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New-Bridge Integrated team miss out in final of contest

New-Bridge Integrated College teacher Miss Gallagher, from the English Department accompanied four talented year 10 New-Bridge students (Amy White, Ellis Taylor, Leah Geddis and Lucy Knox) to a debating competition in Queens University.

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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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Claire Byrne from Sothern Regional College, Nicola Wilson, Head of Economic Development in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Lord Mayor Garath Keating with students who attended the Life Sciences Skills and Careers event in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre last week.

Students join Life Sciences Skills and Careers event in Craigavon

Dromore High School pupils were among 50 local students attended a Life Sciences Skills and Careers Event in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre last week.

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Conor hits the right note with examiners

Conor hits the right note with examiners

Congratulations to Connor Downey who has achieved a ‘Distinction’ in his Grade 8 Musical Theatre Examination.

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Politicians praise Academy for Christmas craft fair

Politicians praise Academy for Christmas craft fair

Exhibitors, supporters and members of Banbridge Academy Association have been praised following Saturday morning’s annual Christmas craft fair.

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Bridge Integrateds youngest teachers Harry Beattie with his mum Pauline and Nya Ardis with her mum Heather with Roots of Empathy Instructor Kate Proctor attending the Roots of Empathy Celebration Event held in Armagh Teachers Centre.

Roots of Empathy Programme in Schools

A very special celebration event has taken place to thank the 28 ‘baby teachers’ and their parents who participated in the 2015/6 Roots of Empathy Programme in Primary Schools across the Southern area.

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Resurfacing programme welcomed

Ulster Unionist Councillor Glenn Barr has welcomed a paving resurfacing programme for Bannview, in Gilford which is due to start soon.

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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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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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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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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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Annual Academy prize night sees celebrations of students’ success

Banbridge Academy recently held it’s annual Prize Day at Holy Trinity Parish Church.

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Andrew Armstrong, Principal; Peter Weir, Education Minister; Irene Burrows, Chair of Governors; Brenda Hale MLA, School Governor; Rev Kenny Hanna, Vice-Chair of Governors.

Double celebration for all at Dromara Primary School

Dromara Primary School celebrated two important events recently – the publication of a glowing inspection report and a visit to the school by the Education Minister, Peter Weir MLA.

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Drumadonnell PS Vice-Principal retires

Drumadonnell PS Vice-Principal retires

Mrs Jaine Minnis has retired as Vice-Principal of Drumadonnell Primary School after almost 17 years in the post.

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Dromore High School reaches for a better world with Global Learning

Dromore High School reaches for a better world with Global Learning

Dromore High is reaching for a better world by recently achieving the Level One Certificate in Global Learning.

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Junior Choir members at the Dromore High Harvest Service which took place on Monday October 17 in Dromore Cathedral.

In pictures: Dromore High School Harvest Service

Harvest Service
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Andrew Armstrong, Principal; Peter Weir, Education Minister; Irene Burrows, Chair of Governors; Brenda Hale MLA, School Governor; Rev Kenny Hanna, Vice-Chair of Governors.

Top marks for Dromara PS

Dromara Primary School has received a glowing report from the Education and Training Inspectorate.

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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.

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MLA Joann Dobson with councillor Glenn Barr with some Gilford parents

Parents challenge EA over bus pick-up point

Residents of Gilford’s Woodlands area are calling on the Education Authority to reinstate a school bus pick-up point at the entrance to the estate, for pupils attending Tandragee Junior High School.

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