Healthy eating highlighted at inaugural Foodstival event

The first Schools Food Drive and Schools Foodstival has taken place at Longcauseway Church Community room in Dewsbury.

Collect of Daniel Long, 15, who commited suicide at his home in Leeds, South Yorkshire. See Ross Parry story RPYSTRESS; The heartbroken sister of a straight-A student who committed suicide due to exam stress has launched a national campaign to prevent it happening again. 'Brainy' Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February 2017 after he developed acute anxiety whilst revising for his GCSEs. He was discovered unresponsive by his heartbroken mum Emma Oliver, 43, who had rushed upstairs when she heard a loud bang coming from his bedroom. Emma desperately tried to save him with CPR while a neighbour called 999, but Daniel was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support.

MP backs bid to get a counsellor for every school

A West Yorkshire MP has given her backing to a campaign started by the family of a Leeds schoolboy who took his own life.

WINNING WORK: Spen Valley High School student Izobelle Broadley with her artwork.

Izobelle’s artwork on show at hospital

A student from Spen Valley High School is one of the lucky pupils whose artwork will be displayed for all to see after winning a competition run by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

DETERMINED: Haroon Mahmood with his certificate.

Kirklees student Haroon among the best in UK

A business and enterprise student from Kirklees College was recently judged to be among the best BTEC students in the country.

St John Fisher Academy, Dewsbury

Ofsted inspectors tell ‘inadquate’ Dewsbury academy it must improve

A voluntary academy inspected by Ofsted for the first time is inadequate, inspectors found following their visit last November.

SCHOOL VISIT: Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff with Thornhill Community Academy headteacher Bev Matthews and students.

MP speaks with pupils after tour

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff swapped her seat on the font bench in Parliament for a seat on the front bench in the school’s main hall as she made a special visit to Thornhill Community Academy and joined with students following her address during the assembly.

Dewsbury Matters: Denis Ripley, right, at the Patrick Bronte 200 event

A busy life - remembering Denis Ripley’s work for Dewsbury, and beyond

Tributes have been paid to long-serving former Dewsbury councillor Denis Ripley, a passionate supporter of education and the arts, whose death at 85 we reported last week.

Years of service: Denis Ripley had a passion for education

Long serving Dewsbury councillor dies at 85 - education and arts were Denis Ripley’s passion

A man who carried his passion for education into politics and played an important role in supporting the arts across the county, former Kirklees Councillor Denis Ripley has died at the age of 85.

OUTSTANDING: The Westborough High School team at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge play-offs.

School’s premier challenge

Westborough High School recently represented Huddersfield Town in the play-offs of the Premier League’s Enterprise Challenge at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.

Batley School of Art: Find out more at the open event.

Kirklees College to host open days

Kirklees College is set to hold a number of open events to give potential attendees and their families the chance to tour its facilities and talk to tutors, employers and students.

Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at underperforming secondary schools, official figures show.
Meeting: Batley Library

Rallying support for libraries at Batley and Cleckheaton

Residents in one part of North Kirklees are being urged to make sure they take part in the ongoing library service consultation process to keep both the services and building which houses their local library safe, while a meeting on Friday aims to rally support for another.

SUCCESS STORY: Joe Smith claimed the Apprentice of the Year award and has now opened his own salon.

Apprentice Joe proves to be a cut above rivals

An apprentice from Cleckheaton was among the winners at a college award ceremony.

DONATIONS DRIVE: Upper Batley High School pupils stand in front of some of the donated items.

School collects items for food bank

Year 7 students at Upper Batley High School have been collecting tins and donations for the town’s food bank.

Hoppa on board: Young hi-vis walkers, thanks to Darren

High-vis kids can walk to their Mirfield school in safety, thanks to company’s gift

A Mirfield primary school’s road safety scheme has been boosted by an early Christmas present that will help keep pupils “bright and safe”, thanks to a development company.

Going: Demolition work is now under way at the old Whitcliffe Mount site

Campaigners consider next step as demolition of Whitcliffe Mount buildings gets under way

Controversial demolition of the former Whitcliffe Mount School site began last Friday, and campaigners who have tried to prevent an Edwardian building being destroyed as part of the process are considering their options as to how to react.

The cast of St Paulinus School's Nativity Play Happy Birthday Jesus.

Happy Birthday Jesus nativity

St Paulinus Catholic Primary School has held its Nativity Play ahead of the Christmas break.

INSPIRED PROJECT: Headfield Junior School has joined forces with Kick Off Dewsbury and Savile FC.

Sport link turns page on reading

An exciting reading project has been launched at Headfield Junior School.

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Primary school league tables 2017: Yorkshire is worst performing region

Yorkshire is the worst performing region in the country for pupils failing to meet the expected standard by the end of primary school, according to new league tables.

Nearly there: Pioneer House looks the same on the outside, but indoors almost �3 million worth of work is nearing completion. Picture: John Clifton

£3m Pioneer House refurb - to become part of Kirklees College - is almost complete

Almost £3 million worth of work is well under way to revitalise a historic building to play a role in the area’s future as part of Kirklees College.

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