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WATCH: Liam Neeson praises pupils at Co Antrim school

Hollywood actor and proud Ballymena man Liam Neeson has sent a special message to the pupils of a Co. Antrim primary school to tell them how proud he is of them.

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Mr. Andy Brown

Local men are appointed to Schools’ Council

Two men from the Mid-Antrim area have been appointed to the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC).

Education
Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

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Pictured with the winning design are; Year ten pupils at Ballymena Academy, Amy Harte, Jacob Natalicio, James Cahoon and Adam Thompson.

Earth shattering win for Academy pupils

It’s the stuff of nightmares - a vast meteor is hurtling towards planet earth and you’re battling against a rapidly ticking extinction clock to save the world.

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Wrights Group launch apprentice scheme

Wrights Group launch apprentice scheme

One of the borough’s biggest employers is set to launch a recruitment drive for new apprentices.

Business
Larne teenager is Ulster’s top student

Larne teenager is Ulster’s top student

Larne teenager David Byrne is Northern Ireland’s top student, according to examining body CEA.

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Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough welcomes guest speaker Linda Ervine from East Belfast Mission and guests Dr Niall Comer President of Conradh na Gaeilge and Mr Se�n " Murchadna of Conradh na Gaeilge. Also included in the picture are Councillor D OLoan; Councillor R Logan; Alderman G Mulvenna; Alderman M Morrow and Jackie Patton Head of Community Planning and Development for Mid  and East Antrim Borough Council.

Council hosts ‘Protestants and Irish’ cultural event

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council marked the recent Irish Language Week with an event entitled ‘The Hidden History of Protestants and the Irish language’

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Principal Julian Costello, Baroness May Blood and Patricia Winter Magheramourne Foundation with Zach Adair and Anna McCann.  Picture: 
Declan Roughan Photography

Multi-sensory boost for Maine IPS pupils

Children at a local primary school are set to benefit from funding from a foundation set up by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.

Education
College to move ahead with ‘new build’plans

College to move ahead with ‘new build’plans

Plans for a ‘new build’ of the Northern Regional College campus in Ballymena have taken a giant step forward, it has been revealed.

Education
Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

Education

WATCH: Dominican College celebrates centenary

Dominican College in Portstewart is celebrating 100 years of education on the north coast.

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6th Form open day at Ballymena Academy

6th Form open day at Ballymena Academy

Ballymena Academy will host a ‘Sixth Form Open Day Event’ in the school at the end of the month.

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Books

Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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Vandals carve anti-police graffiti into special school walls

Vandals carve anti-police graffiti into special school walls

Police are appealing for information after criminal damage was caused at the site of the new Castle Tower Special School.

Crime
Liam Neeson has appeared in a short video for the Integrated Education Fund campaign

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.

Education
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.

Education
£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.

Education
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.

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