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Inspirational St Francis’ principal Mr Anthony McMorrow is retiring

Described by former pupils and colleagues as inspirational, Mr Anthony McMorrow is retiring as principal of St Francis’ Primary School in Lurgan.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan Campus. INLM39-221.

MLA calls for bespoke high school in Lurgan after ‘shocking’ suspension figures revealed

A Craigavon school, which has seen the greatest number of pupil suspensions in the Upper Bann area, has ‘appalling facilities’, says one local politician.

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Pupils lives at risk on ‘dangerous’ footpath

A footpath close to a Lurgan primary school is putting the lives of children and parents at risk, the principal has warned.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan Campus. INLM39-221.

Campus ‘not fit for purpose’

The Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School is ‘not fit for purpose’, says MLA Doug Beattie who called for a new purpose built site.

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‘Cuts will hurt poorer pupils’

Cuts to extra funding for primary schools will affect more than just breakfast clubs, warns Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie.

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Whatsapping your way through revision 'just isn't possible'

WhatsApp-ing your way through successful exam revision just isn’t possible, according to a leading Northern Ireland educator.

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A poignant visit to the WW1 battlefields for Lurgan cadet

A poignant visit to the WW1 battlefields for Lurgan cadet

The past came powerfully and poignantly to life for local teenagers recently as they made a pilgrimage to the World War 1 battlefields of Belgium and France.

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Pupils at Brownlow Integrated College, Craigavon Photograph by Declan Roughan

Poll backs good educational standards

One hundred percent of parents surveyed in Upper Bann said good educational standards are more important than a faith or cultural ethos according to a recent report.

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Lurgan student inspired by animator

Lurgan student inspired by animator

Young people from across Northern Ireland, including Maja Ochojska from Lurgan College, were inspired to consider careers in filmmaking by the CEO of an Oscar-nominated animation studio at a special event organised by Into Film.

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School celebrates Glenavon partnership

School celebrates Glenavon partnership

Recently representatives from a number of sporting disciplines within the Lurgan area, community leaders, governors, councillors and members from the Education Authority met at Lurgan Junior High School to celebrate and support the partnership between the school and Glenavon Football Club.

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St Ronan’s College students mark International Women’s Day

St Ronan’s College students mark International Women’s Day

Pupils from St Ronan’s College recently joined 250 women from across Northern Ireland at Titanic Belfast to mark International Women’s Day.

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John O'Dowd

SF slam DUP in education row

Sinn Fein has slammed claims by DUP MP David Simpson that it was former Education Minister John O’Dowd’s own ‘political agenda’ that prevented investment in the controlled sector.

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Pupils at St Francis' PS ready to get gardening at their new allotment

Ground-breaking primary school sets up allotments for local community

A ground-breaking school project has led to the creation of Lurgan’s first community allotment at St Francis’ Primary School.

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IN PICTURES: Lurgan Junior High students raise money for charity

There was plenty of colour at Lurgan Junior High School recently when students from Year 8 and 9 came together to take part in a Colour Run in aid of charity.

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Who makes the final call if your child's school needs to close due to snow?

Parents are waiting with baited breath to see if schools around Northern Ireland are set to close later this week after the host of weather warnings issues.
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Local children battle it out in school’s quiz

Local children battle it out in school’s quiz

Lurgan Credit Union Limited recently held the annual School’s Quiz competition, searching for two teams of four fearless schoolchildren who can make it through to the national final of the All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz.

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Doug Beattie MLA

MLAs back campaign for new Education Hub

Three Upper Bann MLAs have backed a ground-breaking plan to build a state of the art educational hub in Lurgan.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan.

Call for new state-of-the-art £38m Lurgan education hub

Local politicians have been urged to back a campaign to build a £38m state of the art educational hub at the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School.

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Weather warnings have been issued by both Met Eireann and the Met Office.

Some Craigavon and Lurgan schools shut early due to weather

A number of Lurgan primary schools have closed early due to the worsening weather conditions.

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