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Falkirk Council bans teacher gifts this Christmas

Children with Christmas gift ideas for their teachers can forget it now – because they have been banned from giving them presents.

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‘You will not lose out in future’

‘You will not lose out in future’

Falkirk Council has pledged that nobody using its revamped day care service will lose out – even although two centres are to close.

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Progress is being made at California PS

California Primary makes progress after inspection

Improvements have been made at California Primary School and Nursery according to inspectors.

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Larbert school’s EU boost

Larbert school’s EU boost

Larbert’s Kinnaird Primary has won £5350 from the EU’s Erasmus+ fund, to be used for language training and development.

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A joint Jewish-Muslim papercutting event took place at the Dawson Centre. Picture: Alan Murray.

Sharing the joy of a papercut

A joint Jewish-Muslim papercutting event was held at the Dawson Community Centre last Sunday.

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An example of the play equipment that could be installed

Lotto windfall is child’s play for primary

A primary school has been given £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to allow it to pursue plans to get pupils more active.

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The comic day is on Saturday

Comic Book Day will be a scream

A day of comic fun and superheroes awaits families who visit Falkirk Library next Saturday.

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The new upcycling shops sits on Falkirk High Street

Two Falkirk groups land Lotto boost

Two Falkirk groups are celebrating a cash injection of £240,426 from the National Lottery.

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Mary with husband John and Rev. Aftab Gohar

Grangemouth’s Girls’ Brigade bids farewell to Mary

A stalwart of 1st Grangemouth’s Girls’ Brigade has retired from the youth organisation after 63 years.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Which One? by Nancy MacArthur

Bringing a club’s history into focus for its 60th anniversary

A picture can be worth a thousand words but when amateur photographers got together to recreate a significant moment in their history, words failed them.

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The college initiative won a gold star

Gold star for police project

A partnership between Forth Valley College, Graeme High School, Larbert High School and Police Scotland was recognised at this year’s recent Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards.

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The students will star in a one-of-a-kind production which blends English and British Sign Language. Falkirk's Craig and Connor are pictured at the back wearing blue shirts

Breaking down barriers in Scottish theatre

Two Falkirk students from the UK’s only degree course for deaf actors are appearing in a groundbreaking play.

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Unique Larbert project between young and old is child’s play

Unique Larbert project between young and old is child’s play

A heart-warming partnership between pensioners and pre-schoolers has unlocked a new lease of life for young and old.

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Falkirk’s schools set to benefit from Regional Improvement Collaborative

Falkirk’s schools set to benefit from Regional Improvement Collaborative

A new approach to supporting education in schools aims to improve the learning opportunities and attainment for every child in the country.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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Schools set to be hit by teacher strikes

Schools set to be hit by teacher strikes

Schools are set to be hit by strikes next term, in a move to tackle what teachers argue have been years of pay cuts and worsening conditions.

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Mrs Buchanan and the majority of her S3 Drama Class 3E, who are attending the ARTEM SFX workshop at Falkirk Town Hall.

Pupils get the full effects at film festival

School pupils across Falkirk will be discovering some of the film industry’s best keep secrets as part of the world’s biggest youth film festival.

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Former Wallacestone primary head teacher Margaret MacDonald

Unique school is ‘a haven’ ... with Scottish head at helm

The last time Margaret MacDonald got a mention in The Falkirk Herald, she was looking forward to a happy, relaxed retirement.

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Scania apprentice Rory Whelan with Prince Michael of Kent

Grangemouth apprentice Rory is top of class one

A Grangemouth apprentice was selected from more than 10,000 learners to become a finalist in the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Outstanding Achievers Awards.

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