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
An investigation by ITV Tyne Tees and Border has revealed that weapons such as stanley knives, hammers, lead piping and even an ice axe have been recovered from primary schools in the region.
Freedom of Information Act requests were sent to every one of our police forces.
In Dumfries and Galloway an eight-year-old boy was among those cautioned.
Alan Rutter is from the National Union of Teachers and says it highlights the pressures on teachers:
Girls have continued to out-perform boys in GCSEs, recording higher results at A* and A*-C across all subjects.
The proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade has fallen for the second year running.
The number of entries who scored A*-C this summer dropped by 1.3% to 68.1% - the biggest fall in the exam's 25-year history.
Those gaining top grades has also fallen by 0.5% - with 6.8% achieving an A*.
Thousands of students across Cumbria are opening their GCSE exam results today.
There are many options available to all students, including further education and apprenticeships.
The Cumbria Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust has two apprenticeships available, offering students the chance to earn whilst they learn.
Sarah Foster applied successfully for the apprenticeship in 2012:
“This apprenticeship was a fantastic opportunity for me. I never thought that I would
gain the relevant skills so quickly, and have a permanent job within just a few
"The team are brilliant to work alongside; my assessor from Training2000 is
very supportive and always there to answer any queries I may have.”
If you have 5 GCSEs including English and Maths and would like to apply for an apprenticeship with CPFT then click here.
A-level students in Cumbria received their results yesterday, August 15.
The early signs are that there has been a higher number of students receiving A and B grades across the county.
Many of them will go to university but some are already looking at alternatives.
Watch Tim Backshall's report here:
If you are waiting for exam results and want to be prepared for results day and to know what happens next - the UCAS website has video guides that will answer all of your questions, and an in-depth explanation of the clearing process.
Click here for more information.
Some students who have not received the exam results they were expecting, may still be able to secure a place at their chosen university- through the 'clearing' process.
Helen Fleming, from the University of Cumbria, explains more:
The Corporate Director for Children's Service at Cumbria County Council, Julia Morrison, says that early indications are looking good for students:
Helen Fleming is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment at the University of Cumbria.
She says that students need to look at all of their options before considering what to do next: