E YORKS: Students at the Goole High School will benefit from a National Citizen Service (NCS) pilot scheme.
Most of the academy's 170 Year 11 students will take part in a large-scale scheme to benefit the community and boost students' skills.
The plans were unveiled at a meeting of Goole Town Council.
Dave Flowitt, co-headteacher at Goole High School, told town councillors: "NCS has decided to use us for a pilot project as one of the first schools nationwide to have run it on this scale.
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"We want the students to do something for the town as a whole – something big that will really make a difference to the whole community and we are currently discussing with students what that something might be."
Town councillor Malcolm Boatman congratulated the school on the initiative.
He said: "It is a real coup, it's like hitting the jackpot for the school and the town to be selected as a trailblazer for the country."
BRIDLINGTON: Weekly walks will get under way at Sewerby Hall and Gardens from tomorrow.
The one-hour Walking For Health session will set off at 10.30am.
People are invited to take up walking to improve health and fitness. The free guided walks are for all ages and abilities and there is no need to book.
For more details, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/sewerby or call 01262 673769.
EAST RIDING: Roadworks due to get under way today on the B1228 have been delayed for a week for groundwater levels to be measured.
Tests will be carried out to check if high groundwater levels in the area will have an adverse effect on the works.
The eight-week reconstruction scheme will involve roadworks in Ellerton and Bubwith.
Road closures and diversions will be in operation when the work starts.
Access will be maintained for emergency services, shop deliveries, refuse collection, mobile library, mobile optician and postal services.
Bus and school bus services to surrounding villages will be maintained, although some disruption will be unavoidable due the nature of works.
For more information, email project manager James Sissons at james.sissons@eastriding. gov.uk or call 01482 395644.