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Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Hannah Johnston from Ballymena, who is doing a HLA course (Higher Level Apprenticeship) in Engineering at the College's Ballymena Campus.

Go further with Northern Regional College

Northern Regional College has introduced a number of new courses, including Foundation Degrees and Higher Level Apprenticeships, to give A Level students the benefit of accessing higher education without the burden of student debt.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

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The end of an era was heralded at the end of June in Moneymore Primary School

Moneymore Primary Schools pays heartfelt tribute to inspiring staff

A Mid Ulster primary school has paid its respects to three of its long-serving members of staff.

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Linda Dillon, MLA

Mid Ulster MLA slams £3m cut to uniform grant

Mid Ulster Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has criticized the proposed £3 million cut to school uniforms grant and described it as “an attack on our economically deprived children and families.”

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Aimee is a past pupil of Moneymore Primary School and plays club football for Mid Ulster Ladies.

Form 9 pupil does Mid Ulster proud as she represents Northern Ireland

Congratulations to Rainey Endowed Form 9 pupil Aimee McClure who represented Northern Ireland girls at the recent Friendship Cup soccer tournament in greenisland.

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Catriona is second in essay contest

A Magherafelt student has been awarded second place in a national essay-writing competition for senior cycle students.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS SCOOP AWARDS: Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Morton Centra, and Rebecca Dalzell Action Cancer along with Ryan Burke, Mrs Bradley (Teacher), Molly McAuley, Fiona Kennedy (Teacher) and Rhiannah O'Neill pictured at the annual Health Action Awards, where St Columba's Primary School, Straw scooped a Gold award. The Awards are part of Action Cancer�"s unique Health Promotion Programme, sponsored by Centra, as part of the brand�"s ��Live Well�" initiative. Fifty schools across Northern Ireland picked up awards for their innovative approach to good health promotion across various areas including, providing healthy meal options, promoting healthy snacks and water, encouraging extra-curricular exercise programmes and running cancer awareness initiatives. A full list of the 2017 award winners is available at www.actioncancer.org

Local schools are honoured at Action Cancer health awards

Local charity Action Cancer and leading convenience brand Centra has recognised thousands of school children across Northern Ireland, including pupils from Mid Ulster schools, at the annual Health Action Awards.

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Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson joins Sacred Heart Primary School, Rock, Dungannon for a Living History session at Tullaghoge Fort.

School children enjoy Living History at Tullaghoge

Six Mid Ulster primary schools recently enjoyed complimentary tours and Living History sessions delivered by Mid Ulster District Council’s education programme.

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‘Protecting from Hidden Harm’

‘Protecting from Hidden Harm’

Agreeing actions to tackle the significant harm many children and young people experience due to parental drug and alcohol misuse was the focus of the ‘Impact: Substance Misuse in the Family’ conference was held in Cookstown by Breakthru.

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Students created a prayer booklet for the Muiredach Cross Award

Students created a prayer booklet for the Muiredach Cross Award

Students from St Ciaran’s College Ballygawley have been working hard for their Muiredach Cross Award.

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Success at opportunity Europe Euro Quiz

Success at opportunity Europe Euro Quiz

Six Key Stage 3 St. Ciaran’s students in Ballygawley recently came first in the regional heat of the Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz and now will go forward to compete at the Northern Ireland Final taking place in the Belfast Metropolitan College Springvale Campus in Belfast on June 1!

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First class of Irish Medium Stream

First class of Irish Medium Stream

On Thursday, May 11 the school community of St. Joseph’s Grammar School joined together to celebrate the Leavers’ Mass for the Class of 2017.

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Tina wins coveted Logo Competition for new Epilepsy Packs!

Tina wins coveted Logo Competition for new Epilepsy Packs!

Eight-year-old Tina Rafferty from Pomeroy has won a competition to design a logo for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s new Paediatric Epilepsy information packs.

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Claire Savage , a journalist and copy writer from Magherafelt, now lives on the north coast. Her book Magical Masquerade is to be launched in June

Magherafelt author unveils launches new children’s book

A Magherafelt journalist who has turned a few stories for the Mail in the past, is launching her brand new children’s novel at Belfast Book Festival.

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South West College pays respects for former East Tyrone College principal Tony Dardis

South West College hosting engineering information evening

South West College is holding its annual information evening for Gold and Higher Level Apprenticeships this Wednesday, May 17.

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NI Water Education Team pictured at St. Eoghans Primary School in Moneyneaney.

Water makes the World go round!

This is just one interesting fact pupils of St. Eoghan’s Primary School in Moneyneena learnt when NI Water’s education team came to visit to teach them all about the water cycle.

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Magherafelt students win political praise after world LEGO win

DUP leader Arlene Foster visited Magherafelt High School with MLA Keith Buchanan to congratulate pupils on their recent success at a world LEGO competition in the USA.

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