Quick links to regional news

Anti-bullying ambassadors: Darlington teachers nominated by pupils for national award (Northern Echo)

Teaching assistants plan further strike action over wage dispute as they walk out again today (Northern Echo)
Durham teaching assistant strike: Unions urge council to settle dispute as staff join picket lines (ChronicleLive)
Teesdale outdoor enthusiast hopes to inspire girls by entering Arctic expedition competition (Northern Echo)
School children transported back 100 years to First World War (Hartlepool Mail)
Young Norman Cornish fan’s artwork gains pride of place and a price tag to be proud of at Spennymoor exhibition (Northern Echo)
New Director of Development for Durham School (NE Connected)
East Durham College Students Take Over The Hotseat (NE Connected)

Clever thinking helps Gateshead school save funds (NE Connected)

New era for Hartlepool school as it links up with academy trust (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool Sixth Form College students prove to be good sports (Hartlepool Mail)
Masterchefs comes to Hartlepool school (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool school backs new Government project to boost progress (Hartlepool Mail)

Scheme launched to encourage Middlesbrough’s young readers (Northern Echo)
Stockton-on-tees and Middlesbrough young retail stars celebrate their success (NE Connected)
Ex-Boro player turned teacher takes school team to meet current Boro hero (GazetteLive)

Surgo Win West Newcastle Academy (NE Connected)

North Tyneside
Meet the retired North Tyneside postman who is changing lives in Mongolia (ChronicleLive)

Food wastage device helps students win business challenge (NE Connected)
Minister lavishes praise on bees project at Tynedale schools (Hexham Courant)
Name game success for Otterburn pupils (Hexham Courant)
SOS Group Ltd Support Talented Ashington Dancer (NE Connected)

Redcar & Cleveland
New £11M campus for specialist Northern art college is taking shape (NE Connected)

South Tyneside
South Tyneside pupils tackle mental health in school (Shields Gazette)
Students win high praise over zero tolerance of bullying (NE Connected)

Pupils enjoy morning of mystery (Northern Echo)
Stockton-on-tees and Middlesbrough young retail stars celebrate their success (NE Connected)
Stockton Pupils Plant Bulbs to Help Eradicate Polio (NE Connected)

Children from across Sunderland take part in a music outreach programme in Durham Cathedral (Northern Echo)
Young academics at New Silksworth Academy prepare to step up to join The Brilliant Club (NE Connected)
Sunderland pupils run, skip and jump for Children in Need (Sunderland Echo)
Black Cats join forces with Pudsey Bear to surprise youngsters (Sunderland Echo)
Architect George Clarke praises the life-changing potential of the Beacon of Light (Sunderland Echo)
Young politicians from Sunderland join commons debate (Sunderland Echo)
A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away (NE Connected)