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Fired up


Renfrewshire pupils from Inchinnan, Houston, Howwood, Bishopton, Langbank and St Fillan's primaries were firefighters for a day in a community safety initiative, Junior Firereach. The aim was to show children the dangers of fire-related anti-social behaviour and the environmental impact of fires. They were issued with junior fire kits, took part in a firefighter drill and carried out a casualty rescue.

Active change


A free, healthy lifestyle club in Kilmarnock has been celebrating the success of its members from local primary and secondary schools. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) runs programmes for families with children who are above a healthy weight for their age and height, to help them become more active.

Scots resource


A website to help pupils develop their knowledge of Scots through games, puzzles, stories and poems was launched at Carrick Knowe Primary in Edinburgh in March. Scuilwab also provides material for teachers and parents supporting children with their language skills.


Branching out


Pupils from St Bernadette's Primary in Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, have planted trees in neighbouring Devon Court, part of Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association. P5 pupils represented the school's eco committee and helped Jenny Foulkes from EverGreen Scotland plant the trees in support of the EverGreen Scotland Project.

Wedding fever


More than 40 schools in the Highlands celebrated the royal wedding last month with events involving 5,500 pupils, teachers and local communities. Activities included mock weddings, street parties and wedding feasts. Castletown Primary in Thurso transported a P1 mock bride and groom in a Shetland pony and trap through the town.

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