IT’S never too early to learn something new like are children who eat breakfast out performing those who don’t and how are Scottish wildlife being affected by climate change?
Children who eat breakfast perform better in school
Pupils who eat breakfast are up to twice as likely to do well at school as those who do not, according to the biggest study of its kind.
Researchers found a “significant link” between eating breakfast and performing above average on teacher assessment scores. There was also a strong link between eating a healthy breakfast – such as cereal, bread, dairy or fruit – and doing well at school.
There was no such link for the one in five pupils who ate junk for breakfast, such as crisps or sweets.
The study on around 5,000 pupils from more than 100 primary schools was led by a team at Cardiff University.
St Andrews annual fashion charity show teams with mental health charity
The annual St Andrews Charity Fashion Show (FS) has announced that it will be teaming up with mental health charity SANE.
Taking place every February, the fashion show can host up to 1,500 guests and feature a range of fashion designers from across the UK.
The aim is to nurture young British talent through the Young Designer Award (YDA), while celebrating well-established brands on the runway.
YDA is a nation-wide talent search for the best and brightest upcoming British designers. Five finalists are chosen to complete a five-piece collection in ten weeks based on the FS2016 creative theme “BARE”; a judging panel of industry experts and fashion journalists chooses the winner in January, before all the finalists’ collections are shown on our catwalk in February, in front of international press such as Vogue, Tatler and The New York Times.
Scottish wildlife at risk from rising temperatures
Climate change is already affecting UK nature, with wildlife “increasingly at risk” as temperatures rise, conservationists have warned.
A report from the RSPB shows the impact warming temperatures in Europe are having on birds, bees, butterflies and plants and the risks of future impacts from more extreme storms, loss of habitat and disruption between predators and prey.
The study shows extreme weather such as heavy rainstorms – which is already becoming more frequent as a result of a warming world – hits species such as Scotland’s capercaillie and cormorant-like seabird the shag.
Rosslyn Chapel remains reburied in church grounds
Human remains discovered during maintenance work at an historic church have now been reburied in its grounds.
The remains of three skeletons were found inside Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian - which featured in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code - when work to the heating system required floor slabs to be lifted.
Radiocarbon dating of two of the skeletons indicates they could have been buried in the mid-15th century, possibly around the same time the chapel was being constructed.