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Tesco Galashiels hits target in outreach initiative

Tesco supermarket in Galashiels is celebrating having taught its 8,000th child through its educational outreach programme.

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You Can Cook has launched its Food For Life scheme.

New project will teach organic growing and healthy cooking

Families living in the Tweed Valley are to benefit from a £105,000 project aimed at encouraging organic growing and healthy cooking on a budget.

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Polly Wolly Doodle manager Paula Preston (centre) and early year assistants Michelle Stewart and Kirsten Canning.

Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!

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Throwing a good party

Throwing a good party

There was a slight age difference between the teams at Riverside Care Home last Thursday as 19 children from Philiphaugh Community School’s P1-4 classes took on the residents in javelin and football competitions.

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Left to right, back row, Nicole Brown P6, Shaun Boyle P5,  Gracie Paterson P7, Finlay Robb P5,  Caitlyn Turner, P7, Melissa Paterson P5 and Blair Watson P5.
Front row, Madison Turner P5, Blair Easson P4, Tessa Paterson P4 and Hope Wilison P4.

Kidnapped book inspires sense of adventure in kids

Around 30 townsfolk turned out to view an exhibition held by St Joseph’s Primary School pupils at Tower Street’s Pop Up Shop on Tuesday.

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Langlee Primary School pupils being given a tour of the new school site.

Galashiels school holding open day ahead of demolition this summer

Past pupils of Langlee Primary School are being invited to an open day this weekend ahead of its demolition this summer.

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Selkirk High School third-year pupils Amy Stansfield, Charlie Zavarroni, Anine Stevenson, Emily Sha and Alice Pittman handed over the cheque to Emma Vickerstaff of the Teenage Cancer Trust on Thursday, May 4.

High school pupils raise £700

Stylish pupils at Selkirk High School raised £700 for charity after staging their near sell-out annual catwalk show, Sew and Tell.

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Tweedbank principals, from left, Greig Moffat, Angus Younger, Douglas Anderson, Erin Gallagher, Poppy Bashford  and Elle Robertson.

Douglas and Erin are named as Tweedbank Lad and Lass

Tweedbank has revealed the two youngsters who will lead the village’s annual festivities as its principals this summer.

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Pc Dianne Lauder with Drumlanrig St Cuthbert's Primary School pupils in Hawick.

Hawick youngsters putting safety first

Youngsters in Hawick concerned about poor parking are calling on inconsiderate motorists to mend their ways.

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Artist's impression of the entrance to the proposed early learning centre at St Boswells primary school.

Early learning centre planned at primary school

Up to 40 children could soon benefit from the first publicly-funded early learning and childcare centre in St Boswells.

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Chief Inspector Andy McLean briefs secondary school pupil at the young driver day at RAF Charterhall.

Young drivers are steered in the right direction

Borders secondary school pupils got behind the wheel of a pioneering new driver training initiative last week.

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From left, Jedburgh Grammar School headteacher Susan Oliver, Claire Turnbull, head at Parkside and Ancrum primaries, and Donna Manson, the councils director of children and young peoples services, at last weeks event.

Views being sought on plans for new combined school in Jedburgh

Public consultation is about to get under way in earnest about plans to close Jedburgh’s three current schools and replace them with a joint campus for pupils of all ages.

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Chief Inspector Andy McLean briefs secondary school pupil at the young driver day at RAF Charterhall.

Driver training part of school curriculum

Secondary school pupils from across the Borders got behind the wheel of a pioneering new driver training initiative last week.

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The Runciman family - Roderick, Amanda, Lewis and Libby - at their Allanshaws farmhouse.

Farm secretary role more vital than ever

With the ever changing dynamics of agriculture the need for accurate and timely financial and physical records being produced to support the farming businesses has never been greater.

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From left, Jedburgh Grammar hradteacher Susan Oliver, Claire Turnbull, headteacher of Parkside and Ancrum primaries and Donna Manson, the council's director of services for children and young people, at one of this week's consultation events.

Plans unveiled for new joint school site in Jedburgh

Plans to replace Jedburgh’s secondary school and two primaries with a single learning campus for pupils of all ages have been unveiled.

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Euan Welsh with Peter Hughes and Ian McIntyre from the Burns Federation and South Lanarkshire provost Eileen Logan.

Hawick’s Euan is a star o’ Rabbie Burns

A talented young Burns performer from Hawick has been hailed as a credit to the town after picking up a national award at the weekend.

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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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St Joseph's school in Selkirk celebrates John Muir's birthday on Friday 21st April by dressing up with classmates which saw them complete a project on the Scottish explorer.

Pupils celebrate John Muir Day

Pupils at St Joseph’s RC Primary School in Selkirk went wild with a fancy dress party in celebration of naturalist John Muir last Friday.

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Primary pupils to pedal to skool

Primary pupils to pedal to skool

Young cyclists in the Borders are being encouraged to make the most of their bikes by saddling up for a new initiative.

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More than £570k spent last year on supply teachers

More than £570k spent last year on supply teachers

Scottish Borders Council spent more than £574,950 on supply teachers during the last academic year.

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