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News about projects, activities and success stories in our schools and adult learning classes.

Grassroots football in Durham nets major investment

Published March 20, 2017 12.42pm

Grassroots football in Durham is set to benefit from a £630,000 investment at the former Roseberry College site in Newfield, Chester le Street.

Royal seal of approval for two of county's schools

Published March 16, 2017 5.00pm

Two County Durham schools that have benefitted from recent investment in their buildings welcomed HRH the Duke of Gloucester.

Schoolchildren help 'Spruce Up' South Moor

Published March 10, 2017 3.08pm

Schoolchildren gave a helping hand as a programme which aims to get communities clean and tidy moved to its new destination.

Dying to be Cool campaign targets schoolchildren

Published March 10, 2017 2.54pm

Assemblies which aim to educate schoolchildren on the dangers of jumping into rivers without acclimatising are returning following last year's success.

Top orchestra works with local musicians to write score for film about Durham

Published March 10, 2017 1.39pm

Musicians from the world-renowned Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) worked with Durham County Youth Orchestra and Choir to compose the soundtrack to Sounds of Durham, a new film celebrating the landscape of County Durham.

Performance of county students celebrated

Published March 07, 2017 3.58pm

Students in County Durham are performing above or in line with national averages at all stages of education, councillors are to be told.

Signs of success for road safety competition winners

Published March 02, 2017 3.27pm

Pupils from two County Durham primary schools got to see their artwork come to life when their winning road safety competition entries were turned into real road signs.

Arson-hit play area officially open after refurbishment

Published March 01, 2017 5.47pm

A play area which was hit by arson has been officially reopened by schoolchildren.

Families receive secondary school offers for September 2017

Published March 01, 2017 8.36am

More than 5,000 children in County Durham have received a place at one of their chosen secondary schools for September 2017.

Water safety campaigner honoured

Published January 30, 2017 1.17pm

The mother of a teenager who died after jumping into a river has received County Durham's highest honour in recognition of her water safety campaigning.

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