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Pupils Meet the High Sheriff

Pupils Meet the High Sheriff

Recently, pupils at Cottesmore Millfield Academy got the chance to meet Dr Sarah Furness, the High Sheriff of Rutland. She came to inform and inspire the whole school. To become a High Sheriff is not easy. First, the county needs to notice you doing good; this could be by charity work or helping in community […]

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Getting to know Minecraft

Getting to know Minecraft

In a past article, I talked about: the brown box, virtual reality, top 5 consoles and the future for gaming. This time I’ll be telling you all about the epic Minecraft game and some of the people that play it. Everyone loves a bit of Minecraft, right? It’s basically a game about a man called […]

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Finding Dory (2016) is a 3D computer animated comedy adventure movie. This fantastic movie is produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney. The film is a sequel to the 2003 film Finding Nemo which was a classic in the Disney world. The writers are Andrew Stanton (who also came back as director from Finding […]

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The Osprey and his Protectors

The Osprey and his Protectors

  Earlier this month, representatives from the Rutland Osprey Project visited Cottesmore Millfield Academy to tell pupils about ospreys and their daily routine. 2016 is a special year, as it is the Project’s 20th anniversary! Ospreys eat fish all the time, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Even though they are birds of prey, mice, other small birds, […]

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Super Siri!

Super Siri!

Siri is a personal helper on an Ipad or Iphone, you just have to ask him a question like “search images of monkeys” and he will reply with Google images of, you guessed it, monkeys! To activate Siri, hold down the home button and two bleeps will occur. Then you can ask your question. The […]

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A sheriff’s wardrobe…

A sheriff’s wardrobe…

Last month, Year 6 Georgia, from Cottesmore Millfield Academy, interviewed Andrew Brown, the High Sheriff of Rutland. (You can read her first article by clicking here.) Georgia was fascinated with the uniform worn by the country’s sheriffs, as they undertake their ceremonial duties, and for a follow-up article was keen to ask Andrew more about […]

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YJA meets the High Sheriff

YJA meets the High Sheriff

  Recently, I interviewed the High Sheriff of Rutland and gathered some very interesting facts for you to read. I hope you enjoy my mini series! Andrew Brown, who runs a farm at Caldecott, is coming towards the end of his yearlong spell as High Sheriff of Rutland. Luckily for us, he visited the school […]

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Cottesmore Pupils Prepare for Christmas Special

Cottesmore Pupils Prepare for Christmas Special

The latest YJA radio workshop brought a team of eight excited Year 5/6s from Cottesmore Primary School up the A1 to Siren FM, nestled in the middle of Lincoln University’s busy campus. When the Young Journalists stepped from their minibus the first reaction was one of astonishment. Surrounded by all the high glass buildings and […]

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Sarah’s Cross-World Expedition

Sarah’s Cross-World Expedition

With an amazing and very ambitious goal of travelling self-propelled round the northern hemisphere, Rutland’s Sarah Outen MBE has finally achieved her dream. Back in April 2011, she was at her starting point, looking up at London’s Tower Bridge, ready to push herself to the maximum level. Her small support crew apart, all she had […]

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Five Victoria Crosses

Five Victoria Crosses

The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration which is awarded for valour “in the face of the enemy” to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories.