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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Sex education and the SEN student

This week is sexual health week and the theme is consent. Sexual abuse is more prevalent for those living with physical or learning disabilities so sex education is is even more important.  In 2015, after an investigation from the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, figures revealed that there had been 4,748 reports of sexual abuse in England against adults with disabilities two years prior. This is a drop in […]

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Dentists call for pudding and soft drink ban in schools

Dentists say puddings and soft drinks should be banned from school meals if the Scottish government wants to improve children’s health.  The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCSPG) is calling for excess sugar to be cut from school meals. The faculty were consulted as part of a proposed regulation to combat […]

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