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South Shields school pupils get Fairtrade lessons

Pupils at a South Tyneside school have gone bananas – for Fairtrade.

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Epinay School, Jarrow, pupil Lily Slater (centre) takes part in a Zumba Class to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer led by Rachel Speight-McGregor (left) and teacher Ann Walsh

Jarrow pupils take part in mass fundraising Zumbathon to boost cancer fight funds

A teenager who has battled her way back to health from a brain tumour as a youngster led the way at a fundraising Zumbathon.

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Keelman's Way School, Hebburn.

Boost for specialist school with creation of new classroom

Youngsters with complex difficulties or on the autism spectrum will soon be taught in a specially-designed single storey centre at Keelman’s Way School, in Hebburn.

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Principal Gary Hindmarch said the event would provide the best possible advice to would-be recruits.

Open day at college for youngsters interested in going to sea

Youngsters interested in going to sea are invited to South Tyneside College tomorrow to find out more about it.

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Hebburn Comprehensive School.

Pupils urged to travel in groups after child is 'inappropriately approached' near school

Pupils have been urged to walk to and from their school in groups amid fears one child was inappropriately approached by a stranger.
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Members of Drama Queens, who performed a Musical Mania at Haven Court.

Drama Queens take residents on tour of top musical hits

An audience was taken on a whirlwind tour of top songs from the musicals at a special show.

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Ray Spencer reading in the new library at Biddick Hall infant school pupils Andrea (year1) and Sophie (year2). Picture by FRANK REID

South Shields theatre boss back at old school with words of wisdom for pupils

A VIP former pupil had some words of wisdom for youngsters celebrating the opening of their South Shields school’s new library.

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Pick the bones out of these

South Shields Museum invites people to pick over the bones of history

Visitors to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery are being invited to pick the bones out of a new exhibition.

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Under England's current school admissions system, parents are typically asked to list between three and six secondary schools they would like to attend, in order of preference.

More pupils get a preferred school if extra choices listed, study finds

More families could get one of their preferred secondary schools if they were able to list more choices when applying for places, according to research.

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St Wilrid's RC College

Dating app warning over ‘Tinder for teens’ at South Shields school

Parents are being urged to talk to their children about online safety after a new dating app on mobile phones was found making the rounds in South Tyneside.

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Members of the Customs House Youth Theatre at Jarrow School with Fiona Martin, deputy director of learning and participation at the Customs House, and David Fleetwood, a trustee of Hays Travel Foundation.

Youngsters in South Tyneside given stage to shine with new drama club

Talented performers in South Tyneside getting ready to work with showbusiness professionals after a new drama club was launched.

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Keelmans Way School pupils and South Tyneside District Hospital childrens A&E staff.

South Tyneside pupils swap classroom for hospital

Pupils from a South Tyneside school swapped their classroom for hospital.

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South Tyneside Council leader, Iain Malcolm with Robert White, of Mirabaud.

Swiss firm sponsors South Tyneside literacy drive for kids

A Swiss banking group is proving there are no language barriers to better literacy by backing a project to improve the skills of teenagers in South Tyneside.

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Former England rugby union star Matt Dawson, second left, with students Christopher Murray, Caleb Kostromin, Dylan Thompson, and Shannon Little, and college staff member David Taylor, second right.

Cooking students meet ex-England rugby star as they gain insights into catering careers

Former England rugby union star Matt Dawson provided the icing on the cake for South Tyneside College students at a prestigious national catering event.

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Bishop of Durham Paul Butler official opening of Cleadon Church of England nursery.
Children Isabelle Thorley, 4 and William Hall, 3 with nursery lead Tracy Tooley and Headteacher Jayn Gray (R)

Bishop opens new Cleadon school nursery

A sizeable slice of education funding has made new nursery provision at a South Tyneside school a piece of cake.

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Bishop Seamus Cunningham presents pupil Paul Skipper, with his award after the youngster scooped third place in national competition, the Catholic Young Writer Award.

Find out why this talented South Shields student received an award from Bishop

A South Shields teen saw off competition from hundreds of other students to win a national Catholic writing award.

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First Aid training with Flat Stan manikin at Busy Bees Nursery.

Basic first aid skills taught to youngsters at a Cleadon Nursery

A group of youngsters at a South Tyneside Nursery have become mini first aiders after learning the basic skills needed to save a person’s life.

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Bilton Hall Centre manager Joanne Tuck are now working together with Shelagh Lamb manager of Springboard (R) at Bilton Hall

Young people given a Springboard into work in Jarrow

Young people are being given a helping hand to further their employment prospects after a training provider set up base at a community centre in Jarrow.

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Bishop Seamus Cunningham opens new build at St Wilfrids RC College with executive head Brendan Tapping

Bishop opens new £3.5m teaching block at South Shields school

A new £3.5m state-of-the-art teaching block - built to support the learning ambitions of hundreds of students in subjects judged key to UK economic growth - has opened at an Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ South Tyneside school.

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Dylan Smith

Teen chef lands dream job at top restaurant

A talented teenager has cause for celebration after landing his dream job with a Michelin-starred chef.

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