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Easter Sports Courses At Thurso High And Other Highland Centres Proving Popular

Many senior students from  secondary schools  throughout the Highlands have registered for study courses being staged during their Easter holidays to help them make the grade in their Higher examinations.

The Highland Council's Education Culture and Sport Service is using eight centres across the Highlands for the four or five-day courses, which began on Monday 29 March. 

The venues  this year are:- Alness Academy, Dornoch Academy, Glenurquhart High, Tain Royal Academy, Grantown Grammar, Gairloch High, Lochaber College, and Thurso High.

Funding is being provided by the Scottish Executive's  National Priorities Fund for study support activities.

Donnie MacDonald. Head of Education Services, said the courses would offer students the chance to revise key concepts and topics in examination subjects and provide tutoring in examination techniques.

He said: "I am very encouraged by the number of students prepared to give up part of their Easter holidays to attend  these courses. My thanks also go to teachers who are working during the holiday period to tutor the pupils. We have a range  of subjects available for tutoring and hopefully the outcome will be that students feel more confident and better prepared to tackle  national  examinations next term."