Exam results day: Where to go next?

As thousands of Scottish school pupils find out their exam results, we look at two different career paths for further learning.

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£7m unique school opens in Cumbria

Cumbria's newest secondary school has opened for business. Energy Coast University Technical College in Workington is the first of its kind in Cumbria.

The school focuses on engineering and technology and has close links with a range of employers. It's also different from traditional secondary schools in a number of other ways, as Katie Hunter reports.

New school makes 'world of work more accessible'

This model house replicates renewable energy options available in a normal house.
This model house replicates renewable energy options available in a normal house. Credit: ITV Border

A new secondary school has opened in Workington which specialises in technical studies.

The school, Energy Coast UTC, has several links with local employers.

"It makes the world of work more accessible for students."

– Gary Jones, Head teacher

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Schools speed check catches 70 drivers

Police Scotland are carrying out speed checks near primary schools
Police Scotland are carrying out speed checks near primary schools Credit: PA

70 drivers have been stopped in a new scheme which is encouraging drivers to exercise more caution around schools.

Speed checks are being carried out outside 20 primary schools across Lothians and the Borders. Since the scheme began on the 19th August, 70 drivers have been stopped for offences including speeding and dangerous parking.

Police hope this will encourage drivers to slow down and park considerately.

Lake District lemurs raise money for African school

A wildlife park near Keswick is hoping its collection of lemurs can play its part in helping children at a school in Madagascar.

The Lake District Wildlife Park sends money every year to a school in the country. And now they're asking visitors to support their work, by taking part in Lemurs Week. A couple of days ago

Fiona McIlwraith went along to find out more.

Teens complete 4 week community scheme

For most teenagers who are celebrating their exam successes the summer holidays are a time for a well deserved rest, but for some it's an opportunity to get outdoors and learn new skills.

Hundreds of 15 to 17-years-olds from across Cumbria have spent four weeks of their summer break as part of the National Citizen Service scheme, which aims to engage more young people in their local community.

Amy Dunsmuir went down to meet some of them.

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Flooding causes school closure

A school in Dumfries and Galloway has had to close due to flooding.

Langholm Academy was closed today, 28th August, due to a leaking water tank. The water then entered the art department and affected other parts of the school.

Plumbers and electricians are dealing with the matter and the school's water and electricity supplies are shut off.

It's due to re-open on the 29th August at 8am.

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