Subjects in Brief

19th October 2012 at 01:00

Old and wise

HERITAGE

- St Leonards School in St Andrews has just celebrated 500 years of education on the site. Head Michael Carslaw was joined by representatives of St Andrews University to commemorate the founding of the university's St Leonard's College on the location in 1512. Originally a "college of poor clerks", it became the independent St Leonards School in 1881.

Never forget

HISTORY

- A centre that collates information on Scotland's contribution to the First World War has opened at Edinburgh's Central Library. The WW1 History Hub, created by Edinburgh City Libraries and the University of Edinburgh, is a first in the UK. It will provide a visually stimulating, dedicated space where the history of Scotland's contribution can be brought alive.

Dyslexia insight

ASN

- A multitouch version of Maggot Moon, a new speculative fiction novel by Sally Gardner with a dyslexic hero at its heart, contains video, audio and dyslexia-friendly fonts. The digital book is aimed at teen readers and educators and includes video interviews with the author and animated videos showing what the reading experience looks like to some dyslexics. bit.lyQoYq4D

A Hoy there

SPORT

- Great Britain's most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, and BMX stunt biker Danny MacAskill have come together to create a one-off film to promote the post-Olympic countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. It took place at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and features the six-time gold medallist's first ride around the track. bit.lyVYRh0G

Cancer support

CITIZENSHIP

- S6 pupils at Alva Academy in Clackmannanshire have raised pound;22,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support this year by diving with sharks, cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh, running along the top of the Ochil Hills and persuading family and friends to bake. Head girl Mary Gathergood said: "This shows that young people can achieve something great."

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