Young engineers show their ingenuity

Newton Stewart Rotary organised the annual Young Technologist Competition at the Douglas Ewart High School.

Dog walkers are being urged to clean up after their dogs in the countryside.

Dog poo could kill livestock

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.

Spring is the perfect time to have fun outdoors with your little ones.

Spring into action and embrace the outdoors with your wee ones

PlayTalkRead is calling for all parents and carers of young children to embrace the great outdoors and enjoy the extra hour of daylight with their wee ones.

Stranraer Academy

£28,000 Lotto boost for the academy

Stranraer Academy will receive £28,000 of Lotto funding to increase participation in after school activities and introduce a bi-weekly breakfast club as part of its anti-poverty strategy.

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.

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.

Get those thinking caps on!

Maths equals fun for primary pupils

Leswalt Primary travelled to enjoy a busy morning working with their partnership school, Portpatrick.

P6 winner was Teigan who read a book on her trampoline

Pupils rising to the reading challenge

Penninghame and St Ninian’s Primary schools have been working together to launch the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.

Biggest Change in Active Travel 2016 award winners were Kirkcowan Primary

Kirkcowan pupils win active travel award

Kirkcowan Primary won the Biggest Change in Active Travel 2016 section as schools throughout Dumfries and Galloway were rewarded for their active travel efforts.

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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The regional Careers Event will take place later this month.

World of work revealed

Pupils from both Stranraer Academy and the Douglas Ewart High School will have the opportunity to attend a Regional Careers Event this month.

Beat the Street is searching for Community Champions.

Beat the Street looks for community champions

Beat the Street are looking for community champions in Stranraer to build upon the success of last year’s initiative and encourage residents to stay active and improve their health.

MSP Finlay Carson with Sheuchan pupils

MSP faces some tough questions at Sheuchan School!

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson visited Sheuchan Primary School for a Q&A session with P4 and P5 pupils who had been taking part in the Outreach Education Programme.

Schools budget is under pressure

Council get it wrong

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s education department has admitted getting it wrong over their level of communication with the families of schoolchildren with addition learning support needs.


Our schools facing crisis over pupil support

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s education department is facing serious challenges to both support pupils with special needs and meet budget targets.

School dinners up for awards

School dinners up for awards

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s school meals service continues to be innovative as it strives to increase the number of meals eaten and raise awareness of healthy food options.

The Christmas Safety Campaign at Douglas-Ewart High School.

Christmas safety first for pupils

A presentation based on the ‘Blind Date’ TV game show highlighted Christmas safety for high school pupils.

Kirkcowan pupils with the shoeboxes full of Christmas goodies

Spreading Christmas cheer

Primary school children in Galloway are spreading Chrismas cheer this week.

Libby from Port William Primary is engrossed in her book on horseback

Horseback reading for Libby!

The pupils at Port William Primary School took part in the First Ministers Extreme Reading competition last week.

Pupils at Kirkcowan Primary held a Children in Need fundraiser

Grand total for primary pupils

Primary 7 pupils at Kirkcowan Primary School raised an amazing £220 for Children In Need which Bank of Scotland have said they will match, giving a grand total of £440.

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