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Pupils enjoy the great outdoors

Three local Schools - Downshire Primary and Beechlawn School in Hillsborough and Rowandale Integrated Primary in Moira - have their roots firmly planted in the Forest Schools initiative this year.

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Energy for Children Charity Liaison Officer, Geri Wright, congratulates pupils from Brookfield School on receiving funding for equipment for an outdoor sensory classroom to aid learning and improve social interaction.

Trust helps pupils become active learners

Pupils at Brookfield School, Moira are celebrating after receiving funding from the Energy for Children Charitable Trust for new pieces of sensory equipment to complete an outdoor classroom.

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3 Interiors Managing Director Philip Moorhead, SRC tutors Gareth Mone and Darren Little along with the Level 2 Joinery students.

Lisburn firm opens its doors to joinery students

Southern Regional College Level 2 Joinery students recently visited the Lisburn headquarters of fit-out firm 3 Interiors and Timbermark.

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Trevor Lunn MLA.

Changes bringing positive results for Hydebank Wood College, says MLA

Lagan Valley MLA Trevor Lunn has praised the management and staff at Hydebank Wood College.

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Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Councils Leisure & Community Development Committee,  pictured with pupils from Beechlawn School at the newly created biodiversity area.

Local school pupils show they are Wild About Gardens

Beechlawn School and Downshire Primary School in Hillsborough were recently announced as joint schools’ winner of this year’s Wild About Gardens photographic competition, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts.

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Pictured at the launch of Early Intervention Lisburn's 'Talk Boost' speech and language programme.

Take time to talk and give your child the best start in life

Almost a third of children (32 per cent) in Lisburn have a mild to moderate speech and language problem when they start school, it has been claimed.

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Laurelhill pupils take a bite of the Big Apple

Laurelhill pupils take a bite of the Big Apple

Recently Music and Drama students from Laurelhiill Community College were inspired and enthralled by the skyscrapers and bright lights of New York City.

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Pictured at SERC's International English Language Testing System (IELTS) teacher training programme at the Lisburn Campus.

Teacher training workshop attracts international visitors to college’s Lisburn campus

South Eastern Regional College’s International Department hosted an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) teacher training programme at the Lisburn Campus recently in conjunction with the British Council.

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Chris Wall, Sales and Marketing Director, Develop Training Ltd.

Lisburn training centre responds to skills crisis in construction sector

A recently-opened construction training centre in Lisburn has responded to the industry’s growing skills shortage with a programme of more than 100 courses for 2018.

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Brian Sands-McAllister, Oliver Carvill joint runners up and Tierna Doran first place with Mrs McCann Head of English  at the St Patrick's Academy coffee morning and book fair

Literacy coffee morning a success

Recently, St. Patrick’s Academy’s English Faculty hosted their annual Year 8 Coffee Morning and Book Fair.

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Cathy Harkness celebrating her graduation with her parents, Clifford and Brenda Harkness.

Cathy’s ‘shocked, pleased and proud’ after finishing degree

A Lisburn student has spoken of her shock and pride after graduating from The Open University with a law degree.

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Kevin Creery and Paul Carvill of Health Kidz Team

Pioneering ‘Healthy Kidz’ wins top award

A project, pioneered in Lurgan primary schools and aimed at getting kids healthy, has scooped a top award.

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Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

Translink has unveiled a new Safety Bus to continue the important safety education programme which has been running in schools in Northern Ireland for over 15 years.

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School governor Martin McDonald, PSNI road safety education officer Constable Jacky McDowell and Primary 7 teacher Deirdre Brennan with P7 pupils at St Aloysius Primary School, Lisburn.

Speeding motorists have to explain themselves to ‘Kids Court’

Speeding motorists have been given the choice of accepting a fine and penalty points or facing a ‘Kids Court’.

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Wallace High pupils go wild

Wallace High pupils go wild

During the summer term a group of pupils teamed up to create Wallace’s first wild flower eco garden.

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Pictured at the launch of the new apprenticeship initiative are: (l-r) Trevor Breadon, SERC; Kenny McAleenon, Fabrite; Paul Spence, Spence Engineering; Daryl Fegan, KME Steelworks Ltd; Steven Hackett, Environmental Fabrication Ltd; Hannah Hanna, Spanwall; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee and Ken Webb, Chief Executive, SERC.

College’s new apprenticeship to address skills shortage

An innovative initiative is being launched in the Lisburn Castlereagh area to address the shortage of engineering skills.

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CCMS has officially opened its new offices at Linen Hill House, Lisburn.

CCMS officially opens new offices in Lisburn

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) today celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Lisburn.

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CSSC member Gillian Dunlop, Principal of Largymore Primary School.

‘It is misleading to describe controlled schools as the Protestant sector’

A Lisburn principal has highlighted the diversity and inclusivity of the controlled schools sector in Northern Ireland.

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Bronagh has built the right ‘foundation’ for her career

Bronagh has built the right ‘foundation’ for her career

Hard work and dedication has paid off for South Eastern Regional College (SERC) computing student Bronagh Keenan from Lisburn who has secured employment with IT solutions provider P2V Systems, following a successful 16-week internship.

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Four Wallace students accepted to Cambridge

Four Wallace students accepted to Cambridge

Over the last ten years Wallace High School has supported twenty students in successful applications to Cambridge; an additional eight students have won equally coveted places at Oxford.

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