Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

Pupils across the country will be on tenterhooks next month as they anticipate their exam results.

The siblings graduated within days of each other.

Graduation double for siblings

A Peterhead brother and sister have graduated from Aberdeen University in the same week.

A total of 43 pupils and former pupils achieved the Gold Award this academic year, up from 20 in 2016 and 18 in 2015.

A bumper number of winners

A total of 30 young people from across Aberdeenshire visited Holyrood recently to meet Trustee for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, HRH The Earl of Wessex, and collect their Gold Awards for participation in the award programme.

Fearghas, who is from the Isle of Skye, was selected by lecturers as the best trainee across all of the deckhand classes across the current academic yea

Best trainee award for Fearghas

Former Scottish Maritime Academy student Fearghas Graham was recently awarded the Peterhead Port Authority Trainee Deckhand 2017 prize and trophy.

The pupils in the school garden with their certificates.

A busy term of project work for Dales Park pupils

Over the past two terms, nine children in the Learning Centre at Dales Park School have been testing out their green fingers for a special project.

The theme of this years Aberdeenshires Summer Reading Challenge is Be Drawn into a Good Book

Be drawn to a good book this summer

A hugely successful children’s reading challenge in Aberdeenshire has been launched giving young people across the area the chance to be drawn into a good book over the summer.

The race was held in the school grounds and pupils had to run/walk as many km laps as they wished.

Maud pupils in Race for Life event

Maud School pupils from P1-P7 recently took part in the sponsored Tesco Race for Life event in aid of Cancer Research.

The visitsaw the boys learn more about the opportunities nursing provides, dispelling a number of key myths that surround the profession.

North East boys learn that nursing is for them

A group of primary school pupils from Aberdeenshire got an insight into the nursing profession recently, when they took part in a day of activities at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

The programme features fun and engaging workshops including a demonstration of how science can be used to solve detective investigations and how technology is applied to help an aircraft take flight.

Young people given chance to experience Eureka moments this summer

A series of workshops designed to show young people how STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) can be applied in everyday life, will tour libraries across Aberdeen City and Shire this summer.

Peterhead impressed the judges with their take on the Alcatraz story in this year's Northern Premier Final at Grimsby.

Peterhead pupils rock at challenge final

Peterhead Academy pupils have come second in this year's Rock Challenge Northern Premier Final held at Grimsby at the weekend.

A trip on a search and rescue helicopter was part of their rural experience.

Taste of rural life for medical students to tackle GP shortage

Medical students at the University of Aberdeen have been given a taste of rural life as part of a new drive to address Scotland’s rural GP shortage.

Well done girls!

Buchan pupils hit the right note

Peterhead’s Dales Park School recently held its annual Musician and Singer of the Year competition.

The team of Ruth Taylor, Alyssa Neumann, Amy-Jay Rudgeley and Daniel Burnet receive their award from Buchan area councillors.

Mintlaw pupils are Pride of Buchan

Buchan councillors paid a visit to Mintlaw Academy this week to hand over a very special award.

Pictured left to right are Avril Sutherland, head taecher, Rylee Gray, Mayah Herlihy and Ailsa Cantlay, class teacher.

Rylee and Mayah graduate

Two Buchan youngsters have recently graduated from university with top honours.
Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

Gillian Martin says the decision would have a long-term impact on schools and pupil achievement in Aberdeenshire.

MSP calls for rethink on specialist teaching role axe

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has criticised plans to axe visiting specialist role by the local authority.

The Anna Ritchie pupils and teachers at Youngs Fraserburgh

Anna Ritchie pupils enjoy factory visit

A group of excited Anna Ritchie School students were welcomed to Young’s Seafood Limited’s Watermill Road Processing Plant recently.

The Pitfour P7 pupils with their hoodies - chosen after raising almost 340 to purchase them.

Pupils raise cash for leavers hoodies

Pitfour School’s P7 pupils will be wearing their very own choice of hoodie when they leave school at the end of term.

Tthe Sudocrem Play More Award rewards deserving nurseries with Playground Regeneration Grants

Nursery leads the way for national award

A Peterhead nursery is leading the competition for a national award.

Mintlaw Academy students Matthew Lodge (17), Eilidh Duncan (16) and Alastair Strachan (17).

Mintlaw pupils experience life on an oil and gas rig

Secondary school pupils from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire gained hands-on experience of working in the oil and gas industry recently, as they took an interactive tour of an oil rig, simulated drilling for hydrocarbons and operated a crane, as well as boosting their skills during engineering challenges.

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