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Picture this


Following the success of last year's Young People's Day, the Scottish Parliament is inviting 16 to 25-year-olds to take over for a day at this year's Get the Picture! event on 25 August. One of the themes at this year's Festival of Politics is "positive change". For a booking form, visit

Making waves


Alness Academy's geoscience club has won the Scottish government's Junior Saltire Prize Award 2012 (S1-S3) for innovation in marine renewable energy. The team had to design and build a simple wave-powered generator and construct a model wave machine to work with it.

Pure genius


European Schoolnet, a network of 30 ministries of education in Europe, is calling for a further 160 schools to join pilot activities in inGenious, the European Commission's biggest joint-funded project in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education to date. They hope to involve at least 1,000 EU schools. Those interested in piloting inGenious initiatives should contact Agueda Gras-Velazquez at:

Fresh approach


Glasgow's Tramway presents a "Fresh Faced" night on 30 June in association with the National Theatre of Scotland's Macbeth production. The evening begins with an exhibition and workshops by recent graduates of the Tramway Visual Arts Studio's portfolio preparation course. Former students will present their work and explore some of the processes investigated on the course. Visit

Well rated


Youth Scotland's Dynamic Youth Awards have been credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at Level 3 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. These provide a peer-assessed approach to recognising non-formal learning for people aged 10-14.

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