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Around 200 school children from Dumfries and Galloway have been taking part in a Food and Farming event to learn about the agricultural industry.
The Queensberry Initiative and Royal Highland Education Trust joined together to host workshops including everything from sampling wild rabbit to milking Daisy the cow.
Lori Carnochan reports:
The building of a new multi-million pound school and community hub in Carlisle takes a big step forward today, with the installation of sky lanterns.
They're designed to flood the buildings with natural light.
Work got underway on the new and expanded Pennine Way Primary School and community centre in Harraby in September.
The scheme is due to be completed this summer.
The start of building works for the new Kelso High School has been delayed by a European ruling.
Scottish Borders Council secured planning permission for the new school in October last year.
But European rules affecting some investment projects - including Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme - have put a halt on the £21.4 million project.
The Council says those involved are working to ensure a solution is found as soon as possible.
Ryan Dollard visits Carlisle's Brook Street Primary School where pupils come from families with more than a dozen different languages.
Paul Crone meets the victims of, and those working to end, disability hate crimes in Cumbria.
Viewers should be aware that this report contains some language that they may find offensive.
With disability hate crimes on the rise in Cumbria, a day centre for adults with learning difficulties is highlighting just how damaging and serious the issue can be.
Last year 48 disability hate crimes were reported to Cumbria Police - more than double the number in the previous 12 months.
So to combat this growing problem The Heathlands Project near Carlisle has teamed up with the police to take the anti-hate crime message into local schools.
Today a session was delivered at William Howard School in Brampton to teach pupils what hate crime is and how and why it can have such a devastating impact.
Heathlands Project users have also been speaking about their experiences of hate crime.
"A youth walking along the street tried to fiddle with my wheelchair controls. He then tipped my chair backwards and I hit my head on the pavement.
"It's wrong - everyone who witnesses hate crime or experiences hate crime should report it to the police."
Reporter Jenny Longden takes a look at a new approach to school start and finish times in the Scottish Borders.
Cumbria Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have funded an educational play that will visit schools in Cumbria.
Paul Crone meets the team behind the play, and some of the pupils who have seen it.
Viewers should be aware that the play deals with child sex exploitation.