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Pioneering ‘Healthy Kidz’ wins top award

A project, pioneered in Lurgan primary schools and aimed at getting kids healthy, has scooped a top award.

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Cookstown High : From left: Bethany Greer, Zoe Seymour and James Marks recently put their debating skills to good use when they represented the Lithuania at this year�"s Mock Council of the European Union. The event, which is now in its 13th year, is organised by British Council Northern Ireland and the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland and saw 18 schools from across Northern Ireland tackle two topical issues: the future EU-UK relationship and how the European Union will need to develop to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century.

Cookstown High tackle Brexit

Pupils from Cookstown High recently joined 18 others schools from across Northern Ireland for a Mock Council of the European Union debate.

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Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

Translink has unveiled a new Safety Bus to continue the important safety education programme which has been running in schools in Northern Ireland for over 15 years.

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The second annual Mount Charles Big School Cook Off in association with the Irish News has been launched, with entries now open for pupils between the ages of 11-14 years old across Northern Ireland and Donegal. 

L-R: Cathal Geoghegan, Managing Director of Mount Charles, Ella Geoghegan and Simon Toye, Group Development Chef at Mount Charles.

Chefs wanted for School Cook Off

Post-primary school pupils from Cookstown are being encouraged to enter a competition that aims to uncover cookery talent.

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SDLP Candidate Sharon McAleer

St Brigid’s pupils will be entitled to free transport

Following the closure of St Brigid’s Primary School, Augher, there were concerns that displaced pupils were falling victim to a clerical error that ruled them out of school transport.

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Advice: GCSE results

GCSE results: what should you do next?

Didn’t get the GCSE results you had hoped for? Listen, it’s not the end of the world, so don’t panic.

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NI Fire and Rescue were quickly on the scene

Firefighters tackle blaze at Magherafelt college

Firefighters brought a blaze under control at the Northern Regional College in Magherafelt last night.

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AS Levels: 15 pupils achieved three A grades: Adam Adair, Rachel Brown, Sophie Brown, Ellen Campbell, Ryan Devlin, Catherine Elliott, Kathryn Glendinning, Sarah Henry, Paul McErlean, Patrick McGowan, Alannah McKeown, Caitlin McPeake (Not in Photo), Rachel Neill, Ethan Smyth, Abbie Speers

Rainey Endowed students record some of school’s best results

Rainey Endowed School has praised their pupils at both AS and A2 Level after they achieved outstanding results.

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A Level results: Includes pupils with one or more A Grades at A2 Level.

Cookstown High School celebrates another year with 100 per cent A Level pass rate

Cookstown High School is delighted to recognise the achievements of another very successful group of students at AS and A Level.

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Holy Trinity College issue congratulations to A Level students following ‘outstanding’ results

Holy Trinity College issue congratulations to A Level students following ‘outstanding’ results

Holy Trinity College have issued a huge congratulations to their A Level students after they received outstanding results.

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Laboratory technician

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 watching TV

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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Mid Ulster Star

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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