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MP’s Christmas cards designed by 12-year-old Kirkby schoolgirl

An eyecatching festive design created by an 12-year-old schoolgirl has been chosen by Kirkby’s MP for her official Christmas card.

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GENEROUS GLORIA -- Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero presents the �800 cheque to student Courteney Clark.

MP gives away her pay rise to university students in Ashfield

Generous MP Gloria De Piero has given part of her pay rise to Ashfield students to help them pay the costs of going to university.

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Principal Barry Found at Samworth Church Academy, Sherwood Hall Road, Mansfield.

HANDS DOWN: Mansfield school bans students raising hands in class

A Mansfield head teacher has abolished the 'age old' practice of students raising their hands to answer questions in the classroom.
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Warsop Meden Sports Centre

Warsop leisure centre under closure threat

Leaders at Mansfield District Council say they are considering walking away from Warsop’s Meden Leisure Centre due to financial constraints.

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Pupils and volunteers revamp school allotment

Pupils and volunteers revamp school allotment

Staff from Mansfield Building Society and students from Wynndale Primary School braved the chill to refurbish a shed and fencing in the school’s allotment.

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MAKING A CASE FOR KENYA -- Jo Shelley, of TTS, with two of the schoolchildren who took part in the challenge.

Mansfield school adopts Pencil Case Challenge to help Kenyan kids

You’ve heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge and the Mannequin Challenge. Now it’s time for the Pencil Case Challenge, which has been adopted by a group of schoolchildren in Mansfield.

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HOORAY FOR HEALTHY FOOD! -- children at Wainwright Primary Academy who took part in the workshop.

Workshop teaches kids how healthy food can be fun and tasty

Food that is good for you can be fun and tasty. That was the message preached to youngsters at a school in Mansfield when it hosted a healthy-eating workshop.

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UPDATE: Teen rapper backs down to school fine threat

UPDATE: Teen rapper backs down to school fine threat

A Mansfield teenager has been suspended from school after he made a rap video and posted it on Youtube.

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Asquith Primary pupils unveil memorial bench

Asquith Primary pupils unveil memorial bench

Pupils at Asquith Primary School marked Remembrance Day with a two minutes silnce in the playground.

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Photos show city in different light

Photos show city in different light

A photography tutor from West Nottinghamshire College has been helping budding photographers discover beauty within some of Nottingham’s forgotten corners.

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DIGITAL DILIGENCE -- three of the Dukeries Academy pupils at the Digital Day.

Students told how using mobile phones and internet can lead to digital careers

Mobile apps, social media and the internet are all part of the everyday lives of youngsters in the Mansfield area -- thanks to the digital revolution.

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HAVING A GOOD LAUGH -- a Maun View resident sharing a humorous moment or two with pupil Ellie Smith.

Pupils bridge generation gap to make friends with care home elderly

Students at a school in Mansfield are reaching out to elderly people in a befriending scheme that might prove a government minister wrong.

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GUEST COLUMN: Ashfield should be proud of its youngsters, by Jane Kirchin, Ashfield School

GUEST COLUMN: Ashfield should be proud of its youngsters, by Jane Kirchin, Ashfield School

It’s too easy to think about young people in terms of all the bad news stories we see.

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The new Vision University Centre at West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield

Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com

BREAKING: Jobs at risk at West Notts College

Planned changes to the way the Government wants to deliver apprenticeships in the future has led to more than 40 staff members at Vision West Nottinghamshire College being told they may face redundancy.

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Academy awarded Round Square school status

Academy awarded Round Square school status

Staff and students from Samworth Church Academy have recently returned from the Swiss Alps where they were presented with Round Square Global membership by His Royal Highness King Constantine.

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Mark Cottingham, who begins work this term as principal of Shirebrook Academy, in Common Lane, Shirebrook.

GUEST COLUMN: Government can’t admit education system is unfit for purpose, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

So farewell, then, history of art and archaeology, recently scrapped from an exam board’s A Level syllabus because they’re too specialised.

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Dog fouling poster campaign launched

Dog fouling poster campaign launched

Students from Portland College have been helping Ashfield District Council in the battle against dog fouling in the district.

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Teens develop key skills of citizenship

Teens develop key skills of citizenship

Teamwork, leadership and understanding others’ feelings are just some of the skills that more than 100 teenagers have developed during the summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS) projects.

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