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All About Frome – February 2, 2021



We continue our discussions with the people that educate our children in these difficult times.

This week we meet Emma Reynolds, Principal at Frome College


There’s another glimpse into the lives of our home-schooling mum, Debbie Hamblin and her kids

to find out what kind of a week they had.


It’s National Apprentice week here in the UK – and we’ll be hearing from Apprenticeship Field Advisor, Nicky Blackwell from SkillupSomerset, the agency that gives advice to businesses and would-be apprentices about what’s on offer for this growing employment sector.

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Then co-producer Julia Wellard offers us a European perspective on apprentice education from Isabelle Hanol, an English teacher at a college in Southern France, which is just for apprentices.

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We end with first reactions From Cllr John Clarke about the outline development plans for Saxonvale which after 8 years of discussion and design passed through Mendip District Council a few days ago.

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