Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament

Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have battled their way to the semi-finals of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament. 128 teams took part in the opening rounds of the competition, pitting their wits against one another as they debated the pros […]

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The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland – Training Ensembles applications open now

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Training Ensembles are designed for younger players around the age of 8 to 14 (ABRSM grade 3, as a guide only) to prepare them for entry into a NYOS Orchestra. The training ensembles focus not only on learning repertoire, but also on other essentials such as ensemble playing, listening […]

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Award-winning travel operator’s Wicked giveaway to a deserving school

WST Travel, an award-winning school tour operator, have launched a spell-binding competition that will see one lucky class win a free school trip to London’s West End. Recently crowned Best School Tour Operator at the School Travel Awards 2016/2017, WST Travel have seen plenty of success over recent months, but are now focusing on giving […]

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Scottish Schools Invited to Apply for Free Author Residency

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce a brand new pilot programme that will offer 6 schools in Scotland a fully-funded author-in-residence. The Live Literature School Residencies project will provide the successful schools with 10 sessions with an author at no cost, including time to plan and evaluate the project. Scottish Book Trust will pay the author’s full fee and expenses and provide a contribution […]

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Scottish Teachers Sign up for Mindfulness Training

Teachers from around Scotland are being given the opportunity to learn mindfulness skills directly from the organisation that pioneered the meditative technique in UK classrooms. Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), which introduced secular mindfulness to British education seven years ago, is holding training sessions for both secondary and primary teachers in Edinburgh this October. Participants […]

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Research findings show tablet adoption continues to rise

BESA releases ‘Tablets and connectivity’ research Tablet use in schools continues to rise as barriers to adoption shift, new research from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has revealed. The annual ‘Tablets and Connectivity’ survey of 632 UK schools (335 primary, 297 secondary), conducted in June 2015, suggests that 71 per cent of primary and 76 per cent of […]

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