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Olympic swimming champion visits local college

York Press: Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Duncan Goodhew, an ambassador for The Golden Mile, joins pupils from York Primary Schools and members of Premier Sport during a training session at the former Burnholme College. Pic: Mike Tipping (10858859)

11:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN OLYMPIAN swimmer visited York to promote a new health scheme this week.

Scientists take part in risk study

York Press: University of York logo

10:23am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SCIENTISTS at the University of York have taken part in a new study on the risks of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

York primary school wins gold award

York Press: Children (left to right) Sam Grieves, Emily Henson and Alfie Carty with their Primary Science Specialist teachers Beccy Pilgrim and Emma Davies in their classroom at Robert Wilkinson Primary School in Strensall after winning the Primary Science Quality Ma

8:25am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PUPILS and staff at a York primary academy are celebrating after securing a gold award in science.

Expansion plans at Fulford School

York Press: Fulford School head teacher Lorna Savage with the previous head, Steve Smith. Picture : Garry Atkinson (10894936)

12:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A YORK secondary school is in line for a major expansion and a new purpose built sports hall, under new plans revealed by the city council.

Pupils issued with cards outlining symptoms of brain tumours

York Press: Marie Hughes of Dunnington, who's son Oscar died of a brain tumour, handing out leaflets for children to take home to parents advising them of the signs of brain tumours. She is pictured handing leaflets to Maya and Bella Reid. Picture David Harrison.

12:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THOUSANDS of pupils are to take cards home with them from schools across York next month, outlining the warning signs of brain tumours.

Don’t blame private schools for ‘social ills’

York Press: York Press logo - zxc

8:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Private schools should be celebrated and not blamed for the "social ills" of the nation, a leading headteacher is warning.

Scientists in York lead research into enzymes

York Press: University of York logo

9:30am Saturday 27th September 2014

SCIENTISTS at the University of York are part of a team of researchers which has gained fresh insight into how a disease-causing enzyme makes changes to proteins and how it can be stopped.

Lessons in language at Bootham School

York Press: Head teacher Joanthan Taylor (right) with staff from Bootham School dressed up in costumes to celebrate European Day of Languages.
Picture: Anna Gowthorpe (10804228)

8:19am Saturday 27th September 2014

STUDENTS and staff at Bootham School in York celebrated the European Day of Languages with a spot of dressing up.

Students' work goes on display at costume exhibition

York Press:

12:41pm Friday 26th September 2014

THERE'S a real bustle about this year's Northern College of Costume exhibition in York.

Saffron Thompson, ten, is runner-up in national writing competition

York Press: 10-year-old Saffron Thompson, of Strensall, who has been named the runner-up in a national writing competition. Pic: Mike Tipping (10531575)

10:44am Friday 26th September 2014

A TEN-YEAR-OLD school girl from York has been named a runner -up in a national writing competition.

Teacher to run Yorkshire Marathon to raise money for school trip

York Press:

9:46am Friday 26th September 2014

A PRIMARY school teacher from York is limbering up to take part in this year's Yorkshire Marathon to raise cash for a school trip.

Children's nursery garden unveiled

York Press: Gwan Sykes,left in wheelchair,fouder of the Peter Pan Nursery, Sherburn in Elmet looks on as Selby and  Ainsty M.P. Nigel Adams, and nursery volunteer Marleen Firth try a piece of new apparfatus in the newly opened garaden. Picture by eric foster (1061346

9:21am Friday 26th September 2014

A NEW garden has been unveiled at a children's nursery in Sherburn-in-Elmet.

York school receives Games Gold Award

York Press: Pupils at Knavesmire Primary School celebrate their International School Award and PE Gold Award.Picture Nigel Holland (10470525)

2:41pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

YOUNGSTERS at a York school are going for gold.

Cycle test gives bursary cash to students

York Press: PR1 left to right are  
Matt Broom, University of York Cycle Club
Jack Marsh, from Santander
Sam Lichy, University of York Cycle Club
Tom Price, from Derwent FM
Seven University of York students will receive support during their degree thanks to four staf

10:48am Wednesday 24th September 2014

SEVEN University of York students will receive support during their degree thanks to four staff from the university branch of Santander.

Degree success for brave Shelly Vaughan

York Press: York College Graduation event at York Minster. Pictured is Shelly Vaughan who got her qualification despite a serious illness. Picture David Harrison. (10635765)

10:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Clutching her degree with a broad smile on her face - this is one day Shelly Vaughan feared may never come.

New head teachers take up roles at Ampleforth College

York Press: New headmasters: Mark O’Donnell ,left, and David Lambon, right with chairman of governors Abbot Cuthbert Madden.

9:08am Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO new head teachers are settling in at Ampleforth College and St Martin’s Ampleforth Prep School in North Yorkshire.

New playground at Mount Pre-School

York Press: Story teller Jenna Drury of Mud Pie Arts helps to open the new playground at The Mount school.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10550762)

8:44am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Mount Pre-School opened their new playground for the Early Years with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

£9m green build to be a ‘proud boast’ for university

York Press: An architect's image of the new building.

8:08am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE University of York has named the contractors for their new £9.9 million environment building.

Pirate day celebrated by Haxby primary school

York Press: Staff and pupils during the pirate day at Ralph Butterfield School, Haxby, with Clive Marshall from York Opera. Pic: Mike Tipping (10547355)

8:11am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

INTERNATIONAL Talk Like a Pirate Day was this ‘yarr’ celebrated in style by Ralph Butterfield Primary School in Haxby.

New grant for University of York projects

York Press: Clifford's Tower

8:08am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ACADEMICS at the University of York have been granted funding of more than £3 million for major research projects.


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