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‘Fort Hill College is more than a qualification factory’

Fort Hill Integrated College is more than a qualification factory, new principal, Mr. Colin Millar, told the school’s recent prize day.

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Aaron Callaghan (centre) is presented with the PwC award by PwC Partner Ian McConnell and Course Director Danielle McWall.

Former Wallace High pupil wins top accounting award

Aaron Callaghan, a former pupil of Wallace High School, has won a top award at the Ulster University Business School’s annual Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

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Wallace pupils and staff have fun raising money for Children in Need

Wallace pupils and staff have fun raising money for Children in Need

Staff and students at Wallace High School recently held a fundraising event to raise money for Children in Need.

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Dr Anne McKeever, SEHSCT; Lorraine Coulter, SEHSCT; Edwin Poots MLA; Mabel Scullion, Barnardos; Gail Malmo, PHA; Gillian Dunlop, Largymore Primary; Adrian Bird, Resurgam Trust; Peter Weir, Minister for Education; Tracey Cassells, Barbour Nursery School; Sean Campbell, Old Warren Primary and Amanda Lloyd, Lisburn Sure Start.

Minister backs new speech and language initiative in local schools

Education Minister Peter Weir visited Lisburn recently for the official launch of the Talk Boost and Early Talk Boost programmes.

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Pupils at Friends School Lisburn celebrate a fantastic set of GCSE results in August 2016.

Friends’ and Rathmore named among Northern Ireland’s top 10 schools

Friends’ School Lisburn and Rathmore Grammar in Dunmurry have been named among the top 10 post-primary schools in Northern Ireland.

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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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Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee is pictured with the Wormery that was won by St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn along with members of the school's Eco-Committee; Mrs Fleming, Acting Principal and Mrs Nuala O'Hare,The World Around Us Co-ordinator.

St Joseph’s pupils help to launch council recycling initiative

Pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School recently helped Councillor James Baird, Chairman of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Environmental Services Committee, launch the council’s recycling campaign as part of European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

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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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Fort Hill students shortlisted for Young Scientist of the Year contest

Fort Hill students shortlisted for Young Scientist of the Year contest

Three of Year 14 pupils from Fort Hill Integrated College, Jack Hanna, Katie Bailey and Michael Clarke have qualified for the prestigious ‘BT Young Scientist and Technology’ competition in Dublin.

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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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Wallace pupils mark the centenary of Frank Pantridge’s birth

Wallace pupils mark the centenary of Frank Pantridge’s birth

On the very centenary of the birth of Professor Francis “ Frank” Pantridge, the inventor of the mobile defibrillator, Wallace pupils were privileged to enjoy a dynamic presentation from Frank Flynn of HeartSine Technologies, a company devoted to achieving Frank Pantridge’s goal of seeing mobile defibrillators regarded as an equivalent essential to a fire extinguisher.

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New Principal is welcomed to Fort Hill Integrated College by pupils

New Principal is welcomed to Fort Hill Integrated College by pupils

Fort Hill Integrated College has welcomed Colin Millar as its new Principal.

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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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Local pupils are inspired by author to follow their dreams

Local pupils are inspired by author to follow their dreams

Down Royal Racecourse was the venue for the first event marking a new project ‘Two Counties One Book’, which will link counties Down and Kildare through a partnership between Libraries NI and Kildare Libraries.

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Wallace High students learn to ‘laugh in the face of exams’

Wallace High students learn to ‘laugh in the face of exams’

Recently Year 12 students at Wallace High School participated in the Tree of Knowledge study skills event.

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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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Chief Inspector Dobson and Constable McClughan present students from St Patrick's Academy with their work experience certificates.

Students get a taste of life as a ‘peeler’

A group of students from St Patrick’s Academy have been presented with certificates after completing work experience with Lisburn Police.

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Pupils from Wallace Prep, Christopher Quinn, Chanel Crookshanks, Joshua Kennedy and Gerry Dempsey get behind Beat the Street initiative in partnership with Tesco, Diabetes UK and The British Heart Foundation.

Prep pupils Beat the Street

Pupils from Wallace Pre - Christopher Quinn, Chanel Crookshanks, Joshua Kennedy and Gerry Dempsey- get behind Beat the Street initiative in partnership with Tesco, Diabetes UK and The British Heart Foundation.

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Head boy and girl with some pupils of Laurelhill High

Successes make ‘head hunting’ tough on college

Following what the school described as its best ever AS results , Laurelhill Community College’s Head of sixth form Karen Stewart, faced a difficult decision in appointing its Head Girl and Head Boy.

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