Free school music tuition campaign heads to Parliament

A Dalmellington solicitor has launched a petition to ask the Scottish Parliament to change the law to ensure musical tuition is free to all children.

A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

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The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

Artist Steven Brown recently with PEZ Plus and Step Into Employment (Youth Work) students at Ayrshire College.

Artist inpsires students

Ayrshire artist Steven Brown visited Ayrshire College students at the Kilwinning Campus to inspire them to follow their dreams.

Changes proposed to how school     places are allocated

Changes proposed to how school places are allocated

Proposed changes to admissions for South Ayrshire primary and secondary schools will be discussed at a public meeting later this month.

Mission Discovery, a week-long space school that gives Ayrshire youngsters the opportunity to work alongside NASA leaders, will be launched next month.

Pupils’ space mission with NASA astronaut

Mission Discovery, a week-long space school attended by 200 Ayrshire secondary school pupils, launches this term at Ayrshire College.

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Monday is E-Day for tens of thousands of Scottish school pupils – the start of their exams.

Pupils in South Ayrshire schools have been working on UNICEF projects during the Year of the Young Person.

Over 40 local schools gain UNICEF awards

Schools across South Ayrshire are well on the way to being UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools.

Snow ploughs have been out in force across the region.

All schools closed on Thursday

As the snow continues to fall South Ayrshire Council has taken the decision to close all schools tomorrow, Thursday, March 1.

The  new Invergarven School  being built in the grounds of Girvan Academy for children and young people with additional support needs has reached its first milestone.

New additional support need school to open in August

A £3.7 million new building in the grounds of Girvan Academy will transform the education of young people with additional support needs in Girvan and South Carrick.

Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

Stewart Donnelly has been appointed chair of the RCN Scottish Board.

Stewart’s new national role

Ayrshire’s Stewart Donnelly has been appointed the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing Scottish Board and will take up his new role on January 1, 2018.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

PC Bradford with some of the Ayrshire College students who attended the workshop.

Police deliver online safety workshop at Ayrshire College

As part of ‘Get Safe Online Week’, Ayrshire College Campus liaison officer PC Bradford has been delivering workshops for students and staff to give them up-to-date information and advice about how to keep safe online.

One of the pupils using the design software.

Students embrace the 3D printing revolution

Students at Carrick Academy are embracing the 3D printing revolution with help from local businesses and organisations.

Students learning Rural Skills

Rural skills initiative at Girvan Academy

Young people at Girvan Academy are set to benefit from a new horticultural and rural skills initiative.

Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

Chelsea Steele (left) and Katie Eccles

Talent sparkles at Carrick Academy

Young people at Carrick Academy are running their own nail bar to gain employability skills as they prepare for life beyond the classroom.

From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the 'show me' question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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