An exciting opportunity for a Highland practitioner has arisen to work with the Scottish Book Trust.
They’re looking for a creative teacher to develop fun and dynamic activities around one of their Authors Live events and report back about their classroom experiences online and share with the Local Authority. In return they will provide you with £400 to spend on workshops, books or anything to help the creative process.
CLICK HERE for some of the ideas that have been shared so far.
The authors are Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve. CLICK HERE for the link to their Authors Live events.
Any practitioners wishing to take part in this event should send a brief outline of what they plan to do with their pupils and the funding to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday there was a fantastic Twilight CPD session held by the Scottish Book Trust in Dingwall Education Centre.
The Scottish Book Awards are coming . . . but how can schools get involved?
Firstly, regarding Scottish Book Trust’s annual Bookbug event, each Primary 1 in Highland will shortly receive a pack with three fantastic books. The Scottish Book Trust are keen for schools to, where possible, bring each of the three stories to life in the classroom. There are a wealth of curricular opportunities within each of the stories. Here are a few that the Scottish Book Trust have suggested:
Resources – Age 3-7
CLICK HERE for a specific ‘Paper Dolls’ themed activity.
Schools can begin to teach the skill of voting in Primary 1 through the use of the Bookbug pack. By removing the voting slips from the packs, and using these as ballots (once you have read the children each of the three books), children can vote for their favourite text.
Register your class’ votes by signing up before December 31st on the following link:
Scottish Book Trust – REGISTRATION
With the Bookbug bags, the Scottish Book Trust are suggesting that classes or schools have a “Gifting Event”. Ideas can be found on www.scottishbooktrust.com/scba
Middle/upper Primary and Secondary can get involved too. Follow the links below for further information:
Scottish Book Trust – RESOURCES
Resources – Age 8-11
Resources – Age 12-16
Share how your class or school are taking part by commenting on this post.