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Dedication to Olympics shown by ‘GetSetters’

Although the 2012 will be held in London, two schools in Falkirk will also be showing their support and getting involved with the big event. Falkirk High and Oxgang Primary in Grangemouth have been recognised for their commitment to Olympic values and have become part of the ‘GetSet’ network.

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Collision course after Teacher’s prize

A popular Falkirk science teacher has been rewarded for his dedication and hard work with a trip to see the world famous Large Hadron Collider. St Mungo’s physics teacher James Murphy was named as ‘Most Dedicated Teacher’ at a Stemnet awards ceremony.

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David’s business is blooming

David Smith, a far travelled gardener from Plean has been nominated for the Lantra Landbased and Aquaculture Learner of the Year. He is currently studying an HNC in landscape management at Oatridge College. David, 29, created his own business, Smith Landscapes of Stirling, while he was studying. The hard worker was working long hours for as many as seven days a week while he still kept up with his studies.

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Out of this world top 10

A jet setting Falkirk DJ could get the chance to spin discs in outer space. Nick Wolanski, a 25 year old former St Mungo’s High School pupil, was the guest DJ at a private Virgin Galactic reception which was hosted by Sir Richard Branson.

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Fashion award nomination for boutique

Lauren Ferguson is reaping great rewards by helping the women of Falkirk keep up with the latest fashions. Lauren is the owner of the Sister and Fergie boutiques and has made a name for herself as a key player in the area’s fashion and clothing industries. Now Lauren’s notoriety has spread further afield as Sisters had been nominated as one of the top 100 inspirational independent boutiques by Draper magazine. The magazine is widely regarded as the fashion industry’s style …

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