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.

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.

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.

Karen Hinton with some of the pupils who nominated her for the award. Pic: Scott Louden

Loanhead teacher Karen is top of the class

Loanhead Primary School teacher Karen Hinton has spoken of her pride at recently winning the Forth One best teacher award.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Staff and pupils at Saltersgate School in Dalkeith.

Saltersgate set for playground upgrade

The headteacher at Saltersgate has spoken of his delight as the school’s £400,000 playground renovation project gets underway.

Newtongrange pupil Bibi Read-Martin at Jupiter Artland.

Pupils take a trip to Jupiter to study art

The first two classes from Newtongrange Primary recently visited Jupiter Artland as part of a free hands-on education programme.

Library staff member Stephen Harris supporting a child at a coding class in Loanhead Library

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.

'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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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