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
Scottish Borders Council is to consult with parents and staff on changes to school week.
If implemented the new timetables would feature a four and a half day week for primary and secondary schools pupils instead of the current five days.
The council says the move will make better use of resources and save money.
Earlier ITV Border spoke to John Bryant from University and College Union (UCU) to discuss today's strike in more detail.
Some staff from the University of Cumbria and other colleges around the county have joined their colleagues across the country in a walkout this morning over proposed changes to pay and pensions.
The university has released the following statement:
“Some UCU and UNISON members locally may support industrial action scheduled for 3 December 2013, to demonstrate the strength of their feelings on the current national pay negotiations.
"The university has always enjoyed good local relations with the unions and in advance of the planned day of action, the university will do all it can to minimise the impact any industrial action may have on its services and students."
Previous strike action took place on 31 October, but the university has reassured the public that the impact was minimal, with only one lecture cancelled and no campus closures.
One chef from the Borders thinks too many of us are relying on ready meals and junk food, so he is trying to change attitudes by targeting primary-aged children.
Bosco Santimano's project - You Can Cook - has just been awarded £9000 of Big Lottery Funding, as Katie Hunter reports.
Watch her full report below.
The man behind the You Can Cook! campaign, Bosco Santimano, has been speaking to ITV Border about how he believes we have become too reliant on ready meals and junk food.
A project teaching children in the Borders to cook from scratch has been awarded £9,000 of Big Lottery funding.
'Food for thought' targets primary school children in the Tweeddale area and focuses on learning about food, making healthy choices and having fun.
Bosco Samtimano, who runs You Can Cook! told ITV Border that many people don't know much about food:
"We focus on the basics of cooking from scratch with each individual ingredient ... also we want to introduce the social aspect of cooking by getting family and friends together cooking, sharing and eating the meal."
A project teaching children in the Borders to cook has been awarded £9000 from the Big Lottery Fund.
The money will be spent in primary schools across the Tweeddale area.
A public meeting is being held in Dumfries tonight to discusses alternatives to controversial proposals for a new 'superschool' for students over the age of 15 at the Crichton.
One new plan would keep the town's existing schools, with two being upgraded.
Students and teachers at a primary school in West Cumbria have collectively introduced a school ban on bananas.
One of the pupils is allergic to them - so Westfield Primary School in Workington is a banana-free zone.
Samantha Parker reports.
Westfield Primary School pupil Chloe Crouch is allergic to bananas, an allergy that has meant that the school made the decision to ban bringing the food onto campus.
She was born with the condition that also affects her father Lee.
"When Chloe was born we did wonder if she would have the same condition as me. I also have a pretty bad reaction to bananas so we never gave them to here.
"We discovered she did have the allergy when she went to a friends house and accidentally had a banana milkshake.
"She can go into anaphylactic shock and needs urgent medical attention.
"I think the school have been fantastic and so understanding. We didn't ask them to ban to bananas but that's what they decided to do and I support it.
– Lee Crouch
"We know Chloe is safe at school and that is very reassuring for us. Should she come into contact with bananas during school time all safe are trained to stop the symptoms and administer the Epi Pen if needed.
"It is a weight off my mind knowing they know what to do."