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Education

In depth: Braes High teacher helping Scotish pupils learn lessons of Srebrenica massacre

Educating a nation of secondary school pupils on the harrowing atrocities which can unfold if intolerance and prejudice are allowed to take hold is by no means an easy task.

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Exam certificate mix up at Falkirk Council school

Exam certificate mix up at Falkirk Council school

Pupils at a school for youngsters with additional needs had to return exam certificates after a mix-up in their results.

Education
Big win at Rotary Quiz for Comely Park Primary

Big win at Rotary Quiz for Comely Park Primary

Comely Park Primary School’s quiz team won the Rotary Southern Scotland Primary Schools Quiz recently.

Education
UNISON have written to John Swinney about the pay for workers in education

UNISON members ask John Swinney to give all workers in education fair pay

Falkirk UNISON members have written to John Swinney MSP to highlight that education is delivered by one team, who all deserve fair pay.

Education
Summer of learning for all at Forth Valley College

Summer of learning for all at Forth Valley College

Forth Valley College is offering a wide variety of educational and career prospect boosting courses over the summer months.

Education
When it comes to school shows there’s ‘nun’ better

When it comes to school shows there’s ‘nun’ better

Talented pupils at Grangemouth High School will be mixing sensational soul and gospel music with comedy and a dash of religion in their annual show.

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Elizabeth Forsyth, SANDS Forth Valley befriender, is pictured accepting the cheque from Helen Bell

Stenhousemuir nursery raises £4300 for Sands Forth Valley

A charity which helps families affected by stillbirth and neo-natal death has been given a welcome cash boost thanks to a local nursery.

Education
Forth Valley College students organised a Fairtrade Football event featuring pupils from five local primary schools to promote health and fitness and the importance of Fairtrade

Forth Valley College football tournament achieves Fairtrade goal

Forth Valley College played host to a special football tournament recently to promote health, fitness and the Fairtrade ethos.

Education
Braes High teacher Fiona Malcolm pictured at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial

Braes High teacher helping Scottish pupils learn Srebrenica massacre lessons

A Braes High teacher is playing a leading role in helping Scottish secondary pupils learn the lessons of a 1990s mass genocide.

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Food for families in need this summer

Food for families in need this summer

Children and families most in need will not go hungry over the summer months thanks to Falkirk Council’s multi-faceted holiday meal provision.

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Avonbridge Primary tech whizzes receive Digital Schools Award

Avonbridge Primary tech whizzes receive Digital Schools Award

Technology-savvy youngsters at Avonbridge Primary have been rewarded for all of their hard work with a Digital Schools Award.

Education
Talented Larbert High Scool percussionist Lewis Blackwood

Percussionist takes financial hit in his stride

A talented young musician is beating a path to the front door of success despite now having to drum up cash to fund his musical education.

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Comely Park Primary schoolchildren spread vital road safety messages to parents with help from police and the School Squad cut-outs

School Squad campaign aims to protect pupils by keeping vehicles away from school gates

Police have launched a road safety campaign to protect children by urging drivers not to park outside school gates.

Education
The picture shows Rotary District 1020 governor Lindsay Craig, Garry MacIntosh, leader of the creative writing group at Braes High School, Louise Robertson, Sophie MacGrain and Rachel McGaw.

Winning entries in Rotary writers’ competition

The 2017-18 Rotary District 1020 young writer presentation took place in “Far From the Madding Crowd” bookshop in Linlithgow last week.

Education

A celebration of reading at Falkirk’s RED Book Awards

A celebration of books and reading took place at Falkirk Town Hall last week.

Education
A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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Councils face ongoing challenge to deliver additional free childcare hours

Councils face ongoing challenge to deliver additional free childcare hours

Local councils across the country are busy working to establish solutions that will enable them to meet the Scottish Government’s commitment to double the number of free early learning and childcare (ELC) hours for every child in Scotland by 2020.

Education
High tech time at the Helix

High tech time at the Helix

The Helix and its world famous Kelpies will play host to some cutting edge science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this weekend.

Education
‘Tree’-mendous achievement for Larbert nursery

‘Tree’-mendous achievement for Larbert nursery

Tiptoes Children’s Nursery in Larbert has been awarded a prestigious platinum award by the Woodland Trust for getting involved in green activities including tree planting, visiting a local woodland, reducing carbon emissions and being a woodland ambassador.

Education
Family meet up in Falkirk to keep up the good work of a remarkable woman

Family meet up in Falkirk to keep up the good work of a remarkable woman

Back in the days when ‘ladies’ were seldom allowed to venture far without a male chaperone some women simply refused to fit in.

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