Teacher chosen for Muck
Press and Journal
A new teacher has been chosen for Muck, one of the country's remotest schools, after 27 people applied. Len Whatley is coming from Crieff with his wife and young daughter, who will join P1 alongside five primary and two nursery pupils. Ferries to Muck only run three days a week in winter, and there are no shops, mains electricity or mains water.
Gaelic? I learned it on the internet.
When she started learning Gaelic, she was motivated only by a desire to save the dying language. But now, four years after starting to study the complex tongue, Erin Park is so fluent, her singing has won a top prize at a Highland music festival. And incredibly, the 15-year-old learned the language online - from her home in America.
Indian college demands 100% exam grade
As British pupils sweat over exams, they might like to offer a silent prayer of thanks that they do not live in India. Competition for one university has grown so fierce that 100 per cent is the pass mark for the equivalent of Advanced Highers. For those wanting to study for a BA at the Shri Ram College of Commerce at Delhi University, only perfection will do.
Sturgeon attacks moves to shut language unit
The Deputy First Minister has attacked moves by Glasgow City Council to shut a pioneering language support unit for pupils who speak little or no English. Nicola Sturgeon, also a Glasgow MSP, said she opposed the closure of the city-wide unit, which teaches English to the children of refugees, asylum-seekers and other migrants.