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

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.

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.

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