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Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

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Sacred Heart pupils hand over their bottle collection

Pupils show a lot of bottle for good cause

Youngsters at a Grangemouth primary school took it upon themselves to clean up their environment and raise some cash for a good cause at the same time.

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Behind the Wall owner Brian enjoys playtime with the grateful recipients of the new Wallee Wellies

Pub boss Brian wades in to provide pupils with wellies

The owner of a famed Falkirk watering hole kindly splashed the cash to kit out young primary school pupils in some top wellies for winter.

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Mary Robertson has retired from her job as Slamannan Primary School's crossing guard - both her mum and her grandfather were crossing guards on the same road before her

Lollipops seem to run in proud Mary’s family

A crossing guard took up the lollipop like her mother and grandfather before her and ensured children got safely to school for the last 16 years.

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Canal College graduates gathered at Falkirk Wheel after the first term

Plans for canal college 
set sail

Canal College in Falkirk could be re-opened thanks to a substantial grant.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Pupils learn to look after cash

Young savers helped a government minister announce further support to allow others to take part in similar schemes.

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Pic Sibur 5: Victor Kuklinov Adviser to Chief Operating Officer of SIBUR at their HQ in Moscow signs the MoU with FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson at the Stirling Campus.

College says ‘da’ to Russian firm’s deal

Forth Valley College has signed an exciting partnership deal with a Russian petrochemical giant.

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The interior of the new library in Denny which opened this week. Picture: Michael Gillen

Centrepiece of regeneration opens its doors

The centrepiece of the regeneration of Denny town centre opened this week with more tenants moving in over the next fortnight.

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Architects impression of the new Forth Valley College campus in Falkirk

The future of futher education in Falkirk on course to arrive in 2019

The future of further education in the Falkirk area is now secure after Forth Valley College’s new £83 million campus was given the green light.

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Falkirk High School pupils are ready for their panto - A-Lad-In Falkirk

School’s panto has a local twist to the tale

Falkirk High School pupils will be showcasing their talents both on stage and behind the scenes with their Christmas panto.

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Grangemouth High pupils Emma Swan, Leia Godfrey and Sophie Crawley.

Grangemouth High pupils get science at the museum

Pupils from Grangemouth High School got hands-on experience in the world of science and engineering during a trip to the National Museum of Scotland.

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Alan received his hononary doctorate from the University of Stirling

Playwright Alan is honoured

Playwright and performer Alan Bissett has been honoured by the University of Stirling in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Scottish literary culture.

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The relaunch of the popular poster competition has been announced

School poster 
contest launched

Designs from Falkirk schoolchildren could appear on the cover of next year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. Organisers have announced plans to relaunch the Fringe Schools Poster Competition that will see winning entries selected from three age categories, provide the inspiration for three individual cover designs.

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St Mungo’s pupils gain a Scottish first

St Mungo’s pupils gain a Scottish first

Pupils at St Mungo’s are celebrating after becoming the first in Scotland to be awarded Microsoft Showcase School status.

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UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

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Staff working in fear as pupil attacks rise

Staff working in fear as pupil attacks rise

Teaching unions have called for urgent action to deal with the level of violence staff experience at a troubled school.

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Education bosses must cut out red tape for teachers

Education bosses must cut out red tape for teachers

Teachers in the Falkirk area are spending too much time making plans when they should be able to concentrate on teaching.

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Alan Nimmo wants schools and communities to benefit

Schools cash could help community

Communities across Falkirk are encouraged to apply for grants that could help local organisations promote education and recreation locally.

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Swot up for Book Week

Swot up for Book Week

Picture books, history books, autobiographies, best sellers ... books come in all shapes and sizes. And so do the people who read them.

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As part of the programme, pupils are placed in an interview situation to gain experience of what they might expect

Graeme High pupils getting ready for life after the classroom

Graeme High is part of an award winning programme that will help pupils get ready for life after the classroom.

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