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 and cons of banning referendums. […]

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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 who have aready undergone an […]

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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 secondary schools (an increase from […]

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Global education programme to connect Scotland to the world

More than 100,000 pupils across Scotland, from the Borders to the Highlands, will benefit from a global education programme, connecting UK classrooms to over 30 countries around the world, the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID) announced today.  Connecting Classrooms is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in […]

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