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Day sees teens take over council duties

Young people have been taking over duties at Northumberland County Council as part of the national Takeover Challenge.

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The Panamanian students at St Michaels CE Primary School in Alnwick.

Panamanian guests at Alnwick primary school

Staff and students at St Michael’s CE Primary School, Alnwick, were recently joined by a group of Panamanian students who are currently studying at Edinburgh College for four months to improve their English.

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A sponsored work-out by pupils at St Paul's RCVA Primary School in Alnwick has resulted in over a thousand pounds being raised for charity. Lisa Jones of the NSPCC was delighted to attend an assembly to tell the pupils they had raised �1061.25.
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£1k raised for NSPCC

A sponsored work-out by pupils at St Paul’s RCVA Primary School in Alnwick has resulted in more than £1,000 being raised for charity.

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Pupils from the Duke's Middle School during the sleepover.

No ghosts, but plenty of excitement at sleepover

Sixty-six brave children and six even braver staff members from the Duke’s Middle School, Alnwick, gathered for the final sponsored school sleepover to raise funds for Children in Need.

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The Western Front Association has been working with pupils at St Paul's RCVA Primary School in Alnwick and as part of their project the children were involved in a writing and painting competitrion. Colin Buxton and Neil Brison from the Association are seen with the competition winners around the school's Remembrance display.
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Youngsters learn about First World War

The Western Front Association has been working with pupils at St Paul’s RCVA Primary School in Alnwick.

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Action from the Star Wars-themed control workshop at St Michael's CE Primary School in Alnwick.

Learning about teamwork with robots and droids

Year 5 pupils at St Michael’s CE Primary School, Alnwick, took part in a special Star Wars-themed control workshop.

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Kerry Ann Hewitson (left) and Jack Sanderson in their nativity play. Picture: Tony Colling.

11 things you said about nativity play charges - and how many of you would pay!

'Tis the season for the school's nativity - and yesterday we asked you if you'd be willing to pay a ticket price to see your little one's moment on stage.
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Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

Vote: Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

A primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.

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Amble Links First School has donated �300 to EdUKaid.

Supporting African pupils

The PTA at Amble Links First School gave a cheque for £300 to the School Council to send to EdUKaid, its chosen charity, that supports schools in Tanzania.

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Amble Links First School councillors with Stephen Goodfellow.

Understanding accessibility

The School Council at Amble Links First School has been busy of late.

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The Grand Cascade at The Alnwick Garden

Toolkit to inspire the engineers of tomorrow

The Alnwick Garden is supporting Tomorrow’s Engineers Week by creating a special-edition toolkit for pupils to better understand the engineering behind the attraction.

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A Duke's Middle School pupil drawing a comic strip.

Cartoonist proves a big draw for students

A group of Alnwick pupils had a fantastic experience recently as they learned how to draw cartoons and create a comic strip.

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The Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick.

Alnwick school makes region's top 10

An Alnwick school is among the top 10 secondary schools in the North East.
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Schools install surveillance software on pupils' phones, tablets and computers

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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Annabelle Cooper, from Northumberland, speaking in the House of Commons in 2014.

Debate on curriculum for life set for Friday

Record numbers of Northumberland pupils have voted to decide what is debated during a youth debate in Parliament.

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Northumberland College

Advice on offer at college’s open days

Young people who have not found the right option following GCSEs and those people interested in learning something new or looking to improve their career through study are invited to attend an open event at Northumberland College.

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Taylor Wimpey is supporting Walk to School Month in Alnwick and across the North East.

Backing from homebuilder

Taylor Wimpey is encouraging families in Northumberland to put on their walking shoes and leave the car at home for the journey to school this autumn.

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St Michael's CofE First School pupils who earned Blue Peter badges.

Promoting sport and the Olympics

A group of children from St Michael’s CofE Primary School in Alnwick have been awarded the prestigious Blue Peter Sports Badge 2016.

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The Year 5 sailing trip for St Michael's CofE First School.

Pupils’ voyage up Tyne includes overnight stay

The Year 5 pupils at an Alnwick primary school went out on the water recently, sailing up the River Tyne during a two-day voyage.

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Amble Links First School pupils with Steve and Joyce from Amble Food Bank.

Donation to Amble’s food bank

As part of the Harvest celebrations at Amble Links First School, children and parents were again asked to donate items to the Amble Food Bank.

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