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.

Lisneal College, Derry.

Gritting at Derry school approved

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has agreed to start routinely gritting the route serving Lisneal College in Derry.

NASUWT rally

NASUWT announce details of their second day of NI strike action

The largest teachers' union in Northern Ireland has today issued notice to employers of the second day of rolling strike action on 31 January 2017.
Sandra Biddle. (2203PG18)

Local people get New Year honours

The founder of Foyle School of Speech and Drama Sandra Biddle has been awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II.

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Children from Strathfoyle Nursery School pictured in their pyjamas and with teddys at the event.

Bedtime stories in Strathfoyle

Students, staff and parents from Strathfoyle Nursery School were recently entertained by enchanting tales at the ‘Big Bedtime Read’ event.

Left to right: Glyn Roberts, Colleges NI Chair; Junior Minister Alastair Ross MLA; Daniel Gallagher � student from NWRC, Overall Winner; Leo Murphy, Principal NWRC, Gerry Campbell, Colleges NI CEO; John Friel, FSB NI Regional Chair

Business world wakes up to Daniel’s potential

A student from North West Regional College (NWRC) has been named as the overall winner in the 2016 Future 
Student of Business 

Jenni Doherty, Little Acorns Bookstore with St Paul's Primary School, Slievemore Year 7 pupils Clara O'Hagan and Tiernan McGrory.

St Paul’s old library books to get new lease of life across the world

Staff and pupils from St Paul’s Primary and Nursery School in Derry have ensured hundreds of old story books will get a new lease of life with the help of Derry bookshop Little Acorns.

Louis Christopher Kerr from St. Columbs College in Derry~Londonderry pictured with (L-R) Bernie McLaughlin, Foyle Film Festival, Michael Bond, City of Derry Crystal, Paul Doherty, Brunswick Moviebowl and Ingrid Arthurs, CCEA

Awards celebrate young Derry filmmakers

Two of Derry’s most promising young filmmakers were celebrated last week at the annual CCEA Moving Image Arts Showcase and Awards ceremony, in association with Foyle Film Festival.

Derry & Strabane and Donegal have come together to drive forward the north west, and to help overcome challenges including Brexit.

Derry & Donegal forge strongest ever partnership ahead of Brexit

A new initiative involving an unprecedented level of cross-border co-operation could drive down unemployment levels across Derry, Donegal and Strabane to the national average or even below it for the first time ever, Derry’s council chief has said.

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Jude Mc Laughlin, second from left, a student on the Higher Level Apprentice in Accounting who has  completed his Level 4 Certificate for Accounting Technicians exams in May and has been placed 10th overall in Ireland. Included are, NWRC staff,  Galvin Dobson, Gregory Gorman , Patricia Lyttle and Annemarie Deehan from the Business, Hospitality,  Tourism and Performing Arts department.  Picture Martin McKeown.

NWRC accountancy student in top 10 nationally after exam results

A student on the Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accounting at Derry’s North West Regional College has been recognised in a list of the top 10 students in Ireland, following the results of the exams he sat earlier this year.

Lisneal College, Derry.

Minister to probe gritting near Lisneal College

Minister Chris Hazzard has agreed to investigate the feasibility of gritting a route serving Lisneal College in the Waterside area of Derry.

Launching their new NI Schools Outreach Programme are Julieann Campbell, Heritage & Programmes Coordinator with Museum of Free Derry, and Keith Beattie, Manager of The Siege Museum. (pic by BST)

Free Derry and Siege shared school visits

The Museum of Free Derry and The Siege Museum have developed a pioneering new project which will see them jointly hosting shared school visits.

The team driving the European Youth Capital bid locally.

European Youth Capital winner to be announced

Young people have been invited to come together on Wednesday as Derry and Strabane find out whether they have secured the coveted title of European Youth Capital for 2019.


St Joseph’s Boys School prize giving

Awards ceremony

The barriers erected outside Gaelscoil na Dar�ige.

New safety barriers outside Ballymagroarty primary school

The installation of pedestrian safety barriers outside Gaelscoil na Daróige in Ballymagroarty has been welcomed.

Rossmar pupils Croise and Brooke with Principal Brian McLaughlin and David Eagleson, Governor of Magilligan Prison.

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.

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