Pupils to use virtual reality headsets to explore the galaxy

Primary school pupils have been given the chance to explore the galaxy – all from the comfort of their school hall.

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The new Portobello High School. Picture; Neil Hanna

New Portobello High Schools opens

The new Portobello High School was officially opened by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh Donald Wilson today

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Jonathan Pryce. Picture: submitted

Game of Thrones ‘High Sparrow’ gives Edinburgh Napier talk

Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce has shared his experiences of working on the stage and screen with Edinburgh Napier students at a special Q&A event.

Andy Noble, with lollipop lady Elizabeth. Picture: SWNS

Edinburgh man’s act of kindness stuns lollipop lady

A small act of kindness for a lollipop lady after her daughter’s bike was stolen has melted thousands of hearts on social media.

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Swinney says the tests are not high stakes.

Picture: Ian Rutherford

John Swinney says new tests will not mean extra work for pupils

Education Secretary John Swinney insists new national tests will not create extra work for teachers or children, as he published more information on the controversial assessments.

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Keane Wallis-Bennett

“Relief” at result of enquiry felt by father of tragic Liberton High schoolgirl

THE dad of tragic schoolgirl Keane Wallis-Bennett – who was killed when a wall collapsed at Liberton High – said today that he was relieved to learn no-one would be charged over her death.

Keane Wallis-Bennett of Liberton High School was killed in April 2014

‘No criminal proceedings’ in Keane Wallis-Bennett death

An investigation into the death of twelve-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett has ruled that no criminal proceedings are to be brought forward.

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Lesley Franklin will take up the role in December 2017.

George Heriot’s to appoint first ever female principal

ONE of Edinburgh’s top independent schools is set to appoint the first female principal in its 388-year history.

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The app is being used by the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. Picture; Jane Barlow

Edinburgh-based firm launches first mass and confession app

A Catholic Church diocese in Scotland has unveiled what it believes to be the first Mass and confession finder app.

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The Tesco Metro in the Bruntsfield area. Picture: Google Maps

Edinburgh Tesco accused of state school pupil discrimination

A Tesco Metro store in Edinburgh has denied claims it discriminates against pupils at a local state school by making them queue outside while allowing private school students to enter freely.

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The success of writers like Ian Rankin has helped crime to become the nation's favourite when it comes to choosing a book.

Crime novels are voted the nation's favourite books

It is the genre that has turned the likes of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Val McDermid into household names in Scotland.

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A 15-year-old fell from a balcony. Picture; Google

Pupil falls from balcony at Gracemount High

Police Scotland have confirmed that a 15-year-old girl has fallen from a balcony at Gracemount High School at approximately 10.45am this morning.

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Professor Charles Cockell has registered a design for a Mars Tartan, which one day could be seen on the Red Planet.

Mars now has its own tartan thanks to Edinburgh scientist

Rocket boosters, space suit, overalls, supply of dried food, emergency numbers for the International Space Station and Nasa – and of course a ­tartan scarf.

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Edinburgh College.

Troubled college is ‘a financial mess’

College leaders have been accused of passing the buck on responsibility for financial failings at struggling Edinburgh College.

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Sign language degree opens opportunities

Sign language degree opens opportunities

A chronic UK-wide shortage of British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters led Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to launch Scotland’s first BSL degree course in 2012 to equip students with the skills they require for a career in translation and interpretation.

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Scott Brown at the new sports hall yesterday

Scott Brown opens new primary school sports hall

Scotland and Celtic footballer Scott Brown officially opened the new sports hall at Cramond Primary School yesterday afternoon.

Primary ones will be given picture books as part of a campaign to encourage reading. Picture: Toby Williams

Every primary one pupil to be given picture book in literary push

Free picture books are being given to every primary one child in Scotland to encourage them to get into reading.

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Racisy language in Scottish schools has increased. Teachers have warned. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/TSPL

Brexit ‘fuelling rise in racist language’ in Scottish schools

Racist and discriminatory language is becoming more acceptable inside Scottish schools in the wake of the Brexit vote, teachers have warned.

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Plans for proposed extension to Dunbar Grammar School. Picture: contributed

£10m plan to expand Dunbar Grammar School

A SCHOOL in Dunbar is set to undergo a £10 million extension as part of an effort to cope with the town’s expanding population.

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