- The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership and the MacRobert Trust have funded accreditation of seven learning programmes to support hard-to-reach groups. Aileen Ponton, chief executive, said many programmes were delivered by charities who could not afford to have them recognised.
Winners group maths
- A group of pupils from Northfield Academy has won top prize in Aberdeen's Enterprising Mathematics competition. Amy Smith, Emily Watt, Luke Rodgers and Marc Rayne will now represent Aberdeen City in the national final later this year.
- Pupils and teachers from Edinburgh secondaries took part last month in Changeworks' "Make Waste History" summit. The conference, held at Portobello High, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Eco Schools green flag, gave pupils skills and ideas to crack the challenge of minimising waste, one of the green flag topics. Clifton Hall School won the Make Waste History Summit award 2012.
Such smoothies business
- Holyrood Secondary in Glasgow will see its "blizzard blend" smoothies featured in the 2013 catalogue of the coffee-roasting company Matthew Algie. As part of a business management course linked to the Scottish Food and Drink Federation's "A Future in Food" programme, S3 pupils created smoothies aimed at 12-18s and learned about jobs in the food and drink industry.
Works on show
- Art by pupils from five Glasgow secondaries has been displayed at the St Enoch Centre for the It's My Greener Glasgow exhibition. Works by Hillhead High, Govan High, Lochend Community High, Springburn Academy and Notre Dame High pupils will be on show over the summer, Visitors can vote to create a shortlist for an expert panel to judge.