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£250,000 virtual reality investment to benefit East Renfrewshire pupils

East Renfrewshire Council has become the first local authority in the UK to invest in a class set of virtual reality headsets for every school in the area.

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Education continues to hit the heights in East Renfrewshire

Education continues to hit the heights in East Renfrewshire

The standard of education across East Renfrewshire continues to hit new heights, with significant progress made across all areas.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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(l-r) Anne Wexelstein, Career Ready Director for Scotland, and Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training, with a group of Glasgow school pupils taking part in the Career Ready programme

New programme to help Glasgow pupils be ‘career ready’

A programme designed to support pupils into employment is being extended across all 30 Glasgow secondary schools.

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Nursery provision in East Ren is set to increase.

Nursery provision in East Ren is set to increase

Plans to invest £44 million to build 12 new nursery facilities and create more than 200 jobs over the next seven years have been set out by East Renfrewshire Council.

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Grace is back on dry land after trust trip

Grace is back on dry land after trust trip

After four months and 2400 nautical miles, Moonspray returned to Largs, to mark the finish of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s Round Britain 2017 voyage.

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Pupils tuck into local produce

Pupils tuck into local produce

An innovative partnership is helping East Renfrewshire Council provide local food produce to the area’s primary schools.

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Mearns children gain bookworm honours

Mearns children gain bookworm honours

Newton Mearns youngsters booked themselves a special award by taking part in a fun holiday-time reading challenge.

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Enter now and your school could be in with a chance of winning.

Do you fancy winning £1,000 for your schools breakfast club?

Schools in your area could win £1,000 for their pre-school club by entering the annual Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Awards - with just one week to go before entries close, enter now so your school doesn’t miss out!

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Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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The Woodfarm High school team are gearing up to raise funds which will see them compete in Abu Dhabi.

School team set to travel to Abu Dhabi

A team of students is seeking sponsorship to enable its entry to take its place in the finals of one of the most exciting challenges in modern engineering.

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From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the 'show me' question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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East Renfrewshire Council headquarters

Parents warned over school admission changes

Parents have been warned of changes that have been made to East Renfrewshire Council’s schools admission policy.

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Research has highlighted that the working conditions of Scotland's teachers are 'extremely poor'.

Research highlights poor working conditions of Scotland’s teachers

A major new piece of independent research claims the working conditions of Scotland’s teachers are ‘extremely poor’.

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Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

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Paul Masterton at the Enchanted Forest nursery in Thornliebank

Increases are said to be untenable

An increase in business rates across East Renfrewshire may lead to some nurseries having to increase prices or risk closing their doors.

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Wheely good way to spend your birthday

Wheely good way to spend your birthday

Three youngsters recently took on the Millport Cycle Challenge to help raise funds for Guide Dog.

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New junior vets club welcomes budding vets.

Vets club opens its doors to youngsters

The Pets’n’Vets Family, the network of veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas, has launched a Junior Vets Club.

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