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21st September 2012 at 01:00

Children to learn the basics of physical activity

The Herald

Scottish children as young as three are to be taught the basic skills of physical movement such as running, jumping, skipping and throwing under a pilot project to combat inactivity. The initiative has been devised by staff from the University of Stirling to encourage more Scots to take part in sport and help transform the health of the nation.

Music fees may breach UN rights

Scotland on Sunday

Scotland's charges for music tuition in schools may be in danger of contravening the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, according to the Scottish government's children's commissioner. Tam Baillie says children should be afforded equal opportunities in music lessons, no matter what their background.

`Strip private schools of charitable status'

The Scotsman

Private schools should be stripped of their charitable status, a Labour education spokesman has suggested, as he claimed they are "taking advantage" to gain "significant financial benefits" over the state sector. Scottish Labour's shadow learning minister, Neil Findlay, said that "it was very questionable" what charitable role private schools played.

Old teacher says golden boy is inspiring her pupils to go for glory

Daily Record

Andy Murray's old teacher welcomed him home - along with a new generation of kids inspired to follow in his footsteps. Claire McLeod was among three teachers and six pupils from schools in Dunblane chosen to greet Andy during his homecoming tour. She remembers the US Open and Olympic champion as a gangly young lad from her P2 class.

Bullies' victims turn to private eyes to expose tormentors

The Times

An increasing number of Japanese people are turning to private detectives for help in dealing with one of the scourges of their childhood: ijime, or bullying. Their investigations reveal a reluctance by some teachers and school authorities to face up to the reality of bullying but also a hesitation on the part of parents to confront the educational authorities.

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