Let’s talk bullying with Scope Role Models

Bullying can be an unfortunate part of growing up. From being deliberately left out to name calling and physical violence, bullying comes in many shapes and sizes. Starting a discussion is the first step to sending an anti-bullying message. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. We’ve all heard the traditional saying; in fact, words can have a lasting emotional impact on a […]

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Should Scotland concentrate on teaching Chinese Mandarin?

Most students learn French, German and/or Spanish at high school, but as the Scottish Government moves to create closer ties with China, should we be teaching our pupils Chinese? After all, it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world: 1.1 billion currently people speak Mandarin. Melvyn Roffe, principal of George Watson’s College, certainly thinks so. He has […]

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Adventures with PGL

School trips are a highlight for school pupils and teachers alike. So how do you go about arranging your own? PGL, the UK’s leading provider of school trips and children’s adventure holidays, is a hugely popular option with schools, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences that fit with the curriculum too. Barry Forbes, a teacher at Montrose Academy, relates his experience of organising his […]

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