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Pupils to get high school 'headstart'

The bell may have sounded for the end of the academic year on Friday, but staff at some of the Island’s secondary schools will spend part of the summer bringing literacy and numeracy alive for students joining them in September.

More than 100 11-year-olds who are making the move from primary to secondary school have been identified to take part in week-long ‘headstart’ schemes during the holidays.

Ballakermeen, Castle Rushen, QEII and Ramsey Grammar are taking part.

The new minister for education and children, Tim Crookall, says the benefits of such a scheme aren't just academic:

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