester and Cheltenham and laid on buses.
Mrs Turner said the school was given the all clear at 11.15am and school had now returned to normal lessons.
The gas company has issued a statement
Our engineers are working as safely and as quickly as they can in a field off Brookfield Lane, Churchdown, to repair a leaking gas pipe.
This is a complex job and due to the nature of the work we are not yet able to say exactly how long this will take. We are working closely with Network Rail so the railway line in the vicinity of the gas leak can be opened as soon as possible. There is no impact on gas supplies.
We apologise for any inconvenience this gas leak causes.
A 13-year-old boy is in custody after allegedly pulling a knife on two members of staff at a school in Wiltshire.Read the full story ›
Almost half of girls in the South West think they're not clever enough to be scientists.
That's according to the energy group EDF.
It's starting a campaign to change perceptions and encourage schoolgirls to consider careers in science.
The #PrettyCurious programe is being backed by wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin.
Both girls and boys enjoy and show great aptitude in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at school but at some point many girls seem to disengage with them.
There is no area of our lives that isn't affected by science, meaning that there’s a STEM subject and career out there for everyone, whether you're analytical or more creative.
It’s important that we support today's young people, nurturing their curiosity, encouraging them to pursue their passion and find the right fit for them, so that in the future they can embark on fulfilling and exciting careers and help shape the world around them.