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Rise in cost of school meals ‘unacceptable’ says SDLP

News that school meals are set to rise by 30 pence a day has been described as ‘unacceptable’.

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Proposal to introduce school bus fares is slammed

Proposals to introduce fees for school transport has been slammed by the SDLP and the union Unite.

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Final call for entries: NI Primary School Road Safety Quiz which was launched by Department for Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard and Megan McKeown. They are joined by Joan Kinnaird from event organisers Road Safe NI and Jonathan McKeown from sponsors CRASH Services.

School children urged to enter Road Safety Quiz

Primary Schools across the ABC Council area are being urged to enter their local heat of the Northern Ireland Road Safety Quiz.

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Pictured are Liz Canning (BookTrust NI Manager), Polly Poppet and Alicia Clarke (SONI), along with children who attended the local event.

2,000 free books for babies

BookTrust’s flagship programme, Bookstart Baby, is giving out free books to Sure Start families in the Armagh and Dungannon areas.

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A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

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‘Issues over new school build will be addressed’

Issues over plans for a new school at Lismore will be looked into, principal Fiona Kane has vowed.

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Four players on the Northern Ireland five-a-side futsal team panel (from left: Ernestas Verenka, Gerson Rosario, Coach Darius Dielininikaltis, Michael OHehir and Jasir Camara) were spotted and selected to attend trials for the NI team while taking part in the councils Community Champions League Programme.

Community event set for kick-off

Registration is now open for the next five-a- side Community Champions League, which kicks off on Sunday 15 January at 12 noon in Portadown People’s Park.

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Plans for St Ronan’s College campus revealed

Plans for St Ronan’s College campus revealed

Plans for a new building for St Ronan’s College in Lurgan have been put on display on the school’s website.

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Almac employees Laura McGee, Robert Elliott and Alison Quinn were are among the first students to graduate from a new MSc Pharmaceutical Analysis degree at Queens University. They were supported by Almac, which has contributed vital input to the course to encourage students to continue studying science, in particular chemistry.

Alison masters science degree backed by Almac

A Lurgan woman has mastered an intense chemistry degree backed by her firm Almac.

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Festive fun for everyone at Derryhale PS Christmas concert

Pupils in Year 1 - 3 of Derryhale Primary School recently took to the stage for their annual Christmas concert.

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TRW Automotive Aftermarket pay a visit to local College

TRW Automotive Aftermarket pay a visit to local College

Southern Regional College Motor Vehicle Students from Portadown Campus recently had a visit from TRW Automotive Aftermarket.

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Ben Johnston. Colin Kennedy & Dawn Kennedy Jordan's Parents. Lydia McKelvey. Colum Mackey. Professor Liam Maguire.

Proud Lydia receives Jordan Kennedy Award

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

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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.

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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.

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Future is bright, like our thinking!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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