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Local teacher to help in Rwandan schools

Local primary school teacher Siobhan Rynne has been selected to go to Rwanda as part of The Wood Foundation’s Global Learning Partnerships (GLP).

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from left to right, Catterline pupils Kimberley Greenshields, Hannah Boggon, Daisy Buchanan and Sammie Evans

Catterline are top of the class

Pupils from Catterline School have won a computer programming competition that will see their program run in space this month.

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Portlethen Academy

School trip cancelled in wake of Manchester attack

A Kincardineshire school has been praised for cancelling a trip for pupils to the Manchester area in the wake of Monday’s terrorist attack in the city.

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Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, acknowledged the major project work of Inverbervie, Auchenblae and Glenbervie schools, and along with pupils from the three schools, laid flowers at the grave of Hercules Linton in the Old Kirkyard in Inverbervie. 
The Lord Lieutenant and pupils are pictured with project director Dave Ramsay by the grave of Hercules Linton designer of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark.

Hercules Linton remembered

At an event in Inverbervie on Monday (May 15), a double acknowledgement took place in relation to Hercules Linton, the designer of the famous Cutty Sark.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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The school has received a �635 donation towards books

Book donation for Cults school

Cults Primary School has received a £635 donation which will be used to purchase new books for its library.

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Newtonhill Pipe Band played as guests arrived

Lairhillock’s 10th birthday celebrations

Lairhillock Primary School celebrated its 10th birthday recently and they did it in style, with Newtonhill Pipe Band playing as guests arrived to help celebrate the occasion.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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The new Hillside School in Portlethen.

Portlethen’s new primary school opens its doors

Portlethen’s new primary school Hillside School, opened its doors to staff and pupils on Tuesday, brinign to an end a long wait for parents and children in the town who had been campaigning for a third primary school for several years.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGUs Oil and Gas Institute.

RGU launches new online learning portal for oil and gas industry

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.

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Faubourg dAmiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Mackie pupils to attend WWI commemorative event in France

Two S3 history pupils from Mackie Academy in Stonehaven are set for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s national commemorations.

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Left to right- Dave Ramsay, MEP Ian Duncan and Linda Johnstone pictured with the Alex Johnstone Memorial Quaich.

Memorial Trophy for ALex Johnstone MSP

A trophy dedicated to the memory of the late Alex Johnstone MSP, sponsored by The English – Speaking Union, Scotland, and Mearns Heritage Services, was presented last week to his wife Linda.

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Mackie pupils performed to a crowd of 1,700 at the Rock Challenge event on Saturday.

2nd place for Mackie in Rock Challenge

Mackie Academy came second in the Aberdeenshire qualifying rounds of the 2017 Rock Challenge.

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Johnshaven Primary School pupils Nathan Watson and Aiden Wardrop pictured with  the school's language teacher Frida Mittmann who teaches French and Spanish.

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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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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