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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My school days: Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi shot to fame at the end of 2016 after his music was noticed on SoundCloud. One EP, two headline tours, four singles, and over 55,000 Instagram followers later, the 21-year-old still looks back fondly on his school days. He attributes part of his success to his time as a student at St Kentigern’s Academy, or St Kents as […]

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Summer Escapes

It’s finally the summer holidays and that means no exams, no lesson plans and no marking, just six weeks of peace away from class. But, before you know it, it will be time to head back to work, so why not make the most of your summer holidays and escape for some well-deserved time away? CULTURE TRIP City breaks are […]

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Making bank: Good personal finance should start in schools

Car loans, student debt, bad credit… When it comes to money there are so many decisions to be made when you reach adulthood. As with everything, what you learn in school could change the direction of your life. As a teacher, money isn’t necessarily a subject you’re well-versed in. But have you thought about setting up a school credit union […]

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Gaelic in the great outdoors

For teachers working in the Gaelic medium, or even in mainstream English language schools who have pupils interested in learning the language, Spòrs Gàidhlig is a great new resource. The outdoor activity organisation offers opportunities to schools and young people to get them into the beautiful Scottish countryside and explore the natural landscape in the medium of Gaelic.

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Scotland’s mission to end period poverty

Period poverty is when girls and women don’t have access to sanitary products – a sad state of affairs in modern day Scotland. It leads to missing school, feelings of shame, and even using makeshift feminine hygiene like rags which can cause toxic shock. Menstrual cycles can be a taboo subject at the best of times and the embarrassment can […]

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