What's on this March - local news and events

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28 February 2019

Game of Stones for local curling star

Sydney Boyd

A Beacon Academy sixth former has found fame on an international sporting stage thanks to her talent and her teacher.

Sydney Boyd competes for England at curling but probably would not have even taken up the sport had it not been for the encouragement of her teacher, Owen Rees.

We caught up with both Sydney and Owen to hear how Sydney's sporting career began with the school’s curling club. 

Dressing up for World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day (7 March) generally divides parents into two camps. The first cries, “Yay! A chance to get creative with my child’s fancy dress costume!” and the second… just cries.

If you fall into the latter camp, then don’t worry! We’ve got some easy wins for you to get through the day with minimal fuss and maximum cool points.

Planning a wedding?

Southover grange

Whether you’re planning on having a spring, summer or winter wedding, the venue is key.

For Wedding Planning Day on 1 March, we’ve got some venue inspiration from across East Sussex and open days happening this month.

Blaze Your Own Trail with an apprenticeship

Apprentices on a construction site

For National Apprenticeship Week (4 March to 8 March), we are helping to promote apprenticeships with roadshow and pop-up events across the county. 

The events will provide a chance for to explore the options available to you, ask questions and have a chat with employers, training providers and apprentices.

We spoke to apprentice Lucy Taylor, 20, on why she chose an apprenticeship. She said: "I had never enjoyed studying so decided not to go to university. It was difficult to find a full time job without specific work experience so this led me to look at apprenticeships.

"It is an excellent opportunity to earn money and work experience while studying towards a qualification." 

Find out more about the roadshows and pop up events.

From the newsroom...

Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about local pioneering women doctors at East Sussex's archive centre, The Keep. Book onto the event now.

50 years working on the county's roads: We hear from one of East Sussex Highway's longest-serving employees and how he's faced unexploded bombs, hurricane-force winds and 100 meter-wide ‘potholes’.  

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