The Wood family from Aberdeen are testament to the strength of the human spirit, having faced down daughter Olivia's leukaemia, which hasn't left her alone since her 4th birthday.
As Scotland continues to plummet down the PISA rankings, our Celtic neighbour is heading in the opposite direction. The P&J spoke to Irish parents living in the Highlands and Aberdeen to find out why kids in Ireland are outperforming pupils in our schools.
We visited the new Greyhope School in Torry, where pupils and staff recently relocated from the old Walker Road School. We left every bit as impressed with the new facility as them.
The concerned parent says their children have witnessed “unbelievable” scenes there and likened them to “something from a movie”.
Edinbane School does not currently have a permanent or full-time teacher, and now the head teacher has handed in her notice.
Top north and north-east primary schools for pupil performance 2024 – find out how your school scored
Out of more than 400 schools, seven gained a full house of 40 points for the proportion of children meeting expected levels for reading, writing and numeracy.