“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” (Beethoven)
Schools to Close #COVID-19 #Coronavirus
All schools and nurseries in Scotland are to close from Friday.
Orkney Islands Council – Schools Remain Open
Visits by cruise ships have not been cancelled.
Letters: Campaigning for Carbon Monoxide Detectors in ALL schools
“Following an incident at my daughter’s school, I was recently made aware that ‘it is NOT a Legal requirement’ for all Schools to be fitted with Carbon Monoxide Detectors/Alarms.”
Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare
Public Finance Minister in the Scottish Government, Kate Forbes, announced the investment which will support the doubling of the free provision of childcare to 1140 hours from August 2020 for all 3- and 4-year olds and eligible 2-year olds
Lack of Sprinklers in Schools Raised by David Stewart MSP
“only a quarter of Scotland’s schools have sprinklers installed to slow down fires.”
The 2020 Bookbug Picture Book Prize: Vote For Your Favourite
Children across the country can vote for the winner by submitting a class vote online or at home, via the Scottish Book Trust website.
Possible Future Industrial Action by Pupil Support Staff in Highland Council
“GMB members have overwhelmingly rejected their employer’s stealth cuts plan for the future of additional support needs delivery in our schools.”
Orkney School Meals Price Increase
A ten pence increase in the price of school meals in Orkney will come into effect later this month.
Stromness Academy 2pm closing for Bus Pupils
The school will remain open for other pupils.