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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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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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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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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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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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