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Over 5000 Kids Seen By Highland Rangers So Far In 2016Thumbnail for article : Over 5000 Kids Seen By Highland Rangers So Far In 2016
Over 5000 North Highland pupils have undertaken a project with the Highland Council's Rangers so far this year.   It has been a really busy year in the North Highlands for The Highland Council's Countryside Ranger team.  
Proposed closures of Kinbrace Primary School and Black Isle Education CentreThumbnail for article : Proposed closures of Kinbrace Primary School and Black Isle Education Centre
The Highland Council is to seek the views of local communities on the future of two Highland educational establishments - Kinbrace Primary School and Black Isle Education Centre.   Members of the Councils Education, Children and Adult Services Committee have agreed to undertake separate public consultations on proposals to formally close the schools.  
Farr Kids Clean UpThumbnail for article : Farr Kids Clean Up
Learning to become responsible citizens and helping to care for our local community is the theme for a series of events being undertaken by the children of Farr Primary School in Bettyhill, North Sutherland.   As a launch activity and also part of their Eco-schools focus, the P1-3 class with teacher Mrs Campbell and P4, 5 and 6 class with Mr Wylie undertook a village litter pick on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.  
Proposed closure of Achfary Primary School
The Highland Council is to seek the views of local communities on the future of Achfary Primary School which has been mothballed since the summer of 2012.   Members of the Council's Education, Children and Adult Services Committee have agreed to undertake a public consultation on a proposal to formally close the school.  
Putting power into Gledfield primary's paintworkThumbnail for article : Putting power into Gledfield primary's paintwork
A primary school in the Highlands is looking forward to starting term time with a fresh outlook, thanks to a team from Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission).   The team of nine joined forces with contracting colleagues from Siemens BAM to repaint the nursery wall and sheds at Gledfield Primary School in Ardgay as part of their Be the Difference day, which enables SHE Transmission employees to take a day away from the office to help local projects.  
Young litter pickers get busy sprucing up their village Thumbnail for article : Young litter pickers get busy sprucing up their village
As part of their eco-school activities pupils at Melvich Primary School in north Sutherland spent their last day of term on Friday 4 April 2014 taking part in a litter pick around their village.   Many hands make light work so in just a short space of time the young litter pickers were able to fill lots of black bags with discarded items that ranged from crisp packets to glass and plastic bottles.  
Ceremony marks opening of A838 Laxford Bridge North approach roadThumbnail for article : Ceremony marks opening of A838 Laxford Bridge North approach road
A ceremony was held today (Monday) to mark completion of the 1km section of the A838 Lairg to Tongue road, north of Laxford Bridge.   The 850k scheme realigned and widened the existing single track road to a modern two-lane standard.  
HMIe Inspection of Brora Primary School
An HMIe report was published yesterday (20 April 2010) for Brora Primary School as part of the inspectorate's ongoing strategy for evaluating the educational provision of local authorities.  The report is based on an inspection visit which was carried out in February 2010 and comments on the quality of education at the school.  
HMIe Report - Kinlochbervie High School
The caring and supportive environment for learning was one of the three particular strengths highlighted by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education in a report published today on Kinlochbervie High School.   Inspectors reported that in most classes, pupils were motivated and very willing to learn and that relationships between teachers and pupils were positive.  
Follow-through HMIe Inspection of Lairg Primary School
As part of the inspectorate's ongoing strategy for evaluating the educational provision of local authorities, a report is issued today on the inspection by HMIe of the quality of education at Lairg Primary School.   The follow-through report is based on an inspection visit which was carried out in November 2009 and describes the improvements that have been made since the original inspection in 2008.  
Success For Sutherland Primary School
Pupils from Brora Primary will end the term on a high as their school is the first in the North Highlands to be awarded the Scottish Football Association Level 1 Quality Mark in recognition of the high standards continuously maintained by the coaching team.   Janitor David Rose and his team of coaches at the 93 pupil school have been coaching football to children for a good number of years and successes have included winning the local schools competition, the Paynter Cup and reaching the last 8 in Scotland for the SFA Soccer 7s national competition.  
Inspection of Dornoch Academy and the learning community surrounding the school
As part of the inspectorate's new joined-up strategy for evaluating all of the educational provision of local authorities, separate reports are issued today on the inspection by HMIe of the quality of education at Dornoch Academy and community learning and development (CLD) in the surrounding area.   In a very positive school report, HMIe highlight well behaved and well-motivated pupils, imaginative and well-planned curricular provision, support for vulnerable young people, commitment of all staff and the leadership of the head teacher as particular strengths.  
Highland student secures Geographical study trip of a lifetimeThumbnail for article : Highland student secures Geographical study trip of a lifetime
A Dornoch Academy student is heading off around the world to help her studies after winning 4000 of support from the Royal Geographical Society-IBG's Learning and Leading Gap Year Programme.   Seventeen year old Lynn Munro from Spinningdale in Sutherland has been selected to become one of only twelve students across the UK to receive a grant to undertake a geographical themed Gap Year anywhere in the world.  
Tongue School tree-mendous planting effortThumbnail for article : Tongue School tree-mendous planting effort
As part of the 'Communities Project for Highland Biodiversity,' P4 to P7 pupils from Tongue Primary School in North Sutherland recently (Mon 12th Jan) had fun planting twenty young native trees, complete with deer guards and wooden stakes.   The children worked very hard assisted by Paul Castle the Highland Council Planning and Development Countryside Ranger.  
Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Dornoch AcademyThumbnail for article : Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Dornoch Academy
Five teams of talented young entrepreneurs from schools in the Highlands have impressed judges from some of the country's leading businesses this week to make it through to the final stage of the ICT Youth Challenge.   Sixteen teams of budding young entrepreneurs travelled to the Horizon Scotland, Forres on Tuesday this week where they pitched their ideas for the information communication and technology products of the future.  
Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Farr HighThumbnail for article : Young Entrepreneurs Invent Their Way To The Final - Farr High
Five teams of talented young entrepreneurs from schools in the Highlands have impressed judges from some of the country's leading businesses this week to make it through to the final stage of the ICT Youth Challenge.   Sixteen teams of budding young entrepreneurs travelled to the Horizon Scotland, Forres on Tuesday this week where they pitched their ideas for the information communication and technology products of the future.  
Do You Know Someone Who Needs To Improve Their English?Thumbnail for article : Do You Know Someone Who Needs To Improve Their English?
English Language Classes Intermediate to Advanced Level Open Learning for Cambridge and IELTS 6 month course for only 150.00 *Includes: Online tutor support Weekly online lessons 5 hour classes every 6 weeks 2 weekend residential conversation classes in the Scottish Highlands All books and materials Experience and qualified tutors *You may apply for an Individual Learning Account to cover costs up to 200.   Visit www.ilascotland.org.uk for more information Starting March 1st 2007 Interested? Contact llcenglish[AT]yahoo.co.uk What is e-English? This is a brand new course aimed specifically at the new members of our community in the Highlands, who wish to improve their already effective English language skills and gain an internationally recognised certification.  
Farr High School Engineers Club Collects Top AwardThumbnail for article : Farr High School Engineers Club Collects Top Award
Pupils at Farr High School in Bettyhill near Thurso have been recognised at the Highland and Islands' leading business awards ceremony for their excellence in engineering.   Farr High School Young Engineers Club collected the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) Highlands and Islands Young Engineers Club of the Year Award at the organisation's Highlands and Islands Dinner and Awards ceremony which took place last night (Friday) at the Highland Conference Centre in Nairn.