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Pupils raise £2,700 for Candlelighters charity

Heckmondwike Grammar School’s charity of the year for 2017/18 was Candlelighters.

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Kath Price, Mary Hanson, Pat Field and Angela Lofthouse.

Princess Royal friends reunited at get-together

The mucky fat sandwiches went down a treat!

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Four intrepid athletes from St Peter's JI and EY School, Birstall, recently completed the Tough Mudder event at Belvoir Castle to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.

St Peter’s muddy marvels

Four intrepid athletes from St Peter’s JI and EY School in Birstall recently completed the Tough Mudder event at Belvoir Castle to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.

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Vested interest: Darren Smith Homes supported The Hoppa by donating hi-vis vests for the children.

Sponsors wanted to help Hoppa

An innovative walk-to-school project has celebrated a milestone with buns and banners outside Mirfield Library.

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An informal get together, open to all past pupils who attended the Princess Royal Girls C.S School in Batley, will take place on Saturday 2 June from 2pm.

Princess Royal Girls School get together

An informal get together, open to all past pupils who attended the Princess Royal Girls C.S School in Batley, will take place this Saturday (2 June) from 2pm. The gathering will be held at the Bath Hotel in Dewsbury.

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The nursery children with the hobby group members.

Enjoying fun and games at hobby club

Children from Eversleigh Day Nursery in Earlsheaton recently paid a visit to the My Time hobby group.

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NEW PROJECT: Mencap in Kirklees visited Overthorpe CofE Acadamy to launch the Pen Pal Club.

Red letter day for new Pen Pal Club

Mencap in Kirklees visited Year 5 at Overthorpe CofE Academy last week.

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TREATMENT TEAM: The Dentaid mobile dental unit during the visit to Westborough High School.

Students brush up on dental hygiene

The Dentaid mobile dental unit visited Westborough High School to treat 111 children.

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Pivot Academy's acting head Andrew Kitterick.

‘Good’ rating for academy

A local independent school has achieved a good Ofsted rating in less than a year of being open.

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CLASS CELEBRATIONS: Staff at Upper Batley High School dress up for World Book Day.

Characters booked up for a fun day

Upper Batley High School got to celebrate World Book Day after it had to be cancelled due to the bad weather.

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BUDDING REPORTERS: Thornhill Community Academy students ready for action in the newsroom.

Here’s the news from Thornhill

Students from Years 7 and 8 at Thornhill Community Academy spent a day off from their normal lessons while turning one of their classrooms into a news studio.

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Eversleigh Day Nursery recently hosted a visit from local firefighters.

Crews fire children’s imaginations at nursery

Children at Eversleigh Day Nursery in Earlsheaton were all fired up during a visit by a local fire service crew.

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Batley Girls’ School show tickets set to fly

Batley Girls’ School show tickets set to fly

Batley Girls’ High School pupils are set to perform this year’s school show – J.M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’.

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The Little Acorns Nursery in Mirfield recently invited the local fire crew to talk to the children.

Children fired up after crew’s visit

The Little Acorns Nursery in Mirfield recently invited the local fire crews to talk to the children.

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Wakefield College closes due to severe weather

Wakefield College is closing its doors as 'Beast from the East' batters the district with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

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UPDATED: Which schools are closed in Yorkshire today due to the snow?

More snow has fallen across Yorkshire overnight leading to a number of schools in the region being forced to close for the day.
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Pictured are teaching assistant Rachel Barker, Melanie Cropper (community champion, Tesco Cleckheaton), participating students, representatives from Fusion Giving, and Kelly Heddon (assistant headteacher).

Healthy eating highlighted at inaugural Foodstival event

The first Schools Food Drive and Schools Foodstival has taken place at Longcauseway Church Community room in Dewsbury.

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Collect of Daniel Long, 15, who commited suicide at his home in Leeds, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry story RPYSTRESS; The heartbroken sister of a straight-A student who committed suicide due to exam stress has launched a national campaign to prevent it happening again. 'Brainy' Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February 2017 after he developed acute anxiety whilst revising for his GCSEs. He was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken mum Emma Oliver, 43, who had rushed upstairs when she heard a loud bang coming from his bedroom. Emma desperately tried to save him with CPR while a neighbour called 999, but Daniel was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support.

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

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WINNING WORK: Spen Valley High School student Izobelle Broadley with her artwork.

Izobelle’s artwork on show at hospital

A student from Spen Valley High School is one of the lucky pupils whose artwork will be displayed for all to see after winning a competition run by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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DETERMINED: Haroon Mahmood with his certificate.

Kirklees student Haroon among the best in UK

A business and enterprise student from Kirklees College was recently judged to be among the best BTEC students in the country.

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