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Redundant school buildings are demolished

When Eyemouth Primary School pupils return after the summer holidays the former nursery building will have disappeared.

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The pupils are pictured with their awards.

Pupils’ model performance

Pupils from Eyemouth High School took eight top honours when they debated recently at the annual Earlston Model United Nations Conference.

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Scottish Borders Council.

Schools still waiting for mental health services to start

A mental health service for Borders schoolchildren is still not up and running more than six months after council and healthcare bosses announced it would commence.

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Eyemouth HS library

SBC’s school library changes condemned

Professional bodies representing Scotland’s librarians have lined up to condemn Scottish Borders Council’s proposals to replace school librarians with pupils.

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Hundreds of people turned out to support a summer fun day providing taster sessions for the summer events taking place across South Ayrshire.

Schools out taster sessions prove popular

Summer fun day taster sessions proved very popular with people from South Ayrshire who turned out in their hundreds to the event at the Citadel in Ayr.

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Samantha Kinghorn and student sport representatives, Maddie Rosher (P6) and Jessie Adeosun (P5)

Sammi opens Duns Primary School

Paralympian and double world champion Samantha Kinghorn was at the official opening of Duns Primary School this week to unveil a commemorative plaque.

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Eyemouth High School

Sea safety courses are added to high school curriculum

Marine training has been added to the curriculum at Eyemouth High School.

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All pupils at Eyemouth Primary, from nursery to P7 now know how to save a life.

Pupils learn how to save a life

Over 350 pupils at Eyemouth Primary School and their families now know how to save a life after undergoing training last week.

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Eyemouth High School

No border to a good education

Over 100 English school pupils are crossing the England/Scotland border each day to go to school in Eyemouth.

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The Duke of Roxburghe (left) joins Nathan Dyet and Izzy Becattelli  from Broomlands Primary and Braid Humphreys and Grace Fairbairn from Edenside Primary at the Border Union Showground to hear about preparations for the Border Union Agricultural Society's annual Schools Countryside Day from BUAS chairman, Neil Thomson.

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

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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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