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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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Jeremy Balfour at Lasswade High School

MSP goes back to the classroom for Q&A

Conservative Lothian List MSP Jeremy Balfour was in Midlothian last week visiting two education facilities.

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On February 1, 31 Norwegians visited Woodburn Primary School spent the whole day observing in classes and joined a Primary 4-7 Citizenship Gathering.

Scandinavian pupils pop into local school

Woodburn Primary School recently welcomed groups of pupils from Denmark and Sweden to observe how pupils here go about their day.

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Funding boost for schools

Funding boost for schools

A Scottish Government fund to boost the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils is set to pay out £2.3 million to Midlothian schools next year.

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Senior Phase pupils from Saltersgate School in Dalkeith, who made an animated film re-telling a story from Dalkeith's past when 85 years ago, monkeys escaped from the circus. They are photographed with the actual artwork used to create the animation 22/1/18

Monkeying around on film

Saltersgate pupils have put together a short film about the fascinating story of when circus monkeys escaped in Dalkeith 85 years ago.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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Lasswade pupils (L to R) Aspen, Catherine and Mateusz who have become the first Midlothian students to be selected for the CISS Scholarships.

Pupils to spend a year in China

A trio of Lasswade High pupils will be the first from Midlothian to head to the Far East to study and live in China for a year on CISS Scholarships.

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Lasswade pupils pictured during a recent visit to CALA's Eagle's Green development.

Playground set for new outdoor play equipment

Pupils at a local school will soon be able to enjoy long-awaited new outdoor play equipment, thanks to a £2,000 grant from CALA Homes.

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The Character Wall in  Xi'an.

Chinese success for school

Lasswade High School was the only Scottish application selected for the recent Confucius Classroom of the year award in China.

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Councillor Jim Muirhead.

Top award for school project

A project that is helping tackle high exclusion rates, low attainment and lack of community involvement at Lawfield Primary School has scooped its second award.

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Newbattle Abbey College 80th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception. Marian Docherty, John Swinney, Ann Southwood

Change of principal at Newbattle Abbey College

A new principal and chief executive has been appointed at Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland’s national centre of excellence for adult learning.

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Mr Swinney is pictured with pupils and teachers from Lasswade and Loanhead schools.

Pupils help to build schools’ futures

Midlothian pupils met with Deputy First Minister John Swinney recently to talk about an award-winning project enabling children to shape the design of their schools.

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