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A week in secondary: 31 March 2017

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An Argyll and Bute secondary school’s S1 pupils have won the top prize at an event for young apps developers. The Apps for Good scheme, which aims to help young people “change their world” through technology, ran the contest in Edinburgh this month. The winning Dunoon Grammar team devised the SafeStep app, which operates in a bedside rug that, when stood on, switches on household lights – reducing the risk of elderly users falling.

Scotland has become the first country to award 2,000 Eco-Schools Green Flags, described as “the top award in the largest sustainable schools programme in the world” ...

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