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Secondaries to trial shorter school weeks

SECONDARY school pupils could soon finish their lessons at lunchtime on Fridays under new proposals from Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Digital learning hub opens at college

A £6.7 million digital network which will improve access to training for students from across the South of Scotland was officially launched yesterday.

Footballer scoops boot sponsor

A TALENTED footballer for one of Scotland’s biggest women’s football club has a boot-erful new sponsor in Dumfries and Galloway College.

Youngsters celebrate DofE success

ONE hundred young people from right across the region have been presented with Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme certificates (DofE).

Mundell marks Holocaust Memorial Day

IT IS vitally important the horrific mass murder of European Jews and other minorities in World War Two is never forgotten.

School move gets parents’ backing

ARENTS of children at Loreburn Primary School have welcomed plans for a whole school move.

Councillor rules out school closures

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council is not considering the closure of any schools “in the near future”, according to a senior councillor.

Satisfied students

STUDENTS at Dumfries and Galloway College are among the most satisfied in Scotland, according to a new survey.

School closed

A PRIMARY school in the region has been closed due to the weather.

Medical school push for Crichton

THE Crichton campus in Dumfries is being promoted as a possible location for a new medical school.

Strike action at uni campus

LECTURERS and staff from the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries campus are on strike this week in a dispute over cuts to pay and pensions.

Warnings over education cuts

BUDGET cuts being proposed by Dumfries and Galloway Council will have a ‘big impact’ on education, says local members of a teaching union.

Change at the top for super school

THE head teacher of the £28 million Dumfries super school is to step down this month.

Deputy First Minister visits The Crichton Campus

DEPUTY First Minister John Swinney MSP saw first hand how partnership is taking further education in the region from strength to strength.

School stays closed

PUPILS and teachers across the region go back to the classroom today after the October break . . . all except at one local primary.

Study finds lack of services in region

THERE are a lack of suitable services in Dumfries and Galloway to meet the population of young people with complex disabilities, an independent study has found.

‘Wonderland’ nursery

A HEATHHALL nursery has won a top award for its indoor learning.

Student numbers to double

A MULTI-MILLION pound investment package looks set to help the Barony campus, near Parkgate, Dumfries expand further as a rural centre of educational excellence.

Dish of the day

MORE school meals are eaten in Dumfries and Galloway than the Scottish average.

College celebrations

STUDENTS at Dumfries and Galloway College’s Dumfries campus have celebrated their success with two summer graduation ceremonies.

Dumfries academic to lead end of life study

FASCINATING new research into why poorer people are less likely to die at home is being led by an academic from the University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries.

Peace school accolade

LOCKERBIE Primary has been named Scotland’s first ‘Peace School’.

Family life on hold over visa row

A FRUSTRATED family have described how their lives have been frozen since 2015 due to visa issues.

Actor, journalist and adventurer to get honorary doctorates

ACTOR Sam Heughan is to receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries campus this summer in recognition of his artistic success and his charitable work.

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Resilience research

:RESEARCHERS and vets want to hear from dairy farmers in Dumfries and Galloway on the subject of resilience.

Elaine is example apprentice

A LOCKERBIE woman is being hailed as an example to other potential apprentices.

Joanna is new face of the college

A NEW principal will take up the reins at Dumfries and Galloway College this summer.

Further return delay at crisis hit super school

PUPILS and staff at the crisis-hit North West Community Campus (NWCC) are facing an additional delay to their return.

‘Satisfactory’ school report

ANNAN Academy has achieved an overall satisfactory result in a recent inspection.

Discovery of lead forces school closure

CUMMERTREES Primary School will be closed to pupils for three weeks after raised lead levels were found in water samples from the school.

 
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