Blog Posts tagged: teaching inspiration

Julia Donaldson and husband dancing

Journeys with Julia: Interdisciplinary Learning at Castleview School

Castleview School in Stirling were our Schools Champions for Julia Donaldson's recent Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour. Inspired by Julia's books, the classes explored the theme of 'Journeys' through fantastic, cross-curricular projects!

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Oceans and Sustainability: Creative Learning at Castleton Primary

Primary 4 pupils from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow were our Schools Champion for Nicola Davies's Authors Live. Inspired by Nicola Davies’s book, Dolphin Baby, the class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

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Students working on their project

Exploring the Stories of Refugees Through Art and Drama

Find out how Greenfaulds High School used Alpha, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

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Promoting Scots Language at Fife College

Find out how a series of Scots-focused events at Fife College proved eye-opening for students and their teacher!

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Celebrating the Bookbug Picture Book Prize: A Bedtime Stories Project at Troon Primary School

Troon Primary School were our Champion School for the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Here Aileen Roan, Depute Head Teacher at Troon Primary, shares all of the brilliant activities which they did around the prize to get their whole school community buzzing about books.

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Getting Grounded! Elgin Academy’s Mental Health Awareness Project

With the help of local mental health awareness groups and graphic novelist Adam Murphy, pupils used the ideas from Juno Dawson's Authors Live event to create their own comics on mental health awareness.

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P2 and P3 children receive Read, Write, Count bags

Read, Write, Count: Family Learning at Carnegie Primary School

Susannah Jeffries, P2 teacher at Carnegie Primary, shares plans for Read, Write, Count family learning sessions and activities taking place throughout the school year.

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Children receive their Read, Write, Count bags

Read, Write, Count Launch Party at Carnegie Primary School

To launch Read, Write, Count and celebrate the gifting of Read, Write, Count bags to P2 and P3 pupils, Carnegie Primary School held a brilliant party for children and their families, complete with stories, games, giant presents and lots of cake!

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Students working on a bike

Books and Bikes: Linking Sport and Literacy at Woodburn Primary School

At Woodburn Primary School in Midlothian, primary 6 pupils took part in a brilliant project inspired by Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin's Authors Live. Judith Little, P6 class teacher at Woodburn Primary, shares the brilliant activities she ran in her classroom linking sport, literacy and practical skills.

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Students working on their books

Creating Non-Fiction Pop-up Books

In March 2016 author and environmentalist Christiane Dorion visited schools in Inverclyde, West Lothian and Dundee. At St Mary's Primary School in Inverclyde, Christiane's visit inspired a brilliant cross-curricular project involving puppets, pop-up books and fascinating facts about our planet.

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