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  • Huntingdon Children Voting in the 'Read It Again!' Cambridgeshire Picture Book Awards

    By LongBaker at 11:51 on 30/05/12
    Last Years Winner of the Read it Again Award - A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton
    It time again the for Cambridgeshire Picture Book Awards where thousands of children in local schools across the county are reading, discussing and then voting for their favourite book from a short-list of eight titles. Schools like Fenstanton and Hilton Primary school who are "aiming to develop a vibrant, enthusiastic community of readers who are passionate about books and reading and who develop a lifelong love of literature&quo...
  • Huntingdon Expands its Apprenticeship Opportunities

    By LongBaker at 13:30 on 08/02/12
    Apprenticeships (Photo by Sean MacEntee)
    With the predicted rise in job opportunities in around Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire Regional College will be expanding its apprenticeship programme by offering courses from a new centre at the former Alconbury airfield, starting in April. More than 8,000 jobs are expected to be created after Alconbury was named an "enterprise zone" by the government. It is hoped work will start on the zone in 2013 and the college said its...
  • Half Term Fun at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

    By HuntsNews at 15:05 on 31/10/11
    Jensen Rudd (5) and Tia Rudd (13) exploring the ponds.
    The area was specially opened and families were able to pick up an explorer kit and take part in activities including; pond dipping, making a minibeast hotel, creating colourful wildlife bunting, making a Paxton Pits postcard and building a home for frogs and newts. Huntingdonshire District Council ranger Kirsty Drew said: "Last year our volunteers helped to landscape the Environmental Education Area into an inspiring wildlife...
  • Huntingdon Pupils Win Prizes in the Fight to Reduce Anti-social Behaviour

    By HuntsNews at 16:49 on 20/07/11
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    For the fourth year running, pupils in Huntingdonshire schools have worked with the Police and other organisations to try to reduce anti-social behaviour in the build up to the summer holidays. Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnership has once again run its successful 'Streetwise' project for 11-12 year olds in senior schools across the district. Pupils took part in workshops carried out by Huntingdonshire District Council,...
  • Local Children Vote "A Bit Lost" by Chris Haughton Their Favourite New Picture Book

    By LongBaker at 21:38 on 16/07/11
    Read It Again Award Winner Chris Haughton with his Book A Bit Lost
    In the closest contest in it's 6 year history the children of Cambridgeshire voted for "A Bit Lost" by Chris Haughton in the "Read It Again" picture book award winner. More than 6000 Cambridgeshire school children have been taking part in the award by reading, discussing and voting for their favourite picture book from the short-list and Richard Young announced that only 24 votes separated to top two and only 60...

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