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Fun days mark launch of joint new local heritage landmark app

Family fun days were held at Carrick Museum and Antrim Castle Gardens recently to celebrate the launch of a ‘Kids n Castles’ app.

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Books

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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Councillor Billy Ashe

Merger plan will halt ‘brain drain’

Two Carrick post-primary schools look set to merge in September 2018, according to an Education Authority development proposal.

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The winning Team Dauntless

Grammar races ahead to F1 final

A team from Carrickfergus Grammar School has reached the world final of a prestigious international competition to be held later this year.

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Sir James Steele

Trust fund set to forge closer links with village school

A Trust Fund established in honour of a wartime Ulster general is set to form closer links with a local primary school.

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The visiting party of students from Queen's University Belfast.

Students give ‘fresh thinking’ to planning Carrick

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough has welcomed an academic ‘outreach’ initiative by the council’s Planning and Regeneration sections.

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Carrick student Clare Magowan has won a British Education Award.

British Education Award for Carrick student

A Carrick student has scooped a prestigious British Education Award.

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Daniel Ritchie, a sixth former at Carrickfergus Grammar School, is a finalist in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards. INCT 07-650-CON

Carrick Grammar sixth former in all-Ireland youth volunteer final

Carrickfergus Grammar sixth former Daniel Ritchie is a finalist in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards.

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Open University nursing graduate David Ferran. INCT 06-654-CON

Top education accolade for Carrick nursing graduate

Carrick Open University nursing graduate David Ferran has won the Northern Ireland Degree Category at the British Education Awards in London.

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A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
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Downshire School hosted the finale of the Heritage Lottery Fund Churchill Tank Project on Friday.Pictured is Mrs Boyd and Mr Kirker with Bethan White and Alex Montgomery, original members of Downshire School's "Tank Team". INCT 04-659-CON

Dignitaries turn out at Carrick school for wartime project finale

Downshire School hosted the finale of the Heritage Lottery Fund Churchill Tank Project in Carrick.

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Strike action at St Nicholas’

Strike action at St Nicholas’

St Nicholas’ Primary School in Carrick will reopen at 12.30 pm this afternoon following strike action.

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A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

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School registration closing date nears

School registration closing date nears

Parents and guardians are reminded that the closing date for applications for admission to pre-school and primary schools is noon on Wednesday, January 11 2017.

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Jackie Stewart

Carrick principals back merger

The principals of two Carrick schools earmarked for a proposed amalgamation in 2018 have spoken out in favour of a merger.

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Carrickfergus College pupil Beth Chalmers. INCT 50-654-CON

Year ten Beth’s Dutch hopes on ice after plane grounded

A year ten Carrickfergus College pupil was left disappointed after plans to take part in an international sports tournament were dashed.

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Tyne Cot cemetery in the region of Ypres, Belgium.

Cross-community project aims to educate NI pupils about the Great War

Teachers have praised a new initiative which aims to teach all schoolchildren in Northern Ireland about World War One, in a bid to improve cross-community knowledge.

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Pat Martin was recognised at this year's Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards. Pic by Press Eye. INNT 49-451-CON

Lifetime award for founder of Tufty Club

A veteran campaigner has been recognised for her commitment to reducing death and injury on Newtownabbey’s roads.

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Roy Beggs

Brakes on A2 speeders

An urgent appeal has been made for a second speed reduction to be imposed on Carrick’s main A2 road.

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Taste of Europe
for college pupils

Taste of Europe for college pupils

Carrickfergus College hosted a visit by 25 students and 11 teachers from five European schools last week.

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