“It’s quite Norse, that!” - Viking flavours create new taste for botanical gin

“It’s quite Norse, that!” - Viking flavours create new taste for botanical gin

A unique collaboration between JORVIK Viking Centre and York Gin is set to have tastebuds tingling this month with the launch of Jorvik Botanicals, an exclusive new gift pack which provides the consumer with a delicious flavour of 10 th century York.

Local teacher honoured in national celebration of teaching

Local teacher honoured in national celebration of teaching

Jan Wilson of The Mount School York wins a Silver Teaching Award in the category, The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Primary School. Selected from thousands of nominations, Jan is one of just 65 winners who will be celebrated today on 22nd June - ‘Thank A Teacher Day’, as the national Teaching Awards marks its 20th year of celebrating excellence in education. 

FLORAL FROCKS TO ECHO DISPLAYS AT CASTLE HOWARD’S FLOWER FESTIVAL

FLORAL FROCKS TO ECHO DISPLAYS AT CASTLE HOWARD’S FLOWER FESTIVAL

Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 The theme of Castle Howard’s upcoming flower festival (28 June to 1 July 2018) is set to be extended into fabrics this summer, as staff and guides at the house will don their finest floral prints to celebrate the beautiful displays created by award-winning designer, Fiona Pickles of Firenza Flowers.

Royal florist Simon Lycett adds celebrity flower power to Bloom!

Royal florist Simon Lycett adds celebrity flower power to Bloom!

Fresh from RHS Hampton Court Palace, celebrity and royal florist Simon Lycett is bringing ‘floral fabulousness’ to historic York’s horticultural festival Bloom! on Friday 6 July.  Bloom! is a city-wide celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the Ancient Society of York Florists, the oldest horticultural society in the world, as well as a wider celebration of York’s horticultural heritage including pioneers such as James Backhouse & Son’s and George Russell, developer of the Russell Hybrid Lupin.  It runs from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July 2018.

Mount Physicists Win Ogden Trust Awards

Mount Physicists Win Ogden Trust Awards

Two Mount Senior School pupils have been named to receive an award for School Physicist of the Year from the Ogden Trust. Daisy Smart (College I) and Clare Treacher (Year 10) will each receive a book token and can apply to become an Ogden alumna, which entitles students to future scholarships and academic opportunities.