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Students from Wixams Academy are proving an exceptional asset to the wider community of Bedford Borough.

William Priano is proud to see his design for the Wixams village sign now in place at the main entrances off the A6.

He entered a competition two years ago and won an iPad, but Covid caused a delay in the creation and installation of the metal sign as a ‘Welcome to Wixams; - but it is now in place.

“It’s pretty cool,” said William, who hopes to become an architect when he is older, so this project was a good signpost towards a career in visualising beautiful environments.


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Meanwhile, Daisy Newton and Martina Georgieva are now busy as members of The Bedford Borough Youth Cabinet. Daisy, who is Head Girl at Wixams Academy, is now Chair of the Cabinet and Martina, who only joined the school in October from London, is the new publicity officer.

Daisy Bishenden is the school’s champion cook after winning her year’s and the overall Bake Off competition during lockdown. The competitions encouraged students to learn useful cooking skills as a break from home studying. She was joint overall winner with younger student Camani  Ani-Okai.

Principal Paul Spyropoulos said: “We are very proud of the contribution our students make to the wider community, whether studying at home and going the extra mile to help their families, or, when in school, enjoying a strong sense of sharing and socialising across all year groups. 

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“Places are very much in demand here and we believe we are making a valuable contribution to life locally, not just in the village, but beyond with our young people giving up their time to get involved with bigger projects such as Youth Cabinet.”