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.

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.
Rise in cost of school meals ‘unacceptable’ says SDLP

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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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.

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.

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).


‘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.

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.

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.

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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