Authors Live – Sav Akyuz

Illustrator Sav Akyuz of ‘I Am Bear and Bear Moves’ will be on Authors Live on Thursday 21st February, 11am – 11.40am.

Authors Live sessions can be watched live, or can be accessed in the Watch on Demand section of the Scottish Book Trust website.


Date: Tuesday 21st February 2019
Time: 11am – 11.40am
Target Audience: S1 – S6

Please note that the link to watch is emailed to you manually by one of the Scottish Book Trust team. As this is not an automatic process, please sign up to watch as soon as you can so that they can get your link to you in plenty of time.

Keep Scotland Beautiful – Young Reporters Scotland Competition

Keep Scotland Beautiful have an exciting competition that could be developed as part of an interdisciplinary literacy and social studies context, whilst developing real purpose and audience through writing.

“We want to hear from you! Whether it’s through film, photography or writing, we want to hear and share with others, your voice about environmental and sustainability issues that affect you and your local community.”

The competition is running until the end of February.

CLICK HERE to find out more

Futurelearn – Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood

Futurelearn offers a number of free online courses across a range of of subject areas.

This week they have started a short two week course on Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood that aims to explore the importance of phonological awareness and the early teaching of phonics. The courses are designed to promote reflection.

CLICK HERE to sign up and find out more


Developing a Reading Culture – First Minister’s Reading Challenge

Scottish Book Trust’s new planning and evaluation toolkit, aligned with ‘How Good is Our School? 4‘, can help you evaluate the work you are already doing to build a reading culture in your school. If you haven’t yet registered for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge this year, sign up today for access this new resource (and many more).

The National Improvement Hub also contains further information for schools.