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Ahead of England hosting the Rugby World Cup this year the education secretary, Nicky Morgon has launched a new education initiative intent on helping students develop grit and resilience through the sport.

Counting With Apples and Oranges

By | Wednesday, 03 June 2015

I'm sure at some point in Primary School most of us have been taught simple numeracy through examples of buying objects like apples and oranges (I even recall being lucky enough to use smarties in one class!) but Pentland Primary is taking numeracy challenges to a new level by putting this into real-life practice.

Big Noise has Big Results

Written by | Tuesday, 19 May 2015

As one of the most deprived areas in Scotland with high rates of crime, bad health and unemployment, Raploch seems the unlikely source of a thriving musical scene, but today 470 children are taking music lessons, and it's taking Stirling by storm.

Research carried out in English schools by the London School of Economics has found that banning mobiles from school premises can improve test scores of 16 year-olds by 6.4%.

Exam Stress Soars in Past Year

Written by | Friday, 15 May 2015

ChildLine has reported that the number of children calling the charity with concerns about their performance in school has increased massively in the last year. 

Ayrshire violinist, Nicola Benedetti, has called for a stronger push on classical music listening in children’s lives.

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