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Expert opinion


The Glasgow Science Centre is offering children the chance to hear from experts in sports science, including the man who trained comedian David Walliams to swim the Channel. Former international pentathlete Greg Whyte will share his knowledge tomorrow and Andrew Murray, who won the North Pole marathon, will talk about his future plans on Sunday.

On your bike


A scheme aimed at getting more pupils on their bikes has won a Scottish Transport award. The I Bike programme, piloted in 12 Edinburgh schools, aims to use tailored solutions to encourage pupils to cycle to school and for leisure. Since I Bike's launch, the number cycling to school regularly has risen from 10.7 to 19.3 per cent.

Going for gold


Eighteen Lanarkshire athletes are off to South Korea to take part in the International Children's Games in Daegu. This year's team will compete in four sports - athletics, swimming, football and tae kwon do - against some of the best young athletes in the world.

Closing gaps


Looked-after children and young people at five residential units in North Ayrshire are benefiting from visits by teachers that allow them to catch up with gaps in their education, foster a culture of doing homework and advise carers on ways to support their learning and act as a bridge to school. The additional support is provided by the council's educational outreach programme.

Tuck into this

Home Economics

Education Scotland is holding a day for home economics teachers on Saturday 1 September. The programme will examine embedding health and well-being across learning and review support around the new qualifications. The Focus on Food Cooking bus will also be there to highlight the value of well-planned cluster working.

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