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Johnshaven youngsters win in multilingual poetry competition

Two Johnshaven Primary School pupils were named as winners of their category after entering a multi-lingual poetry competition.

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The new Hillside School in Portlethen.

Opening of new Portlethen school delayed

The opening of a new primary school which was scheduled to open in Portlethen at the end of this month has been delayed.

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Dunnottar Primary School

Illegal parking ‘putting children at risk’

Worried parents from Dunnottar Primary have said that drivers parking illegally outside the school are putting their children at risk.

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Aberdeenshire pupils are preparing to take part in this weekend's schools' championships.

Aberdeenshire pipers pitch up for schools’ championships

Pupils from Aberdeenshire will be pitching their musical skills against youngsters from across Scotland when they compete in world’s largest schools piping and drumming competition.

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The information evening will be held at the University of Aberdeen

Information evening to be held for aspiring Secondary teachers

An information evening will take place this week for anyone interested in becoming a secondary school teacher in Aberdeenshire.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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The Barefoot Computing Project was launched by John Swinney.

Aberdeenshire pupils benefit from computing project

Around 7,300 Aberdeenshire schoolchildren have benefited from a pioneering education programme to boost youngsters’ computing skills.

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Stonehaven primary school marks 40th birthday

Stonehaven primary school marks 40th birthday

Stonehaven’s Mill o’ Forest Primary School celebrated its 40th birthday at the beginning of this month with a special assembley and 70s ‘museum’ to mark the occasion.

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Could students be ‘climbing the walls’ at Mearns Academy?

Mearns Conservative Councillor George Carr has written to Aberdeenshire Council Officers requesting that consideration is given to installing a climbing wall at Mearns Academy.

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Craig Stephen, Adam Whyte and Aimee McPherson presenting Jean Malcolm, Area Volunteer Organiser, and Lorna Dunbar, Support Officer, with the donation

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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