Orkney school pupils felt healthier and happier after taking part in the Active Schools programme last year.
“Here’s a ‘Thrift’ spell for you (from The Lost Spells): about weathering tough times, surviving on margins & glimpsing hope in hard places. I wrote it pre-pandemic; strange to return to it now. To be read aloud. Art by @JackieMorrisArt”
In the first half of 2020 the SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) attended 121 reported incidents in Orkney. Across Scotland there were 119,564 calls about animals in need.
“The psychological impact of the outbreak and the necessary public health control measures are likely to have had significant social, emotional and developmental effects on many children and young people and, consequently, achievement.”
From the 31st of August face coverings/masks are to be worn in Scotland’s secondary schools.
“Politicians across the UK have shown themselves to have more concern for the integrity of “The System” than for the well being of young people.”
“I am delighted that this effort across the country has now been recognised by John Swinney during his Parliamentary address today.”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the pandemic has created the most severe disruption in the world’s education systems in history
“funding to Orkney Islands Council follows a tried and tested formula to ensure fairness to all 32 Local Authorities, in Scotland.”
For the new school year 2020/21 applications are open for families eligible for free school meals and clothing allowance.