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Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Just over half of North Lanarkshire’s secondary schools hit their target for pupils gaining three or more highers.

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Helping St Maurice’s High pupils get in touch with nature

Helping St Maurice’s High pupils get in touch with nature

Pupils from St Maurice’s High School are being helped to enjoy the great outdoors thanks to funding from Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Council leader Councillor Jim Logue.

Teachers union urges an end to row over pupils’ hardship cash

North Lanarkshire Council has been bluntly told by teachers union the EIS that it can’t use a special hardship fund for normal school services.

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Pupils ‘go fishing’ in the classroom

Pupils ‘go fishing’ in the classroom

Primary school pupils from Kilsyth an Cumbernauld are involved in an exciting nature project which involves hatching fish in the classroom.

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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 new exhibition is part of a campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

New exhibition celebrating women from Scotland’s history

The National Wallace Monument, a top Scottish tourist attraction in Stirling, has unveiled a new exhibition as part of its campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

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Students who helped New College Lanarkshire reach the top spot of a prestigious skills competition for the third time in four years have been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

Students’ skills recognised at Parliament

Students who helped New College Lanarkshire reach the top spot of a prestigious skills competition for the third time in four years have been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

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Funding boost for Twechar youth group

Funding boost for Twechar youth group

Twechar Youth Group has won a very welcome £10,000 award from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust . The grant amounts to a major slice of the £40,000 it is distributing to grassroots community groups across Scotland.

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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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Back row Aria Weir, Ashton Celino, Judi Legg (Kilsyth Woodland Centre), Kris Scott, Sarah Wakeford,

Funding will let Kilsyth Primary transform woodland area

Kilsyth Primary School has secured £5,000 to design a new woodland learning area after winning a national award.

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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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Project Gambia is helping spread Christmas cheer in Africa.

Gambia school gets a Christmas boost

Poverty-stricken children in Africa who are supported by a Lanarkshire charity have been given a wonderful Christmas gift.

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Cumbernauld woman’s link to legacy of heroism

Cumbernauld woman’s link to legacy of heroism

A Cumbernauld woman has discovered she is related to a heroic Scottish missonary worker who gave her life in Auschwitz to protect Jewish schoolgirls.

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UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

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Unison has suspended its strike action which was planned for this week.

Strike action suspended in colleges pay row

Planned strikes across Scotland this week have been suspended by a union to bring employers back to the negotiating table.

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Derek Callahan claims a lack of resources at Glencryan School forced him to withdraw son Tiernan

Glencryan School under fire from parent who withdrew his son

Questions have been asked about the level of education provision for youngsters with special needs at Cumbernauld’s Glencryan School.

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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Primary 1s to feature in Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle tomorrow.

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Primary 1s to feature in Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle tomorrow.

The wait will soon be over for our many readers who are so keen to see our wonderful selection of pictures drawn from the new intake of P1 pupils.

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Kilsyth nursery intake turfed out on cost grounds

Kilsyth nursery intake turfed out on cost grounds

A nursery that helps new mums requiring additional support for their babies will controversially shut for good on Friday, October 21.

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