Sunderland school flying high as it celebrates 50 years

A Wearside school was on a high as it celebrated 50 years in the city.

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Students from the first intake to the course, from left, Joshua Bell, Connor Rippon, East Durham College engineering lecturer Brian Rowe and Connor Mason.

East Durham College engineering course up and running

The first set of students on a college’s new engineering course are in place.

Staff and pupils at Washington's Columbia Grange School celebrate its third successive 'outstanding' rating

Number of Sunderland pupils in good or outstanding schools is up - but city still trails

Sunderland has the lowest percentage of children in schools rated 'good or outstanding' across Tyne and Wear.
Principal and chief executive Ellen Thinnesen outside the main entrance to the new Sunderland College City Campus.

City college scoops £50,000 cash grant

Sunderland College is one of 67 universities and colleges to be awarded a share of £2.8million to develop small-scale innovations in learning and teaching.

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Teaching assistants on a previous demo outside County Hall in Durham.

County Durham teaching assistants call off strike after 'positive talks'

Teaching assistants in County Durham who were due to strike this week and next have called off any industrial action.
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Sunderland youngsters take on the mannequin challenge

Pupils at a city school joined in the craze which is sweeping the nation.

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Kerry Ann Hewitson (left) and Jack Sanderson in their nativity play. Picture: Tony Colling.

11 things you said about nativity play charges - and how many of you would pay!

'Tis the season for the school's nativity - and yesterday we asked you if you'd be willing to pay a ticket price to see your little one's moment on stage.
Antony Cain (centre), with students Jessica Burnhope, Caitlin Sampson, Beth Cassap, Cameron Dowse, and Daniel Broomes.

Sunderland students get set for the stars with job opportunities

The Force is strong with a group of Sunderland College students who have their sights set on the heavens.

Young scholars at New Silksworth Academy.

Primary students taking on university education

Young academics at a Sunderland primary are stepping up into university education.

Ryan Spencer.

Sunderland University student heading for karate championships despite rare illness

Inspirational karate kid Ryan Spencer is heading to Greece for the European championships.

Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

Vote: Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

A primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.

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Councillor Louise Farthing and Simon Marshall with members of Sunderland Youth Parliament.

Sunderland young people debate the state of the city

Young people from across Sunderland gathered to debate the state of the city.

Former headteacher at Southwick Community Primay School, Trish Stoker, meets HRH the Duchess of Cambridge.

Sunderland school given royal seal of approval by the Duchess of Cambridge

A city school’s relentless work to support the mental health of pupils has been given the royal seal of approval.

Olympian Amy Tinkler visits Sandhill View Academy

Olympian Amy Tinkler inspires Sunderland’s budding stars

Olympian Amy Tinkler has been at a Sunderland school to show off the moves which won her a bronze medal.

Chemistry teacher James Donkin is delighted his videos have reached over 1.5 million views.

Chemistry teacher delighted as videos reach 1.5 million views

A chemistry teacher has proven he has the formula for success as his online video tutorials reach a record 1.5 million hits.

Organiser Carol Hall and Hanover Dairies' Michael Hanover. Back from left Salvation Army's Tricia Octon and milkman Kevin Dent

Christmas cheer for children as boxes are sent to those in need

The kindness of South Tyneside’s communities will give thousands of children cause to cheer this Christmas.

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Teaching assistants protest outside Durham's County Hall

Most teaching assistants breached strike, claim council chiefs

Most teaching assistants went to work as normal on the first of two days of strikes by members of Unison and the ATL.

Union UNISON says some schools will be closed completely during the strike.

Schools in County Durham set for two-day closure as teaching assistants strike

Schools in County Durham are set to be closed for the next two days as teaching assistants strike.
Sunderland University graduate Rob Ritchie who has worked on the animated lost Dr Who series Power of the Daleks

Sunderland man regenerates classic Dr Who story

A Sunderland sci-fi fan has helped regenerate a piece of lost TV history.


SOS grant enabled marine student to launch his career

A maritime student is about to end his five-year and near 5,000-mile quest to launch a career – thanks to a financial SOS first.

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