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McKinney Primary pupils cook up a storm

Pupils from McKinney Primary School in Dundrod, showed off their innovative and entrepreneurial skills earlier this week, in the cooking and selling of potato bread as part of a school’s challenge hosted by Yellow Door and supported by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).

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The Old Warren estate in Lisburn is now one of the most sought-after social housing communities in Northern Ireland

Royal recognition for Lisburn community organisation

A community organisation which had its beginnings in a once notorious loyalist estate in Lisburn is to be given a Queen’s Award for helping the area ‘emerge from conflict’.

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Pupils invited to IT summer camp

Pupils invited to IT summer camp

Lisburn’s IT engineers of the future have the chance to develop their skills by taking part in an innovative IT summer camp organised by one of Northern Ireland’s leading IT businesses, Novosco, in partnership with Ulster University.

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Robots take over Lisburn College for annual contest

Robots take over Lisburn College for annual contest

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) students from the School of Computing and Engineering recently took part in the second annual RoboCon competition which was held at the college’s SPACE Campus.

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Admissions crisis: Pleas for additional places at local schools

Admissions crisis: Pleas for additional places at local schools

Pleas have been made to the Department of Education (DoE) to increase admission numbers at several local schools.

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Children’s author inspires local pupils

Children’s author inspires local pupils

Award-winning children’s author, Emma Carroll, recently visited Lisburn City Library, much to the delight of local school children.

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P3 pupils Lydia Briggs and Theo Souch present a picture to Thai adoption officials Miss Chintana Watcharakul and Mr Suthi Jantarawong during their visit to Dromore Central Primary School. Also pictured are teachers Miss McKeown and Mrs Mackay.

Dromore school welcomes Thai visitors

A delegation of officials from the Child Adoption Center in Bangkok and the Thai Children’s Welfare Department visited Dromore Central Primary School last week.

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Wallace student honoured to meet Senator Mitchell

Wallace student honoured to meet Senator Mitchell

Wallace High School Year 8 student Max Kamalarajah recently attended a glittering ceremony at Belfast City Hall where he met one of the key architects of the Northern Ireland peace process, Senator George Mitchell.

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Budding young filmmakers inspired by animation CEO

Budding young filmmakers inspired by animation CEO

Young people from Fort Hill College were inspired to consider careers in filmmaking by the CEO of an Oscar-nominated animation studio at a special event organised by Into Film.

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Laurelhill Community College, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Schools are secure and sustainable, principals assure parents

The principals two Lisburn post-primary schools named in an Education Authority report that raises questions about the sustainability of school provision have stressed that their schools are not at risk of closure or merger.

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Laurelhill pupils play the field in NI team

Laurelhill pupils play the field in NI team

Two students from Laurelhill Community College got sporty and put their Easter holidays to good use.

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Friends pupils beat the stock market

Friends pupils beat the stock market

Recently, four Year 11 students from Friends’ School Lisburn travelled to Belfast to compete in the Belfast regional final of the Stock Market Challenge.

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Local student snaps up award

Local student snaps up award

Talented media student from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Nathan Reid has proved to be a rising star at this year’s Intercollege Media Competition which took place at North West Regional Colleges Londonderry Campus.

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Kathryn Allen with her fellow Euroscola group members, who were assigned the topic of 'Youth unemployment in Europe'.

Kathryn says Euroscola adventure was one of the best weeks of her life

An A Level student from Friends’ School Lisburn was among 24 young leaders selected by Rotary Ireland to travel to the Euroscola debate in Strasbourg, France recently.

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Syrian refugees who are living in Lisburn and Dunmurry attended the 'Education for All' seminar at South Eastern Regional College.

Local college helping to resettle Syrian refugees

Thirteen Syrian refugee families who have recently settled in Northern Ireland under the Vulnerable Syrian Refugee Resettlement Scheme attended South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) recent ‘Education for All’ seminar.

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The first image captured as part of the time-lapse video.

WATCH: School’s amazing time-lapse video highlights 18 months of progress

Dedicated staff at Wallace High in Lisburn have produced an incredible time-lapse video that shows how the school’s £3.2m enhancement project progressed over the past 18 months.

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Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee, Alderman James Tinsley is pictured at the recent Sports Hall Athletics competition held at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex with Overall School Winners, Moira Primary School.

Schools battle it out at council sports event

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council was delighted to welcome over 200 energetic Primary 7 pupils from schools across the Council area, to compete at the Sports Hall Athletics competition, held at Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Carryduff and Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn.

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Who makes the final call if your child's school needs to close due to snow?

Parents are waiting with baited breath to see if schools around Northern Ireland are set to close later this week after the host of weather warnings issues.
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Improve your digital skills

Improve your digital skills

On Thursday April 19, hundreds of business volunteers will be poised and ready to provide free IT taster sessions, helping anyone who wishes to get online for the first time or those who wish to improve their knowledge and skills.

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