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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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Parents and children enjoyed a speicial Future Me launch event, attended by childrens author Simon Puttock, in Glasgows Riverside Museum.

‘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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St Andrew's Primary pupils proudly display their latest Green Flag from Eco-Schools.

Fourth green flag for Bute primary

St Andrew’s Primary School’s pupils and staff were delighted to be awarded their fourth Eco Schools Green Flag recently.

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The primary school was delighted to receive their gold award from sportscotland last week.

St Andrew’s Primary goes for gold!

St Andrew’s Primary School was presented with a Gold Award from sportscotland on Thursday - the first primary on the island to receive one, and only the second in the whole of Argyll and Bute.

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Michael Russell, MSP for Argyll and Bute.

MSP welcomes education investment

The Scottish Government’s announcement that there will be an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland has been welcomed by local MSP for Argyll and Bute, Michael Russell – with Argyll and Bute set to receive three additional teachers or graduates.

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Brendan O'Hara MP is given a crash course in how to make a trowel in Rothesay Academy's S1 technical class.

MP’s praise for island community

Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, was full of praise for the island community during his visit to Bute on Friday.

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Left to right: Ann Marie Knowles, Executive Director of Community Services, Neil McKnight, Head Teacher at Tarbert Academy; Councillor Rory Colville, Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning; and Anne Paterson, Head of Education.

Council launches education and vision strategy

Argyll and Bute Council has become one of the first local authorities in Scotland to launch an education vision and strategy which meets the requirements of the National Improvement Framework (NIF).

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Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Students planning to start an undergraduate course at university or college this autumn have until 6pm on Sunday, January 15, to submit their UCAS application.

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Rothesay Academy's S5 cleaned up Guildford Square bus shelter in December as part of a citizenship project. (Photo by Hayley McGuire)

Rothesay Academy’s S5 roll up sleeves to clean up town shelter

Rothesay Academy’s fifth year pupils helped to improve an area of Rothesay in the lead up to Christmas as part of a citizenship project.

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Scotland's school pupils are being encouraged to design a garden suitable for Scotlands Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

Calling all Bute’s budding young gardeners!

Keep Scotland Beautiful is searching for green-fingered, innovative young designers to take part in this year’s Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Have your say on schools

There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government’s governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017.

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The pupils of North Bute Primary in action at their Nativity play on Wednesday evening.

Nativity fun with North Bute Primary

The pupils of North Bute Primary School showcased their acting, singing and dancing talents to parents and friends of the school at their Nativity play performance in Port Bannatyne Village Hall on Wednesday night.

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Head Teacher Rod Grant shares his view on the Scottish curriculum.

Search for Argyll and Bute’s education stars

The search for Argyll and Bute’s brightest education stars is underway as nominations are open for the Scottish Education Awards 2017.

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Rothesay Academy.

Progress made in education services

Education services across Argyll and Bute are continuing to make progress with a number of successes highlighted at Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Services Committee on Thursday, December 8.

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Interschools football on Bute.

Interschools football tournament on Bute

Active Schools and Football Development held an Interschools football tournament for P4-7 pupils for the island’s three primary schools.

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Dumfries House in Ayrshire.

Academy pupils to attend textile workshop

Twenty-four pupils from Rothesay Academy will be heading to Dumfries House estate next week to participate in a textile project thanks to funding support from Bute Family Trust.

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This year's Young Musician of the Year winners: Layla Templeton and Shaun Cassidy.

Pitch perfect performances

Rothesay Joint Campus’ assembly hall was filled with the sound of music on Thursday evening at the annual Rotary Club of Rothesay Young Musician of the Year competition.

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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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The children of St Andrew's Primary School returned following the October break to find their new playground equipment had been installed and was ready for exploring.

New playground for St Andrew’s Primary

The pupils of St Andrew’s Primary School have been making the most of their brand new playground equipment - thanks to a Big Lottery Fund bid.

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