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Can you dig it?

Archaeology

Primary pupils turned guides at an archaeological dig in Ayrshire. P7s from Corsehill Primary have been leading school groups around the ruins of Tironensian Abbey, Kilwinning. During the tour - part of a two-year community dig - they played the parts of historical characters including James Mechell, the last abbey monk.

Young money

Finance

Children as young as three are being taught how to manage finances via a teaching guide launched in Glasgow. The guide, Financial Education, suggests investigating mobile phone contracts, organising a bring-and-buy sale and creating a spreadsheet to record income, expenditure, saving and investments. It has been produced by Education Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

What a show

Theatre

Pupils at an Edinburgh primary took to the stage in the capital for a production of the musical Street Scene. P5-7s at Craigentinny Primary were chosen for the children's chorus in the show at the Festival Theatre earlier this month.

Reading on tour

Literacy

An educational bus is touring Scotland to urge parents and carers to play, talk and read more to children. The roadshow will tour shopping centres and visit towns and cities across Scotland offering free play and story, song and rhyme sessions. Launched last week, it is the latest phase of the Scottish Government's Play, Talk, Read campaign for early years.

Festival fun

Arts

A classroom ceilidh, story sessions and an interactive light and video installation are among the attractions at a children's arts festival in Glasgow. Around 6,000 youngsters and their families are expected to attend the 14th Inspiration Festival of the Arts for under-12s from 24 October to 5 November. There will also be a Wee Inspiration festival to entertain and educate under-5s.

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