Move over Henman Hill – coverage of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament is coming to the Coppergate Centre this July, with seven hours of BBC Wimbledon coverage live each day on three screens.
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.
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.
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.
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.