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Rise in cost of school meals ‘unacceptable’ says SDLP

News that school meals are set to rise by 30 pence a day has been described as ‘unacceptable’.

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Proposal to introduce school bus fares is slammed

Proposals to introduce fees for school transport has been slammed by the SDLP and the union Unite.

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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.

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Exceptional science students: Omar Helmy (second from left), Hector Epanomeritakis (right), Gavin Lundy (left) and Michael Knowles.

Top achievers: Awards for local science students

Two local science students have been recognised at the prestigious Hans Sloane Awards ceremony in the Ulster Museum.

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MAC Learning and Participation Officer Clare Lawlor with teacher Mary McLachlan and a pupil from Parkview Special School, Lisburn

Pupils benefit from MACtile Tours

The MAC, Belfast’s multi award-winning arts venue, allowed children from two local schools Parkview Special School, Lisburn and Beechlawn School, Hilsborough to benefit from MACtile Tours, the charity’s all sensory introduction to theatre for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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‘Issues over new school build will be addressed’

Issues over plans for a new school at Lismore will be looked into, principal Fiona Kane has vowed.

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Plans for St Ronan’s College campus revealed

Plans for St Ronan’s College campus revealed

Plans for a new building for St Ronan’s College in Lurgan have been put on display on the school’s website.

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Almac employees Laura McGee, Robert Elliott and Alison Quinn were are among the first students to graduate from a new MSc Pharmaceutical Analysis degree at Queens University. They were supported by Almac, which has contributed vital input to the course to encourage students to continue studying science, in particular chemistry.

Alison masters science degree backed by Almac

A Lurgan woman has mastered an intense chemistry degree backed by her firm Almac.

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GAsda Portadown Community Champion Elaine Livingstone with Martin Larkham, SLNRA and pupils from St Teresa's Primary School

ASDA hand out extra sparkle to the children of St Teresa’s PS

As part of its mission to ‘Make Christmas Better’, Asda Portadown’s Community Champion, Elaine Livingstone added some extra sparkle to the Christmas tree light switch-on event at St Teresa’s Primary School in Lurgan.

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Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating at the Southern Area Hospice Services, Light Up A Life Ceremony in Craigavon Civic Centre with, Ann Dalzell and Deirdre Breen, Hospice Friends Support Group, Rev Graham Stockdale, Hospice Chaplain, Siobhan McArdle, Hospice Fundraising and members of the St Anthonys Primary School choir.

Choir of St Anthony’s PS sing at special Light Up a Life ceremony

Lord Mayor, Councillor for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Garath Keating hosted a Light Up a Life Illumination Ceremony in Craigavon Civic Centre on behalf of the Southern Area Hospice Services, recently.

Education

‘Healthy Me’ programme launched at Carrick Primary School

The launch of the AMH Menssana ‘Healthy Me’ programme for children was launched at Carrick Primary School, Sloane Avenue in Lurgan, recently.

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Pupils from six schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community, who had the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair in Craigavon Civic Centre recently.

Craigavon pupils get a career steer

Year 12 pupils from schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community (CALC) recently had the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair in the Civic Centre.

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SRC Lecturers Philip Rea and Graham Proctor from the Portadown Campus along with Engineering students and Hyster-Yale employees at their recent industrial visit.

Engineering students get a visit to Hyster-Yale factory in Craigavon

Southern Regional College students recently visited Hyster-Yale manufacturing and assembly plant in Craigavon.

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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.

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Lurgan College celebrates a year of success at annual prize day

The headmaster of Lurgan College, Mr Robinson, welcomed everyone to the school’s recent Prize Day, including guest of honour Professor Duprex.

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Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

A controlled explosion was carried out after a Lurgan school called in the PSNI to deal with a dangerous chemical.

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Cllr Declan McAlinden with other workers helping to build a school in Africa

Declan puts his talents to good use building schools in South Africa

He’s a grafter and well used to hard work but for years Derrytrasna man Declan McAlinden has been using his well toned muscles and building talents for a great cause.

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Watch: Ulster-born student asks American college students to 'translate Norn Irish'

Watch: Ulster-born student asks American college students to 'translate Norn Irish'

A local student who is now studying at an American university has published a video of what his university colleagues perceive as being the meaning of well known Northern Irish phrases.
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Deborah Millar Co-ordinator of Home-Start Craigavon with Home-Start members, Kate McGeown, treasurer Geraldine Haugian, local Verve Health Trainer, Christina Morris Promoting Well Being Team with representatives of Lidl Community Crew Team.

Home-Start gets sponsorship deal

Home-Start Craigavon, which supports families with young children, has just received corporate sponsorship from supermarket chain Lidl.

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Traffic outside Portadown Integrated Primary School. MH

Bid to end school traffic ‘chaos’

Residents and local politicians are making an appeal for an end to traffic “chaos” at peak times near Portadown Integrated Primary School.

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