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Midlothian youngsters learn to crack the jobs code

Young Midlothian people are receiving help to develop technology skills which will be vital for them in their future careers.

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'A' grade students from Beeslack Community High School, Penicuik.

Headteacher’s notes - Community delight at student attainment

The start of a new school year is always exciting, particularly celebrating the successes of our pupils in their national qualifications, writes Lynn Black (Beeslack Community High School).

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The replacement Newbattle High is the latest school currently being built in Midlothian.

New high schools welcomed

Midlothian Council hopes to build two new high schools as part of ambitious plans to cope with being the fastest growing local authority area in Scotland.

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Prize recipients at the Newbattle Abbey College awards ceremony. Photo: Andrew O'Brien

Midlothian college praises students

Newbattle Abbey College held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the success of its students during the 2016-17 academic session.

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St Mary's Primary, Bonnyrigg

Move to new campus beckons for Bonnyrigg primary

St Mary’s Primary School is to relocate to the new school campus on Rosewell Road, Bonnyrigg, due to open in 2019.

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Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, visits Newbyres Care Home with pupils from Newbyres Nursery, who visit the home regularly as part of their intergenerational project.

Minister enjoys meeting locals young and old

Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years has been in Gorebridge to see some of the youngest and oldest members of the community integrating.

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Loanhead Community Council Chair Pat Kenny.

Calls for town high school

Loanhead Community Council is demanding a high school be built in the town to end local pupils being treated “like cattle” when bussed elsewhere.

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From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the show me question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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Donna Bogdanovic, one of theangry  parents at Lasswade Primary School.

Parents up in arms at School Streets plan

Parents at the first local primary school set to face traffic regulations during drop-off and pick up times have started a petition against the plans.

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The site of the former Hopefield Primary School on Rosewell Road, Poltonhall.

Call to think outside the box

Midlothian Council leader Derek Milligan has called for “outside the box” thinking to deal with parking at the planned joint school campus.

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Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

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A new poll reveals the student of 2017 is more likely to be found at home watching films rather than going for a beer, with money worries occupying their minds more than their predecessors.

Students of 2017 swap nightlife for Netflix

Students today are as worried about their wallets as they are about their studies, showing a stark difference to their parents’ university days, new research shows.

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David Buchanan recommends a career as an STEM teacher.

Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects, including food, nutrition and health courses.

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The new Roslin Primary School.

New schools open their doors

Pupils from both Roslin and Paradykes rushed to get into their classrooms to enjoy their brand new primary schools last week.

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More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

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Learner drivers will benefit from improvements to the online driving instructor search service.

Learner drivers set to benefit from new online service

Learner drivers are to benefit from improvements to the online driving instructor search service.

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Emma Owenson (second right) with family members at the prize giving ceremony. Photo: Derek Anderson

Praise for Midlothian pupil Emma

Beeslack High School pupil Emma Owenson has won the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at Edinburgh College’s annual student prize giving ceremony.

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Paul Clapperton.

Programme provides numerous opportunities to brush up old skills or learn new ones

Thanks to this partnership approach by organisations including Midlothian Council, Midlothian Voluntary Action (MVA), Volunteer Midlothian, NHS Lothian and Police Scotland, the following has been achieved in the last 12 months:

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