More than 260 pupils from schools around the Scottish Borders have attended an event run by Royal Highland Education Trust in Kelso.
Final preparations underway for the official opening of a new building near Carlisle where people with disabilities can learn life skills.
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An event to showcase all aspects of country living - including farming, animals and food production, traditional countryside skills and pursuits - is being put on for all Primary Five aged children in the Scottish Borders.
The event, which is the first of its kind in Scotland, is being put on by the Border Union Agricultural Society - with help from the Scottish Borders Council and local Co-operative farms.
"This event is a major undertaking and we are set to welcome over 1300 pupils and their teachers all on the same day and offer them an educational insight into the amazing diversity of the countryside.
"The children will have the chance to take part in activities such as haggis making and egg grading, see sheep dogs and farriers at work, witness a host of countryside skills demonstrations, and meet representatives from 50 different organisations all linked to the area we live in.
– Ron Wilson, Secretary of the BUAS
"It is a key element of our bicentenary events programme as we endeavor to ensure our celebrations create a lasting legacy for future generations."
– Sandy Aitchison, Executive Member for Education at Scottish Borders Council
"This is an incredible opportunity for children in the Scottish Borders to learn about and engage with the countryside.
"The Show fits with a number of aspects of the curriculum so has a valuable educational element as well as providing the children with what I am sure will be an exceptionally enjoyable day out."
Over a thousand school children from schools across the Scottish Borders are set to attend the first ever Schools Countryside Day, which is being put on by the Border Union Agricultural Society.
All primary five aged pupils at school in the borders, amounting to 1300 in total, are expected to attend the event on 21 May.
The event is the first of its kind and is designed specifically for children and to provide an insight into all aspects of country living.
The village of Warcop in Appleby-in-Westmorland has been celebrating the 150th Birthday of the village school. A Flower Festival has been running over the Bank Holiday weekend which has attracted hundreds of people.
Several schools in Dumfries and Galloway are closed on Monday because of heavy snow or power cuts. For a full list, check here.
Whithorn Primary School is closing because of extensive power cuts in the area, caused by snow.
Kirkinner Primary school is closed on Monday because of snow.
Ten young people in Cumbria have embarked on a week long training course called 'The A Factor', as part of 'National Apprentice Week'.
They have been taking part in team building exercises and interview preparation under the eye of potential employers.
At the end of the week they will find out if they have secured a year long apprenticeship following a series of interviews.
Lorraine Irving, who is the Business and Community Manager at Lakes College, told ITV Border what the course is all about:
Students in Cumbria are being given advice on how to give up smoking as part of national 'No Smoking Day'.
The joint campaign between Kendal College and Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust is aiming to help students kick the habit by showing them the damaging effects of smoking with the help from a smartphone 'App'.
The smoking time machine app has been developed by members of the Cumbria Partnership Communications team and shows in graphic detail how old people will look after 10 or 20 years as a smoker.
– Principal Graham Wilkinson, Kendal College
"In spite of every effort to help some learners stop smoking by supplying free nicotine patches, and guidance; the addiction is difficult for them to cease.
"The new "App" created by the Cumbria NHS partnership is an excellent modern approach to give a learner some idea of what they will look like in years to come if they do not quit the habit.
"This is a brilliant, innovative concept which we fully endorse."
Promoting healthy school meals has been high on the agenda for celebrity chefs and politicians.
In the Scottish Borders, school bosses have thought of another way to encourage pupils to tuck into a healthy dinner.
They invited some rugby heroes for lunch.
Watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
A group of schoolboys from Cumbria have been crowned national 5-a-side champions, after their team triumphed in the football finals at the weekend.
The under 12's team from William Howard School in Brampton, made history when they picked up the title at the competition in Derby.
No other teams from the school have been able to win the championship.
The boys were undersdogs going into the competition, but came out on top with a 1-0 win over their opponents.