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More than 160 pupils with additional support needs took part in a rugby festival in Glasgow last week. Training sessions in rugby skills have been attended by pupils from 11 schools in the city, organised by active schools co-ordinators and Kay Hunter, unit head of Ruchill Autism Unit. Staff from the rugby development section of Glasgow Life provided coaching in the run-up to the final event.

On the trail


P5s at East Lothian's Law Primary have designed a tourist trail with information boards on the history, archaeology, flora and fauna of North Berwick Law. They hosted a celebration of their cross-curricular project on the Law by dressing in medieval costume. Activities included a story- telling yurt, a John Muir drama, performance of medieval Scots music, bread-making, an art exhibition and the reconstruction of an archaeological dig

On their bikes


Bishopbriggs has become the first town in Scotland where all seven primary schools have achieved Cycling Scotland's Cycle Friendly Award. The initiative has been supported by East Dunbartonshire's Cycle Co-operative - a community-based, not for profit social enterprise that promotes cycling in the area. More than 7 per cent of Bishopbriggs primary pupils now cycle to school, with St Matthew's Primary achieving 19 per cent; the national average is 3 per cent.

Junior guides


Pupils from Tollcross Primary's Gaelic-medium unit have become Historic Scotland's first Gaelic-speaking junior guides at Edinburgh Castle. Last week, the Edinburgh pupils gave a costumed performance in Gaelic of a 16th-century royal banquet scene for an invited audience in the Great Hall of the castle. Their guided tour of the Great Hall has also been filmed to produce an educational DVD for Gaelic learners and speakers of all ages.

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