Scott Nicholson from Rathillet primary near Cupar in Fife

Scott Nicholson from Rathillet primary near Cupar in Fife, one of 375,000 pupils who has benefited from study support, did not hesitate to ask the Education Minister in Glasgow: "What happens when the money runs out?"

Cathy Jamieson told him that pound;47 million will have been spent on the initiative by 2004, but that is as far as the present commitment goes. Scott said his main concern would be missing his football. Photograph by ASHLEY COOMBESATOM

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