The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is on 15 September, but do you know what is being commemorated and why, and how can you explain its significance to children? Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of leading education resource creators Planbee has all the answers. What was the Battle of Britain? The BattleRead More →

Education Secretary John Swinney has announced that secondary school pupils in Scotland will have to wear face coverings in corridors, communal areas and school buses from next Monday (31 August) and all children aged five and over on dedicated school transport by a, bringing it into line with guidance for publicRead More →

Visitor attractions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites across Scotland can start to re-open to visitors from today, Wednesday 15 July. As part of Phase 3 of the routemap out of lockdown, cinemas, monuments and libraries can also now begin to re-open. As venues start to welcome guests, theyRead More →

Schools will return full-time in August if Scotland continues to make progress on suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19), Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today (23 June). The moves comes after significant progress was made in reducing incidence rates of the virus, putting Scotland on a more positive trajectory than previously expected.Read More →

Detailed arrangements are being put in place by the City of Edinburgh Council to ensure the safest return possible for pupils and staff when schools reopen in August. Following the announcement by the Scottish Government last month, all pupils will return on Wednesday 11 August, a week earlier than programmed.Read More →

To mark the start of National Doughnut Week (Saturday 9 –16 May)  we’re sharing an easy recipe for baked, glazed doughnuts that you and the kids can do together. We like any excuse for doughnuts and the fact that they’re baked – not fried – means they are a littleRead More →

It’s World Tuna Day so why not celebrate it with this simple and delicious recipe for the whole family.   Ingredients: Large can of tuna in oil 80g of breadcrumbs 45g of grated cheddar cheese 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsp of olive oil Pasta shapes of your choice 1Read More →

Schools and nurseries are expected to close to pupils from the end of this week, the First Minister has announced. The Scottish Government is working closely with local authorities to mitigate the impact on three groups as a priority: Vulnerable pupils and those receiving free school meals Pupils undertaking courseworkRead More →