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16th March 2012 at 00:00

City's pupils to have extra tuition in a bid to boost results

The Herald

Hundreds of secondary pupils across Glasgow are to receive extra lessons in the evening and during holidays as part of a drive to improve exam results. Glasgow City Council has announced an investment of almost pound;100,000 to help secondary schools put on additional supported study sessions outside normal school hours. The money will be distributed to secondary headteachers to pay for about 4,000 extra hours of supported study.

Reece is all Airdrie and graces

Daily Record

A Scots teenager has been named the best young dancer in Britain. Reece Clarke, from Airdrie, won the prestigious prize after beating off competition from all over the UK. And the first people to congratulate the 16-year-old were his three big brothers, who are also ballet dancers. Reece was crowned Young British Dancer of the Year after competing against 82 other dancers.

School should give Whyte the boot

Sunday Mail

Craig Whyte's former headmaster has urged his old school to remove mention of the shamed Rangers owner from its website. John Duff was rector at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow when Whyte was a pupil from 1985 to 1987. A story on the school's website hails Whyte's takeover of Rangers. Duff said: "I wouldn't regard him as one of ours to shout about. I would be keen to see it removed."

A very high school pupil

The Sun

Lofty Michaella Brouwers has made a big impression at school - after sprouting to 6ft 2in at age 12. The first year pupil - forced to carry ID to prove she is still a child - is already 5in taller than Britain's average man and towers at least a foot over classmates. Michaella has potentially-deadly Marfan syndrome. The incurable condition weakens the tissues which support all major organs and puts pressure on the bones and heart. The Aberdeen schoolgirl's scans have so far been clear.

My way or the highway, say parents

The Times

Messing about in class seemed like fun for Michael Bell (above), a 12- year-old pupil in Florida. That was until he took home his school report. Now he is spending part of his spring break atoning for his poor marks. His father has made him stand at a busy junction, wearing a sandwich - board sign announcing his failings to passing motorists.

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