Prison plants joy with ‘new’ sensory garden

Children at Rossmar Special School in Limavady are enjoying the colour, scents, sounds and touch of a new sensory garden, thanks to Magilligan Prison.

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.

The team driving the European Youth Capital bid locally.

Over 10,000 youths contribute to European Capital bid

Over 10,000 young people have become involved in developing Derry & Strabane’s bid to become European Youth Capital.

Eamonn McCann with Scott Moore of the Campaign to End Compulsory Religious Worship.

McCann calls for religion to be taken out of school day

Foyle MLA Eamonn McCann has called for religion to be taken outside the normal school syllabus.

Franz Schlindwein and his son Lorcan playing with Izak9 cubes.

Derry teacher’s maths tool helps learning

A method of teaching maths invented by a former school teacher from Derry is improving pupil engagement in the subject right up to GCSE level.

The 'Happy Smiles' programme was launched in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Initiative aimed at improving oral health of children launched

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a new initiative aimed at improving oral health amongst pre-school children.

Construction work at the Teaching Block at Magee campus of Ulster University.

New Magee facility to cater for up to 1,000

A major new teaching centre of excellence at Magee will cater for up to 1,000 students, Ulster University have confirmed.

There have been significant advancements in the field of robotics.

‘Robot Wars’ professor to discuss ethics of emotion-reading technology

The ethics and implications of deploying technology that can read emotions is to be discussed by a leading Professor in Robotics at Magee next month.


Paralympic champ Jason’s joyous Eglinton homecoming

The village of Eglinton ground to a halt today as it welcomed home Paralympic star Jason Smyth.

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X Factor's Conor McGinty woos the staff and students at St Cecilia's College on Friday morning.

Conor woos St Cecilia’s ahead of X Factor challenge

Staff and pupils at St Cecilia’s got a special treat today (Friday) as Derry’s X Factor star Conor McGinty dropped by to perform.

Derry YouTubers Conor Rabbett (Conor7283) and Adam McCallion (IzonHow) pictured after returning from Google HQ.

Derry YouTubers given an invite to Google HQ

Two Derry YouTubers have spoken of their delight after they received special invites to Google headquarters in Dublin due to their popularity.

The poster for Wednesday's event.

Open Evening for young people and parents at Time2Choose

An open invitation has been issued to young people and parents across Derry to attend an information and events evening at Time2Choose in Creggan on Wednesday.

Mrs Marie Lindsay, Principal, presenting Emer Sheerin with the GCSE Science Award

St Mary’s College prizegiving


Senior Award winners at the St. Cecilia's College Annual Prizegiving. Front from left, Rachel McGowan, Dame Wendy Davis Award for Mathematics, Councillor Jim McKeever, Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Mr. Ciaran O'Neill, Chair, Board of Governors, Mrs. Katrina Crilly, Vice Principal and Ciara Foley, Physical Education Award (Sports Girl of the Year). Back from left, Aoife Devir, Faulkner Award for Physical Education, Seanan McDermott, Cambridge TechnicalsICT Level III Award, Siuinin O'Hagan, Maths Award, Kerry McKinney, Billy Semple Cup Health and Social Care DA, Rosaria Walsh, Taggart Award for A Level Music and Quigley Award (Most Promising Instrumentalist), and Shannon Harkin, Travel and Tourism Award.

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St Cecilia’s prizegiving

Creggan sporting heroes, Charlie Nash (boxer) and Tony O'Doherty (footballer), pictured at the unveiling of a series of new murals to celebrate Creggan sports stars at the Creggan shops. Also included is Ken Breslin, area manager, NI Housing Executive, Kevin Campbell, Triax Neighbourhood Management Team, and Eddie Breslin, good relations officer, NI Housing Executive.

New murals celebrate Creggan’s sporting stars

A graffiti hotspot in Derry’s Creggan Estate has been transformed thanks to a series of new murals celebrating the area’s sporting heroes.

Pictured at the launch of the new FabFarm at The Playtrail in Derry are, from left, Mabh Fisher, Ronan Cleere, Paul McCay, from the Nerve Centre's Fab Lab, Caroline Harkin, The Playtrail, Kelly McCloskey, ACT participant, Annemarie Donnelly, The Playtrail, and John Peto, from the Nerve Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. 15.09.16

World’s first ‘FabFarm’ opens in Derry

The world’s first ever ‘FabFarm’ has been unveiled in Derry.


North West Regional College Freshers Event

The North West Regional College have held their week long freshers event
Pictured in 2015, Former Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy MLA, and Foyle MLA  (former Environment Minister) Mark H Durkan MLA, pictured with representatives of Groarty Integrated Primary School, from left, Dan Donnelly, Councillor John Boyle, Charmaine Harkin, Kieran Doran, Nick Tomlinson, Principal, Gordon Elder, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Shannon Browne, WELB. DER0615-101KM

Groarty speed limit decision will give ‘peace of mind’ - Durkan

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has welcomed the decision that the speed limit outside Groarty Primary School on the Coshquin Road is to be reduced.

The narrow roadway at Groarty Integrated Primary School. DER0615-103KM

Delight as speed limit outside Groarty P.S. slashed

The principal of Groarty Integrated Primary School has said he is delighted after confirmation that the speed limit outside the school is to be reduced to 30 miles per hour.

Education Minister Peter Weir.

(Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.)

Guidance on academic selection issued to schools

The Department for Education has issued guidance endorsing academic selection to schools in Derry and throughout the rest of North.

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