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Mum in plea for son’s schooling

A Gorebridge mother is pleading with teachers and education officials to allow her son to remain at Saltersgate School.

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Lewis Letchford, a digital champion at the new Newbattle High School.

Digital centre for new Newbattle High School

A pioneering Digital Centre of Excellence has been launched this week with the opening of the new Newbattle High School.

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Taylor Wimpey East Scotland's sales executive Audrey Allan with children from Burnbrae Primary School, along with Natalie Sangster from Burnbrae Primary PTA. Picture Copyright Chris Watt

Donation for school garden welcomed

Housebuilders Taylor Wimpey has provided £500 of funding to Burnbrae Primary School to go towards improving the school’s garden.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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Marian Docherty at Newbattle Abbey College

College offers teaching path

A course designed to give adults with few or no qualifications a pathway into primary school teaching is seeking new recruits.

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Yvonne and Bobby Moore of Engross Theatre Company with Saltersgate Headteacher Stephen Buggy (pictured right). 12 years ago The Moores put on a play to help their son's school project on World War 2 and now they return with their theatre company to put on a play at the school.

Theatre group educates kids from the stage

A husband and wife from Penicuik who run their own theatre company have returned to the scene of their first performance back in 2006.

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Penicuik High S3 pupil Kate Miller whose poster/programme cover design has been shortlisted for this year's Fringe competition.

Fringe poster finalist

Penicuik High School pupil Kate Miller’s poster/programme cover design has been shortlisted for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe competition.

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Newbattle High School exhibition - former head teacher Colin Taylor with the current head teacher, Gib McMillan. They are holding the official plaque to mark the unveiling of the school at the official opening in 1970 by Bruce Millan, the former Secretary of State for Scotland.

Thanks for the memories Newbattle High

More than 2000 people relived their Newbattle High schooldays at its memorabilia exhibition held late last month ahead of the school’s move.

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The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

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Newbattle Abbey College Adult Learning Conference.

Adult Achievement Awards are praised

The Scottish Government has confirmed its ongoing support for the Adult Achievement Awards during a conference at Newbattle Abbey College.

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The Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus on Dalhousie Road, Dalkeith

Edinburgh College “making progress”

The Auditor General Caroline Gardner last week published an update report on Edinburgh College, which has a campus at Eskbank.

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Mary Holgate (78), Mhairi Barrett (43), Charlotte Barrett (11) and Zak Barrett (9), who are celebrating success at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, after discovering new routes to higher education

Midlothian family is university challenged

Three generations of the same family are celebrating success at a local university after discovering new routes to higher education.

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L to R: Dylan Waugh, Heather Ramsay, Sean McGill, Andrew Muir and Eli-Anna Allan sifted through artefacts including old notebooks, artwork and sports shields, to help choose items to display.

Remembering your
Newbattle school days

Pupils at Newbattle High School gladly gave up part of their Easter break to tackle a mountain of memorabilia for an exhibition next week.

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Four of the S3 students who are part of the Geography classes who helped to create 10 backpacks for the Backpack Project run by Mary's Meals

Pupils pack their bags for charity

Pupils from Lasswade High School recently filled 10 backpacks full of learning tools for the Mary’s Meals Backpack Project.

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Chapter One Childcare staff, The Country Park Nursery and Treetops Outdoor Nursery.

Shout it from the treetops

The manager of a Dalkeith nursery has thanked her staff after it recently received a much improved care inspectorate report.

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Gore Glen pupils Tyler Sim and Kayln McNeice (both P3 children) at the Glen.

Pupils tackle litter and journalism

Trevor Gulam, P3, reports: All the way down to the Glen the class found rubbish on the side of the path.

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GV of Danderhall Primary School 2/4/18

Approval for Danderhall plan

A new Danderhall Primary with community facilities will be built on the site of the existing school, with a new high school expected for Shawfair.

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Easthouses school proposal held back for special meeting

Easthouses school proposal held back for special meeting

Proposals to build a new primary school for Easthouses on the site of the former Newbattle High have been held back for a special meeting.

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Pupils from Newbyres Nursery and residents from Newbyres Care Village with their award.

Generations project success

An inter generational project in Gorebridge between a nursery and a care home has been recognised with a national award.

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Colin Beattie (SNP)

Pupils’ positive destinations

Latest Scottish Government figures show 94.7 per cent of school leavers in Midlothian are going into further or higher education, employment or training within three months.

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