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Senior pupils presented with awards

Peterhead Academy held its senior prize-giving last Wednesday in the town’s St. Andrew’s Church.

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The reunions provide the chance to see old friends and see what has and hasnt changed since the old school days

Calling all former Robert Gordon pupils

Robert Gordon’s College is inviting former pupils to go back to school for various year group reunions to be held this year.
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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Children at Boddam School are proud of their school and eager to learn and enjoy working and playing with their classmates.

High praise for Boddam School

School inspectors have praised the ‘friendly, well-mannered children’ at Boddam Primary.

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Inspectors noted the leadership of the head as one of the key strengths of the Aberdeenshire primary.

Well-behaved pupils praised by Inspectors

HM Inspectors have praised the leadership of the head teacher at New Pitslgio & St. John’s Primary School following a recent inspection visit.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGUs Oil and Gas Institute.

RGU launches new online learning portal for oil and gas industry

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.

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Mintlaw Academy performing Dedicated to the Greatest

Buchan schools Rock!

The 2017 Rock Challenge and J Rock events were held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre recently and there was praise for Buchan pupils.

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The group hope to send Teddy to space at the beginning of June

MASA to launch Teddy into space

A local science and technology group for youngsters in Central Buchan is preparing to send a teddy bear into space.

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The new campus project could see the redevelopment of the current Peterhead Academy site as a new location for Peterhead Central School

Focus on Peterhead Community Campus

Members of the Education and Children’s Services committee have reviewed the results of an engagement exercise into the site of a new community campus in Peterhead.

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Trip to Murrayfield for Mintlaw pupils

Trip to Murrayfield for Mintlaw pupils

Pupils from Mintlaw Primary School travelled to Murrayfield recently to watch Scotland v Italy as part of the RBS 6 Nations.

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Community wardens Cathy Ramsey and Ian Kennedy with pupils from Hatton Cruden School

Parents urged to park smart

The Buchan Community Safety Group and Peterhead community wardens have joined forces in a bid to stop motorists parking dangerously outside local schools.

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The Brainy Bananas from Buchanhaven with Rotarians Elizabeth Oates and Susan Ainscough

Pupils put their knowledge to the test at Schools’ Quiz

The Rotary Club of Peterhead hosted the Peterhead Primary Schools’ Quiz recently.

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Councillors Stuart Pratt and Stephen Smith at Peterhead Academy

Views vital as academy plan progresses

Another step towards a new secondary school for Peterhead was taken last week as local councillors backed plans to work up a business case for the proposals, looking at all options.

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Liam Fitzell and Mitchell Runcie

Presentation for local apprentices

North East Scotland College (NESCol) held a Modern Apprenticeship presentation evening during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

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Pupils getting ready to rock

Pupils getting ready to rock

Things are starting to get very exciting at Longside School as pupils make their final preparations for the school’s Junior Rock Challenge debut.

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St Fergus pupils enjoy Smugglers talk

St Fergus pupils enjoy Smugglers talk

Local historian, Derek Jennings, visited St Fergus Primary School recently to give pupils a talk on the Smugglers, Wreckers and Pirates associated with St Fergus and Rattray.

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Users tilt the device to control a pointer ball

Could this be the future of phone messaging?

A new way of phone messaging, which incorporates tilting the screen, is being hailed as the solution to typing one-handed on increasingly larger handsets.

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Pupils take to the catwalk

Clerkhill School Junior Rock Challenge hosted a Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 8.

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Steven Rae with his painting and the card from Sir Ian McKellen

Actor praises pupil’s painting

A Peterhead Academy pupil was delighted to receive handwritten praise from actor Sir Ian McKellen after a photo of his painting was posted online.

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