Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Eleven and Above
The road sign says it all - '10' - in this case, ten-year-olds, who are not eligible to attend Anderson High School, Lerwick. However, over a hundred children of eleven and above from outlying Shetland islands may be boarding there on a weekly, term-time basis. The Guardian carries the story. Apparently there is a surge of interest by the young in boarding in some parts of the UK. The plans on offer here have been met with resistance by quite a number of parents who, understandably, have misgivings.
Scottish Islands Explorer - offers boarding on islands, metaphorically