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Aimee is aiming high after prestigious award win

This year’s top modern apprentice at Forth Valley College is a “credit to herself” and the institution.

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Falkirk graduation winners (L-R) Charlene Bissett, Martin Connelly, Martin Derham and Annette Ballantyne

Age is no barrier to education success

Mature students have shown age is no barrier to success as a handful from across the district scooped top prizes at Forth Valley College’s annual graduation ceremony.

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Senior Dux pupils Sarah young and Jack Cherrie. Picture: Michael Gillen

High achievers share Dux honour

The high achievements by senior pupils at St Mungo’s High School in the last academic year saw the coveted title of Dux shared.

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The students limbering up for work

Forth Valley students have got back up

An initiative to help reduce injury for tradesmen of the future is being backed and supported by Forth Valley College.

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Primary school pupils celebrate the heritage of the canal

Primary school pupils celebrate the heritage of the canal

Pupils from Laurieston Primary School donned the outfits of famous canal characters to tell the story of the Forth & Clyde Canal with Scottish Waterways Trust to celebrate Heritage Awareness Day.

Education
Forth Valley College principal Dr Ken Thomson and Hector Macaulay, managing director of Balfour Beatty in Scotland, sign the official construction agreement for the new Falkirk campus

Firm wins bid to build new campus

Building firm Balfour Beatty has captured the contract to construct Forth Valley College’s new £78 million Falkirk campus.

Education
Falkirk High School head teacher Keith Webster, Dux Caitlin Owens and guest speaker Gregg Orrock

Falkirk High pupils are best in a generation

Falkirk High head teacher hailed his current crop of pupils as the best in a generation at the school’s annual prizegiving ceremony.

Education
Pupils from Denny, St Mungo's and Larbert high schools take part in a mock trial at Falkirk Sheriff Court to get some hands on knowledge of the workings Scottish justice system

High School pupils learn lesson in court

Pupils from Denny, Larbert and St Mungo’s high schools took part in a mock trial at Falkirk Sheriff Court last month involving a stabbing in a park.

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IN PICTURES: Falkirk Storytelling Festival

The community voted Falkirk’s first Storytelling Festival a great success with entertainment for all ages.

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Guest speaker, former pupil and now West End star, Kieran Brown, with proxime accessit Scott McKenzie (18), Dux Darcie Izatt (18), proxime  accessit Melissa Morrison (18),  proxime accessit Ben Johnston (17) and school rector Jon Reid

Prize pupils at Larbert High

It was a big night for the senior pupils of Larbert High School when they attended the annual prize giving ceremony held in the Dobbie Hall.

Education
Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

Education
Clara’s a well read young lady

Clara’s a well read young lady

Falkirk Libraries held their annual award ceremony in the Hope Street library with top children’s author Alan Dapre handing out the prizes.

Education
The Sir Tom Hunter Foundation ran the competition

Pupils recognised for creative writing

Two talented pupils from Linlithgow Academy and Bo’ness Academy have been recognised for their writing and published in a new ebook.

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Do you speak Focurc? It’s a new language apparently

Do you speak Focurc? It’s a new language apparently

A Hallglen man is trying to develop a new language, unique to the villages in the Braes, which people don’t know they are speaking.

Education
Professor James Jenkins

TV slot for Prof James

A former pupil of Bo’ness Academy is now an eminent professor of astronomy who this week appeared on television discussing the possibility of man finding an alternative planet which could sustain human life.

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From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the show me question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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forth valley college certificate

Landmark training certificate presentation

Forth Valley College’s CompEx Training Centre in Falkirk hosted a presentation for the 60,000th candidate who has passed one of the CompEx qualifications.

Education
Teaching shortage forces recruitment drive to be widened

Teaching shortage forces recruitment drive to be widened

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects.

Education
Rory; Lisa Hunt, manager; Ellie-Jane; Caelan, Alanah, Liam McIntosh, Tesco community champion anb Julie Keltie

Funding boost for playgroup to buy new kit

Excitement at one playgroup in the area has been cranked up a notch after it received a funding boost to buy new outdoor equipment.

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