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Schools Countryside Day

Next week around 1300 ten year-olds from schools across the Borders will descend on the Border Union Showground for the annual Schools Countryside Day.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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Robin Chapman - Headmaster, Jack Grant, Greta Kvizikeviciute, Kyle'Coull, George Paterson, Sophie Whitten, William Renton, and Dave Black,  Borders College.

Engineering course for high school pupils

An innovative engineering course run by a partnership of Borders College and Eyemouth High School has celebrated its first year with an awards ceremony.

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Coldingham Primary School pupils were awarded five stars by diners at their pop-up restaurant.

5 star school restaurant

Coldingham Primary School’s recent ‘Pop up Restaurant’ proved to be a huge success, with customers requesting a table for the same time next week.

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The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

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South Ayrshire Council are consulting on proposed changes to the length of day for  P1 pupils when they start school.

Changes proposed for school day of P1s

South Ayrshire Council is asking people what they think of proposals to change how new primary 1 pupils initially attend their school.

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Schools’ online payments

Schools’ online payments

The Online school payments system is being rolled out to primary schools across South Ayrshire in the coming weeks.

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Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Monday is E-Day for tens of thousands of Scottish school pupils – the start of their exams.

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Berwickshire High School, Duns

Pupils’ prank to sell BHS on ebay

Sixth form pupils leaving Berwickshire High School this week upped the ante when it comes to pranks by putting the school up for sale on ebay.

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Coldingham Primary School P7 pupils  Coralie Drummond and Martyna Godek visited Giacopazzi's in Eyemouth  to see just how their famous ice cream is made.

Pupils’ pop-up restaurant

Two Coldingham Primary School P7 pupils - Coralie Drummond and Martyna Godek - visited Giacopazzi’s in Eyemouth last week to go behind the scenes to see how their famous ice cream is made.

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Councillor Glen Sanderson of Northumberland County Council with Councillor Gordon Edgar of Scottish Borders Council at the Union Chain Bridge.

Lottery money for Chain Bridge

Restoration plans for the historic Union Chain Bridge over the River Tweed have secured £360,000 of lottery funding.

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Eyemouth Primary School

Primary education at Eyemouth in focus

Future provision of primary and early years education in Eyemouth will be discussed at two drop-in sessions in the town this week.

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Longridge Towers School has hosted visitors from Ealing International College in the Dalian region of China.

School’s China link continues

Pupils from Ealing International College in the Dalian region of China visited Longridge Towers last week.

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Donna Manson, director of children's services.

New policy deals with late enrolment in Borders schools

A new admissions policy is being introduced into Borders schools to try and minimise disruption caused when pupils are enrolled after the school term starts in August.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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Eyemouth High School headteacher Robin Chapman with volunteers at the school's showcase evening.

Showcasing Eyemouth High’s talented pupils

The hard work put in by Eyemouth High School was on display recently at their annual Christmas Showcase.

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Eyemouth High School pupils got an insight into media and journalism from BBC producer, Michael Wray.

An insight into TV journalism

Eyemouth High School was visited by a BBC producer, Michael Wray, who gave a free workshop on journalism and media at the end of this term.

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Cockburnspath Rotakids president Fiona cuts the tinsel, looking on are past presidents Catrina and Max and past secretary Grace at the formal opening of the Cockburnspath RotaKids.

Rota Kids trim trail at Co’path School

Cockburnspath Primary School’s current and past presidents of their Rotakids Club took centre stage at the official opening of the school’s new trim trail.

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Pupils from Greenlaw Primary School make their feelings known about the recent spate of dogs fouling on their playground.

Dog walkers take note

Greenlaw Primary School pupils have a special message to dog owners in the village - please stop walking your dogs on the school’s playing field.

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Longridge Towers School.

Top marks for Longridge

Longridge Towers has been listed among the top 10 independent schools in the North East for the first time.

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