Free swims scheme expanded to include younger children

The free swims scheme currently running at all NL Leisure pools has been further expanded.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is opening its exam results helpline once again on Tuesday, August 8.

Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

Pupils across the country will be on tenterhooks next month as they anticipate their exam results.

Free swims scheme extended across NL

Free swims scheme extended across NL

The free swims scheme has been extended to include all NL Leisure pools.

Design-A-Sub competition.

Young people invited to enter Design a Sub competition

Young people are being challenged to get their business brains in gear and sign up for the Subway® sandwich brand’s business studies competition.

Award-winners Jessica Reid and Maya Duguid with Georges wife Annie

Poignant award for bright young spark

Two budding engineers at Auchinloch Primary are the proud recipients of a special award set up in memory of one of the school’s first pupils.

Ryan (centre) with fellow finalists and judges

Teenage musician wins major prize after tuning up to take on three other talented soloists

A talented accordionist from Milngavie has won Scotland’s national music school’s highly prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize 2017.

Classroom assistants work with pupils in both mainstream and additional support needs schools.

New parents group forms to fight cuts to education budget

A new pressure group has been formed in a bid to persuade North Lanarkshire Council not to go through with planned cuts to the schools budget.

Ellen receives her award

Double success for Ellen

Bearsden woman Ellen Simmons has been awarded the Glasgow University Engineering Society Medal and Prize at her recent graduation.

David Lister with his award

A ‘first class’ performer

A talented teenager has won a top award at the performing arts academy he attends in his spare time.

Katherine Grainger

An Olympian effort to inspire charity work

A former Bearsden Academy pupil who became Britain’s most decorated female Olympian has given an inspirational talk to local pupils.

Louise Hastie

Budding star treads the boards for her big diploma show

A talented acting student from Bearsden has taken to the stage to perform in front of an audience of influential industry professionals ahead of her graduation.

Head teacher's retiral garden party

A fond farewell

Pupils, staff and parents at Milngavie Primary School and Nursery have bid farewell to head teacher Linda Murphy, who has now retired after 15 years at the school.

Clara is presented with her prizes

A right royal competition win

An artistic primary school pupil has won a VIP trip to one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions after topping a nationwide competition.

The cheque presentation

Nursery future looking bright after fundraiser

An under threat Bearsden nursery is celebrating after bursting through a crowdfunding appeal target.

Wester Cleddens Primary is top of the form

Wester Cleddens Primary is top of the form

Bishopbriggs Wester Cleddens Primary School has been handed a glowing “report card” by inspectors,

Debating champs

Debating champs congratulated

The Debating team at Douglas Academy in Milngavie have been congratulated in a parliamentary motion lodged by local Green MSP Ross Greer following their victory in a national competition last week.

Arun Smith and Matthew McIlree (pictured with Mr Greer) won the final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, held in the chamber at Holyrood, after successfully opposing a motion that ’This house would deny smokers free access to healthcare’.

Mr Greer said: “Winning the competition was a great achievement for Arun and Matthew. Debating is a great skill for pupils to develop and I’m proud that Douglas Academy is once more at the top of the debating league.

The first time I spoke in the chamber was as a Bearsden Academy pupil and it’s great to see local school students continue to make such good use of it.”

Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

A blooming great effort

Blooming great effort by pupils!

Cluny Park in Bearsden is looking blooming great thanks to the hard work of green-fingered local school children.

The competition winners

Pupils show off their film making skills

Douglas Academy recently hosted a Stop Motion Competition, which was part of Milngavie Week. Young animators were invited to put together a short film, demonstrating their techniques and showcasing their storytelling skills. Students were able to watch all entries and then listened to Connor Heaney of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation, who gave an talk on the history of stop motion in cinema, and the life and works of Ray Harryhausen. Prizes donated from Aardman Animation were presented by Connor to Molly McEntee (St Joseph’s Primary) and Douglas Academy students for their group entry.

The winners are presented with their bikes

Pupils get on their bikes thanks to new cycle route

Three creative school pupils won a new set of wheels last week after helping design a new dedicated route for cyclists and walkers.

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