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Over 40 local schools gain UNICEF awards

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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A diverse range of activities are on offer including curling.

More Ayrshire youngsters taking part in sport

Young people in South Ayrshire are choosing healthy lifestyles in greater numbers than ever before, with a significant increase recorded in sport and physical activities.

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Fifth and sixth year prizewinners

Prize night at Girvan Academy

Girvan Academy held its prizegiving ceremony on Thursday, September 7 at the school theatre.

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Research has highlighted that the working conditions of Scotland's teachers are 'extremely poor'.

Research highlights poor working conditions of Scotland’s teachers

A major new piece of independent research claims the working conditions of Scotland’s teachers are ‘extremely poor’.

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Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

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A new poll reveals the student of 2017 is more likely to be found at home watching films rather than going for a beer, with money worries occupying their minds more than their predecessors.

Students of 2017 swap nightlife for Netflix

Students today are as worried about their wallets as they are about their studies, showing a stark difference to their parents’ university days, new research shows.

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David Buchanan recommends a career as an STEM teacher.

Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects, including food, nutrition and health courses.

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More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

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