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Creetown are maths challenge winners

The Maths department at Douglas Ewart High School, ably assisted by eight junior recruits from S2 & S3, hosted the 4th annual competition for the Machars Cluster Primary Team Maths Challenge Trophy.

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Pupils found out about what Vikings ate and how to weave on a loom.

History comes alive for primary pupils

Primaries 1-4 enjoyed an excellent visit from Kathryn Purchase with her History Alive presentation!

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Stranraer Academy

Academy pupils sent home after power cut

Pupils were sent home early today (Wednesday, May 10) from Stranraer Academy after a power cut.

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Kirkcudbright Pre-School Group retained Eco Schools Flag status.

Green flag award for pre-school group

Kirkcudbright Pre-School Group was successful recently in renewing its Eco-Schools Green Flag Award status.

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The Runciman family - Roderick, Amanda, Lewis and Libby - at their Allanshaws farmhouse.

Farm secretary role more vital than ever

With the ever changing dynamics of agriculture the need for accurate and timely financial and physical records being produced to support the farming businesses has never been greater.

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Screenwriters/Actors Joe and Kel and producers, Andy and Ade, shared with the pupils some of their experiences in the very interesting hour long chat

Keepers film crew enjoy school visit

Wow wow wow! Once in a lifetime opportunity just happened to come our way last week.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Wednesday 8th March
Rotary Young Technologist Competition DEHS  
  Pictured with Newton Stewart Rotary President Gordon Bennie, Dave Stewart from the Institution of Structural Engineers & Rotarian Bob Boan with the winning junior team from Kirkcudbright Acdamy Beth Taveren, Isla Ginnelly, Douglas Coperman & Stephen Dale

Young engineers show their ingenuity

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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