New series of outdoor classes to get kids in touch with nature

An environmental educational centre is starting a new series of events focused on helping children get a grip on the great outdoors.

Counting chicken nuggets can help pre-school children develop maths skills.

How chicken nuggets can help pre-school kids learn to count

Pre-school children can be given a flying start in language and maths if their parents interact with them correctly, research suggests.
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The Impulso team from Jarrow School who took first place in the Development Class in the regional finals of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National competition.

Jarrow School team into national F1 Schools competition final

A team of students from Jarrow School have won through to the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National Finals.

Whizz Kids Childcare which has received an outstanding Ofsted report.

Party time at South Shields nursery after glowing report

It was party time after a nursery in South Tyneside scored top marks with education watchdogs.

Girls who play football can win a scholarship with the Foundation of Light.

Foundation of Light to offer football scholarship to girls

Budding female footballers are being offered a unique chance to represent Sunderland AFC while gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Pupils were able to watch as the police helicopter landed on their school field, before getting the chance to have a look around it and learn about it.

Police helicopter makes flying visit as force reaches out to schoolchildren

A police helicopter made a flying visit to a South Tyneside school as the force reached out to youngsters.

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St Aloysius RC pupils, who have been highlighting road safety.

Pupils lay down the law over poor parking outside their school

Pupils at a school in South Tyneside have been laying down the law in a bid to keep the roads safe.

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The Mayor and Mayoress, Coun Alan Smith and Coun Moira Smith with Laura (Front) and Erin (middle), both from Keelsmans Way School in Hebburn and Leyton from St Oswalds Church of England Aided Primary School, Hebburn along with Caroline Hall and Tom Relph.

Chris Ramsey cracks jokes with school children to cheer up the region

School pupils in South Tyneside helped spread some cheer by supporting a campaign aimed at lifting spirits.

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Entrepreneur Neil Stephenson, left, with South Tyneside College principal Alison Maynard, and former chair of governors Les Watson.

Students hope for inspiration when business leaders visit

Students in South Tyneside could get a head start in business when they tap into the knowledge of three entrepreneurs.

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Year 7 football team at St. Joseph's RC Comprehensive School, in their new strips.

Football team looking the business thanks to kind sponsor

A school football team is sporting a new look as they head into the semi-finals of a regional competition - thanks to a South Tyneside businessman.

Do you fancy studying chocolate? Picture: Shutterstock.

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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From left Justine King, former SAFC captain Gary Bennett, Unison's Emma Jenkinson and SAFC players Papy Djilobodji and Steven Pienaar.

South Shields schoolchildren hear from Sunderland stars at anti-racism event

Sunderland stars past and present opened up about their experiences of racism to youngsters from South Tyneside at a special educational event.

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Boldon School.

School chosen as part of a £50million cadet scheme

Youngsters at Boldon School have the chance to be part of a £50million cadet scheme.

Epinay Enterprise School raise funds for World Cancer Day

Jarrow staff and pupils dress up to raise cash for cancer charity

Staff and pupils at a South Tyneside school donned ‘something silly’ to raise cash for a very serious cause.

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People’s views needed on plan to merge colleges

A six-week public consultation has opened into a plan to merge South Tyneside College with its counterpart in North Tyneside.

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Fellgate Autistic Unit, Jarrow.

Council chiefs deny plans to close autism unit for children

Council chiefs have moved to combat claims that a specialist unit for autistic children in South Tyneside is set for closure.

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Sunderland University

Sunderland University 'best for including less well-off students," finds report

The University of Sunderland is the best higher education provider in terms of encouraging students from less traditional academic backgrounds, a report has found.
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From left, victorious pupils Izzy Saint, Sam Woodhouse, Izzi Campbell and Reece Connolly.

Regional success for South Tyneside pupils as they win chemistry contest

Youngsters from Jarrow beat off competition from across the North East to win a regional science competition.

From left to right: Hebburn Primary School pupils Evie Mai Davis, Maisie Lawrenson, head teacher Tony Watson, Amy Goodman and Harvey Hende.

Hebburn school scoops diabetes award

Staff and pupils at a South Tyneside school are celebrating after scooping an award which recognises the care they provide to pupils with diabetes.

The members of Team Impulso, back row Jessica Wingrove, Alex Campbell and Izzi Campbell, with Aaron Charlton, Miles Kearvell and Andrew Conquer in the front row.

Team in pole position after winning place in F1 challenge

A team of students have set the wheels in motion as they prepare to take to the track in a national competition.

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