This week

17th August 2012 at 01:00

Global Award for Knox Academy

- Pupils from Knox Academy in East Lothian have won a top prize at a global awards ceremony in London, for a film exploring the knife culture among youngsters. They joined five other schools from across the world for the Panasonic Kid Witness News 2012 Global Contest, winning the Best Documentary prize. Chief judge and former BBC TV news editor Ian Cameron was "amazed by the professionalism of this film", every aspect of which he deemed of broadcast standard.

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Justice sought for child abuse

- Preparations have begun in seeking justice for survivors of historic child abuse. The Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland have launched a website in preparation for a crucial meeting in October. The "InterAction" meeting will bring selected groups together to consider how recommendations made by the commission in 2010 can be taken forward. www.shrc interaction.org

Quadruplets start school

- Quadruplets have started in P1 at Newmains Primary in Renfrewshire. The non-identical Atif children - brothers Rayan, Kayam and Eshan and sister Anika - started life in an intensive care unit. Eshan weighed just 2lb 10oz at birth, while his big brother Kayam was slightly heavier.

Teaching union's first anniversary

- Scotland's newest teaching union has celebrated its first anniversary. The Scottish Primary Teachers' Association was formed in response to anger over last year's national deal on teachers' pay and conditions. It would not divulge numbers, but the SPTA said it had steadily increased its membership. The union, which says it is "unique in its organisational structure" because it is being run by members, has released a video aimed at attracting new recruits.

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Impact on young carers surveyed

- A survey has laid bare the impact that being a carer has on young lives. Carried out by Ipsos MORI Scotland for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Scotland, it contrasted carers with people in the Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey. Only 11 per cent of young carers see friends every day, compared with 37 per cent generally.

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