Subjects in Brief

24th June 2011 at 01:00

Record breakers

Road safety

Edinburgh primaries Prospect Bank, Hermitage Park and St Mary's took part in a record-breaking road safety walk in the city on 15 June. Five hundred pupils walked around the perimeter of Leith Links in a bid to beat the record for "the largest simultaneous walking bus in multiple locations". Simultaneous events, organised by road safety body Brake, took place in locations across the UK, with about 100,000 pupils involved in total.

No problem


The Place2Be charity is working with pupils at St Benedict's and Aultmore Park primaries in Easterhouse as part of a new partnership with Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Therapists and counsellors give pupils the chance to explore their problems through talking, creative work and play, enabling them to make better-informed decisions about their lives. The charity offers support to 5,000 pupils, parents and teachers in Scotland.

Jedward visit


Pupils at East Lothian's Windygoul Primary were visited by Eurovision double-act Jedward earlier this month after working since October to collect mobile phones for the recycling campaign, Give Every Child a Voice. The school is one of more than 300 that took part in the campaign, run in partnership with the NSPCC's ChildLine service in Scotland. Schools were given the task of collecting as many unwanted mobiles as possible to win the celebrity visit.

Talent on show


The winners of this year's Art Competition for Schools received their awards and saw their work on display at a prizegiving event on 16 June at the Scottish National Gallery. A record-breaking 5,895 entries were received this year in six categories from across Scotland: nursery, primary schools (P1-3 and P4-7), secondary schools, special education schools and groups. The exhibition of winners' work runs until 19 October.

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