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Pupils bowl over judges.

St john's Comprehensive School in Bishop Auckland has won the pounds 500 first prize in a competition designed to give students the chance to learn about careers in construction.

The St John's team beat five other County Durham schools to win the Enterprise in Construction Challenge with a proposal for redevelopment of the area around Bishop Auckland Viaduct in the Wear Valley into a leisure complex including a cinema, bowling alley and restaurant.

Mr President

FARMER Robert Carter has been elected president of Cumberland Agricultural Society. Mr Carter, who farms at Gerrard House, Wigton, near Carlisle, has been involved with the Cumberland Show for years.

THE North of England Victims' Association is holding a memorial service at St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle on Saturday for families and friends affected by murder.

Young scientists

STUDENTS from Emmanuel College in Gateshead have won a place in the final of a national science competition.

The Paperclip Physics Challenge encourages older pupils to explain a concept related to physics to a non-scientific audience.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 17, 2004
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