Magical miniature doors spark pupils to write inspirational book

Magical miniature doors popped up in primary schools across Lurgan and Craigavon inspiring young children to write a book.

LOCAL SCHOOLS SCOOP AWARDS: Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Morton Centra, and Rebecca Dalzell Action Cancer along with James O'Hagan Natasha Garrigue (Teacher) and Evan Doyle pictured at the annual Health Action Awards, where The Beeches day Nursery, Aghalee scooped a Gold award. The Awards are part of Action Cancers unique Health Promotion Programme, sponsored by Centra, as part of the brands Live Well initiative. Fifty schools across Northern Ireland picked up awards for their innovative approach to good health promotion across various areas including, providing healthy meal options, promoting healthy snacks and water, encouraging extra-curricular exercise programmes and running cancer awareness initiatives. A full list of the 2017 award winners is available at

Aghalee Day Nursery scoops top health award

An Aghalee day nursery has been recognised for his unique health promotion programme at a recent awards ceremony.

Patrick Yu

Patrick’s honour for his work on racial equality

Patrick Yu who runs the Migrant Centre in Lurgan, Derry and Belfast is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Ulster.

Mr Jamie Maguire
Student Assistant at Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.

Service of Licensing at Banbridge Church

A Service of Licensing of Mr Jamie Maguire as a probationer for the Christian ministry will be held in Banbridge Road Presbyterian Church, Dromore on Sunday, June 11 at 7.00pm.

Craigavon Area top pupil in each subject winners at the recent SRC SPP

Awards ceremony celebrates success for SRC students

Over 150 students from local high schools celebrated their success recently at an awards ceremony for students participating on the School Partnerships’ Programme (SPP) at Southern Regional College’s Lurgan and Portadown campuses.

From left, Raymond Sloan, SRC director of client services, Brian Doran, SRC chief executive, and Carolyn Davison, SRC assistant director for curriculum.

Local college confirmed as ‘best performing in Northern Ireland’

Southern Regional College has topped an official Further Education leader board to confirm its place as the best performing college in Northern Ireland.

Katie Fennell, Olivia Napier, Keelan Burns and Peter Kelly from St Teresas Primary School put their best foot forward to launch the Travelwise NI Walk to School Week.

Portadown parents urged ‘walk children to school’ as shocking stats revealed

Thousands of youngsters from across Portadown are expected to take part in this year’s Travelwise NI ‘Walk to School Week’.

Craigavon Senior High School.

Upper Bann and Armagh schools named in education report

Five schools in the Upper Bann and Armagh area have been named in a report into the future of education published today.

Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

Portadown College  Journalism Club recording with the BBC

Local students become BBC reporters for the day

PC Journalism Club students became working journalists for the day on when they produced and recorded a radio package for the BBC.

Phillip Menary

Markethill man Phillip joined Enable NI and never looked back

Markethill man Phillip Menary (20) joined the Enable NI, a Big Lottery funded project ‘We Are Incredable,’ in September and has never looked back.

A digital Youth Programme was held at Portadown College this week organised by Young Enterprise. Pictured at the event are from left, Jack Wilson, Victoria Greenaway, Cathy Morrison, Young Enterprise, Ellie Thornton, Stuart Nelson, ICT teacher, Mia Proctor and Daniel Mullane.INPT12-224.

New Digital Youth scheme set to encourage online enterprise

A new programme launched by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council aims to equip young people with digital skills for future job success.


Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

Richard Shannon Gold winner in Joinery and Skillbuild NI Overall Young Apprentice of the Year 2017 with Sarah Travers

Skillbuild contest in Portadown

Over 75 local construction apprentices gathered their tools to compete against each other in the annual Skillbuild NI National Finals held in Southern Regional College, Portadown recently.

SERC has launched a brand new range of after-school foreign language classes giving primary school children aged 5-11 the opportunity to learn French, Italian and Spanish at their Lisburn and Bangor campus.

After-school language SERC classes

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) launched a brand new range of after-school foreign language classes giving primary school children aged 5-11 the opportunity to learn French, Italian and Spanish at their Lisburn campus.

Parking problems at Millington Primary School

Dangerous parking ‘putting pupils at risk’

A parent at Millington Primary has urged drivers doing school pick-ups there to think about where they are parking, as youngster’s lives are being put at risk.

Christy Benny from St. Catherines College with her family and representatives of the Soroptomists International.

St Catherine’s student talks it out in public speaking contest

Christy Benny, a St Catherine’s College student in Armagh, was a finalist in the Soroptimists International 35th Annual Youth Public Speaking Competition, in Hillsborough recently.

Site plan for proposed new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

College meets eco-groups over controversial £30m new build at Craigavon Park

The Southern Regional College has met eco-groups in a bid to quell fears over its controversial plans to build a new complex in Craigavon.

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A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
Rise in cost of school meals ‘unacceptable’ says SDLP

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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