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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.

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.

Sunnyside Paired Reading Project

Pupils, teachers and parents at Sunnyside Primary School in Clackmannanshire took part in a paired-reading project for the launch of the Bookbug Picture Books that were issued to the children in December 2017.

In St John’s Primary School, South Ayrshire, our Primary 6 children have recently taken part in a fantastic shared reading project. It has been a very successful project in our class and around the school. We have started a reading journey and have been involved in lots of activities.

Early steps on the journey….


Our project began when Stirling Council hosted a training session earlier this session which was delivered by Scottish Book Trust. I attended the event and was shown a variety of picture books, including the

Ainsley Rogers, Primary 4 class teacher from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow, took part in our Schools Champion programme in 2017. Inspired by Nicola Davies' Authors Live event, Ainsley's class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

Find out how Kirstin Armstrong, art teacher at Greenfaulds High School, used Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord, 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.

Find out how Rosemary Richey, lecturer at Fife College, used Matthew Fitt's Scots language Authors Live event as the starting point for a Scots storytelling project with young adult learners.

In September 2016 author, illustrator and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell visited primary schools in East Renfrewshire, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen and Abderdeenshire on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

In May 2016 children's author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre visited primary schools in the Highlands on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

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