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Scottish Independence Referendum: Date to be Revealed
Alex Salmond will today announce the date for one of Scotland’s most important decisions. He will inform the Scottish public when exactly the referendum for Scottish independence will take place. It has recently been confirmed that the voting age will be lowered to sixteen. The Scottish people will be asked a simple ‘Yes or No’ to the question, “Should Scotland become Independent?”
While some MPs argue that Scottish Independence would weaken our military and our economy, others think that this is an opportunity that is too good to miss; to be able to have all the decision-making power in Scotland.
BREAKING NEWS! - Date of referendum confirmed as September 18th 2014.
By Dorcas, Marta and Briony.
Syrian Violence Worsens
There has been a recent increase in violence in Syria.
Millions of people have been forced to move out of their homes because of sustained fighting. If they stay in Syria their lives may be in danger.
In one small town, Al-Safir, the population is normally 10,000. However, 7,000 people have left, thousands have been injured and hundreds have been killed.
St. Andrew's HMIE Inspection
St. Andrew’s R.C. Secondary in Glasgow was recently inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education. The inspectors stayed one week and at the end of their visit, St. Andrew’s were awarded ‘excellent’ for improvements in performance, learners’ experiences and improvement through self evaluation. The school also gained ‘very good’ for meeting learners’ needs and the curriculum.
The inspectors reported on the excellent conduct and attitude of pupils in the school, saying that learning and achievement are of a very high quality and that the school’s approach to evaluating and improving quality of work was outstanding.
St. Andrew’s Head Teacher Mr. Gerry Lyons praised staff and pupils at the school, without whom he said the excellent report could not have been achieved. In a recent interview, he told us that “getting an excellent achievement is not easy”, adding that “it is about helping young people to do better than they should do”.
Happy Birthday Twitter!
Today, on the 21st March 2013, Twitter has turned seven! In March 2006 the website was launched by co-founder Jack Dorsey. His first tweet was “just setting up my twttr.”
The website now has over 200 million users and they send out at least 400 million tweets a day. In Britain alone Twitter estimates that there are 10 million users and 80% of them use smart phones.
At least 1 billion tweets are sent out every two and a half days but 40% of users don’t actually post the tweets themselves – they simply re-tweet other posts.
The BBC School Report Team...