New recycling rewards scheme launched in Sunderland

Being rewarded for recycling is child’s play.

Pudsey visiting Oxclose Community Nursery, Washington.

Nursery children get surprise visit from Pudsey Bear on Children in Need Day

Kind-hearted school pupils have been doing their bit for this year’s Children in Need campaign.

MP Sharon Hodgson with the Christmas card winners.

Wearside youngster wins MP’s Christmas card competition

A Sunderland youngster’s Christmas card design will be winging its way to London.

Ellen Thinnesen, principal at Sunderland College.

Sunderland College clinches top award

College bosses on Wearside are celebrating picking up a national award.
Reverend Canon David Glover has been honoured by being appointed as a Chaplain to the Queen (QHC).

Clergyman is called up to become Queen's chaplain

A reverend has been appointed as the Chaplain to the Queen.

Robin Watson , left, and Alex Bowey with Chairman of Trustees of the Sir Tom Cowie Charitable Trust, David Gray.

Sunderland students earn Sir Tom Cowie Scholarship

Two Wearside students are the latest to be awarded the prestigious Sir Tom Cowie Memorial Scholarship.

Young Army and Air Cadets take part in a Remembrance Day minute silence at Biddick Academy, Washington.

Cadets join pupils and staff at Washington’s Biddick Academy for annual Remembrance Service

Pupils and staff at a Washington secondary school were joined by army and air cadets as they paid their respects at a remembrance service a century after one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

Pupils from Thornhill School tuck into their pizzas at the Roker Hotel's Italian Farmhouse.

A slice of the hotel scene for these Sunderland students

Fascinated students got a behind-the-scenes look at life in Sunderland’s hotels.

Clinton McDonough.

IT skills send Sunderland apprentice back to school

Teenager Clinton McDonough has taken his first steps into the world of work in very familiar surroundings – as an IT apprentice at his former Sunderland school.

Red House Academy Remembrance morning in memory of Michael Tench

Schools pay tribute to fallen for Remembrance weekend

Schools across Sunderland and East Durham have been paying their own tribute to the fallen for Remembrance weekend.

The tour party

Students go straight to the top to meet President during Maltese adventure

A group of students have come face-to-face with Malta’s most senior politician on an educational tour of the island.

Students from St Aidans Academy are pictured with Cllr Mel Speding, Sunderland City Councils Cabinet Secretary, (back left), with New Wear Crossing Communications Officer Karen Westcott, and Stephen McCaffrey, Project Director of FVB Joint Venture, which was formed by Farrans Construction and Victor Buyck Steel Construction to deliver the project on behalf of the Council.

School pupils enjoy lesson with a difference at Sunderland's New Wear Crossing

Hundreds of schoolchildren in Sunderland are being given the opportunity to visit the biggest construction project in the North East.


See giant T-Rex bring lessons to life at Sunderland school

A huge Tyrannosaurs Rex thrilled hundreds of youngsters when he visited a Sunderland school.

The Age UK Ukelele Band.

Charity fund to help combat loneliness in pensioners

A new charity fund has been launched to help combat loneliness among the elderly thanks to an anonymous donation.


Sunderland children strive for the perfect muffin in Bake Off-style competition

Budding bakers have been putting their imaginations and cooking skills to the test in a Bake Off-style competition in Sunderland.


Voters should have ultimate say on Brexit deal says Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable on visit to Sunderland University

Voters should have the final say on whether the UK leaves the EU or chooses to stay, says Sir Vince Cable.
Philip Foster, Sunderland Colleges first Honorary Fellow, with Ellen Thinnesen, principal.

Sunderland College graduates celebrate a degree of success

Scores of Sunderland College students took to the stage to celebrate their graduations.

Under England's current school admissions system, parents are typically asked to list between three and six secondary schools they would like to attend, in order of preference.

More pupils get a preferred school if extra choices listed, study finds

More families could get one of their preferred secondary schools if they were able to list more choices when applying for places, according to research.

Two of the students who took part in the project.

Thousands of students clean up in Sunderland with special project

Students have been hailed after helping to give Sunderland a facelift as part of a clean-up project.

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East Durham College.

Students learn how to protect themselves and others from extremism

Young people learned about the dangers of radicalisation and how to help protect vulnerable people at risk of extremism.

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