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Techfest programme expands to RGU

Aberdeen’s annual science festival TechFest has launched its most exciting and ambitious programme yet for nursery and school pupils, including a new home in bigger premises at Robert Gordon University.

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Aboyne S3 pupils learn about the forestry industry

Aboyne Academy pupils see the forestry industry in Deeside at work

Pupils from Aboyne Academy have paid a visit to Glen Tanar’s ancient pine forests.

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Maria is fundraising for the trip

Aboyne Academy pupil prepares for a year in Chile

An Aboyne Academy pupil is making plans to spend a year carrying out voluntary work in Chile.

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Ewelina Bronk-Myszk, left, and Silvia Fiddes with daughter Seileach Alba

Mums seek improved playpark

A group of young mothers have joined forces to raise money to give Lumphanan playpark a new look.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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The school has received a �635 donation towards books

Book donation for Cults school

Cults Primary School has received a £635 donation which will be used to purchase new books for its library.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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The community hand-over was marked at a ceremony at Craigievar Castle

Community takes over kitchen garden

Pupils from a rural Aberdeenshire school are preparing to play an important part in caring for their local heritage.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGUs Oil and Gas Institute.

RGU launches new online learning portal for oil and gas industry

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.

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Echt School Community Group are pictured with the FairActive award they received.

Fairtrade award for Echt Primary School

Echt School Community Group has received a FairActive award.

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‘Stop taxing children’ says North-east nursery owner

‘Stop taxing children’ says North-east nursery owner

Stop taxing children - this is the message from one nursery owner in Donside who announced they are closing one of their facilities and blaming rising business rates and costs.

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Westhill Academy placed fourth with Forever lost from Flannan Isle.

Fourth place for Westhill Academy in Rock Challenge

Pupils from Westhill Academy came in fourth in the Aberdeenshire qualifying round of the 2017 Rock Challenge,

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Stock photo of nursery children

Increasing business rates and overheads to blame for Westhill nursery closure say owners

A nursery established in Westhill more than 20 years ago has announced it is closing, citing rising business rates and increasing overheads as the reason behind the decision.

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Craigievar outside workshop.

Mad march fun at Deeside and Donside primary schools

The Mad March Science Festival got off to a dramatic start on Saturday when the licence holder of the Amateur Radio Event went down with flu.

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Student boy doing math problem on chalkboard

Deeside and Donside students in code-cracking final

School pupils from Deeside and Donside will join students from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire who will be putting their code-cracking skills to the test this weekend at the final of TechFest’s Maths Masterclass series.

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Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

A trio of Deeside estates have been recognised for their involvement in an innovative partnership that engages school pupils with rural business.

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Pupils from Aberdeenshire schools will be competing at the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships.

Pipers pitch up for contest

Pupils from Aberdeenshire will be pitching their musical skills against youngsters from across Scotland when they compete in world’s largest schools piping and drumming competition.

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The information evening will be held at the University of Aberdeen

Information evening to be held for aspiring Secondary teachers

An information evening will take place this week for anyone interested in becoming a secondary school teacher in Aberdeenshire.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

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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