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8m

The estimated total gross internal floor area, in square metres, of all publicly funded schools in Scotland as of 2007. Source: Scottish Executive

"Do I have to wear one of those lifejackets to play at the water tray?"

New intake three-year-old spots bright yellow painting pinafores.

49m

The estimated total area within the perimeter (including school grounds, playing fields etc), in square metres, of the school estate in Scotland in 2007. Source: Scottish Executive

"Some bad people on the street at night carry knives. What else could they be carrying?" Pupil: "Forks?"

A community policeman gives a talk at a special school.

10,300

The average floor area, in square metres, of a secondary school in Scotland in 2007. Source: Scottish Executive

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