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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kirkcowan pupils with the shoeboxes full of Christmas goodies

Spreading Christmas cheer

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

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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.

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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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UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

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The party planners from P7 in their best fancy dress

Spooktacular fun around Galloway

There were plenty of thrilling Halloween events and parties happening all over Galloway this week, here are some of the highlights.

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Students give IT aid to Galloway organisations

140 computing xcience students from the University of Glasgow will be working on a number of IT related projects with local businesses and organisations.

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School pupils’ charity fundraiser

Pupils from the Douglas Ewart High School are working in partnership with the Council’s Community Learning and Development Service to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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An action shot from the Machars primary 4 active games festival

Machars active games festival enjoyed by all

The P4 active games saw over 100 enthusiastic primary 4 pupils from across the Machars cluster joined together at Minnigaff Pavilion.

Pupils at the event got a chance to take part in a range of different sports including rugby, football, netball and athletics.

Councillor Tom McAughtrie said : “Club engagement and secondary senior pupil support played a key role in the success of the active games festival embedding the local schools in the heart of their local community.”

Thanks goes to the sport station leaders who were Jamie Muir, Rugby Development Officer, S.F.A coach Garry Mc Knight and Debbie Johnstone of Galloway Netball Club.

The Douglas Ewart High School supported the event with their senior pupils who kindly assisted at the four areas sharing their skills and knowledge at each station they were posted at. The focus of the festival was of fun and participation, which emerged on the day via the many smiles on the faces of those who took part.

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Colourful way to raise charity cash

Colourful way to raise charity cash

Minnigaff Primary held a yellow day at school on Tuesday to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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