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The Robert Burns Academy team-2

4th and 6th equals maths success for two East Ayrshire schools

The Robert Burns Academy and Grange Academy competed in the Enterprising Maths in Scotland national finals at the Glasgow Science Centre this week taking fourth and sixth place respectively.

Depute Provost Leitch with Tiegan and Casey

Innovative DYW Doon Skills Academy is officially open!

Depute Provost Claire Leitch officially opened the innovative Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Doon Skills Academy recently by cutting a ribbon with Tiegan and Casey from Doon Academy.

Ceilidh fun

25 years of Gaelic Medium Education in East Ayrshire celebrated

25 years of Gaelic Medium Education in East Ayrshire has been celebrated with a week of special events including a traditional Ceilidh.

Cllr Elaine Cowan, Cllr James Adams, HT Scott Robertson with S2's who earned their John Muir Award

S2’s from Grange Academy earn their John Muir Award

90 young people from S2 at Grange Academy were presented with a John Muir Award recently for environmental work within their local community.

East Ayrshire Council

Full Council agrees funding bid for North West Kilmarnock

At the recent meeting of Full Council, it was agreed to submit a final funding bid to the Scottish Government Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP) Phase 3 for an inclusive educational development in North West Kilmarnock, on the sites of Mount Carmel Primary and Onthank Primary and Early Childhood Centre.

LtoR Head Teacher Scott Robertson, Kayleigh Williamson, Cllr Elaine Cowan and Cllr James Adams

Prestigious Institute of Physics award for Grange Academy physics teacher

Physics teacher Kayleigh Williamson from Grange Academy has been awarded a 2022 Teacher of Physics Award from the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their inspirational physics teaching.

Cllr Reid with Cllrs Cowan, Linton, Jones, Chief Executive Eddie Fraser, Linda McAulay-Griffiths, HT Tina Gaitens and children and young people from Crosshouse PS and Communication Centre

Crosshouse Primary and Communication Centre key handover

“The new toys are amazing!” and “We love our new school” – that was the expert verdict of the children and young people from Crosshouse Primary and Communication Centre at the official key handover.

Councillor Reid with Provost Todd, Cllrs Cowan, Barton, Boyd and Ingram at the official opening of Loanhead Primary

Loanhead Primary and Early Childhood Centre official opening

Amelia and Olivia from Loanhead Primary and Early Childhood Centre joined Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council to unveil a plaque at a special ceremony to mark its official opening.

East Ayrshire Council

Next steps agreed for investment in North West Kilmarnock

Following a comprehensive and positive public consultation, Cabinet has agreed to take the next steps to submit a funding bid to the Scottish Government for an inclusive educational development in North West Kilmarnock, on the sites of Mount Carmel Primary and Onthank Primary and Early Childhood Centre.

Amanda Dunn

Shortlees Primary teacher lifts award for Scots Language

Weel done tae Amanda Dunn from Shortlees Primary who lifted the Scots Language teacher of the year award at the national Scots Language Awards, organised by Hands Up for Trad, Scotland’s traditional culture, music and arts organisation.

EAC School Meal Mascot 16

Carson’s design wins school meal mascot competition!

Is it a bird, is it a plane.....no it’s a tattie – Super Tattie, the Council’s new school meal mascot.

East Ayrshire Council

Dalrymple Primary receives glowing report

A visit to Dalrymple Primary and Early Childhood Centre by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education has led a glowing report that highlights work by Head Teacher Simon Leitch that has developed ‘a culture where children, families and staff feel valued.”