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 →

Pensioners at a West Lothian housing development have been putting their skills to good use – by knitting hats for premature babies! A group of ladies at Bield’s Dean Court development in Bo’ness have teamed up to knit over 50 hats this year for babies born prematurely at Forth ValleyRead More →

Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual Book Week Scotland celebrations. Now in its eighth year, Book Week is run by Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing. Primary 1 pupils from SimpsonRead More →

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has today revealed ‘dreich’ as the winner of their iconic Scots word vote. The online Dictionary of the Scots Language records usage of dreich from as early as 1420, revealing the word has survived – and indeed thrivesRead More →

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has opened applications for the Bookbug Hero Award and the Learning Professional Award 2020. New for this year, the Bookbug Hero Award will be run in association with Walker Books and will honour someone working with Bookbug whoRead More →

Money woes, where to eat and what film to watch are the subjects most likely to ignite arguments among families during the school holidays. Research of 2,000 mums and dads with children aged four to 12 said worries about the financial impact of entertaining the children is most likely toRead More →

According to the responses of over 2,000 parents with kids under the age of 16, the top 10 traits parents would most like to see in their kids’ friendships, include kindness, generosity and empathy with other traits such as being ambitious, sporty and academic coming much further down the list.Read More →

A new survey by YouGov has revealed that over half (52%) of parents and guardians of school-aged children don’t know all of their times tables. Furthermore, the research, conducted on behalf of educational app Edplus, found that:The easiest times table to recall perfectly was the two times table (76% gotRead More →

A world-exclusive display is coming to Edinburgh Zoo this summer, with a killer whale, a hammerhead shark, a giant squid and an octopus among over 30 life-sized sculptures made of LEGO® bricks. It is the first-ever showing of BRICKLIVE Ocean, which will run from 6 July to 8 September. MoreRead More →