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Schools across County Durham are being invited to collaborate with children and young people from around the world to learn, think and discuss climate change ahead of this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Through the ECO2 Smart Schools Programme, Durham County Council is working with OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Education […]

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Top apprenticeship employer seeking new apprentice

by Craig Martin on 16 June, 2021

More than 60 apprenticeship roles are on offer at a north east authority which is one of the top employers in the country for apprenticeship opportunities. Durham County Council is recruiting apprentices across a wider range of occupations, offering people the chance to earn as they learn. The council was awarded a place in the […]

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County Durham’s big book giveaway

by Craig Martin on 23 January, 2021

Organisations across County Durham are benefitting from a big book giveaway. Following a successful Facebook campaign, hundreds of surplus books which have been withdrawn from Durham County Council’s libraries, have been donated to new homes across the county. Each organisation has received 100 books, with some lucky donors finding a golden ticket with their supply, […]

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Pathways users providing food parcels for families

by Craig Martin on 23 December, 2020

Adults with disabilities have helped to provide food parcels for hundreds of vulnerable families across County Durham. Staff and service users from Durham County Council’s Care and Support Pathways have been working alongside partners Groundwork to support their Food Banks at Christmas appeal and support more than 450 families with children. The Pathways centres, which […]

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Primary school pupils in County Durham have been spreading Christmas cheer with their international peers as part of an annual festive project. Durham County Council’s international relations team is managing a unique cultural exchange scheme between schools in the UK and the rest of Europe for children to share and learn about Christmas traditions in […]

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School protects care services with council grant

by Craig Martin on 27 July, 2020

A Chester-le-Street secondary school is creating vital protective equipment for carers and key workers, using funding awarded through a council partnership. Park View School received a grant of £8,772 to enable its Design Faculty to produce essential visors which it is donating to doctors’ surgeries and care homes. The money was managed through Durham County […]

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Council staff with a learning disability are playing a valuable role in encouraging their peers to talk about cancer, by starring in a regional awareness video. The Be Cancer Aware video sees Ben Newton, Julia Smith and Paul James, from Durham County Council’s Adult and Health Services Engagement Team, alongside other community representatives, describing common […]

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Praise for County Durham’s young people

by Craig Martin on 6 July, 2020

Young people across County Durham have been recognised for their commitment to their communities. More than 1,500 youngsters from across the county signed up to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award between April 2019 and 31 March this year. Between them, they gave almost 15,000 hours of their time to the award – volunteering within their […]

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People who have lost their job or are looking for new employment are being offered help in County Durham. Durham County Council is encouraging residents aged 25 and over to take advantage of a tailored support programme which could boost their chances of finding work. The council’s Employability Durham Team is urging people to contact […]

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A County Durham learning service has adapted during the coronavirus outbreak to continue to reach hundreds of adults and children. The home delivery of learning packages means that, to date, 274 adults and 414 children have continued to engage with East Durham Trust, which delivers community learning on behalf of Durham County Council’s Adult Learning […]

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