Quick links to regional news

Pupils from The Rydal Academy in Darlington form heart shape to send love to Manchester (Northern Echo)
School pupils learn to be dementia friends in Darlington (Northern Echo)

Queen meets Newton Aycliffe and Harrogate teenagers injured in Manchester terror attack (Northern Echo)
Bravery of Newton Aycliffe schoolgirl seriously injured in terror attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester (Northern Echo)
School staff at St Hild’s College CofE Primary School in Durham team up for St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s Colourama (Northern Echo)
Barnard Castle School speaks of pride as old boy designs Pippa’s wedding dress (Northern Echo)
Christmas designs by Sedgefield boy and Wickham girl could feature on Royal Mail’s seasonal stamps (Northern Echo)

NE teenager is F1 academy student of the year (NE Connected)

Dispute over Sunderland College merger with Hartlepool sixth form, leaked letter reveals (ChronicleLive)
Hartlepool pupils team up with ex-Newcastle star to help tackle racism (Hartlepool Mail)
Best-selling author proves to be the write stuff with Hartlepool pupils (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool gymnasts just miss out on podium place at national finals (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool anti-bullying ambassador presented with Diana award from Prince William and Prince Harry (Hartlepool Mail)
Hartlepool student’s music film a hit at awards night (Hartlepool Mail)

Class act: Middlesbrough-born headteacher picks up OBE from Prince Charles (GazetteLive)
Steel fund and businesses back pupils in Scrapheap Challenge (NE Connected)
Teesside students create video of themselves performing ‘Imagine’ in sign language (GazetteLive)

Class act: headteacher picks up OBE from Prince Charles (GazetteLive)

North Tyneside
Whitley Bay Carnival preparations in full swing with schoolchildren helping to create costumes (ChronicleLive)
School reaches out its support to disabled children in Africa (News Guardian)
Police help Whitley Bay youngsters stay safe (News Guardian)
College teams up with business to boost engineering training (News Guardian)
North Tyneside pupils learn the language of computers (News Guardian)

When will things improve at Haydon Bridge High School which was branded ‘inadequate’ in 2014? (ChronicleLive)
Students and staff perform in concert for Africa (NE Connected)
Northumberland schools step up to the challenge (ChronicleLive)
School-closure bid prompts call for ‘bigger picture’ consideration (Northumberland Gazette)
Demolition of old school begins (Northumberland Gazette)
Fight to save village school gathers pace (Northumberland Gazette)
School to host last reunion before the final bell rings (Northumberland Gazette)

Redcar & Cleveland
Your Nursery: Hummersea Primary School, Saltburn (GazetteLive)

South Tyneside
Pupils see work begin on new nursery building (Shields Gazette)
School pupils invited to chart a maritime career in South Shields (Shields Gazette)

Plans to extend Billingham school could welcome another 300 pupils (GazetteLive)
Locals want new school rejected – because kids may play too loudly (GazetteLive)

Dispute over Sunderland College merger with Hartlepool sixth form, leaked letter reveals (ChronicleLive)
Meet the Sunderland teacher ready to climb every mountain for her pupil (Sunderland Echo)
Pupils see work begin on new nursery building (Sunderland Echo)
Sunderland school manager wins unfair dismissal case after dispute over funding shortfall (Sunderland Echo)