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School staying safe online

Seahouses Primary School joined the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

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Pupils at Swansfield Primary School making bread with Ian Parsons, Tony Binks, Lucy Carroll and mayor Alan Symmonds.
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Do you knead a hand with healthy eating?

Swansfield Park Primary School in Alnwick hosted a bread-making session last week as it became the first school in north Northumberland to be adopted by The Adopt A School Trust.

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Enter the dragon... and umbrellas

The sights and sounds of China came to the Duke’s Middle School in Alnwick last week.

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Locals protesting against the closure of Belford Middle School.
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Parents call for delay in Belford school closure process

Worried parents have called on governors to delay the proposed closure of St Mary’s CE Middle School in Belford.

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The e-safety day at Broomhill First School.

Staying safe online

Broomhill First School held a Safer Internet Day assembly on Tuesday.

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The Reception class at Wooler First School in Newcastle.

A trip to the Toon

Children in the Reception class at Wooler First School recently visited Newcastle to experience some culture.

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WATCH: Experiences of teenager 75 years ago still have power to shock

An exhibition on the young Holocaust victim, Anne Frank, at Alnwick’s high school has led to pupils discussing issues from the past and present.

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The front cover of Ida Cook's book, Safe Passage.

Former pupils of the Duchess’s school saved lives of Jews in 1930s

A Mills and Boon author and her sister, who helped save 29 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany before the Second World War, lived and went to school in Alnwick for a time.

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VIDEO: Parents launch fight to save Belford school

Parents, pupils and grandparents have staged a protest against the potential closure of St Mary’s CE Middle School in Belford.

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New school extension is officially unveiled

A new extension at an Alnwick school – comprising a learning hub, studio and four classrooms – has been officially opened.

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Pupils at St Michael's CE Primary School at work on the trail map.

Helping with interactive town trail

The Year 2 Turtles class at St Michael’s CE Primary School in Alnwick were very lucky to have local artist Daniel Weatheritt visit last week.

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Fame beckons for students following an amazing show

Anticipation is high for the next production from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, especially after their last performance, a take on George Orwell’s 1984, was yet another amazing show, writes Gabriel Brown

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Storytellers from Seven Stories bring the magic of books to life for pupils.

Bring books to life at your school

Young doodlers are urged to get scribbling and win a top prize for their school to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day.

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From left, Northumberland Career College students Nicole Armstrong, Hannah Brooks, Jade Wilson, Nathan Thewlis, Katie Dolan and Chardonnay Summerfield.

First cohort at Career College pushes ahead

A 16-year-old from Alnwick is among the first cohort to study rural tourism as part of an innovative learning model at Northumberland College.

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Pupils sample Cantonese food

Pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 at St Paul’s RCVA Primary School in Alnwick were very excited to welcome the team from Yan’s restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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Author and artist Niel Bushnell with pupils at Seahouses Middle School.
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Fantasy author visits Seahouses school

Author and artist Niel Bushnell, from Hartlepool, delighted pupils at Seahouses Middle School when he paid them a recent visit.

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Northumberland College.

New part-time and leisure courses from Northumberland College

Northumberland College has introduced a number of new part-time and leisure courses that take place at 15 centres across the county, including in Alnwick and Wooler.

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Supporting schools on mental health

The country’s first school-led commission into the mental health of pupils had its inaugural sitting in the North East last week.

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Broadband prices have soared for some

Northern Grid will help schools avoid internet disruption

Fears that Northumberland schools could be without access to adequate e-safety advice and security resources later this year have been described as unfounded.

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Students at Amble's JCSC took part in the Google-run Expeditions Pioneer Programme.

A trip around the world

Pupils at Amble’s James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) had a trip of a lifetime – from the comfort of their classroom.

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