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Liam Neeson backs new campaign for integrated education

Hollywood star Liam Neeson has backed a new campaign in favour of integrated education, claiming the time has come for all children in Northern Ireland to be educated together.

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A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
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Major funding boost for sports at Slemish College

Major funding boost for sports at Slemish College

Major funding which will enhance the sports provision at Ballymena’s Slemish Integrated College has been secured from the Department of Education.

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£3 million building work to begin at Slemish College

£3 million building work to begin at Slemish College

A Ballymena school has been given the go-ahead for a £3 million building programme.

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The business studies pupils from St Louis Grammar who have reached the competition final.

Taste of success for St Louis finalists

A team of enterprising Ballymena sixth formers has reached the final of a competition for young entrepreneurs.

Education
A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

Lifestyle
Michael Knowles has been awarded for his performance in A-level science. INBT 02-650-CON

Award for Academy science student

A past pupil of Ballymena Academy is among top achievers commended by the prestigious Hans Sloane Awards.

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School registration closing date nears

School registration closing date nears

Parents and guardians are reminded that the closing date for applications for admission to pre-school and primary schools is noon on Wednesday, January 11 2017.

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December 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Business award for Nadine

Nadine Ritchie, from Ballymena, and a former pupil of Cambridge House Grammar School, is celebrating winning a top award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy.

Business
At the training centre hand-over are (L_R) : Matt Murray, Head of Department Engineering & Built Environment;  Aidan Mort, Engineering Manager, Michelin Tyre PLC;  Dave Adams, Lecturer Engineering, NRC; 
John Milsted, Factory Manager, Michelin Tyre PLC;  Professor Terri Scott, Principal & Chief Executive, NRC; Paul McCavana, Lecturer Engineering, NRC;  Gordon Kane, Assistant Head of Department: Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering, NRC

Michelin seeks to leave training legacy with NRC

Michelin represetatives have handed over the tyre giant’s Ballymena training centre to Northern Regional College.

Business
Tyne Cot cemetery in the region of Ypres, Belgium.

Cross-community project aims to educate NI pupils about the Great War

Teachers have praised a new initiative which aims to teach all schoolchildren in Northern Ireland about World War One, in a bid to improve cross-community knowledge.

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Almost three-quarters of secondary schools in the UK use surveillance software.

Surveillance software installed on secondary school pupils’ own devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

Education
Ballymena Academy pupils Jackson Barr, Lucy Bill, Leah Anderson,l and Caleb Dempsey who were the winners of the 1stWomen's Aid Inaugural Debate in the Braid are seen with David Ford, PSNI Detective Chief Superintendant George Claeke and Women' Aid Carol Fordyce.(Submitted)

Domestic abuse debate prize for Academy team

A debating team from Ballymena Academy won the Women’s Aid and PSNI shield after defeating Belfast High at an inaugural schools’ debate on domestic violence.

Crime
Noelle Buick, chief inspector at the Education and Training Inspectorate

Recruiting enough primary school principals ‘quite a challenge’

It is proving tough to recruit the numbers of primary principals required in the Province, leading to an “instability in leadership” for some schools according to Northern Ireland’s top inspector.

Education
Education Minister, Peter Weir, has presented Harryville Primary School with the prestigious Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for Nurture provision.

Local primary school awarded prestigious Nuture award

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has presented Harryville Primary School with the prestigious Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for Nurture provision.

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Kathleen Ballentine.

Kathleen’s devotion to Headway is recognised

A Ballymena woman’s devotion to supporting people who have suffered brain injuries - and their families - is in line for a major award.

Education
Photographer Charles McQuillan and Mr. Dan Redmond, a pioneer of Karate locally, were guests at the St. Patrick's College prize distribution. (Submitted)

Head critical of education minister

The headmistress of St. Patrick’s College has spoken of the ‘despair’ felt by teachers in the ‘non-selective’ sector at the stance adopted on testing at 11 by Education Minister, Peter Weir.

Education
University seeks feedback over CCEA

University seeks feedback over CCEA

Researchers at Ulster University are seeking feedback over exam board CCEA.

Education
St Oliver Plunkets PS Toomebridge P1 class with teacher Mrs Brunton (right) and classroom assistant Mrs Molloy.

Almost £500,000 for Toomebridge school

St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary School, Toomebridge is set to benefit from £479,480 investment under the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

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Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

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