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New school makes 'world of work more accessible'

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 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.

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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Summer scheme gives teens life skills

A four week summer programme for teenagers in Cumbria will finish this week.

The National Citizens Service aims to give young people life and work experience for their future. 15 to 17-year-olds volunteer for the scheme and take part in various activities.

Below, two teenagers explain what skills they gained during the four weeks:

Lake District Lemur week to raise money for Madagascar school

An aspiring cameraman - A lemur at the Lake District Wildlife Park takes an interest in photography Credit: ITV Border

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.

The Lake District Wildlife Park is hoping the Lemurs could help raise money for a school in Madagascar Credit: ITV Border
Ring Tailed Lemurs are native to Madagascar Credit: ITV Border
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