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

This resource uses Malcolm McNeill's fantastic book The Beginning Woods as an example for podcasting and filmmaking activities, but you can use these activities with any class novel!

In March 2016 children's author and environmentalist Christiane Dorion visited primary schools in Inverclyde, West Lothian and Dundee as part of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

Find out how Christiane's visit inspired P5 pupils at St Mary's Primary School in Inverclyde to create their own non-fiction pop-up books as part of a a brilliant cross-curricular project.

Joy Cameron, Primary 1/2 teacher at Lochnell Primary School in Argyll, took part in our Authors Live Champions Programme in 2016. Joy took Ed Vere's Authors Live event as inspiration for a fantastic transition project involving all pre-five, P1 and P2 pupils.

Read Joy's blog about the brilliant activities which she ran in her classroom to welcome the new P1 pupils into the school, watch Ed vere's Authors Live event on-demand and take a look at the learning resources with lots of brilliant cross-curricluar activity ideas inspired by Ed Vere's wonderful picture books.

Author, environmental campaigner and education specialist Christiane Dorion shares her top tips for introducing scientific concepts in your classroom and igniting children's curiosity about the world around us.

Ross Collins, author and illustrator of the hilarious picture book 'There's a Bear on My Chair', gives his top tips for drawing his two feuding characters - a smug polar bear and a very angry mouse!

These activities inspired by MG Leonard's Beetle Boy are fantastic if you want to explore the world of insects with your pupils! The activities are designed to help your pupils research and observe some fascinating beetle behaviour. Although the activities are inspired by the novel, you don't need to own a copy to take advantage of these great resources!

Find out how Lesley Glasgow, teacher at Hilton Primary School in Inverness, used Liz Pichon's hugely popular Tom Gates series as inspiration for a brilliant cross-curricular project.

Find out how Jennifer Horan, Network Librarian at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire, used Jackie Kay's Authors Live broadcast as inspiration for a brilliant performance poetry project with her young writers group.

Elizabeth Wein is the award-winning author of a host of fantastic novels for young adults, including a series of gripping novels about young female pilots. These resources will give you lots of ideas for activities and cross-curricular projects inspired by these novels!

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