Borders children’s lives could be at risk if school crossing patrols cut, council told

Cash-strapped Scottish Borders Council’s plans to save £80,000 by making cuts to school warden patrols and other services could put children’s lives at risk, it has been warned.

Melrose Primary School.

Inspectors criticise out-of-school club

The chairwoman of an out-of-school club in Melrose insists that its children’s welfare is paramount despite its management being criticised by inspectors.

Langlee Primary School, Galashiels.

Langlee Early Years Centre makes grade in national education awards

A Gala nursery could go to the top of the class after making the shortlist for a national education award.

2018 champions, Melrose PS are pictured with Councillor Euan Jardine, Jamie Wallace (Depute Headteacher, Melrose PS) and Councillor Carol Hamilton.

Melrose pupils are masters of the Euroquiz

Youngster from Melrose Primary School have proven themselves unbeatable in the art of the quiz, having won the Borders heat of a national competition for the fourth year in a row last week.

Children's author Julia Donaldson with youngsters at Galashiels Library.

Borders youngsters brought to book by Gruffalo author Julia

Bestselling children’s author Julie Donaldson has been visiting Borders schools and libraries as part of this year’s Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.

TD1 manager Douglas Ormiston with staff member Michelle Briggs.

Hat-trick of grants secures TD1 Youth Hub’s future

They say good things come in threes, and that’s certainly been the case for youngsters in Galashiels this week.

Pupils from eight of the 10 winning schools with police officers, council officer Karen McGrath, back far left, and councillor Gordon Edgar, back far right.

Putting brakes on car use wins awards for active youngsters in Borders

Youngsters have been rewarded for putting themselves on the right path for healthier futures by shunning their parents’ cars for their school runs in favour of bikes, scooters or their feet.

Back row - PC Karen Ballantyne, Sheena Chappell, Karen McGrath of SBC and PC Calum Wilson; front row - Melrose Primary pupils Elliot Etherington and Kai Waddell with the Jon Chappell Memorial Shield

Jon’s legacy sees Melrose pupils win new award

A pair of pupils from Melrose Primary School proved how streetwise they are by winning a new award named in memory of a dog who helped promote road safety.

Duncan Sim.

Concerns growing for missing Borders student

Concerns are growing for a Borders student missing since Wednesday night, March 14.

Peebles High School.

Opinions being sought on schools

The first of four community engagement events on the future of the secondary schools in Galashiels, Selkirk, Peebles and Hawick took place this week.

Hawick High School.

Community’s hopes are high for a new Hawick school

Hawick must make its wishes known loud and clear if it is to be next in line for a new school.

St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick.

Further feedback being sought on plans to close Hawick school

Final feedback is now being sought on plans to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

Snow at Yarrowford yesterday.

All Borders high schools to reopen tomorrow, but 19 primaries still shut

Many of the Borders’ schools are set to reopen tomorrow, March 5, after having been closed for the last three days of last week.

The Eildons in the snow, taken today by Alwyn Johnston.

Schools closed tomorrow, and possibly Thursday, as ‘beast from the east’ gets set to bare its fangs

With intense snowfall expected over the region due to the winter storm tagged “the beast from the east”, Scottish Borders Council has made the decision to close all schools tomorrow (Wednesday).

Kirkhope school claims it offers children a unique opportunity to learn in a rural environment.

Valley school says a rural education is the best option for pupils

A primary school and nursery in the Ettrick Valley is hoping to raise its pupil roll by attracting children from Selkirk.

Lauder teenager Ethan Robson has been named a Young Scot 5 Rights leader.

Lauder teenager set to champion digital rights

A Lauder teenager has been chosen to join a 30-strong group of youngsters from across Scotland tasked with raising awareness of young people’s right in a digital world.

Parents and carers are invited to register their child for a place at nursery during enrolment week

Parents and carers in Scottish Borders urged to enrol children for nursery

Parents and carers of children due to start nursery from August are urged to register their child for a place during enrolment week.

Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Parents threatening to boycott Hawick High School

Some Hawick parents are threatening to send their children to school elsewhere rather than enrol them at Hawick High School this autumn.

From left, teacher Ruth Leckie, Lucy Weir, Doddie Weir, Aimee Weir and teacher Debbie Matthewson.

Stow pupils’ toast stall makes lots of bread for Doddie Weir’s charity

Selling toast has made lots of bread – £300 to be precise – for Borders rugby hero Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease research charity.

Provost Watson McAteer cuts the ribbon of the new Hawick cafe along with Donovan Parr and Louise Hodgson of Caterleisure.

It’s time for tea in Hawick as new cafe and bridge are opened

Continual setbacks meant its opening was almost 10 months late, but the new £300,000 cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park finally opened its doors today.

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