Sunderland school launches mental health project for pre-school children

A Sunderland primary school is taking the lead when it comes to mental health.

Students attend the Work Discovery event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland Picture: DAVID WOOD

Hundreds to attend Careers Fair in Sunderland

The countdown has begun to an annual event aimed at helping Sunderland students get the inside track on the region’s leading businesses.

Award-winning florist Katie-Jane Hermes is now teaching at Sunderland College.

Florist hoping to help Sunderland students bloom

An award-winning florist has proved herself the pick of the bunch.

Diamond Hall Junior School teacher Amy Etherington is doing the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for the cystic fibrosis charity because one of the schools pupils Lewis Cole (11) has the illness. Amy is pictured here with Lewis.

Meet the Sunderland teacher ready to climb every mountain for her pupil

A Sunderland teacher is set to take on a mountain of a challenge on behalf of a student.

Nursery construction at Cleadon Church Of England Academy Principal Jayn Gray and Early Year Head Tracy Tooley (R)

Pupils see work begin on new nursery building

Pupils donned hard hats to see how their new nursery building is starting to take shape.

Easington Lane Primary School.

Sunderland school manager wins unfair dismissal case after dispute over funding shortfall

The veteran business manager of a Sunderland school was unfairly dismissed after being stripped of her responsibilities and demoted to "officey things".

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Sunderland 10th most affordable city in the world for university students, finds report

Sunderland is one of the very cheapest places in the world for university students, a report has found.

Kepier School, Houghton.

‘Smarter’ school uniform plan sparks backlash as hundreds campaign against the change

Hundreds of people have backed a petition against a school changing its uniform in a bid to create a smarter new look.

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Lecturer Gilly Hope (third right standing) with Sunderland College students and the human books.

Human books bring their stories to life for Sunderland students

College guests became human books - bringing their stories to life for Sunderland students.

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Mrs Philomena Marshall from Durham is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. Pic by PA.

Former Sunderland schools headteacher gets OBE from Prince Charles

A former Wearside headteacher has been handed an OBE for her services to education by Prince Charles.


POLL: Do you agree with Conservative plans to axe free school meals for all infant school children?

Young children will lose their free school meals under Conservative plans to save £650million for use in other areas of education.
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Theresa May branded 'lunch snatcher' over plans to drop free school meals

A £4billion injection into English schools will be partly paid for by scrapping universal free school lunches for infants under plans set out in the Tory manifesto.
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Drama students Cameron Mair, Cameron Cowen and Becky Lindsay with professional actor Kim Tate (second right).

Budding Sunderland stars en garde with sword fighting

Wearside drama students were on point during a sword fighting workshop for an upcoming play.

Highfield Community Primary School in Fordfield Road, Sunderland.

Teachers prepare for further strike in action against school's academy plans

Teachers are set to take to the picket line again in the latest action against a school's academy plans.


Celebration day at Sunderland castle before restoration work starts

Talented youngsters helped to pull up the drawbridge at a Sunderland castle.

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Sunderland College's new city centre campus.

More jobs to go at Sunderland College

More jobs are set to go at Sunderland College.

Easington Colliery Pride campaign.
From left Anita Irons, Gemma Robinson and Kristy White

Villagers launch first Pride festival to celebrate differences

A community is set to come together to celebrate their differences.

At least one in five weapons incidents in schools involve knives.

Knives, axes and Samurai swords among weapons found in schools

Thousands of weapons have been seized from schools across the country - with Samurai swords, axes and air guns among those confiscated.
Rising numbers of children are seeking help due to exam stress, according to Childline. Picture: PA.

More children want help with exam stress, Childline reports

Rising numbers of children are seeking help due to exam stress, according to Childline.
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Watch Washington school pupils call on drivers to slow down in road safety campaign

Wearside schoolchildren are calling on drivers to slow down after it was revealed that 70% of North East motorists admit to speeding in 20mph areas.

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