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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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Students in action at the US final

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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Students speak out about the environment

Students speak out about the environment

In line with Mid Ulster District Council’s current food waste campaign, the topic of this year’s EcoSpeak schools environmental public speaking competition was ‘The Fight Against Food Waste’.

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Donaghey Primary School goes on the run

Donaghey Primary School goes on the run

Two teams from Donaghey Primary School took part in the Belfast City Marathon Relay on Monday, May 1.

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IT trainees enjoy McCloskey tour

IT trainees enjoy McCloskey tour

A group of Level 2 Cambridge Diploma IT trainees from South West College travelled to McCloskey International in Coalisland to discover more about the crushing and screening plants they design and manufacture, the trainees also learned of the potential Engineering and IT jobs that are available within the company.

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Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

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Maeve is crowned Tyrone Champion

Maeve is crowned Tyrone Champion

Eason is delighted to announce that Maeve Fegan (age 11) from St. John’s Primary School, Moy is the winner of the Tyrone County Bee.

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April 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 'ALL TOGETHER' FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2017!

(l) Astrid Conville, Communications Officer, Translink (Anti-Bullying Week's sponsor) and (r) Rosanna Jack, Regional Co-ordinator, Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) are pictured with (l-r) Beth McArt (10); Cayden Smith (9); Chloe Glover (4); Barra McCusker (4); Anna Denton-McComish (9); Cassie Gallegos (8) from St Anne's Primary School, Dunmurry, Belfast.


Local Schools & Youth Organisations Urged To Register for Anti-Bullying Week 2017 and Take Part in Creative Competition 

Registration for this year's Anti-Bullying Week 2017 (13-17 November 2017) is officially open and schools and youth organisations across Northern Ireland are being urged to sign up and take part in this important initiative. This year's theme is "All Equal, All Different, All Together".

Children and young people are also being encouraged to get creative and use art, film and the written word to create anti-bullying messages for

Local schools are urged to sign up for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week

Registration for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week 2017, which runs from November 13-17, is officially open and schools and youth organisations in the Mid Ulster area are being urged to sign up and take part in this important initiative.

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Tyrone heat winners Lily Neill and Hannah Ewing, Drumglass High School with judges Brian Quinn and Caitriona Lennox of Mount Charles.

Pupils set to cook up a storm in final

Lily Neill and Hannah Ewing, a team of pupils from Drumglass High School in Dungannon have been named a regional finalist of the 2017 Mount Charles Big School Cook Off, and will progress to the grand finale in June.

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