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East Ayrshire gears up to take new lead role in employability

Training for, and finding, a job with good career prospects and ongoing support in East Ayrshire is set to get easier from April -  with major changes in funding and the way in which employability services are delivered throughout Scotland.

Jamie, Ruth and Kirsten from the Eco Committee with PC Scade and the CEU

Joint initiative tackles litter at Kilmarnock Academy

Kilmarnock Academy has joined forces with the Council’s Corporate Enforcement Unit and Police Scotland to tackle littering.

Eco Reps for Onthank Primary Jodie and Rae

Education Service Standards and Quality Report 2020/21

The Education Service Standards and Quality Report for 2020/21 was presented at the recent meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet, providing a detailed insight into the work carried out within our educational establishments and the success achieved by our children and young people.

Charles Sim with Ruth, Jamie and Kirsten, Mrs Saunders and Headteacher David Rose

Kilmarnock Academy wins a national Fair Trade award

Kilmarnock Academy has won a Scottish Fair Trade award, in recognition of its work promoting Fair Trade, at a recent virtual ceremony.

P3/4, with Alyssa and Daniel from P7, receive their new bins

Recycling is child’s play at Netherthird Primary

P3/4 at Netherthird Primary have taken delivery of new recycling bins for their playground, which will make recycling even easier for the whole school.

EAC Cairns Early Childhood 08

Early learning and childcare entitlement extended further

Changes to the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) allocation policy and the extension of entitlement to 2 year olds of parents who have experience of care was approved at the recent meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet.

Cllr McMahon with Linda McAulay Griffiths, Head Teacher Jemma Donnelly, Evie and Lucy, Robin Patterson and Ian Boyd from Kier

Ground breaking at new school

The ground has been officially broken at the site of the new Netherthird Primary School.

Onthank PS joining the Children and Young Person's Climate Change Conference

Young people are the voice of change

Young people from across East Ayrshire joined the second Children and Young People’s Climate Conference – ‘Caring for our Climate’ to voice their concerns about the climate emergency and help shape the future of Council policy.

Spirit of Shankly presentation with Barbara Alexander, Cllrs Reid, Roberts, McGhee, Simmons, Chief Executive Eddie Fraser, HT Anne McLean and Adam Strain from Vibrant Communities

Spirit of Shankly present Liverpool shirts to Muirkirk Primary

Bill Shankly’s niece, Barbara Alexander, has visited Muirkirk Primary School on behalf of Liverpool FC supporters’ union The Spirit of Shankly to present the children with a full Liverpool strip.

Cllr Jim McMahon with Ayrshire Roads Alliance Road Safety, Head of Campus Peter Gilchrist and our community planning partners

Young drivers put through their paces in safety workshops

Over 100 young people from S6 at The Robert Burns Academy have been put through their paces at a special driver safety event organised by the Ayrshire Roads Alliance Road Safety team.

100 days of practice

100 days of practice is music to charity’s ears

Over 40 music students from across East Ayrshire took part in the ‘100 Days of Practice’ initiative earlier this year, raising an incredible £720 for The Kris Boyd charity in the process.

Jamie Hepburn visit to employability hub

Jamie Hepburn, MSP visits new employability hub in Kilmarnock

Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training Jamie Hepburn, visited the Council’s new employability hub on Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock.