Press Catch-Up

22nd June 2012 at 01:00

Fresh battle for teacher after appeal

The Herald

A Scottish teacher who won her appeal after being struck off for incompetence is to face fresh disciplinary action from the profession's regulatory body. The General Teaching Council for Scotland said it intended to renew proceedings against Clackmannanshire maths teacher Janet Garner as part of its "duty to maintain high standards in the profession".

Scottish schoolkids have a right lav cooking for Her Majesty

Daily Record

Gallant Scots schoolboy Jack Forgrieve yesterday told the Queen she looked "lovely and sweet" in lavender. Jack was one of eight pupils from St Columba's Primary in Oban who travelled to London after winning a nationwide competition to cook for the monarch. The youngsters, all aged 11, were the only Scots school out of the four chosen.

Now it's Glasgow Girls: The Musical

Sunday Herald

They were seven ordinary Scottish schoolgirls who achieved extraordinary things. And now, seven years on from their battle with immigration authorities, the Glasgow Girls are to be immortalised - in a musical. Cora Bissett, writer and director of the award-winning play, Roadkill, decided to take on the story of the Glasgow Girls. The musical will run at the Citizens Theatre before moving to London.

British youth immune to the great outdoors

Scotland on Sunday

There's no point in telling them to get outside and get some fresh air any more. New research suggests teenagers have become immune to the psychological benefits of the outdoors. The new study claims that today's adolescents have become so "disconnected" from nature that it has no impact on how well they feel.

Kids, 7, crushed by school gates

The Sun

Two seven-year-old pals cheated death after being crushed by a school gate. Little Keara Archibald and Liam Miller had been playing at Alva Academy when the 6ft metal barrier crashed down on them. They were freed by a neighbour who heard their cries of agony and rushed to the scene.

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