Hartlepool students’ show is anything but frightful

A group of Hartlepool students have every reason to smile after putting on a frightfully good production of the Little Shop of Horrors.

Students from the first intake to the course, from left, Joshua Bell, Connor Rippon, East Durham College engineering lecturer Brian Rowe and Connor Mason.

East Durham College engineering course up and running

The first set of students on a college’s new engineering course are in place.

A treat for support staff at Eldon Grove Primary School.

Sweet treat for Hartlepool school’s support staff

Sweet treats were served up by students to help celebrate the contribution of support staff to their school.

Headteacher Leanne Yates and pupils from Grange Primary School celebrate their Ofsted success

Rise in number of Hartlepool pupils in good or outstanding schools

The percentage of secondary age pupils in schools officially rated as 'good or outstanding' across Hartlepool jumped by more than a third in the last year.
Teaching assistants on a previous demo outside County Hall in Durham.

County Durham teaching assistants call off strike after 'positive talks'

Teaching assistants in County Durham who were due to strike this week and next have called off any industrial action.
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Pupils Emily Barnard, of English Martys, Pelo Vanzyl, English Martys, Lucy Booth, Kingsley primary school, Odin Thorpe, Kingsley primary school with Simon Parsons, station director at Hartlepool power station, and the science performers Phil Bell-Young and Ginny Smith.

The world of wizardry comes to Hartlepool

The secrets behind magic tricks were shown to fascinated students in Hartlepool.

Writer & Director Gary Kester (centre) with, L-R, Simon Porteus, doubling for Mark Taylor as TK421, Phillipa Stephenson as a Jawa, Nigel Jukes as Emperor Palpatine and Hartlepool College IAG Leader Mark Lee, who plays himself in the movie.

Hartlepool college’s Star Wars movie offers New Hope for career change

The Force is strong with Hartlepool College of Further Education’s latest movie showcase.

Kerry Ann Hewitson (left) and Jack Sanderson in their nativity play. Picture: Tony Colling.

11 things you said about nativity play charges - and how many of you would pay!

'Tis the season for the school's nativity - and yesterday we asked you if you'd be willing to pay a ticket price to see your little one's moment on stage.
Photo captions: Hartlepool Mayor Councillor Rob Cook meets children at the Forest School project at Rossmere Primary School.

Magic potions and wizardry for visitors to Hartlepool forest school

Magic potions and wizardry were on the cards for visitors to an innovative outdoor learning area at a Hartlepool school.

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St Aidans Primary School head boy Callum Bromley and head girl Emily Heslop with their letter from the Queen.

School’s celebrations get Royal seal of approval with letter from The Queen

A school has had a Royal seal of approval after receiving a letter on behalf of the Queen to cap its 90th birthday celebrations.

Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

Vote: Would you pay to see your child's nativity play?

A primary school has defended charging parents to watch their children perform in the nativity play.

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Rossmere Primary School pupils supporting Alfie Smith by holding a non uniform day.

School pupils help raise cash for Hartlepool battler Alfie Smith

Youngsters shed their uniform to raise cash for a sick Hartlepool youngster.

Fire crew from Stranton Fire Station Red Watch at Hartlepool's College of Further Education.

Firefighters encourage Hartlepool students to make a road safety pledge

Firefighters went along to a town college to raise awareness of road safety.

The students take a break to reflect on their great efforts.

Talented students helped to create this wonderful stage set

A theatre had a stunning set for a big show - thanks to a helping hand from design students from Hartlepool.

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Chemistry teacher James Donkin is delighted his videos have reached over 1.5 million views.

Chemistry teacher delighted as videos reach 1.5 million views

A chemistry teacher has proven he has the formula for success as his online video tutorials reach a record 1.5 million hits.

Teaching assistants protest outside Durham's County Hall

Most teaching assistants breached strike, claim council chiefs

Most teaching assistants went to work as normal on the first of two days of strikes by members of Unison and the ATL.

Union UNISON says some schools will be closed completely during the strike.

Schools in County Durham set for two-day closure as teaching assistants strike

Schools in County Durham are set to be closed for the next two days as teaching assistants strike.
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Young rugby stars in Hartlepool celebrate successful season

Young sports stars at a Hartlepool school are celebrating the end of a season that saw more than 30 children compete in tag rugby.

St Aidan's Primary School

Improvements are praised by Ofsted

A primary school has been judged as good with outstanding features following a visit by Ofsted inspectors.

The Bluebell Meadow Primary School's boys' football team, back, from left, Shane Taylor, Cameron Mitchell, Josh Pickard, Tommy Carter, Joseph Hepworth; front, Josh Bailes, Johnathan Everson, Evan Addison, Oliver Byrne, Antonio Zingrillo, Bradley Pratt.

County Durham school’s football team celebrates success

An East Durham school is celebrating the success of its boys’ football team.

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