SASB’S S5 Health Day 2018

Success at this year’s S5 Health Day! Yesterday on the 25th September, St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s held their annual Health Day for S5 pupils. Days like these are held for […]

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Four Million Children in the UK Cannot Afford to have a Healthy Diet

A recent study has shown that four million children in the UK are “too poor” to be able to eat a healthy diet. A shocking study has shown that around […]

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Early Effects of Underage Smoking and Drinking Revealed

Recent research has revealed that the arteries of teenagers who smoke and drink can tighten by the ripe age of 17. When you think of underage smoking, you obviously know […]

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The Claremont Room is Officially Opened

St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High Schools officially opens The Claremont Room – a brand new nurture room for children to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday school life.

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Increasing Number of Absences at Hairymyres Hospital Due to Mental Health

Medics are nearing the breaking-point with the largest number of stress-induced sick days in NHS Lanarkshire, according to The Royal College of Nursing. In the last three years alone, staff […]

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Let’s Tackle Teenage Loneliness

Teenage loneliness is a sad reality of modern life. The Oystercatcher looks at what steps can be taken to make a difference in Saint Andrew’s and Saint Bride’s High School.

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Scottish Government Unveils Plans To Tackle Mental Health

Over the course of the last month, it has become clear that mental health and suicide prevention have been high on the Scottish Government’s agenda. What steps are being taken […]

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Farcical Football Star

Annie Giordano| Arsenal player Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who earns £30,000 a week, has allegedly left his mum living in her 10ft storage unit warehouse which has no windows,carpets, toilets or washing […]

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Xanax: the deadly drug

Ciara McCormick Counterfeit Xanax is being mixed with fentanyl – a powerful synthetic painkiller – and being bought online. Disconcertingly,  these are being called a deadly mixture of drugs. They’re […]

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SCOTTISH KIDS “AMONG LEAST ACTIVE”

Adam Muirhead Barely one in ten Scottish children in the later years of school do the minimum recommended hour of physical exercise each day, according to the Scottish Government. Research […]

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World Kindness Day

Katie Hunter | Depute Editor-in-Chief Tomorrow, the 13th November 2017, marks World Kindness Day: 24 hours devoted to carrying out acts of kindness, regardless of their size. The day’s purpose […]

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Firework Safety

Niamh McGroarty | Reporter With Halloween having come and gone, bonfire night is just around the corner. As fun a night it can be watching the sky illuminate with bright […]

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Exam Time Again

Katie Hunter | Depute Editor-In-Chief With fourth year prelims approaching, feelings of anticipation and anxiety have undoubtedly started to rise for teachers and pupils alike. Having had the experience of […]

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Mental Health Matters

Rachael Smith | Reporter International Mental Health awareness day took place this week, on October 10th, with the purpose to destroy the stigma, raise much needed awareness and help the […]

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World Mental Health Day

|Katie Hunter World Mental Health Day was established 25 years ago in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. In some countries around the world, this forms just one […]

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SCOTTISH SCHOOL’S ROAD RACE

Olivia Carlin | Reporter On Wednesday 4th of October around 30 pupils went to Falkirk Stadium to run at the Scottish School Road Race.  Being the first race of the […]

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Life With Type 1 Diabetes

|Katie Hunter When faced with the word diabetes, what springs to mind? Poor eating and lack of exercise are both very common misconceptions and negative stereotypes strongly related to diabetes. […]

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