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Learning to drive is child’s play

Children have been enjoying their very own driving lessons in a specially created car that allows them to grasp the basics of motoring.

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Users tilt the device to control a pointer ball

Could this be the future of phone messaging?

A new way of phone messaging, which incorporates tilting the screen, is being hailed as the solution to typing one-handed on increasingly larger handsets.

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Bowhouse Primary School pupils take part in a memorial walk for learning support teacher Rhona Clarke, who sadly died in September, 2016

Pupils coin in £200 with memorial walk for teaching assistant

Primary school pupils pounded the pavements of Grangemouth to remember the life of a much-missed teaching assistant.

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Driving lessons for children as young as five

Youngsters were able to learn the basics of driving at Falkirk Stadium on Saturday.

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IN PICTURES: Author pays pupils a visit on World Book Day

Pupils at Moray Primary School had a special visit from author Michael Kerins to mark World Book Day.

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Pupils walk in memory of Grangemouth teaching assistant

Pupils walk in memory of Grangemouth teaching assistant

A primary school will be marking the life of a much-missed teaching assistant with a memorial walk on Friday.

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IN PICTURES: Good Vibrations in Shieldhill

There were a lot of Good Vibrations going on at Shieldhill Primary, but it wasn’t from The Beach Boys as pupils uncovered the mysteries of music and explored the science of sound.

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River litter pick for trout release

River litter pick for trout release

Children from Whitecross Primary led a team to clean up their local burn in preparation of juvenile trout they have been raising being released.

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Funding offers something Xtra for pupils

Funding offers something Xtra for pupils

Forth Valley College launched two new coding clubs last week, thanks to a £12,000 Digital Xtra Fund grant.

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Pupils triumph is in the pipeline

Pupils triumph is in the pipeline

Larbert High School pupils triumphed in this year’s STEM in the Pipeline competition.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Children show a lot of character for World Book Day

Youngsters throughout the Falkirk area got dressed up as their favourite fictional characters for World Book Day this week.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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IN PICTURES: Inter-Schools Cheerleading Championship

Pupils came out on top in the inter-schools cheerleading competition held at Denny High School last Thursday.

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Cyber security expert Susan Gardner and the computing students who carried out the research

Students hack into kids’ toys and control them

Cyber security students are warning parents after hacking into interactive kids’ toys and getting them to do and say whatever they wanted.

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STEM the flow away from these careers

STEM the flow away from these careers

Pupils from Larbert High School joined girls from around the world in finding out more about careers in STEM industries.

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Parents urged to share their children’s dreams for the future

Parents urged to share their children’s dreams for the future

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to share their children’s dreams for the future as part of a new campaign.

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Bo’ness Academy makes ‘some progress’

Bo’ness Academy makes ‘some progress’

Bo’ness Academy has made inroads into raising the performance of the school but there are still some areas for improvement, a report has found.

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IN PICTURES: Langlees kids perform Burns classic Tam o’Shanter

Pupils at Langlees Primary School swapped sums for singing on Monday when they performed an opera based on Robert Burns’ iconic poem Tam o’Shanter.

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Larbert High School.

Larbert High School is in top form

Larbert High School head teacher Jon Reid, his staff and pupils have been voted congratulations in Holyrood for landing a “first class report”.

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