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World Car Free Day – councils urged to introduce measures at schools

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Environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth (FOE) call upon councils to use today to introduce measures around schools to protect children’s health and safety by reducing traffic around schools.FOE say that car-free zones...

Coronavirus – children will go back to school this month

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The First Minister announced that children, except those who are shielding, will all go back to school after the Easter holidays.Those who are on the shielding list will stay at home until 26 April...

Coronavirus – some school pupils to return on Monday

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At Holyrood on Tuesday the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced new plans to allow some school pupils to return to school from Monday 22 February 2021. But the majority of pupils will continue...

Updated guidance on face coverings in schools will come into effect from Monday

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Government guidance on school safety has been updated to take account of public health advice and Scotland’s new approach to suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19).The guidance, which outlines additional protection measures at all five levels in...

Letter from Scotland

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I see them every morning “creeping like a snail unwillingly to school”. They’re back. The new term began this week for Scotland’s 700,000 school pupils. Some are like Shakespeare’s snails, others have “shining morning...

Letter from Scotland

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Oh dear what can the matter be, our schools have been marked down by the OECD.  This is the international outfit which carries out a study of some 70 education systems across the globe...

Project Wonderland – Looking Glass Scores

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents Project Wonderland Edinburgh’s august theatrical institutions further nail their creative colours to the mast and signal their singular commitment to the ‘young at art’ with this recent announcement from The...

Leith Academy pupils win internship places on U.S. presidential campaign

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Four Leith Academy pupils have won a nationwide competition to intern as part of US Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign in the US in November.Morven MacKay, Caitlin Munn, Liam Stobie and Katie Ewart will...

Letter from Scotland

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On just about the hottest, driest, sunniest day of the summer, Scotland’s 680,000 pupils made their way back to school this week. The long holidays are over - six or seven weeks of glorious...

Letter from Scotland

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It was the first question at my constituency election hustings. “What’s gone wrong with our schools ?”  The lady was referring to the building scandal which has overtaken Edinburgh.  Seventeen of the city’s schools...

Council to pilot school streets scheme

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Have you ever gone past a school at dropping off time and marvelled at the bad parking and driving? Then this idea from the council's Transport Committee would seem an eminently sensible one. They...

Government panel to decide on school closures

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Candidates are being sought for a new independent panel to make final decisions on school closure proposals called in by Ministers.Applications are now open and candidates from Edinburgh and the Lothians are being encouraged...

Book Week Scotland 2014 – a celebration of books and reading

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'A love of reading......at its most powerful, transforms lives' (Sophie Moxon, Acting Director, Scottish Book Trust) For all the gloom and doom we hear about parents who never read to their children, teenagers who can...

Call for entries to School media awards

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Final Call for Creative Pupils to ‘Impress’ Broadcaster Jonathan Sutherland named as this year’s host Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Mike Russell to present ‘outstanding pupil’ award With just one month to go until the entry...

Edinburgh’s primary schools to get new classrooms

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 Some schools in the city need more space to deal with rising rolls and the council has revealed plans for these today.The Primary School Estate Rising Rolls report lists seven schools where space pressures may arise...

Nominate your favourite Edinburgh school or teacher for an award

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DEADLINE APPROACHES  TO NOMINATE EDINBURGH EDUCATION STARS Last chance to submit nominations for Scottish Education Awards 2014 Edinburgh residents are being urged to submit nominations for the Scottish Education Awards 2014 before the deadline on Friday 21 February...

Enter the 2014 animation competition

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Children, young people and students are being encouraged to get animated in a competition launched last week by Edinburgh Museums & Galleries and Red Kite Animation.Inspired by artist Qian Shi’s award-winning animated short film...

Cycle power for primary school pupils

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 A bike loan scheme is making it easier for pupils to receive on-road cycle training in schools in Edinburgh.Ten primary schools which have low bike ownership amongst pupils are currently borrowing cycling equipment from a...

Council warning on catchment requests

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COUNCIL ADVISES SCHOOL PLACING REQUESTS MAY NOT BE METThe City of Edinburgh Council is warning parents who have applied for primary school places out with their catchment that they may not be met due...

Headteacher for new Gaelic School appointed

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Anne MacPhail has been appointed as the Head Teacher for the city's first dedicated Gaelic school, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Páirce. Anne, who has family connections with the isles of Tiree and Harris, is a...

Three new schools promised over five years

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COUNCIL OUTLINES PLANS FOR THREE NEW CITY SCHOOLS The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed investment in three new city schools over the next five years. The Council has committed £7m to building a new St....

New arrangements for schools may net council £300,000

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If you have ever wondered why school buildings lie vacant in the evenings and during the long holidays then you will be pleased to know that the council's Culture and Leisure Committee are going...

Schoolchildren asked to play it safe with trams

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Hundreds of children in Edinburgh’s West End are being asked to play it safe this summer and stay away from tram construction sites. Project staff paid visits to two City primary schools in the...

The Olympic Torch visits Tynecastle High School

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The pupils of Tynecastle High School in Gorgie got the chance not only to see the Olympic Torch up close, but also to hold it, as part of the National School Sport Week. The...

Edinburgh Schools to compete in Young Consumer of the Year

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Edinburgh schools are competing in this year’s Young Consumer of the Year competition, which will see them battle it out in a knock out quiz, where they could go on to compete in the...

When it comes to schools – choose local

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Parents are being advised to visit and learn more about their catchment primary school before applying for a place at a school in a different area.  The registration process for the new P1 intake begins in...

Edinburgh Schools to get 21st Century Communications

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Council run schools and the majority of community education centres are set to get access to WIFI as part of a £5.3 million investment IT services.  All establishments will get increased capacity for email...

Edinburgh Gets Set for the Games

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Edinburgh schools will join the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a series of cultural and sporting events across the city.  The programme, called 'Edinburgh Gets Set for the Games',...

Edinburgh school in playground makeover competition – you can help!

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Murrayburn Primary School in Sighthill is the only Scottish school still in with a chance of winning a makeover for their playground. The Ronseal Playground Project is a competition that will give one school...

Edinburgh Reporter chats Sophy Green – the new CEO of Streetwork

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Sophy Green is the new CEO of Streetwork - an Edinburgh based organisation dedicated to helping some of society's most vulnerable people. Their reach is vast, working with homelessness, domestic violence, drug addiction and...

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