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

Council to decide on new deal for teaching assistants

Published June 19, 2017 5.12pm

Proposals for revised terms and conditions for teaching assistants employed in our schools will go before councillors on Wednesday June 21.

Cameron Gosling memorial seat unveiled

Published June 13, 2017 11.00am

A memorial to a County Durham teenager who died in the River Wear while on a day out with friends has been unveiled at a spot he loved to ride his scooter.

Pupils pitch their road safety film ideas

Published June 05, 2017 2.44pm

Budding movie producers at two County Durham secondary schools have been pitching their ideas for a film to promote road safety.

City set to bloom after garden centre donates seeds to schools

Published May 30, 2017 1.36pm

Durham City will soon be even more colourful after hundreds of packets of seeds were donated to schools and community projects.

Students compete in sports challenge against Hungarian peers

Published May 25, 2017 2.54pm

Young people from across County Durham battled against Hungarian students in a hotly-contested sports challenge.

Dying to be Cool returns for 2017

Published May 19, 2017 4.46pm

Young people in County Durham are to be made aware of the potentially fatal risks of jumping into rivers this summer through the return of a successful campaign.

Police cadets to play their part in upcoming Tour Series

Published May 09, 2017 2.41pm

A group of police cadets are gearing up to play their part in this year's Tour Series when it returns to the city at the end of the month.

Operation Spruce Up moves to Bowburn

Published March 31, 2017 3.58pm

A programme which aims to get County Durham communities clean and tidy has moved on to its latest destination.

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.

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.

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