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Mearns pupils win £3k for charity

Four Mearns Academy students have won £3,000 for a charity which offers tea, cake and company to older people in the local area at risk of social isolation.
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Aberdeenshire currently has 43 vacancies for teachers across the region.

Moves to tackle Aberdeenshire’s teacher recruitment problem

A recruitment drive to address the shortfall of teachers in Aberdeenshire is continuing, the area’s councillors have heard.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Sustainable fishing lessons in Stoney

Sustainable fishing lessons in Stoney

Fish and chip expert, Calum Richardson, and Scotland’s best-loved skipper, Jimmy Buchan, have gone back to school to teach the next generation about Scottish seafood, sustainability and environmentally friendly practice.

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spent a session learning to identify common birds. Pic: RSPB Images.

Local schools connect with nature

Pupils from 17 schools across Aberdeen City and Shire are closer to nature thanks to a partnership between the RSPB and Aldi and even more schools and nurseries are being encouraged to get involved in 2017.

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Primary school’s plea to stop dog fouling

Primary school’s plea to stop dog fouling

The head teacher of Stonehaven’s Mill o’ Forest Primary School has issued a plea to pet owners in the area to pick up after their pets, following a spate of dog fouling incidents in the school playing fields.

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Local councillors attended Glenbervie as the staff and pupils were given the award

Mearns school awarded gold status for sport

A Mearns school has been recognised for its innovative delivery of extra-curricular sports and physical education.

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Primary 3a pupils of Mill o' Forest School not long after it was opened in 1977, just as they were being taken by their teacher, Mrs S. Fitch, on a beach exploration prior to joining other classes for a picnic at Mineralwell Park.

Mill o Forest school 40th anniversary

Mill o’ Forest School is due to celebrate its 40th anniversary next month, and they are appealing to former pupils and staff to come forward with photos and memorabilia from their time at the school.

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Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

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Neil in the BBC recording studios

Hidden History Podcasts launches from Stonehaven

A new podcast series for 2017 Year of History was launched this month in Stonehaven.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Have your say on schools

There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government’s governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017.

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Neil McLennan foreground, Dave Ramsay, background

John Swinney endorses Bella work

A further endorsement to the success of the Bella Centenary Project in the Mearns, has been provided by the Scottish Government in a letter from John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, congratulating the participants on their involvement.

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The Howe o the Mearns Pipe Band are a strong part of the Auchenblae and wider Mearns community.

School drums up interest in piping

Pupils at Auchenblae Primary School have been drumming up their interest in piping as part of a community partnership with their local pipe band.

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Hillside School will open in March

Hillside School will open in March

Portlethen’s new primary school is due to open its doors on March 27 2017, seven months later than planned.

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Woodhill House in Aberdeen where the meeting was held

Newtonhill School forced to close early

Newtonhill Primary School was forced to close early today after a gas issue left the building without heating or hot water.

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Dr Konstantina Martzoukou and Professor Simon Burnett

Research to help integrate Syrian refugees in Scotland

Researchers at the School of Creative and Cultural Business at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have been awarded funding to help integrate Syrian refugees in Scotland.

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UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

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The staff, pupils and parents of Glenbervie School were delighted to receive the news that they had successfully retained their Green Flag status for the fourth time. It was made particularly special because the pupils and community had pulled together to rebuild the School garden after it was severely damaged by Storm Frank. The children were also complimented on their Pupil Action Plans where the pupils led the agenda, meetings and ensured all classes had a role in contributing to our Eco Schools Agenda.  It was a huge achievement that has been recognised and supported by the local community. The pupils are now continuing to look at the UN sustainability goals and work alongside our Rights Respecting group to enhance the learning already taking place.

School beats odds to re-build garden

Glenbervie Primary School have been awarded their 4th Eco ‘Green Flag’ award, afterbeating all the odds and rebuilding their garden after it was destroyed during Storm Frank.

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Unison has suspended its strike action which was planned for this week.

Strike action suspended in colleges pay row

Planned strikes across Scotland this week have been suspended by a union to bring employers back to the negotiating table.

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Get Sweeping for Chimney Fire Safety Week

Firefighters have issued a Chimney Fire Safety Week message urging householders to help prevent potentially devastating fires.

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