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Pupils tackle fouling problem

Pupils at Portpatrick Primary School have turned eco warriors to clean up their village and to tackle pollution in the wider environment.

Education
A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
Arts
The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

Education
Entrants from Douglas-Ewart school for Poppyscotland competition

Douglas-Ewart and Annan need votes

The staff and students at Douglas-Ewart High and Annan Academy are delighted to learn they’re in the running for a top win.

Education
Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Monday is E-Day for tens of thousands of Scottish school pupils – the start of their exams.

News
Joan McAlpine & Aileen McLeod pictured in 2015 with Ryan Youth Theatre who have received 2018 grant funding.

Grant funding for the arts

Fourteen regional arts projects across Dumfries and Galloway are set to share £75,000 from the Regional Arts Fund for projects taking place in 2018/19.

News
Harriet Graham, Big bang runner up

Lockerbie student in Big Bang win

A Lockerbie Academy student is delighted to have been selected as the senior runner up in the science category of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

Education
Some nurseries are reporting that they may have to close down as a result of the funding problem.

Nurseries forced to pay below min wage

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has revealed that Scottish childcare funding rates are so low that nurseries are struggling to pay their staff the National Living Wage.

News
A Redshank was the one millionth record to be collated

Milestone for local wildlife info centre

The region’s local environmental records centre was flying high as it celebrated gathering a million records of local plants and animals this week.

Environment
Brian Whittle says its time for fast food vand to disappear from school gates.

MSP calls for end to school fast food vans

It’s time for an end to pupils leaving school at lunchtime to buy fast food, according to Brian Whittle MSP.

Health
Pupils enjoy science week

Pupils enjoy science week

The staff, parents and pupils of Leswalt Primary enjoyed an afternoon of Science as part of British Science Week celebration. British Science Week runs from 9th-16th March and is designed to raise awareness of all things ‘Science-y’ and encourage boys and girls to hone their investigative skills.

Education
Search is on for more  teachers

Search is on for more teachers

Providing the best start in life for all our children and being inclusive are priorities for Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Education
Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

Education
The visit from Headway House to Belmont PS recently.

Headway teach road safety at Belmont Primary

Headway House visited Belmont Primary School earlier this week to deliver a presentation to all classes regarding cycling safety.

Education
What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Education
Dumfries and Galloway Council

Trio of threatened primary schools are safe - for time being

It appears that three Dumfries and Galloway Council primary schools earmarked for closure will now stay open for at least the next five years.

Education
Shadow Health Minister Colin Smyth

Closure plans for Garlieston school shelved

Council plans to close Garlieston Primary School are set to be mothballed for a period of five years at the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee meeting at the end of the month.

Education
Council ‘pause’ plans to close schools

Council ‘pause’ plans to close schools

Dumfries and Galloway Council has decided to ‘pause’ the plans to close three schools after a public consultation.

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