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.
Children's laureate visits Cumbrian libraries
The newly appointed Principal of Higham Hall, George Cooke, has been speaking to ITV Border about his new role:
– Spokesperson, Higham Hall Trustees
"The Trustees, staff, tutors and Friends of Higham are very excited about George's appointment and we extend a very warm welcome to him, Carmel his wife and family.
"The post of Principal of this Lake District residential college for adults generated a massive amount of interest with applicants from as far afield as Australia.
"George's passion and enthusiasm for adult learning and previous experience of the sector make him the ideal individual for the job."
One of Cumbria's best known colleges has appointed a new Principal.
George Cooke has taken up the role at Higham Hall, which has been run as an independent educational charity since 2008, specialising in educational courses for adults.
Mr Cooke follows on from Alex Alexandre who helped develop the college into an educational centre, before he retired in December 2012.
The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Gareth Kelly, said:
"Without Alex's vision and leadership, Higham Hall College as a pioneering adult education Charitable Trust would not have happened.
"This is an achievement of which Alex should be immensely proud. He has been the catalyst in creating a whole new and inspiring chapter in Higham Hall's history."
The old Celtic language of Scots gaelic is being taught to toddlers in the South of Scotland, in a bid to help revive the language.
Gaelic is now only spoken by 60,000 Scots, and mostly in the Highlands and Islands.
However, a volunteer from the Isle of Lewis who now lives in Dumfries is teaching toddlers how to speak her mother tongue.
Johan Smith is holding gaelic language classes once a week.
"The language has largely been forgotten over the years. There aren't as many Highland and Island exhiles down here as there are in other parts of Scotland.
"But there are 8 adult Gaelic classes going on in Dumfries and Galloway, the larger Dumfries area.
"So we think why not, our time has come and it is time to put it back on the map again, and do our bit for Gaelic development in Scotland."
The Gaelic classes for children are being held every Friday, between 9.30am and 11am, at the Free Church Hall in Dumfries.
Pupils at a Cumbrian school have gone where no school project has been before - into space!
Two teams from Cockermouth School spent eight months working on the project, and today they sent cameras into the stratosphere.
They will record pictures of the curvature of the earth from a height of 33,000 metres before parachuting back to earth.
Samantha Parker has the full report:
The 12 pupils who engineered a space device, which they launched this morning, say they are ecstatic with the images they have received from the weather balloon.
The students from Cockermouth School launched their balloon at 9am this morning from the playing fields at the school.
The balloon landed at 2:30pm just a few miles away.
– Joe Welford, Cockermouth School
"We are over the moon with what has been achieved today, and we were all blown away by the phenomenal footage"
This is how west Cumbria looked from space this afternoon.
Pupils from Cockermouth School were celebrating this evening after successfully sending a camera into space and getting these pictures.
'The A Team' launched their balloon at 9am this morning from the playing fields at the school. The balloon landed at 2:30pm just a few miles away.
As well as these pictures the students also have maps tracking the direction the balloon travelled.
They will now put the footage together to make a short film.
Pupils from Cockermouth School in Cumbria launched their very own space device this morning.
The 12 pupils designed and manufactured the video recording device with the help from specialist engineers and professionals from west Cumbrian firm REACT.
Pupils at a Cumbrian school have gone where no school project has been before - space.
Two teams from Cockermouth School spent eight months working on the project which saw the cameras go up in a pod to film the curvature of the Earth.
They will collect the cameras and turn their findings into a short film.
Science teacher Rik Smith explains why this project will benefit people all over the region:
Pupils from Cockermouth School in Cumbria are aiming to be the first school pupils in Cumbria to send a recording device into space.
The 12 students were set the challenge by west Cumbrian engineering firm REACT.
The science enthusiasts have constructed a special balloon, fit for space, with the help from trained professionals, scientists and engineers from west Cumbrian firms.
They are taking advantagde of the break in the winter weather and plan on launching the weather balloon this morning.
The balloon is due to record video as it ascends into space and during its descent back to earth.