Success for high school students at special awards event

Over 150 students from local high schools celebrated their success recently at an awards ceremony for those participating on the School Partnerships’ Programme (SPP) at Southern Regional College’s Lurgan and Portadown Campuses.

Craigavon Area top pupil in each subject winners at the recent SRC SPP

Top pupils at SRC SPP Awards

Pictured are some of pupils from the Craigavon area who were subject winners at the recent SRC SPP Awards.

Craigavon Senior High School.

Upper Bann and Armagh schools named in education report

Five schools in the Upper Bann and Armagh area have been named in a report into the future of education published today.

Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

Lismores two respective companies, Key Katchers and Easy Lace joined over 500 students from a range of secondary schools across Northern Ireland and made their way to the Titanic Quarter Belfast for The Big Celebration 17.

Innovative local students develop award-winning device

Lismore Young Enterprise Students are celebrating after their Easy Lace Product made it through to the Northern Ireland Finals.

Armagh heat winners Niamh Bracken and Carla Withers, St Ronan's College with judges Brian Quinn and Caitriona Lennox of Mount Charles.

Budding chefs from St. Ronan’s win place on School Cook Off final

Lurgan’s St. Ronan’s College pupils Niamh Bracken and Carla Withers, a team of Year 9 pupils have been named regional finalists of the 2017 Mount Charles Big School Cook Off, and will progress to the grand final in June.

Beth Wiffen

Author Beth returns to her old school to show children her book

A former pupil of St Patrick’s Primary School in Magheralin returned to the classroom during the week to read extracts from her first ever book, ‘Freddie’s Fire’.

Sorcha Eastwood, HR Officer at Interface Ltd & Kirsty McManus, Head of Business Development at NI Chamber, launch the Southern Area Network STEM group at Interface Craigavons factory site.

New STEM working group for ABC

A new working group to get more women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics job roles has started in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area.


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.

Sarah Farragher and Chloe Mooney with Miss Claire McNeice (Head of ICT), Mrs Noelle Quinn ICT and Karen from Sentinus

St Ronan’s students join ‘IT crowd’ as roadshow arrives at school

Students at St Ronan’s College, in Lurgan got a taste of IT when they were introduced to a programme that will teach young people about the skills required to make it into the industry.

Those who took part in Fit 4 U event in Craigavon.

Adults take part in team building event at Craigavon Leisure Centre

Adults with learning disabilities from across the Southern Trust area, recently participated in a Fit 4 U 2 Team Building at Craigavon Leisure Centre.

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Eco-Schools were delighted to host a Teachers Conference at Stranmillis University College focusing on the importance of Outdoor Learning. During the event they were thrilled to award Eco-Teacher of the Year to Mr Coleman, St Francis Primary School, Lurgan. Pictured with the St Francis Eco-Committee who nominated their teacher are L-R: Dr Sue Christie, Vice Chair Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful; Mr Coleman, St Francis Primary; and Dr Ian Humphreys, CEO Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Go to the top of the ‘eco-class’, Mr Coleman, say St Francis pupils

Teachers from all over Northern Ireland recently gathered to find out about the benefits of Outdoor Learning with one Lurgan teacher coming away with a very special award!

Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

‘What have the Irish done for us?’

What have the Irish ever done for us? Well, the story of one fascinating Lurgan woman will go some way to explaining just that!

Lauren McBrien and Sadie Wilson.

Picture: Philip Magowan

Youths become a real hit with the residents of Aghnacloy Care Home

A team of teenagers came together to dedicate their time to Aughnacloy Care Home in Lurgan with essential work as a part of Action Week, a national event promoted by National Citizen Service (NCS), the UK’s flagship youth programme.

Receiving the award from past winner Kevin Dodds is Aaron Furphy (left) of Boyce Engineering.

Magheralin company awarded three-star status in IEA scheme

Magheralin-based Boyce Engineering has achieved a significant award in a prestigious recognition scheme.

A demonstration 'Just One Life' at  Craigavon Civic Centre.

‘Just one Life’ safer driving message for Lurgan students

Lurgan Rotary Club hosted a Road-Safe Roadshow for pupils from Lurgan College and St Ronan’s recently, entitled ‘Just One Life’.

Lari Don

Award winning author visits the children of Carrick Primary

Award winning author and storyteller Lari Don, will visit the children of Carrick Primary in Lurgan tomorrow (Thursday) as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

Site plan for proposed new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

College meets eco-groups over controversial £30m new build at Craigavon Park

The Southern Regional College has met eco-groups in a bid to quell fears over its controversial plans to build a new complex in Craigavon.

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Children from  Newbridge Integrated College who were joint winners in the Young Enterprise Big Market contest and who will be at the trade fair event at Rushmere Shopping Centre . Looking on is Mark O'Brien from award sponsor Bank of Ireland.

Young Enterprise students set up shop at Rushmere Centre

Young Enterprise students from the Southern area will be setting up shop at Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon on Friday, February 10 from 9am to 2pm.

Children of St Teresa's

St Teresa’s PS pupils get through to the NI Road Safety Quiz final

St Teresa’s Primary School in Lurgan has won the ABC area Heat to qualify for NI Road Safety Quiz final.

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