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Fun days mark launch of joint new local heritage landmark app

Family fun days were held at Carrick Museum and Antrim Castle Gardens recently to celebrate the launch of a ‘Kids n Castles’ app.

Education
Books

Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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Sir James Steele

Trust fund set to forge closer links with village school

A Trust Fund established in honour of a wartime Ulster general is set to form closer links with a local primary school.

Education
Richard and Raymond Lusty pictured with Vida on a therapy bike at Roddensvale School. Included is principal John Madden.

Charity cycle boost for Roddensvale pupils

A 1,000 mile cycle across Ireland has raised funds to purchase a £3,500 piece of equipment for Roddensvale School in Larne.

Education
Death of former St Mary’s Primary School principal

Death of former St Mary’s Primary School principal

A former principal of St. Mary’s Primary School in Larne has died.

Education
A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
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A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

Lifestyle
School registration closing date nears

School registration closing date nears

Parents and guardians are reminded that the closing date for applications for admission to pre-school and primary schools is noon on Wednesday, January 11 2017.

Education
High showcase at Market

High showcase at Market

Local charity Young Enterprise and Belfast City Council brought together over 800 young people from schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland on 7th December to help them launch their start-up businesses and get selling!

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Tyne Cot cemetery in the region of Ypres, Belgium.

Cross-community project aims to educate NI pupils about the Great War

Teachers have praised a new initiative which aims to teach all schoolchildren in Northern Ireland about World War One, in a bid to improve cross-community knowledge.

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Carnlough student Maeve McSparron (right) celebrates her success with Professor Gillian Armstrong, Ulster University Business School and George Lunn, AES Corporation. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Maeve’s business skills lead to a major award

A Carnlough student has among the winners of the Ulster University Business School’s ‘Excellence in Placement Awards’ 2016.

Business
East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson attended the launch of the Pathfinder 2016 Report by the Target Ovarian Cancer Campaign at Westminster. INCT 48-726-CON

Ovarian cancer survival rates plea

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has shown his support for a campaign to raise ovarian cancer survival rates.

News
Almost three-quarters of secondary schools in the UK use surveillance software.

Surveillance software installed on secondary school pupils’ own devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

Education

New principal for Larne High School

Dr Stephen Reid, who has been described as a Larne man ‘through and through’ has been appointed principal of the town’s high school.

Education
Interior and exterior pictures of Adam Joyces pavilion design

Former Ballyclare High School student earns finalist position in Young Architects Competition

A former Ballyclare High School student has been announced as a finalist in a young architects competition.

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University seeks feedback over CCEA

University seeks feedback over CCEA

Researchers at Ulster University are seeking feedback over exam board CCEA.

Education
Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

Education
File photo dated 02/03/12 of an exam in progress

‘Porn lessons’ suggested by teachers union to safeguard Northern Ireland school children

‘Porn lessons’ in Northern Ireland schools could help address young people’s fears of addiction, according to a leading educationalist.

Education
More than 10 per cent of teachers left the state sector in 2015.

Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty. But despite those first day butterflies and the new-term excitement, my research has found that many teachers actually find their first teaching job to be much more difficult than they expected.

Education
Thousands of school pupils are awaiting exam results

EXAM RESULTS: Advice available for A-Level and GCSE students

A dedicated examinations advice helpline has been set up to provide guidance to students who are expecting A-Level and GCSE results.

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