‘Brave the Bricks’ walk for charity

FAMILIES are being challenged to “Brave the Bricks” to raise money for The Yard, a disabled children’s charity. Thousands of Lego bricks will be placed along a 6.5-foot course on 11 June, with participants seeking sponsorship to tread gingerly through the bricks. The Yard works with children and young people with additional support needs through…

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Gray’s School of Art students team up with Braemar Castle

FASHION and textile students from Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University are working with a team from Braemar Castle to create clothes for their fashion show at Aberdeen Art Gallery on 5 May. Twenty first-year students have worked on the project to create garments that are linked to Braemar Castle. A total of…

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House of Dun displays pupils’ art

ART by 159 pupils from three local primary schools is going on show at House of Dun near Montrose. The National Trust for Scotland, which runs the historic property, will exhibit the pictures from Earth Day on 22 April until 21 May. The exhibition features 100 birds imagined by pupils from Borrowfield, Lochside, and Southesk…

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Fife kids get ‘Fish in the Classroom’

PUPILS in Fife have been learning about the River Leven thanks to a project called “Fish in the Classroom”. The children have been looking after brown trout eggs in school until they hatch and develop before releasing the baby fish into their local river, the Leven. Coaltown of Balgonie, Coaltown of Wemyss, and East Wemyss…

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Art contest marks King’s coronation

WINNERS of an art competition to mark the King’s coronation will receive £50 gift voucher from the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) to spend on arts and craft. The organisers are encouraging blind and partially-sighted children and young people to share a royal-themed piece of artwork by participating in the competition, adding that entrants…

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Schools news: international women’s day and more

Peter Ranscombe rounds-up the latest news from Scotland’s schools on International Women’s Day. THE High School of Glasgow has been given a shirt by Maryam Faisal, one of its sixth-year pupils, to mark her inclusion in the first women’s Scottish Under 19 World Cup cricket team. Faisal was part of the 15-strong squad that represented…

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Growing Future Assets contest unveils finalists

NINE teams from throughout Scotland have made it through to the finals of the Growing Future Assets Competition on 9 March. The contest is designed to “encourage young women to consider a career in the world of investment management”. During the competition, pupils research and analyse a company and then outline the case for investing…

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Jackie Bird helps pupils with time travel

TELEVISION presenter Jackie Bird helped pupils travel back in time at one of the National Trust for Scotland’s (NTS’s) properties. Bird, who is president of the NTS, joined children from St Vincent’s Primary School when they visited Pollok House to take part in a trial of “Timesliders”, the trust’s new education programme. She helped pupils…

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Schools news round-up: Space, tennis and more

Peter Ranscombe rounds-up the latest news from Scotland’s schools. PUPILS from The High School of Glasgow met former astronaut Anousheh Ansari at the Glasgow Science Centre. Ansari became the first female space tourist, the first astronaut of Iranian decent, and the first Muslim woman in space when she spent 11 days on the International Space…

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Schools news round-up: Tedx, music, and more

Pay attention at the back – Peter Ranscombe shares the latest news from Scotland’s schools. PIANIST William Liu has been crowned Strathallan School’s first ever “young musician of the year” in the Perthshire institution’s senior school. His performance of Chopin’s Revolutionary Etude won him the top spot. “It gives me a lot of confidence and…

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