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Ainslie McCabe, a class teacher at Neilston Primary School gives hints and tips for how to create a buzz around a Read, Write, Count gifting event in your school.

This guide by Linda Cracknell will help your pupils explore and develop their creative writing. From tips for exploring characters and setting to shaping a story and refining their work, this resource will develop key skills for expressing themselves.

This resource will give you and your pupils great activity ideas to try with any book. From designing a board game, to holding a balloon debate, to creating a video diary, this resource will help your pupils also to not only enjoy the books they are reading, but to gain a deeper understanding of the text.

It can be hugely rewarding to bring different generations together in learning activities. In this resource, find out how pupils and older people can interview each other and produce pieces of writing.

At St. Ninian’s Primary School, South Ayrshire, our Primary 1/2 and Primary 7 classes have enjoyed taking part in a Shared Reading project. The aim of this project was to increase pupils’ enjoyment in reading.

Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017.

In March 2018, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took the former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson back on the road as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations.

John Fardell, author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using drawing as a starting point for creative writing. John's best known illustrated picture books include The Day Louis Got Eaten and Manfred the Baddie.

In January 2018, author and illustrator John Fardell retoured with the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour as part of our 20th Anniversary Tour celebrations. John visited schools across Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! 

Mrs Lalor, Principal Teacher, attended a Twilight course at the start of the academic year where we were advised that we were 1 of 10 schools chosen to take part in Shared Reading in East Dunbartonshire Council. Holy Trinity was delighted to be involved in this initiative.

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