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SLIDESHOW: P6 Taster Day for primary schools at Loreto

Primary Six pupils from twenty-one schools enjoyed Taster Mornings at Loreto College Coleraine towards the end of May, exploring a range of activities on offer.

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Pupils in community clean up

Pupils in community clean up

Pupils from four local primary schools in the Derry~Londonderry area swapped their books for bin bags recently, taking part in a community clean up as part of the Housing Executive’s Junior Warden Project.

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Hannah Deane who is bound for Borneo this summer.

Help kind-hearted student Hannah travel to Borneo to help others

While many teenage girls will be planning their summer jobs or choosing which music festivals to attend, one Eglinton student is making preparations to travel to Borneo to work on a social project.

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Twins Tipsudar and Tipsukan Cochrane, who recently completed their Level 3 in Art and Design at NWRC Limavady. North West Regional College has become the first in Ireland to receive course accreditation by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body. (Picture Martin McKeown).

NWRC Art Department receives seal of approval

The award winning Art and Design Department at North West Regional College has become the first in Ireland to receive course accreditation by the prestigious University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.

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Pupils from Thornhill College, Crana College and St Mary's Limavady pictured with NWRC lecturer Teresa Harris and students Gary Hoad and Marvin Mulhern at the Salters Festival of Chemistry

IN PICTURES: ‘Whodunnit?’ challenge as schoolkids compete in chemistry festival

Students from ten post-primary schools have taken part in an exciting day of chemistry at the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry hosted by North West Regional College (NWRC).
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Prospective students sign up for part time courses this morning at NWRC Strand Road.

Clock ticking on part-time places at NWRC

Enrolment on part time courses at North West Regional College have officially opened at Strand Road Campus in Londonderry, Strabane Campus on Derry Road and Limavady Campus on Main Street.

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Pictured with Downtown Radios Kirstie McMurray and Kathy Thompson, Manager, Eason Coleraine is Rachel McIntyre a P7 pupil from Termoncanice Primary School, winner of the Derry / Londonderry "County Bee" heat of the Eason Spelling Bee which was held in Termoncanice Primary School in Limavady.

Rachel wins Eason 2017 Spelling Bee county heat

Eason is delighted to announce that Rachel McIntyre (Age 11) from Termoncanice Primary School is the winner of the Derry/Londonderry County Bee.

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Head of Student Services at NWRC, Karen Moore, Manager of North West Regional College's Careers Academy Finneen Bradley, Senior HR Manager with Western Health and Social Care Trust Ursula Doherty, Training and Personnel Manager with Errigal Contracts Ciara King, NWRC student Johnny Lynch and Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock, launch the Education to Employability Festival, (E2E), a joint partnership between NWRC and Derry and Strabane District Council. The free community event will take place at Ebrington Square, Derry~Londonderry on May 26 from 1-6 p.m. (Picture by Martin McKeown)

Festival of opportunity at Ebrington Square

A free festival designed to inspire local people in the North West to make the connection from Education to Employability (E2E), will be held at Ebrington Square on May 26.

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North West Regional College Lecturer in Sport, Ivor Neill, with Paul Thompson of Paul Thompson Solicitors, Sponsors, as they launch this year's Cross Campus competition which will take place on May 10. Also pictured are Sport students Emmas Douglas and Daniel Brolly.

Search is on for the fittest students in NW

A competition to find North West Regional College’s (NWRC) fittest students will take place at Crossfit Causeway Coleraine on Wednesday, May 10.

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Included are Nicole Cassidy, Brenda Purcell, Roe Valley Residents Association,, Lynn Kelly-Carton,  NWRC, Andrea McDaid, Sasha McElwee, Diane Nicholl, Jordan Dallas, Jamie Dallas,Trevor Campbell,  Scott McAleer, Shannon McAteer,  Sinead McGonigal, Karen Campbell, Tyler Plunkett.

NWRC Limavady congratulates first group of Inspire graduates

Members of the Roe Valley Residents Association Personal Youth Development Programme funded by IFI have just completed a five week employability programme delivered by North West Regional College, Limavady.

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Foodovation manager at North West Regional College Brian McDermott, welcomes celebrity chef Tony Singh to the college. During his time at Strand Road Campus Tony took a tour of the Foodovation Centre and spoke to Hospitality and Catering students.

This celebrity chef just visited North West College Foodovation Centre

A celebrity chef who was recently awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to food and drink, has made a flying visit to North West Regional College’s (NWRC) innovative Foodovation Centre.

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Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

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Plain sailing for Culmore

Plain sailing for Culmore

Clergy and parishioners of Christ Church, Culmore, Muff and Saint Peter’s (CCCMSP) have completed a 10-day-long cross-community project to build a fully functioning ancient Irish currach, under the expert guidance of master boat-builder Donal Mac Polin from the Traditional Boats of Ireland co-operative.

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The group who took part in the REACH Across Spring Contact Programme at Tobermore.

Londonderry cross-community group on the lookout for volunteers

Local cross-community youth group REACH Across have completed their Spring Contact Programme, which consisted of four activity residentials that created contact between 110 young people from throughout the North-West.

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Manager of North West Regional College's Careers Academy Finneen BRadley has won the title of Careers Champion.

NWRC’s Finneen is a Careers machine

The manager of North West Regional College’s (NWRC) Careers Academy, Finneen Bradley, has been officially awarded the title of ‘Careers Champion’ by Prospects Education Resources.

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Stephanie (left) and Carol Logue, graduates of North West Regional College's University Access Diploma in Health & Welfare, now studying Nursing at Ulster University.

Strabane graduate sisters say education is the ‘best medicine’

Two sisters who studied an Access course at North West Regional College (NWRC), designed to enable adult learners to return to education, are now in the closing stages of reaching their lifelong ambition of becoming nurses.

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Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

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Bready Jubilee rookies storm to Ulster Hockey Finals

Bready Jubilee rookies storm to Ulster Hockey Finals

Bready Jubilee Primary School’s hockey team have qualified for the Ulster Championship Finals after winning the Western Region McCloy Cup qualifiers in Omagh earlier this month.

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Limavady students Stephen Nelis, James Scott and Hugh O'Connell with Joanne Sweeney from Sentinus JC17.

NWRC Limavady students join ‘IT crowd’

A programme to teach young people about the skills required to make it in the IT industry visited students at Limavady’s North West Regional College recently.

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Hannah and Rachel.

Londonderry students honoured for work with Down’s Syndrome, ChildLine and HURT

In recognition of the exemplary work they carry out in their local community, two Londonderry students have been honoured at the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards gala awards’ ceremony, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin.

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