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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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The school has received a �635 donation towards books

Book donation for Cults school

Cults Primary School has received a £635 donation which will be used to purchase new books for its library.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Echt School Community Group are pictured with the FairActive award they received.

Fairtrade award for Echt Primary School

Echt School Community Group has received a FairActive award.

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‘Stop taxing children’ says North-east nursery owner

‘Stop taxing children’ says North-east nursery owner

Stop taxing children - this is the message from one nursery owner in Donside who announced they are closing one of their facilities and blaming rising business rates and costs.

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Westhill Academy placed fourth with Forever lost from Flannan Isle.

Fourth place for Westhill Academy in Rock Challenge

Pupils from Westhill Academy came in fourth in the Aberdeenshire qualifying round of the 2017 Rock Challenge,

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Stock photo of nursery children

Increasing business rates and overheads to blame for Westhill nursery closure say owners

A nursery established in Westhill more than 20 years ago has announced it is closing, citing rising business rates and increasing overheads as the reason behind the decision.

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Craigievar outside workshop.

Mad march fun at Deeside and Donside primary schools

The Mad March Science Festival got off to a dramatic start on Saturday when the licence holder of the Amateur Radio Event went down with flu.

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Student boy doing math problem on chalkboard

Deeside and Donside students in code-cracking final

School pupils from Deeside and Donside will join students from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire who will be putting their code-cracking skills to the test this weekend at the final of TechFest’s Maths Masterclass series.

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Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

A trio of Deeside estates have been recognised for their involvement in an innovative partnership that engages school pupils with rural business.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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The Barefoot Computing Project was launched by John Swinney.

Aberdeenshire pupils benefit from computing project

Around 7,300 Aberdeenshire schoolchildren have benefited from a pioneering education programme to boost youngsters’ computing skills.

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Scottish Opera's Primary Schools Tour The Tale o' Tam o' Shanter

Deeside pupils to tell Tale o’ Tam o’ Shanter

Pupils of Durris, Drumoak and Crathes Schools are to host a stop in Scottish Opera’s current tour with Tam o’ Shanter.

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Kingswells School wins new national digital award

Kingswells School wins new national digital award

Kingswells School has gained national ‘Digital School’ status for excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning.

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Aberdeenshire currently has 43 vacancies for teachers across the region.

Moves to tackle Aberdeenshire’s teacher recruitment problem

A recruitment drive to address the shortfall of teachers in Aberdeenshire is continuing, the area’s councillors have heard.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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spent a session learning to identify common birds. Pic: RSPB Images.

Local schools connect with nature

Pupils from 17 schools across Aberdeen City and Shire are closer to nature thanks to a partnership between the RSPB and Aldi and even more schools and nurseries are being encouraged to get involved in 2017.

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Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Have your say on schools

There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government’s governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017.

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