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Small school's Everest trek raises more than £800

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4:11pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A SMALL school of 33 children has raised £870.15 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Barnard Castle School choir delight at invite to perform in St Paul's Cathedral

The Northern Echo: ICONIC: Barnard Castle School choir pictured in the awe-inspiring surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral

10:22am Tuesday 19th May 2015

BARNARD Castle School's chapel and chamber choir were thrilled when they were invited to take evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Mock trial triumph for resurgent St Peter's Academy

The Northern Echo: TRIAL: St. Peter's Catholic Voluntary Academy mock trial team . Picture: STUART BOULTON

10:19am Tuesday 19th May 2015

STUDENTS and staff at a Teesside school once threatened with closure are celebrating after winning the North of England regional final of a prestigious ‘mock trial’ competition.

Mine's a pint (of science)

The Northern Echo: PINT: Science talks are on offer for less the price of a pint in selected Middlesbrough pubs

5:39pm Friday 15th May 2015

THE North-East’s first ‘Pint of Science’ festival gets underway on Monday (May 18).

East Durham College students learn the science behind the beauty

The Northern Echo: Image names - From left, East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise BEAUTY: Academy student, Jamie Nicholson, 17, with Beauty By The Geeks co-founder, Rose Brown, and East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student, Micha Hannon, 20.


9:01am Monday 11th May 2015

A GROUP of scientists have been to East Durham College to show students what is behind the beauty products on the shelves.

'Food fight' students given community service

The Northern Echo: Efforts to make migrants speak English a dog's dinner, says US-born Durham academic

6:37pm Sunday 10th May 2015

STUDENTS who misbehaved at a formal ball will do community service, it is reported.

Dyslexia label 'could put teachers off'

The Northern Echo:

5:16am Thursday 30th April 2015

LABELLING a child as dyslexic could impact on the way teachers educate them, according to research by a North-East academic.

Student verdict on North universities

The Northern Echo: CAMPUS: Students thronging around Sunderland University campus

5:03am Saturday 25th April 2015

SUNDERLAND University is the most highly rated campus in the North-East according to a major student survey.

Exchange pupils enjoy a taste of North-East culture

The Northern Echo: VISIT: Pupils and teachers from Germany, Italy and Holland are spending the week with Heathfield Primary School, seeing the sights of the region and learning about our culture AND met the Mayor & Mayoress and Town Crier of Darlington Picture: SARAH CALDEC

6:22pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

PUPILS from across Europe have been given a taste of life in the North-East thanks to an exchange programme with a Darlington school.

Students urged to 'have a go' at different careers

The Northern Echo: INVITATION: Students are being urged to 'Have-a-go' to celebrate vocational qualifications

6:31pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

EDUCATION charity, the Edge Foundation is joining forces with The Skills Show to raise the status of technical, practical and vocational learning.

'Don't put PE funding at risk'

The Northern Echo: WARNING: Neil Cameron, managing director of Newcastle-based Sport Works

6:29pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A NATIONAL provider of sport, exercise and educational programmes is urging primary schools in the region to be vigilant when it comes to the spending of government funding for physical education.

Dental nurse who left school at 16 is now on course for top university

The Northern Echo: OPPORTUNITY: Dental nurse Laura Maddison has been given the chance of qualifying as a dentist despite leaving school at 16

6:28pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DENTAL nurse who left school at 16 has been offered a place at university to study dentistry after successfully completing an access to higher education course at a North-East college.

Region's schools not doing enough for disadvantaged young, report suggests

The Northern Echo:

12:10pm Friday 17th April 2015

DISADVANTAGED young people living in London and the South are most likely to get ahead in life while pupils in some parts of the North-East and North Yorkshire are experiencing low or very low social mobility, according to new research.

First choice school figures positive in North-East with nine out of ten parents securing favoured places for their children

The Northern Echo:

12:55pm Thursday 16th April 2015

INFORMATION provided by North-East local authorities suggest that most parents in the region have secured places for their children at first choice schools.

Grants boost for students

The Northern Echo: ASSISTED: A grant allowed Maria Catterick to complete her master's degree with distinction at Durham University

4:51pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

MORE than £3m has been allocated to students in the North-East to allow those from under-represented groups to do a master’s degree.

Newcastle tops region's student experience poll, as Durham slides

1:20pm Thursday 9th April 2015

NEWCASTLE is the region’s best university according to a new student experience survey.

Boost for life science research

12:17pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A NORTH-EAST university is to receive £250,000 to help researchers and industry work together more closely.

Student first to receive academic prize

The Northern Echo: ACADEMIC PRIZE: Katherine Hierons presents BA Business Management student Jake Clayton with the Ann & Barry Walker Prize. The award is named after Katherine's parents.

6:36pm Monday 6th April 2015

A HIGH-achieving student has become the first recipient of a new academic prize at Teesside University.

Special needs teacher takes over as national president

The Northern Echo: PRESIDENT: North-East special needs teacher Graham Dawson is the new national president of the NASUWT

3:32pm Friday 3rd April 2015

A SPECIAL needs teacher from the North-East has taken over as president of the largest teachers’ union in the UK.

Labour pledges to protect funding to beleaguered FE Colleges

6:06am Thursday 26th March 2015

ED Balls today seeks to ease the fears of North-East principals by pledging that Labour will “protect” funding of beleaguered further education colleges.

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