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EU funding vital for higher education, claims Catney

Research and innovation funding from the European institutions is critical to sustaining higher education in Northern Ireland, Lagan Valley MLA Pat Catney has claimed.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Dromara Primary pupils go the extra mile

Dromara Primary pupils go the extra mile

Pupils and staff at Dromara Primary School have been celebrating their first year of participating in The Daily Mile.

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Students watching TV

Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

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Barbour Nursery children hold sponsored bike ride for Angela

Pupils from Barbour Nursery School handed over a cheque for £900, this week to Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in the Early Phase Cancer Clinical Trials.

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Susan Carlisle (second from right) with other volunteers at the Daya Nivasa orphanage, Sri Lanka.

Susan tells of passion for helping others

A Lisburn graduate has brought her experience of volunteering overseas back to Northern Ireland as she takes her next step on the career ladder.

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School nurse praised for life saving work

School nurse praised for life saving work

The school nurse at Fort Hill Integrated College, Eileen McConnell was awarded runner up in the British Heart Foundation Professional Award 2017, which were held recently in Belfast City Hall.

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SERC director of strategic planning, support and quality Heather McKee officially unveils the new SERC website with mechanical engineering student Mitchell Erskine and SERC web developer William Rodgers.

Local college unveils exciting new website

With South Eastern Regional College’s 10th anniversary only a few months away, preparations are well under way for the milestone event with the unveiling of an exciting new website.

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St Patrick’s Academy pupils step back in time at Divis Mountain dig

St Patrick’s Academy pupils step back in time at Divis Mountain dig

On a wet and gloomy Thursday morning, a group of intrepid and excited St Patrick’s Academy Year 8 pupils set off to explore a site at Divis Mountain.

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Pictured at the community garden in Hilden with Councillor James Baird, former Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee, are: the RHS School Champions - Fort Hill Integrated Primary School (represented by P3 pupils and their teachers); Sharon McMaster, RHS Champion 2016; Roberta Mitchell, NI Housing Executive; representatives of Hilden Community Association and Councillor Jonathan Craig.

Pupils get top gardening tips from RHS School Champion

Fort Hill Integrated Primary School were the winners of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s recent Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) School Champion competition.

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Julie McVeigh

Inspirational mum-of-five Julie McVeigh celebrates graduating with dream degree

Julie McVeigh, a mother-of-five children, will this morning graduate with a degree in Law, from the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast.

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A splash of colour at Parkview

A splash of colour at Parkview

Parkview Special School held their Annual Colour Run on Thursday June 15, supported by Beat the Street and P7 students from The Wallace High School, Preparatory Department.

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Schools come together to support Nicholson House

Schools come together to support Nicholson House

Two Lisburn schools have been praised for their hard work in supporting the local community, while taking part in The Prince’s Trust Achieve programme,

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Gillian Dunlop, principal of Largymore PS.

New role for local school principal

The principal of Largymore Primary School in Lisburn, Gillian Dunlop, has been appointed to the board of the Controlled Schools’ Support Council - the new advocacy body for controlled schools in Northern Ireland.

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Dromore High raises funds for rugby tour with golf day

Dromore High raises funds for rugby tour with golf day

Dromore High School has organised a Golf Day on Friday June 16 at Edenmore Golf Club to raise money for the school’s rugby tour to South Africa in 2019.

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Savannah Cully, Grace Cully (teacher) and Kirsten Cully from Ballinderry Primary School collect their Gold award from Zoe Salmon; Jennifer Morton, Centra and Rebecca Dalzell, Action Cancer.

Schools recognised for innovative approach to health education

Several local schools have been recognised for their efforts to provide their pupils with innovative health education initiatives.

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LOCAL SCHOOLS SCOOP AWARDS: Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Morton Centra, and Rebecca Dalzell Action Cancer along with Ava Hanna, Gillian Dunlop (Teacher) and Leon Gilbert pictured at the annual Health Action Awards, where Largymore Primary School, Lisburn scooped a Gold award. The Awards are part of Action Cancer�"s unique Health Promotion Programme, sponsored by Centra, as part of the brand�"s ��Live Well�" initiative. Fifty schools across Northern Ireland picked up awards for their innovative approach to good health promotion across various areas including, providing healthy meal options, promoting healthy snacks and water, encouraging extra-curricular exercise programmes and running cancer awareness initiatives. A full list of the 2017 award winners is available at www.actioncancer.org

Largymore Primary goes for gold at Action Cancer health awards

LOCAL charity Action Cancer and leading convenience brand Centra has recognised thousands of school children across Northern Ireland at the annual Health Action Awards at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn.

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NI Water welcomes guests to Lisburn treatment works

NI Water welcomes guests to Lisburn treatment works

Over 2,300 members of the public and staff, including local school children in Lisburn, participated in a series of events to mark a Decade of Delivering What Matters for everyone in Northern Ireland.

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Pupils from Barbour Nursery and Largymore PS take part in Big Spring Clean.

Barbour Nursery and Largymore PS pupils join Big Spring Clean

Pupils at Barbour Nursery School joined parents and children from Largymore Primary School in a Big Spring Clean around the school grounds and local community.

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Stars at rugby

Pupils get a tour around Kingspan

Downshire Primary School pupils, got the opportunity to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Ulster Rugby recently as part of a special educational tour of the Kingspan Stadium and Nevin Spence Museum, hosted by Phoenix Natural Gas.

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