Free swims scheme expanded to include younger children

The free swims scheme currently running at all NL Leisure pools has been further expanded.

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Rachael Weir (top, left) and two of her creations from the shows

Rachael’s feline fine about chances of success in the fashion world

Motherwell woman Rachael Weir has trained a ‘beady’ eye on becoming a success in the fashion designer.

Councillor Frank McNally presents the awards to the pupils with of Mossend PS and Holy Family PS

Pupils praised for tackling sectarianism

Two North Lanarkshire schools have scooped national awards for their efforts to tackle sectarianism.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is opening its exam results helpline once again on Tuesday, August 8.

Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

Pupils across the country will be on tenterhooks next month as they anticipate their exam results.

Free swims scheme extended across NL

Free swims scheme extended across NL

The free swims scheme has been extended to include all NL Leisure pools.

Braidhurst High pupils on their visit to Amey at Eurocentral

The engineers of tomorrow

Ten female students from Braidhurst High visited Amey’s offices at Eurocentral in celebration of International Women in Engineering Day.

Mandy McCormick hangs out with some locals in Woe who are sporting t-shirts from her sponsor NVT Group

Mandy enjoyed her African adventure

Former Uddingston Grammar pupil Mandy McCormick described volunteering in Africa as the ‘experience of a lifetime’.

Graham Simpson MSP visits Youth Matters in Forgewood

MSP praises youth project

Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson praised the work of Forgewood community group Youth Matters after being invited to see how it has benefited from a Big Lottery Fund award of £10,000.

Classroom assistants work with pupils in both mainstream and additional support needs schools.

New parents group forms to fight cuts to education budget

A new pressure group has been formed in a bid to persuade North Lanarkshire Council not to go through with planned cuts to the schools budget.

Cleland youngster Emma Keeper with her UK Theatre School award

Cleland starlet wins theatre school award

Cleland youngster Emma Keeper won the award for Junior School Acting and Performance Academy Student of the Year at Glasgow-based UK Theatre School.

P7 pupils from Holy Family Primary in Mossend enjoy their trip to Kilbowie, the school is among the groups to benefit from the latest round of lottery grants

Lottery awards for community organisations

The latest round of lottery grant funding has seen local groups around Motherwell and Bellshill share thousands of pounds.

Uddingston Grammar pupils Rebecca Steven and Heather Smyth from Bothwell are joint winners of the Harry Barry Prize for Music 2017

Ensuring the legacy of ‘jingle king’ continues

A prize in memory of Uddingston musician Harry Barry has been awarded at his former school.

Ross Adamson teaches Jeane Freeman (left) how to make a perfect coffee flanked by Clare Adamson (right) and Joy Gillespie

Minister makes cafe visit

Social Security Minister, Jeane Freeman MSP, paid a visit to Motherwell-based social enterprise Windmills Café.

Firpark Secondary headteacher John Morley (centre) and pupils Cameron Docherty (front, left) and Reece Cooper with Motherwell Community Groups Scott Symington (left) and MS Society committee member James Jarvie. Pic: Alan Watson

Community rallies for Firpark

A community Facebook page and a charity joined forces to help a Motherwell school recover from a senseless act of vandalism.

Our Lady's High pupils are out of pocket after fire

Anger after pupils’ fire claims rejected

Families are thousands of pounds out of pocket after fire destroyed belongings in a changing room during a schools football match.

P7 supplement ... out June 21

Special supplement to celebrate final days at primary school

It’s an important period in any child’s life.

Teacher Mark Dorris and pupils Erin Lang, Leigh Penman, Natalia Horyn and Lucy McDermot

Pupils playing name game for charity

A Guess the Teacher competition at Taylor High School raised a laugh and at the same time gathered in £200 for Mary’s Meals.

Bishop John Keenan receives the prayers/messages from Our Lady and St Francis Primary

Youngsters show they are one with persecuted Christians

A crowd of 1,000 school pupils from across Scotland stood in solidarity with persecuted Christians at an event in Carfin Grotto.

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows welcomes St Aidan's High pupils to Westminster

St Aidan’s pupils join MP on her first day back in Parliament

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows welcomed pupils from St Aidan’s High to Westminster on Monday.

Children's author BB Taylor and Yoshi the Yeti visit Newarthill Library

Author’s visit to Newarthill Library proves to be a monstrous good time for village children

The Supporters of Newarthill Library committee hosted a free event with children’s author BB Taylor.

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