25 Years Ago
The strain on teachers is a worry to some heads; to some parents, the worry is the physical health of children crammed into huts where walls stream with condensation. Teachers and parents worry about part-time education, but might be excused if they reckoned that the children who get a half day out of some schools are the lucky ones.
* The award of prizes to pupils in Aberdeen secondary schools will be discontinued from session 1972-73, the education committee agreed at a recent meeting. The money allocated for prizes should be used, at the discretion of headteachers, to buy books for school libraries.
* Pupils at Fauldhouse junior secondary school, West Lothian, who have not had a music teacher for almost a year, are to be given music lessons on cassette tapes prepared by other music teachers in the county under the supervision of the music adviser, Mr John Watson.
* Edinburgh education committee has overturned a sub-committee decision that children who entered the former fee-paying schools during the time fees were abolished should be exempted from paying when fees are reintroduced next session.
* The amalgamation of Glasgow's colleges of printing and building under one principal - Mr David McEwan, head of the college of building - has been approved by the education committee. The merger was opposed by Councillor Ellen McCulloch, who described it as "a shotgun wedding between an ill-matched couple."
TES SCOTLAND, NOVEMBER 19, 1971