World Mental Health Day: Make it Count

On 10 October every year it is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and this year’s theme is young people and mental health in a changing world.  It’s important to talk about mental health all year round but every year WMHD highlights the need to speak openly and honestly about our mental wellbeing. A stigma still exists around conversations about mental […]

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Thank a teacher this World Teachers’ Day

Today is World Teacher Day, an opportunity for your students to show their appreciation for all of the hard work you do. The dedicated day falls on 5 October every year and is a well deserved acknowledgment of the positive ways teachers contribute to young people’s lives. Why we celebrate Aside from the celebration of teachers themselves, the day was […]

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Mental Health and Wellbeing award launches for schools

With half of mental health problems in adulthood beginning before the age of 14, the addition of the Mental Health and Wellbeing award to the curriculum is a step in the right direction.  The award aims to help young people understand more about their own mental health and wellbeing as well as how to help others. It is available now for schools […]

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Recycle week: Bringing recycling into the classroom

This week is recycle week ♻️. Incorporating recycling into the classroom can be fun and easy.  This year recycling has been in the spotlight with the ban of plastic micro beads in cosmetics and a public outcry on the use of non-recyclable plastic straws. Despite the war on plastic taking centre stage across social media sites, more needs to be […]

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100,000 Scots to be trained in data skills over the next decade

Two Edinburgh universities have launched a drive to train 100,000 Scots in data skills over the next decade. The new venture between Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities could transform the area into the data capital of Europe. It is estimated that Scotlands needs around 13,000 extra workers with data skills each year. The Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy includes plans to tackle […]

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