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Students Ask Motorists To Pledge To Slow Down
Students from Allerton Grange School joined primary school students from nearby Talbot and Moor Allerton Hall in a week of action as part of Road Safety Week. This year's campaign was run by the…
PC Brown and 2 students talk to a motorist

Pupils Create 'Field Of Remembrance' To Mark Somme Centenary

Tribute to the Fallen!
Tribute to the Fallen!
Students and teachers at a North Yorkshire school have spent a week (November 11 to November 18) creating a vivid memorial from poppies to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of…

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Fri 18th Nov, 2016 | 8:17pm

MP Encourages Schools To Take Part In UK Parliament Week

Kris Hopkins working in Commons office
Kris Hopkins working in Commons office
Keighley and Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins has written to schools in his constituency to let them know how they can get involved in UK Parliament Week which takes place from 14-20 November.

Mr Hopkins,…

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Wed 2nd Nov, 2016 | 5:10pm

School Pupils Travel Back To An Iconic Era

Pupils from St John the Baptist Primary School
Pupils from St John the Baptist Primary School
Ahead of its annual Railway in Wartime event, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway invited a local school to get into the WWII spirit with a visit to the attraction. 27 pupils from St John the…

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Thu 13th Oct, 2016 | 5:06pm

MP Joins Campaign Against Grammar Schools

'Education not Segregation'
'Education not Segregation'
Today (October 1st) Rachael Maskell MP, joined York Labour Party in St Helens Sq, to take part in the national campaign day, 'Education not Segregation', opposing the Tories' plans to open new…

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Sat 1st Oct, 2016 | 6:00pm

"The Invisible Monster" Poem Wins Pupil An Award

Eleanor with Headmaster Mark Lauder
Eleanor with Headmaster Mark Lauder
A Harrogate schoolgirl's poem about the dangers of carbon monoxide has won a gas safety competition.

Eleanor Grattoni-May was one of hundreds of youngsters to enter the Gas Network's contest with…

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Thu 29th Sep, 2016 | 10:35am

More Choice As Over 80,000 New Free Schools Places Created

photo - Ilmicrofona Ogglono
photo - Ilmicrofona Ogglono
Thousands of new free school places - to give parents even more choice of a 'good' school for their child - have been announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening.

Meanwhile 56 previously…

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Sat 17th Sep, 2016 | 12:21pm

Thousands Of Children Back To School In 21st-Century Facilities

photo - woodleywonderworks
photo - woodleywonderworks
Thousands of children returning to school this autumn term will walk through the doors of brand new state-of-the-art buildings, thanks to a government initiative to refurbish and rebuild some of…

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Tue 6th Sep, 2016 | 3:58pm

Pool-in-Wharfedale Pupils' Letters Presented To Cabinet Minister

Greg Mulholland with International Development Secretary, Priti Patel
Greg Mulholland with International Development Secretary, Priti Patel
Otley MP Greg Mulholland recently met with Priti Patel MP, the new Secretary of State for International Development, to present her with letters written by pupils at Pool-in-Wharfedale Primary…

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Tue 23rd Aug, 2016 | 12:27pm

Life After A Levels - What Next?


Oliver Morley is 18 from York and goes to Bootham Secondary School.
He along with a lot of other young people will get his A level results on Thursday. He is predicted A/B in Art and A in Design &…

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Wed 17th Aug, 2016 | 6:00pm

Pupils' Letters Presented To Cabinet Minister

Greg Mulholland MP with Priti Patel MP
Greg Mulholland MP with Priti Patel MP
Otley MP Greg Mulholland recently met with Priti Patel MP, the new Secretary of State for International Development, to present her with letters written by pupils at Ashfield Primary School.

The…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 11:09am

Children Send Christmas Cheer Through Charity Cards

Children with their charity Christmas cards
Children with their charity Christmas cards
Children from Kirby Hill C of E Primary School, near York, have put pen to paper to send early Christmas well wishes to their counterparts in developing countries.

The children, who are members of…

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Mon 14th Nov, 2016 | 3:13pm

MP Praises Pumpkins At Local Schools Eco-Vision Event


John Healey has been judging pumpkins carved by local school children, at the RSBC Old Moor nature Reserve.

The event celebrated the 'Delicious Dearne' project, which encourages schools to grow…

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Sat 22nd Oct, 2016 | 8:38am

Students Perform At Prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival

Leeds Trinity students perform at Ilkley Literature Festival
Leeds Trinity students perform at Ilkley Literature Festival
A group of Leeds Trinity University students performed at the prestigious Ilkley Literature Festival this week.

10 students from the MA Creative Writing course delivered short stories, flash…

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Fri 7th Oct, 2016 | 2:00pm

Sheffield Students Put The 'Art' Back Into The Local Landscape


Students from Sheffield Girls' Junior and Senior School have combined art with architecture and plenty of imagination to provide a glimpse of what buildings could look like in the future as part…

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Fri 30th Sep, 2016 | 11:55am

HR Professionals Play A 'Crucial' Role In Helping Bridge The Gap Between Education And Work

photo - Dan Foy
photo - Dan Foy
The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has launched a national partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company to recruit 500 senior HR professionals to work with…

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Fri 23rd Sep, 2016 | 6:43pm

PM To Set Out Plans For Schools That Work For Everyone

photo - claudio vieira
photo - claudio vieira
The PM unveils a package of measures to increase the number of good school places and ensure all children have the best start in life.

New measures will allow for a radical expansion of good…

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Fri 9th Sep, 2016 | 10:35am

MP Encourages Schools To Get Involved With Parliament Week

photo - Garry Knight
photo - Garry Knight
With the school year set to resume, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland is encouraging local schools to think about getting involved with UK Parliament Week 2016.

To be held 14-20 November, UK…

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Tue 30th Aug, 2016 | 3:45pm

A Level Results Day

photo - Gabbitas
photo - Gabbitas
Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb said:

"Congratulations to everyone collecting their results today, which are the culmination of years of hard work by students and teachers. I wish…

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Thu 18th Aug, 2016 | 2:04pm

Samaritans Here If Exam Results Stress Is Getting To You

photo - Gabbitas
photo - Gabbitas
A-level and GCSE results will be out in the next couple of weeks and this will affect millions of young people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Getting the exam results you hoped for…

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Mon 15th Aug, 2016 | 8:00pm

A Dramatic Way To Raise Literacy Levels In Schools


With SAT tests being one of the most hotly debated topics in our education system, perhaps it's time to look at other more creative forms of teaching and learning that still fit within the…

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Thu 11th Aug, 2016 | 8:33am

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