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How Many More Deaths From Drowning Before We Teach Scots Kids to Swim?

Swimming is a fundamental life skill because it can save your life, and in some cases save other lives. Yet Scottish Swimming states that 40% of Scotland’s children leave school not knowing how to swim, well over a third. These distressing stories every summer of yet another young person found dead from drowning can be prevented.

It’s Time to Blow the Whistle on our Failure to Protect Children

How do we make children in Scotland safer? This question ought to be asked by everyone at every level of government and in every one of the many organisations that have the wellbeing of children and young people as their objective. But of course, that is not the world we live in.

A Government Cap on Aspiration

Scotland is a nation of romantics. We have always taken pride and pleasure in our nations stories and myths. However, there is danger in delving too deep into the pool of mythology, of becoming too intoxicated by our own self-proclaimed values that we lose sight of both evidence and the modern world. That is what has happened in the debate around free tuition in Scotland.

Coll Mccail, young Scottish Activist, on a purple background

We Don’t Need This Education

Coll Mccail | Twitter Facebook-f Twitter In 2020, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) designed an algorithm that punished working-class young

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