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‘Future Me’ campaign launched

A new ‘Future Me’ campaign has been launched across Scotland as part of the early years initiative ‘Read, Write, Count’ for young children.

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Hawick High School.

£86,000 boost for Hawick High could spark recruitment drive for new teachers

New teaching posts could be created at Hawick High School now it is line for an £86,400 cash boost from the Scottish Government, it has been revealed.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Burnfoot Community School last summer.

Hawick schools to share £320,000 Scottish Government handout

Seven schools in around Hawick have been awarded more than £320,000 by the Scottish Government to support children in some of our poorest communities.

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Hawick's three adult learners

Three of a kind prove it’s never too late to learn about technology

Three adult learners from Hawick have secured SQA qualifications after completing courses with the help of Scottish Borders Council’s community learning and development team.

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Pictured left to right are students: (back) Katie Wilson, Rebecca Brandon, Lauren Flockhart, Marlene Hobson & Andy Robson, and (front) Marcus Gordon and Jordan White.

Client design project for Borders students

Borders College HND Graphic Design (Visual Communications) students recently took part in a client initiated design project for the Borders Deer Management Group (BDMG).

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer at the old Hobkirk Primary School.

Borders primary school facing axe could be given new lease of life

A Bonchester school mothballed by Scottish Borders Council over a year ago is set for a fresh start under new legislation, it has emerged.

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What a new special needs unit proposed at Earlston will look like.

Hawick schoolchildren’s switch to new unit in Earlston now confirmed

Ten Hawick schoolchildren with complex educational needs are to be transferred to a new school 24 miles away in spring of next year, it has been confirmed.

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Stirches Primary School pupil Aiden Middlemass and Trinity Primary Schools Ellen Dobbie add their signatures to the framework for the new cafe in Hawicks Wilton Lodge Park.

The writing is already on the wall for Hawick cafe and it’s not even open yet

The writing is on the wall for the new cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park before it has even opened – but not in a bad way.

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Scottish Opera Primary Schools Tour performs Robert Burns The Tale o' Tam O'Shanter

Scottish Opera brings Burns classic to Borders schools

Primary school pupils in the Borders will have the opportunity to participate in an opera based on Robert Burns’ iconic poem Tam O’ Shanter.

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What a new special needs unit proposed at Earlston will look like.

Hawick and Innerleithen children set to switch schools next year

The transfer of 10 pupils with special educational needs from Hawick’s Wilton Primary School to a new specialist facility in Earlston is now expected to take place within months.

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Melroses RBS branch manager, Grant Hogg, with senior charge nurse Jamie Thomson and youngsters, from left, Archie Sainsbury, Emily Dolby, Eloise Sainsbury and Ewan Gibson.

Pupils grin and bear it to make a difference to Borders stroke unit

Two siblings from Lauder have organised a Borders-wide fundraiser in aid of the hospital unit that helped their grandad recover from a stroke earlier this year.

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UNISON is considering its next move in the dispute over college support staff's pay.

Union considering action in college pay dispute

The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland’s colleges.

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Liz McIntyre, principal at Borders College, cuts the ribbon with MSP Paul Wheelhouse to open its new business centre in Hawick.

New Hawick campus centre will do the business

A Scottish Government minister is appealing to firms in the Borders to seize the opportunities provided by a new college business hub in Hawick.

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One of Denholm Primary School's Crucial Crew-winning teams.

Playing it safe pays off at the double for Denholm youngsters

Youngsters from Denholm have been named as prize guys for putting safety first.

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upils at Drumlanrig St Cuthberts Primary School in Hawick are congratulated by, back from left, active schools manager Graeme Murdoch, parent council chairman Leigh Deas, PE teacher Greg Thompson, Sportscotlands Andrew Baptie, councillors David Paterson and Sandy Aitchison, policy and performance officer Max Arthur, headteacher Jeanette Gordon, active schools co-ordinator Paul Scott and councillor Vicky Davidson.

Hawick school gets sport in the act to hit gold standard

A Hawick school has hit the gold standard for its physical education lessons.

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Hawick's Ethan Simpson on University Challenge.

Impulse answer cost Hawick student Ethan his chance of TV glory

Millions of television viewers watched as a Hawick student took part in a nail-biting episode of the BBC2 quiz show University Challenge this week.

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Hobkirk Primary School.

Closure of village primary near Hawick confirmed, and more schools could follow suit

The closure of one school near Hawick was confirmed this week, and more could be set to follow now a radical overhaul of education provision in the region has got under way.

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An excellent report for Drumlanrig St Cuthbert's Primary School in Hawick. Headteacher Janette Gordon in the middle of the children.

Drumlangrig pupils get thumbs up

A Hawick headteacher says credit for a glowing report from education inspectors is due to the hard work of staff and the “wonderful children” they teach.

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Berwickshire High School pupils collect their exam results

The class of S5 have the world at their feet

Borders pupils continue to do themselves proud with 17% of S5 pupils achieving five Highers - well above the national average.

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From left, headteacher Anne Carruthers, learning support teacher Kate McAllan and senior teacher Catriana Hamilton.

Three Hawick teachers set to retire after century of service

Three Hawick teachers are set to retire at the end of the month after chalking up a century of service at the blackboard between them.

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