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Arlington Automotives Steve Devlin, East Durham Colleges business development advisor, Emma Norbury, and engineering apprenticeship assessor, Dion Bowes with Martin Clutterbuck.

Arlington Automotives Steve Devlin, East Durham Colleges business development advisor, Emma Norbury, and engineering apprenticeship assessor, Dion Bowes with Martin Clutterbuck.

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East Durham Trust gives a massive thank you to Paul Alderton for nominating us to win £250 from Walkers Snack Foods Give ‘N’ Win. This money will go towards our FEED project which will provide food for families in crisis over the Xmas period.

A Castle Eden Christmas will be held on Sunday 4th December. Bring the children to visit Santa and his helpers at Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve. Santa is so, so busy again this year that he can come for one day only. Don’t miss him.

East Durham Trust gives a massive thank you to Paul Alderton.

East Durham Trust gives a massive thank you to Paul Alderton.

Success rates on care related courses at East Durham College ranked top amongst college’s around the north east region. The latest data shows that 97% of 19+ students successfully pass their courses in the care curriculum area, which includes childcare, adult care and healthcare, ranking the college first out of the 10 colleges, north of Teesside. Curriculum manager for care courses at East Durham College, Chris English, praised the hard work of the care team in securing this great achievement, “This is a really proud moment for the care team here at the college. They are a fantastic group and really dedicated to making sure every student that joins us on achieve to their highest potential, to secure brilliant results come the end of their course and to set them on the next step towards their chosen profession.” For more information on courses in care at East Durham College, please contact our student services team on 0191 518 8222.

The Mayor of Peterlee Mrs Mary Cartwright would like to invite you to a Christmas Carol Service with the GT Group Bandon Wednesday 14 December at 7pm in St. Cuthbert’s Church. Everyone welcome and tea and coffee will be served in the church hall after.

Calling all parents, carers, aunties, uncles and friends of pupils at Cotsford Junior School; you are invited to join us in the school hall on the morning of, Friday 9th December at 9.15- 10.30am, for our Christmas coffee morning, to share a festive treat with your child; children must be accompanied by an adult during the coffee morning.

East Durham Trust are actively seeking new Welfare Champion volunteers to do benefit checks for local people. A free training day will be held on Monday 12 December, lunch will be provided and we will pay your transport costs. If you would like to book a space on our training day or find out more information please contact Helen Waller on 0191 569 3511 or helen.waller@eastdurhamtrust.org.uk

Peterlee Senior Citizen’s New Year Party will be held on Friday 6 January 2017 in Shotton Hall Banqueting Suites from 1pm until 4pm. Entertainment by Brian Dee, meal included soup & afternoon tea. Tickets available for 1 December, residents of Peterlee only and one ticket per person.. Come in person to Shotton Hall Civic Offices with your photographic ID and proof of Peterlee address. Telephoning Shotton Hall Civic Offices (5862491) to reserve your ticket, must be collected within seven days, with the same proof.

An engineering apprentice, who studies at East Durham College, has scooped the top prize at a regional industry awards ceremony. Martin Clutterbuck, 23, from Durham, took top prize in the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year category at the North-East, Yorkshire and Humberside EEF Future Manufacturing Awards held last week at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showgrounds. Alongside his studies at the college, Martin works for Newton Aycliffe-based engineering company Arlington Automotive who supply parts for the automotive industry, including Nissan and Bentley. They also took second place with another college engineering apprentice, and Breedon Group employee, Connor Duncan in the same category. They were competing in the largest area covered by the regional awards in the country and Martin is now up for the National Outstanding Apprenticeship award. Martin will take part in a presentation and interview day in Westminster in December. The award ceremony is at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London in January.

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary School hold their Key Stage 1 Nativity on Friday, December 9.