Developing employability skills with Outward Bound

Outward Bound trips are the highlight of the year filled with adventure and fun. But, the trips to the outdoors also build on students’ employability skills. St Machar Academy in Aberdeen have been coming to The Outward Bound Trust for over ten years, taking groups to centres in Loch Eil in the Scottish Highlands and Ullswater in the Lake District. […]

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Celebrating literature at Wigtown Book Festival

Literature is an important and enjoyable for adults and children alike. Whether you’re a writer or a reader, the annual Wigtown Book Festival has an event for you. Situated in Dumfries and Galloway, this year the festival is celebrating its 20th birthday with a programme of events for adults, children and young people. The festival is just one of the year-round events […]

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Road safety learning within the Curriculum for Excellence

It’s Your Call but don’t be a Crash Magnet. Road Safety Scotland have developed two free road safety learning resources specifically for secondary school pupils, and linked to CfE. ‘Your Call’, is suitable for S1-S3, and ‘Crash Magnets’, for S4-S6. These online resources aim to engage young people in developing road skills to promote good peer influence and provide strategies […]

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Achieve your fitness goals with North Lanarkshire Leisure

North Lanarkshire Leisure has introduced a brand new programme to give students an insight into employment opportunities within the health and fitness industry. The programme will give students all the skills they need to start a career within the growing and exciting fitness industry. It is time to stop wishing for that new body and start working towards it. Alongside their […]

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Obesity: Scotland’s sweet tooth

Young kids struggling to run in PE, only eating junk food at lunchtime, sugar highs and lows, and morbidly obese before they’re in double digits… It’s upsetting for any teacher to witness, but unfortunately it’s the reality in many Scottish classrooms. We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic.

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The power of music in education

Learning comes in various shapes and forms for students. Some are instantly invested in the classroom environment and others take time to adjust. In certain instances, pupils may be completely disconnected to learning. ARTISTIC DIRECTION COOL Music is a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the Edinburgh-based social enterprise Heavy Sound, founded by Jordan Butler. It has developed a programme […]

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