Blog Posts tagged: Book Week Scotland for Schools

Marjolein Robertson

Comedian to teach stand-up in schools for Book Week Scotland

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson embarks on tour of rural schools

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Great Gifting Ideas for the Bookbug P1 Family Bag

Every year during Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust sends the Bookbug P1 Family Bag to every P1 child in Scotland. Here teachers from three schools who took part last year tells us about how they made gifting the packs a special occasion

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The Great Rebel Booklist!

As part of our annual campaign to get Scotland writing, we are asking primary and secondary pupils across the country to create a piece of personal or collaborative writing inspired by the 2018 theme Rebel. To get your pupils inspired to participate in our writing campaign, why not explore rebels and rebellion by reading one of the books below with your class, specially selected by Jim Taylor from Lighthouse, Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop?

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Check out our Reading Dares Resource for Schools and Libraries

A fantastic resource for Book Week Scotland and beyond! Schools and libraries can get young people involved in our Reading Dares campaign with this lesson plan and resource.

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What are schools and libraries up to for Book Week Scotland 2016?

It's easy to take part in Book Week Scotland, whether you're a primary or secondary school or in a public library. We've gathered some fun and inspiring examples of plans from practitioners around the country. You're sure to find something here you can try during Book Week Scotland or throughout the whole year!

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Teenage pupils at Jackie Kay's Authors Live event

How to Prepare for Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is just one week, but the work you do around creating a reading culture can lay the foundations for years of success in engaging pupils with reading. In this blog post, we outline some quick and easy first steps that schools can take not only to make Book Week Scotland a success, but to create a sustained reading culture in school.

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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess on Censorship

Watch Carnegie Award-winning author Melvin Burgess discuss his views on censorship, young adult fiction and discussing challenging content with young people.

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7 Fantastic Library Displays

If you can make your library look inviting and inclusive, the readers will come! Grange Academy librarian June Reid has a wealth of ideas to share, including some fantastic displays created for Book Week Scotland.

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Secondary pupils

Quick Things for Schools to Do During Book Week Scotland

Don't have much time to plan for Book Week Scotland? Don't worry - it's often the smallest changes that have the biggest impact. Here are some practical, easily achievable ideas to help you raise the profile of reading for pleasure and help guide pupils towards the right book.

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Buckie High School Pupils

Buckie High School's Top Secret Mission

Steve Cole's books inspire the students of Buckie High School!

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