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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.
Parents, carers, staff, pupils and community groups are being asked to share their views on schools in the Scottish Borders.
An online questionnaire is available on Scottish Borders Council's website from today until April 11.
Information sessions are also being held at local high schools over the coming weeks.
The information gathered will be used by council officers to review the current school estate.
"This is not a programme about closure, about anything at all in that regard. What we're talking about is looking at what the estate is like, what the estate is going to be like going forward."
Parents, pupils, teachers and community groups are being asked to share their views on schools in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Borders Council will use the information to help shape the future of how education is provided in the region. They are looking for opinions on the state of buildings, classrooms and other educational facilities
So what we really need to do is look and see where we are and do a complete audit if you like of the estates, of the schools, of the catchment areas, looking at demographics, looking at all the costs involved in our education programme because obviously we need to do that, we have to be able to show that we spend the money that we get efficiently."
The University of Cumbria has picked up a leading award for supporting small and medium-sized businesses.
The Small Business Charter, which brings together leading business schools across the UK, has given the university a Small Business Charter bronze award.
Successful business projects supported by the university include a scheme in Carlisle to help retailers compete in a global market and helping students and recent graduates start out in business.
“The university is extremely proud to achieve the Small Business Charter bronze award. Whilst, as one of the UK's newest universities and we are still a relative new start-up ourselves in the world of business and enterprise, this award recognises our commitment and the strength of our broad-range of programmes to support business enterprise and growth. Particularly, amongst small businesses who are the backbone of the Cumbrian economy.
“I am especially proud of the Business School and our dedicated staff at the Business Interaction Centres who have channelled their research, training, knowledge, expertise and mentoring to support 100s of growing businesses and our own student start-ups.”