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By Gary Walsh - April, 2nd 2015

In conversation with members of the Scottish Youth Parliament

"The Scottish Youth Parliament must be getting a lot of what they do absolutely right if the work results in such positive and respectful relationships."

Pets and Character

Written by | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

When you own a pet like a dog you teach it to obey, you teach it tricks, to come when it's called, you teach it its name. But what could your dog teach you? What if it could teach you some of those most valuable lessons of all? 

Parents Need to be More Trusting

Written by | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory school in Dorset, Peter Tait, has criticised parents for not having enough faith in teachers and the educational institutions when it comes to educating their children. Do parents need to trust more?

The Genius Hour

Written by | Tuesday, 14 April 2015

What do you do when you’re procrastinating? What do you wish you were doing when you’re at school, work or studying? What if you had time to pursue these things during your normal working days? Would that make you more productive and happy?

We all cringe a little bit at dad-jokes, and I'm sure every school had at least one teacher who always made witty comments and used so-terrible-it's-funny puns in their classes, but does humour in the classroom help?

An article by Hilary Wilce asks: will character education be another "educational bandwagon" to jump on? Or Will the conversation surrounding character be here to stay?

Design Your Life

Written by | Tuesday, 07 April 2015

With the extraction of religion from most universities in the modern world and a focus more so than ever on careers, money and good academic grades where is the space for students to answer the big questions, to think about their alternative paths and to solve the world’s problems?

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