Schools to give sleep lessons as late nights exhaust pupils
- Children in Scottish secondaries are to be taught how to achieve at least nine hours' sleep a night in a bid to boost academic performance. Over two years, #163;200,000 in Scottish government funding will be handed to charity Sleep Scotland, which will give parents, teachers and S6 students sleep lessons.
Video games may have led boy, 13, to slit rival's throat, says judge
- A teenager's addiction to violent video games could have contributed to his slashing a schoolboy's throat, a judge has said. Lord Turnbull made his comments at the High Court at Livingston as he sentenced an impressionable schoolboy, said to be "addicted" to the Xbox fighting game Gears of War 3, for attempted murder.
Pupil sparks explosive alert
- The presentation of an old grenade for a history project had been designed to impress teachers and classmates, but the arrival of the weapon of war at Hamilton Grammar in South Lanarkshire instead alarmed staff, who phoned for the nearest bomb disposal unit. The grenade had belonged to the boy's grandfather and was later deemed safe.
10 kids shot in school BB gun terror
- Schoolchildren fled their playground after a shooter opened fire with a BB gun injuring 10 students. The victims, all aged 9 or 10, suffered bruising in the incident at Gilmerton Primary in Edinburgh last week. Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy, who is alleged to have fired from the window of a nearby house.
School scraps rugby games over risk to 'small' players
Scotland on Sunday
- A prestigious school that has nurtured some of Scottish rugby's most illustrious names has withdrawn from a raft of fixtures amid fears that the gulf in size between players could lead to its students being injured. Glenalmond College has taken the decision based on the "degree of risk" faced by "small and light" members of its first XV.