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Proud Lydia receives Jordan Kennedy Award

Markethill woman Lydia McKelvey has become the winning recipient of the Jordan Kennedy Award.

Education
Gavin Gray (Education Manager  CCEA), Justin Edwards (Chief Executive  CCEA), Tanya Graham (Almac Group), Dr. Stephen Barr (Almac Group) and David Branagh (Intelesens)

Launch of CCEA’s new GCE Life and Health Sciences subject

A new A Level is being taught in Northern Ireland schools this year that could open up opportunities for local students to seek third level study and careers in the £800m per annum local Life and Health Sciences sector.

Education
Almost three-quarters of secondary schools in the UK use surveillance software.

Surveillance software installed on secondary school pupils’ own devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

Education

Future is bright, like our thinking!

The Principal of Portadown College has celebrated their ‘outstanding successes’ .

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Community

Exhibition on the horizon for STEM student finalists

Five students from St. Catherine’s College, Armagh and St Patrick’s College, Keady are celebrating news of being shortlisted as finalists in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Education
Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

A controlled explosion was carried out after a Lurgan school called in the PSNI to deal with a dangerous chemical.

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Emma Heatherington at Markethill High School, during a Book Week event
Picture Oliver McVeigh

Author delivers literacy workshop at High School

An author, who is about to have her ninth novel published, has praised a Co Armagh school for placing such a high emphasis on literacy for all of its pupils.

Arts
Making sweet music ...pupils of Bocombra PS. INPT43

Bocombra scores top marks in inspection

Bocombra Primary School and Nursery Unit has achieved three ‘outstanding’ ratings out of a possible four following an inspection in September.

Education
Cllr Declan McAlinden with other workers helping to build a school in Africa

Declan puts his talents to good use building schools in South Africa

He’s a grafter and well used to hard work but for years Derrytrasna man Declan McAlinden has been using his well toned muscles and building talents for a great cause.

Education
Watch: Ulster-born student asks American college students to 'translate Norn Irish'

Watch: Ulster-born student asks American college students to 'translate Norn Irish'

A local student who is now studying at an American university has published a video of what his university colleagues perceive as being the meaning of well known Northern Irish phrases.
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Pupils of Seagoe PS help the Mayor, Councillor Garath Keating plant crocus bulbs. INPT43

Seagoe pupils plant bulbs of hope in polio fight

Children from Seagoe Primary School helped to plant 1,000 crocus bulbs this week, in an optimistic display of the successful fight against polio.

Education
Deborah Millar Co-ordinator of Home-Start Craigavon with Home-Start members, Kate McGeown, treasurer Geraldine Haugian, local Verve Health Trainer, Christina Morris Promoting Well Being Team with representatives of Lidl Community Crew Team.

Home-Start gets sponsorship deal

Home-Start Craigavon, which supports families with young children, has just received corporate sponsorship from supermarket chain Lidl.

Education
Traffic outside Portadown Integrated Primary School. MH

Bid to end school traffic ‘chaos’

Residents and local politicians are making an appeal for an end to traffic “chaos” at peak times near Portadown Integrated Primary School.

Education
Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

Education
File photo dated 02/03/12 of an exam in progress

‘Porn lessons’ suggested by teachers union to safeguard Northern Ireland school children

‘Porn lessons’ in Northern Ireland schools could help address young people’s fears of addiction, according to a leading educationalist.

Education
More than 10 per cent of teachers left the state sector in 2015.

Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty. But despite those first day butterflies and the new-term excitement, my research has found that many teachers actually find their first teaching job to be much more difficult than they expected.

Education
Champagne or Prosecco?

PSNI issue advice for A-Level result party-goers

Police have advised advice to A-Level students who plan to party tonight after receiving their results.

Crime
Thousands of school pupils are awaiting exam results

EXAM RESULTS: Advice available for A-Level and GCSE students

A dedicated examinations advice helpline has been set up to provide guidance to students who are expecting A-Level and GCSE results.

Education
It’s time to apply for free school meals

It’s time to apply for free school meals

Parents of children who may be eligible for free school meals have been urged to apply.

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Lynette Cooke, PCSP Development Officer and Alison Clenaghan, PCSP Manager with winners of the Social Networking Calendar competition.

Craigavon pupils learn of social networking dangers

Ten local schools recently took part in an art competition to raise awareness of the dangers and potential consequences for young people who use social networking sites.

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