Young people awarded for empowering diverse studentsThree school students – including a 5-year-old Prep student – won awards for their contributions to education in diverse communities.Awards celebrate the best in early childhood educationThis week, the Victorian Early Years Awards celebrated the exceptional contributions of individuals and organisations in early childhood education.Education champions celebrated at the Victorian Education Excellence AwardsInnovation, leadership and inclusion were common themes among the winners of the Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEAs). School sustainability fit for a royalHundreds of schoolchildren in Albert Park and surrounds had a memorable day last week when Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex came to visit.Aboriginal language programs available for more schools and kindersSchools and early childhood services across Victoria are teaching Aboriginal languages with the support of Aboriginal teachers, Elders and communities. Bendigo Tech School now openVictoria’s tenth and final Tech School is now open in Bendigo - the end of a project to give students access to STEM hubs and innovative learning programs.Bigger, new, modern and tall: see the School Design Awards winnersArchitects and designers who have provided innovative, creative and practical schools for Victorian students were recognised at the Victoria School Design Awards. VTAs recognise excellence in vocational education and training13 outstanding apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers won Victorian Training Awards (VTA) on 24 August.2019 Prep bags' winning designTop Designs student Emma Panozzo’s design will be featured on 70,000 Prep bags across the state in 2019.Paralympian Matt Haanappel's favourite teacherParalympic gold medallist Matthew Haanappel returns to Melba College in Croydon to visit his favourite teacher, Terry Bennett. Learning reaches great heights at Brentwood Secondary CollegeLearning to fly is now a VCE subject at Brentwood Secondary School.Full STEAM ahead at Lilydale High SchoolA teacher is bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education to life at Lilydale High School. Carlton football club player Jed Lamb and his favourite teacherCarlton Football Club player Jed Lamb returned to Yarram Primary School to visit his favourite teacher, Margaret Beagley. Giving back to the community through VCE VETA strong sense of social justice led Judy to include VCE VET Community Services in her VCE – the first step in her goals to empower her community. New guidelines help schools support children with Type 1 diabetesNew guidelines are helping schools better support children with type 1 diabetes at school. Kate harvests the seeds of success through VET and a Victorian Training AwardKate Cross always knew she wanted to be a farmer. She began studying to achieve her goal as soon as she could through a VET course.Something different – Andreas’s VET pathway to university Balancing plates and seeing surgical procedures up close – vocational education and training (VET) in the VCE gave Andreas Zakhari some unique experiences and valuable job skills.Adult learners and their teachers shine at 2018 Learn Local awardsLearners, teachers and education providers across Victoria have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in community education at this year’s Victorian Learn Local Awards.Victorian Training Award helps Aziz secure his future When Aziz Raonaq won the 2014 Trainee of the Year at the Victorian Training Awards (VTA), he realised his dream to achieve and be recognised.Little readers win Premiers’ Reading Challenge Starfish Early Learning Centre in Blackburn South and Marie Williams Kindergarten in Kilmore won the Premiers’ Reading Challenge Early Years competition. See full list of stories Victorians shine at national training awards Victoria’s top trainees and training providers have taken out national titles at last night’s Australian Training Awards. 2016 Caulfield South drummers march on for Remembrance Day Caulfield Primary School Drum Corps marched proudly towards state Remembrance Day service.