Month: October 2014

Always Learning – Milltown Community

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Milltown Community – set in the historic village of Arbuthnott, amid the rolling countryside of the Mearns in South Aberdeenshire  is a busy and vibrant place, five residents live in Milltown House, a big old farmhouse and two tenants live in Peesie’s Knapp, a new wooden kit house . Twenty-two more clients come in every week to the Day Workshop.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mearns Academy – Moving On, part 5

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Enjoy the final instalment of Ian Parkin’s  trip through the history of Mearns Academy…..

Sports and Other Activities and Experiences


As well as on-going classroom experiences, pupils at the school have over the decades benefitted from a wide range of other opportunities including sporting, musical and cultural activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Education – a human right?

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Kids are sitting quietly at their desks and concentrating on the day’s lesson.  No romping about, no noise or giggling, even though there is no teacher  around. Only a soft murmur fills the small classroom in the convent near  Kalaw, Myanmar. Nothing can distract the children. Definitely not the  foreign-looking woman who enters, watches for a    while and takes foto03a picture.   In every child, there is something of a little fighter.  They have an  uncompromising will to learn, to evolve. As if they sense that  learning is a  way out of their current lives.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mearns Academy – Moving On, part 4

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Spare the rod and spoil the child, or not? How has learning and teaching changed since 1895?

Learning and Teaching


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