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

Community clean up heads to Dawdon

Published August 23, 2017 11.41am

Residents in Dawdon will be joining forces with our workers to tackle green issues.

Success for Durham students in new A-Level system

Published August 17, 2017 4.23pm

Sixth form students across County Durham have been commended for their excellent A-Level results.

Cameron Gosling's friends support Dying to be Cool

Published August 10, 2017 12.24pm

Teenagers whose summer trip to a river ended in tragedy have spoken about it in a bid to prevent further loss of life.

Line-up revealed for Durham Book Festival 2017

Published August 10, 2017 10.49am

The annual festival returns with headline guests including Roddy Doyle, Lionel Shriver, Robert Webb, Alan Hollinghurst, June Sarpong and Tracy Chevalier

Extra 15 hours free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds

Published August 03, 2017 3.04pm

Parents of three and four year olds are being encouraged to apply for an additional 15 hours free childcare to help them remain in or take up employment.

Children spread the word on littering

Published August 03, 2017 2.44pm

Schoolchildren are helping to spread the word about keeping County Durham's streets litter-free.

Humble hero is little life saver

Published July 28, 2017 11.00am

A County Durham school pupil has been hailed a hero after rescuing a boy from drowning while on holiday.

Ps in a Pod sculpture inspires school drama sessions

Published July 24, 2017 3.10pm

An outdoor art installation has been the inspiration for a fun drama workshop at a school in East Durham.

Success for Dying to be Cool campaign

Published July 24, 2017 11.24am

A nationally acclaimed campaign to make young people aware of the dangers of cold water shock has achieved a notable victory with the cause having been taken up by a prestigious national body.

Public spirited Evenwood schoolchildren win a bin

Published July 21, 2017 1.16pm

Schoolchildren have been thanked for their public spirited response to a clean-up campaign with an unusual gift - a litter bin.

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