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SERC students ‘Get the Edge’

The South Eastern Regional College (SERC) held its second Inter Campus engineering skills competition which took place at the Lisburn Campus.

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Learning how to stay safe online: Colin Reid, NSPCC; Alderman Michael Henderson MBE, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP; Mr Dane, Laurel Hill College; Jenny Magee, Lisburn YMCA; PSNI officers; actors from C21 drama group and pupils from Laurel Hill College.

Pupils learn to be web savvy

Safer Internet Day was officially marked by schools across Lisburn and Castlereagh last week with the delivery of an interactive play to highlight the dangers of using the web inappropriately.

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Students and staff from Fort Hill Integrated College present a cheque to Victoria Trimble from Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland. Students raised funds after taking part Habitat NIs Change Makers Programme which explores social justice issues and encourages them to make a difference.

Fort Hill and Friends’ students are ‘Change Makers’ with Habitat NI

Students from Fort Hill Integrated College in Lisburn recently completed Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland’s Change Makers programme.

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A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
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‘Lisburn pupils being robbed of chance to attend top grammar school’

‘Lisburn pupils being robbed of chance to attend top grammar school’

The principal of a Co Down grammar school has claimed that transfer pupils in Lisburn are being “disadvantaged” by a lack of transport provision.

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Valerie Westfield

‘Super tutor’ Valerie gets a ten out of ten

Valerie Westfield from Lisburn is just one of a new breed of ‘super tutors’ - an elite group of experienced teachers that has a string of successful exam results under their belts.

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A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

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Exceptional science students: Omar Helmy (second from left), Hector Epanomeritakis (right), Gavin Lundy (left) and Michael Knowles.

Top achievers: Awards for local science students

Two local science students have been recognised at the prestigious Hans Sloane Awards ceremony in the Ulster Museum.

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MAC Learning and Participation Officer Clare Lawlor with teacher Mary McLachlan and a pupil from Parkview Special School, Lisburn

Pupils benefit from MACtile Tours

The MAC, Belfast’s multi award-winning arts venue, allowed children from two local schools Parkview Special School, Lisburn and Beechlawn School, Hilsborough to benefit from MACtile Tours, the charity’s all sensory introduction to theatre for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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Kathleen discovers her talent at SERC

Kathleen discovers her talent at SERC

Aspiring chartered accountant Kathleen Jackson is encouraging local people to find out more about vocational education.

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New sponsor for St Aloysius Primary School football team

New sponsor for St Aloysius Primary School football team

St Aloysius Primary School Lisburn are delighted to present the newly sponsored football kits for the school football team.

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Local primary school pupils get scientific at St Patrick’s Academy

Local primary school pupils get scientific at St Patrick’s Academy

St Patrick’s Academy recently held their annual Science fair.

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Jennifer Osbourne and Benjamin Gibson both share the Helen Bonar Award for Science. INUS FH 6

‘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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