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Student tutors rewarded

Nearly 50 University of St Andrews students who have been supporting teachers in their classrooms, were thanked at a special ceremony last night (Tuesday 6th May 2003.)

The students, who have taken part in the Student Tutoring Programme, said goodbye to staff from the Primary and Secondary schools where they tutored throughout a ten-week period earlier this year.

The Student Tutoring Programme is an important joint initiative between the University of St Andrews and Fife Council’s Education Service. The programme not only allows University students to visit local schools and support teaching there, but also aims to encourage school pupils to consider moving on to college or university after they leave school.

The programme, which is funded this year through the Fife Wider Access Project specifically aims to: raise pupils’ aspirations and motivation for staying on to Higher Education and give students the opportunity to develop their social, organisational and problem solving skills.

At present the programme operates in the following schools:

· Beath High School, Cowdenbeath;
· Buckhaven High School, Buckhaven;
· Kirkland High School & Community College, Methil Brae;
· Lochgelly High School, Lochgelly;
· Madras College, St Andrews;
· Canongate Primary, St Andrews;
· Greyfriars RC Primary, St Andrews

ENDS

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: Student Tutoring Reception pr020503 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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