Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag CLPL

How to Use the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag to Engage Pupils and Parents and Help Close the Attainment Gap

This November, the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag will be given to every Primary 1 child in Scotland in celebration of Book Week Scotland: Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December 2017. The P1 Bag contains the 3 shortlisted books for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and other exciting resources for families.

The Bookbug Primary 1 Bag is an excellent tool to promote stronger links between home and school learning – and a great way to engage families which will support children’s learning, confidence and attainment.

With parental engagement being a key part of How Good is Our School? (4th ed.) and Scottish Schools Parental Involvement Act (2006) this is a fantastic opportunity for schools to increase parental involvement using the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag. The books can act as a rich context for learning and sharing in the classroom increases excitement and engagement with reading. It also provides an excellent opportunity to invite parents in to schools or libraries to join in with their child’s enthusiasm and gives parents lots of practical ideas to use at home.

Course aims and learning outcomes

The CLPL session will include:

  • Fun and practical bag gifting ideas and why these are important for children and parents
  • Ideas for activities based on the 3 books
  • Joined up approaches between schools and libraries
  • How a love of reading is a key element to supporting attainment
  • Participating in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and Book Week Scotland

Course Details

Course Length: 1 ½ hours
Cost: Free
Delegate Numbers: 20 to 50 people

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must:

  • Be a P1 Teacher, School Literacy Co-ordinator, Primary School Head teacher or Librarian
  • Be involved in gifting the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag to children and families

Attending or Arranging a Training Session

This type of training is run once a year in selected local authorities. These local authorities change every year. Spaces are allocated on a first come first served basis. If your local authority is not receiving Primary 1 CLPL this year, but you would be interested in having a session in your local authority in future, you can register you interested by filling out the form on our main training page. If you have any problems signing up through the links below, please get in touch with or call 0131 5240 179.

CLPL Video 

If you couldn't make it along to a CLPL session, you can view an edited video version on youtube, filmed in Stornoway by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's Multimedia Unit on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

CLPL Dates for 2017

Local Authority Date Time Venue How to Attend
Aberdeenshire Wednesday 4 October 4.30pm-6pm Assembly Hall,
Meldrum Academy,
Colpy Road,
You can book a place through Aberdeenshire Learning and Development Online (ALDO).
Dundee Monday 2 October 4pm-5.30pm Tayview Primary School,
180 Dickson Avenue,
You can book a place through the Dundee City Council CPD site (internal site).
East Renfrewshire Thursday 5 October 4pm-5.30pm Barrhead Foundry,
Main Street,
G78 1SW
You can book a place using the East Renfrewhsire CPD calendar or by contacting 
North Lanarkshire Wednesday 11 October 4pm-5.30pm Coatbridge Community Centre,
9 Old Monkland Road,
Please contact your local Bookbug Co-ordinator, Marion Kunderan, to book a place:
South Lanarkshire

Thursday 5 October

Please note 12 October
date has been cancelled

4pm-5.30pm Banqueting Hall,
South Lanarkshire Council,
Almada St,
You can book a place on this date  through the South Lanarkshire's People Connect system.
West Dunbartonshire Tuesday 3 October 4pm-5.30pm Education Resource Service (ERS),
C/O Edinbarnet Campus,
Craigpark Street,
G81 5BS
You can book a place using the West Dunbartonshire CPD service website.
Western Isles Wednesday 11 October 4.30pm-6pm e-Sgoil,
44 Francis Street,
HS1 2NF 
Please contact Donna Campbell - - to book a place.