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Apprentices dig new mining museum role

A new team has started working at the Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, as the brand new Apprentice Guides programme kicks off.

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

Joint campus for Bonnyrigg

St Mary’s RC Primary School is to move to a new joint campus on the nearby site of the former Hopefield Primary School in Bonnyrigg.

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The current Danderhall Primary

Community hub option in Danderhall

A new school and community hub is one of two options to be considered to replace Danderhall Primary School.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Midlothian's six French Modern Language assistants - Andrea Pittoreau, Anne Larbre, Margaux Josi, Lorry Dubois, Bruno Bertagnolio and Melina Jarzabek

Midlothian foreign language students settle in

Following the success of the French Modern Language Assistant (MLAs) last year, Midlothian has been lucky enough to employ six MLAs again this year.

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The new Newbattle High School under construction.

New community hub name put forward

Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council has suggested a new name for the under construction Newbattle High School and community facilities.

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Midlothian vet makes her mark

Midlothian vet makes her mark

A Midlothian-based vet student with exceptional teaching potential has been honoured by a leading higher education body.

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Views sought on Danderhall school

Views sought on Danderhall school

Midlothian Council would like to hear your views on the replacement of Danderhall Primary School, playing facilities and community facilities.

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Former Midlothian head of education Donald MacKay with Bright Sparks manager Louise Gough, opening the charity's new home at the former Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Charity’s dream home officially opened in Bonnyrigg

Former Midlothian head of education Donald MacKay officially opened Bright Sparks playgroup’s new home in the former Bonnyrigg Leisure Centre last week.

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Strathesk Primary School in Penicuik.

Parent slams school’s response to fight

The parent of a pupil at Strathesk has branded the school “unprofessional” for the way in which staff dealt with his injured son.

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Action on Hearing Loss Scotland is offering support to Midlothian students

Charity offer for Midlothian students

Young deaf or hard of hearing people in Midlothian who are planning to apply to join further or higher education courses are being invited to become fully informed about the specialist support that is available for their studies.

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Borders College is feeling the benefits of the new rail link

Rail benefits for Borders College

Galashiels-based Borders College is reaping the rewards of the new railway link with an increase in applications to the college of 74% per cent in the 2016/17 period compared to the previous year from people living in the Mid and East Lothian areas.

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Newbattle High School.

Local MSP praises school at Scottish Parliament

Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie (SNP) highlighted the work of Newbattle Community High School in a debate at the Scottish Parliament last week.

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Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Have your say on schools

There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government’s governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017.

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Loanhead Primary pupils sport their new hi-vis jackets. Photo: Wullie Marr

Loanhead pupils receive road safety donation

As the winter months bring darker mornings and evenings, CALA Homes (East) has joined forces with Loanhead Primary School to raise awareness of road safety amongst pupils.

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Duncan Mackison, chief operations officer for Buccleuch, with Lawfield Primary Schools House Captains Abbie, Jade, Jennifer and Nel, Councillor Lisa Beattie and MSP Colin Beattie.

Tree-mendous festive gift for Midlothian schools

Dalkeith Country Park is spreading some festive spirit around the town by donating a number of Christmas trees to both Lawfield Primary School and Dalkeith Community Campus.

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Front: Kyle Gibson, Charo Lockhart, Paige Chisholm & Dylan Kerr.
Back: Andrew Starke, Emma Jenkins, Millie Pearson & Neve Taylor-Bridges.

Fallen soldiers remembered

Newtongrange Primary School pupils are up for an award for their poignant video about soldiers from a street in the village who died in World War Two.

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St David's High School pupils Lucy and Niamh consider their educational options

Parent power will assist pupils’ progress

I wrote in my last column how please our school was of the recent successes in our examinations, writes Wendy Sutherland, head teacher at St David’s High School.

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Minister for Public Health Aileen Campbell attends a CPR training event at Beeslack High School attended by pupils from Beeslack and also from Mauricewood Primary 24/11/16

Penicuik pupils learn lessons to be lifesavers

More than 60,000 people across Scotland have been given life-saving CPR training in the last 12 months.

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