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Borders teachers learning lessons from overseas

Two Borders teachers swapped their classrooms for Western Asia this week in a bid to transform the way children are taught.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Borders College student Catrina Barquist, 24, has been selected for the Professional Development Programme by Scotland + Venice at this year's Venice Biennale.

Italian job will help Catrina get to art of matter

A Borders art student is hoping to add to her ever-expanding body of work while taking part in a world-renowned Italian festival this year.

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Pictured with Christine and Ewan, back, are, middle row, from left, Edith, Isla, Roberta, Charlotte, Finlay and Faizan, with, front, Nicole, Ella, Kitty and Ellie.

Borders bookworms make their mark in library competition

A dozen youngsters from all over the region are celebrating after making their mark in a contest run by Live Borders’ libraries team.

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All the winning schools in the active challenge, plus PC Shona Furness, PC Karen Ballantyne, PC Dianne Lauder and PC Sharon Lackenby, with Karen McGrath of Scottish Borders Council.

Borders youngsters put best feet forward to win awards

Pupils at 10 schools across the region put their best feet forward to earn accolades at this year’s Scottish Borders Council active school travel awards.

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Borders schools richer by £1.8m in Holyrood handout

Borders schools richer by £1.8m in Holyrood handout

Schools in the Borders have been awarded £1.8million by the Scottish Government as part of its drive to narrow the attainment gap.

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Galashiels Academy, Galashiels.

Parents get the letter of the law in Galashiels

Borders police are sending letters to the parents of all schoolchildren in Galashiels in a bid to raise awareness of increased levels of youth antisocial behaviour in the town.

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Madalaine Cross from Selkirk High School has been selected for the grand final of Junk Kouture for her dress titled Branching Out.

Madalaine’s dress is judged to be trash

A pupil at Selkirk High School has made it through to the star-studded grand final of a fashion competition, to be held in Glasgow.

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Borders Exploration Group meeting in Lindean Village Hall, Graham Little,
Chloe Muir, Caitlyn Gillie, Mark Wands, Eilidh Robertson, John Little, Lucy Forsyth, Joseph Milligan, Richard Leaver, Zoe Pflug, Clara Hammersley, Rosie Robson, David Hunter, Cammy Munro, Jane Hunter, Freya Mcllwraith, Lauren Fallas, Jane Bryant, Mairi Lawrie, Grace Edwards, Pam Hunter.

Bolivian adventure looms for young Borderers

A group of young Borderers are carrying out fundraising activities across the Borders to raise cash for a trip to Bolivia.

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Maia Russell with her mum June Russell at Ancrum Primary School with her communication button which helps her in the classroom. L-r June Russell, Maia Russell, Sheila Munro (Aditional Needs Assitant), Freya Graham and Scott Humble (two of Maia's classmates who helped to raise the money for the button).

Present proves a big hit with little Maia, 11

A gift given to a disabled Ancrum youngster by villagers there has proved a big hit – literally.

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L-r, Jake Young, Stuart Toolan (carer) and Andy Knox of Cornerstone Connect in Galashiels who are receiving �12000 from Tesco to upgrade their garden.

Good causes bag windfalls worth £60,000

Tesco’s Bags for Help initiative has awarded £60,000 to outdoor community projects across the region.

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Group looks to revive interest in textiles

Group looks to revive interest in textiles

An organisation has drawn together machinery and memorabilia that focuses on the textile trade that once made the Borders great.

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Pictured left to right are students: (back) Katie Wilson, Rebecca Brandon, Lauren Flockhart, Marlene Hobson & Andy Robson, and (front) Marcus Gordon and Jordan White.

Client design project for Borders students

Borders College HND Graphic Design (Visual Communications) students recently took part in a client initiated design project for the Borders Deer Management Group (BDMG).

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Paxton House

£56,000 boost for waterwheel revamp project

The restoration of an 18th century waterwheel and pump at Paxton House is finally set to go ahead now the project has landed a windfall of more than £56,000.

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer at the old Hobkirk Primary School.

Borders primary school facing axe could be given new lease of life

A Bonchester school mothballed by Scottish Borders Council over a year ago is set for a fresh start under new legislation, it has emerged.

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Stirches Primary School pupil Aiden Middlemass and Trinity Primary Schools Ellen Dobbie add their signatures to the framework for the new cafe in Hawicks Wilton Lodge Park.

The writing is already on the wall for Hawick cafe and it’s not even open yet

The writing is on the wall for the new cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park before it has even opened – but not in a bad way.

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Plans for additional needs school approved

Plans for additional needs school approved

Plans to build a new additional support needs school in Earlston have been rubber-stamped by councillors.

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Rory, 12, is champion of inclusion

Rory, 12, is champion of inclusion

The needs of Scottish schoolchildren who require additional educational support are being championed by a 12-year- old Jedburgh Grammar pupil.

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Wayne Gillam, with his employers Jimmy Harkin (left) and Mike Harkin (right).

Wayne is in with the bricks

Wayne Gillam, a brickwork student at Borders College, has been cementing the foundations for his future career.

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Scottish Opera Primary Schools Tour performs Robert Burns The Tale o' Tam O'Shanter

Scottish Opera brings Burns classic to Borders schools

Primary school pupils in the Borders will have the opportunity to participate in an opera based on Robert Burns’ iconic poem Tam O’ Shanter.

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