Subjects in Brief

31st August 2012 at 01:00

Baldrick's books

HISTORY

- Actor, comedian and amateur historian Tony Robinson has penned a new history series called Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders, aimed at children aged seven and over. So far books on the Romans, Egyptians, Ancient Greece and the British Empire have been published. They promise to point out the funny, amazing, smelly and disgusting bits. www.weirdworldofwonders.com

Days to learn

HEALTH

- Education Scotland will use the new academic session to boost its Every Day's a Learning Day publications, with more copies set to be distributed. They aim to help parents with children aged up to six to support their development in the crucial areas of health and well-being, literacy and numeracy. www.educationscotland.gov.ukeverydaylearning

Creative impact

ART

- Two artists will take up residence in a family centre and a nursery for a year, thanks to Starcatchers, an arts organisation that creates work for babies and toddlers. The "Playground" initiative has been funded by Creative Scotland to look at the potential impact of access to creativity on families and communities.

Gaelic gong

ENVIRONMENT

- Skye's Staffin Primary is pound;1,000 better off after its Gaelic-medium pupils won the national Sky Rainforest Rescue Challenge Competition, part of Sky and WWF's three-year project to save 1 billion trees in the Amazon rainforest and tackle climate change. Schools learned about the rainforest and discovered how the food they eat, products they buy and energy they use affects them.

Memory lane

HISTORY

- An exhibition on schooldays, created by members of Craft Cafe, which aims to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people, has been launched at Glasgow's Scotland Street School Museum. James Gow of Impact Arts, which designed and developed the Craft Cafe in 2009, said: "I hope visitors enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as we have!"

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