Scotland to offer free sanitary products to all students

The Scottish government has announced a new scheme to provide free sanitary products to all students.  The move will help to combat period poverty- when girls and women struggle to pay for basic sanitary products on a monthly basis. A survey by Young Scot found that around one in four respondents were affected by this each month. The new £5.2 […]

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Acing the big reveal: results day

Across England results for GCSE’s, A-levels and AS will be coming into schools and colleges. A stressful time for everyone involved, let the adrenaline take hold and guide your students in the right direction – no matter the outcome Thousands of students nervously await the big results reveal. Emotions will be in overdrive, anxiety will consume the school walls and […]

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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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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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