Dial H for help

14th January 2000 at 00:00
Secondary pupils in Argyll and Bute are to have their own "homework helpline" to combat isolation. The initiative is said to be the first of its kind in Scotland.

The authority launched the innovative scheme yesterday (Thursday) when 3,500 senior pupils i its 10 secondary schools received plastic cards with a Freephone number.

The line will become operational on Monday, manned by three teachers who will provide study support in English, maths and modern languages for third year pupils upwards.

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