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Food Technology classes back on the menu at Carlisle school since floods

Year 8 students in their first Food Technology lesson in the new kitchen Credit: ITV Border

A Carlisle school have begun teaching lessons in Food Technology again after repairing the damage to their kitchen caused by the December 2015 floods.

Central Academy has been undergoing a year of refurbishment work on the campus.

The first lesson in the school's new kitchen took place today. The Food Technology department says learning about food can improve the quality of the students' lives.

Learning about food at Central Academy is a practically involving experience.

Food presents people with everyday decisions to make and problems to solve. Students need to develop the knowledge, skills and practical capability to meet needs and requirements through appropriate responses to the challenges which food presents in their lives.

As such, food has a role to play in linking aspects of education that relate to health, life skills and in preparing young people as citizens.

– Caroline Hetherington, Technology Teacher

Whizz kids bag place in international robot final

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A team of Cumbrian primary school children have secured a place in the final of an international competition, with their programmable robot named Donald Trump.

The pupils from Ennerdale and Kinniside Primary designed and built the robot at their after-school club.

A hundred teams from across the globe will battle it out for the top prize in June.


Workington Academy opens it's doors to students

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Workington Academy officially opened today and welcomed secondary students into the new building.

It's been formed by the merging of two former schools, Southfield Technology College and Stainburn School, which both previously had critical Ofsted reports.

To have a £16million investment in them, in their education, in their future, I think has made them feel incredibly important, incredibly fortunate and we've all said we will be worthy of the investment that the community and government has given us."

– Collette Macklin, Head of Workington Academy

School transport cancelled ahead of Storm Doris

Weather warnings are in force across the region. Credit: Met Office

All forms of school transport in the Scottish Borders have been cancelled for tomorrow, when Storm Doris is expected to sweep through the region.

An Amber weather warning for snow covers the south of Scotland, and between 10 and 15cm of snow is expected.

Scottish Borders Council says local decisions on school closures will be announced in the morning.

If needed the Resilient Schools protocol will be used, which would see 21 rural primary schools closed, with only pupils within walking distance attending schools.

If this is implemented, parents will be notified directly by Groupcall message.

Some waste and recycling collections may be affected.

WATCH: Cancer charity tours Cumbrian schools to teach students about warning signs

Could you name the five warning signs of cancer? Do you know how to minimise your risk of being diagnosed with the disease?

Those are two of the questions teenagers in Cumbria are being asked, as part of a charity educational programme.

Seven teenagers and young people are diagnosed with the disease every day in the UK.

Katie Hunter reports:

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