Quick links to regional news

Generous children help feed the homeless (NE Connected)
Education reform tops youth poll in Darlington (NE Connected)
Pioneering course launched to boost prospects for young people (NE Connected)

‘These women are not for turning’: Teaching assistants rally fills Durham Miners’ Hall (ChronicleLive)
County Durham TAs upset over pay deal take action for two days (Durham Advertiser)
Parents face school chaos with more than 100 to be hit by Durham teaching assistants strike (ChronicleLive)
Creators of iconic County Durham sculpture join forces with school pupils for new design (Northern Echo)
County Durham teaching assistants prepare to strike – resulting in 37 schools being closed to pupils (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland pupils meet with Pope Francis (Sunderland Echo)
Teesdale schoolgirl reigns at equestrian competition (Northern Echo)
Durham pupils hold food drive for charity (Durham Advertiser)
Students tackle staff in fundraiser for boy’s life-saving treatment (NE Connected)
Children get taste of working life at college careers event (NE Connected)

Reception Dinosaur Museum Visit (Carr Hill Primary News)

Students become Ambassadors for their Hartlepool School (NE Connected)
Hartlepool school pupils impress Paralympic silver medalist (Hartlepool Mail)

Hear the song which clinched Teesside kids a meeting with astronaut Tim Peake (GazetteLive)
School offers sanctuary to kids of 32 different nationalities, speaking 25 languages (GazetteLive)
Must do better – Middlesbrough College told to improve by Ofsted inspectors (GazetteLive)
Middlesbrough primary school awarded the Green Flag retains its status as an eco-friendly (GazetteLive)

Newcastle school saves the bacon of two abandoned pot bellied pigs (ChronicleLive)
School’s midnight text warns children not to skip class on day Football Manager 2017 game released (ChronicleLive)

North Tyneside
Pupils put ‘big school’ to the test (News Guardian)

Chemical at Ponteland school to be blown up by bomb squad after fears it could be unsafe (ChronicleLive)
Head teacher at two Northumberland schools resigns after being suspended over alleged incident (ChronicleLive)
Debate on curriculum for life set for Friday (Northumberland Gazette)
National Careers Advice Pilot getting Great Results (NE Connected)

Redcar & Cleveland
Memorial service to be held at Laurence Jackson School (NE Connected)

South Tyneside
Students rise to the challenge (NE Connected)
South Shields pupils to see space station experiments (Shields Gazette)
South Shields school shows its support for World Mental Health Day (Shields Gazette)
South Tyneside school delighted with parnership award (Shields Gazette)

International hockey player opens new sports pitch at Red House School (NE Connected)
Yarm School welcomes leading businesses to its career convention (NE Connected)
Aspiring Star Chosen to Assist ATP World Tour Finals (NE Connected)
High flying students invited to present to Major Tim Peake (NE Connected)

Sunderland academy’s first student ambassadors to show the way for pupils (Sunderland Echo)
Wearside pupils donate uniforms to children in Africa (Sunderland Echo)