Case Study Package: Scottish Teenage Book Prize: The Right to be Heard
Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017. The pupils explored the three books on the shortlist for the prize, which this year were The Haunting of Jessop Rise by Danny Weston, Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith and Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird. Pupils used these books as a starting point for a cross-curricular project that focussed on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The project saw the pupils learning how to stand up for their rights and get their voices heard! It also supported the school’s goal to become a Rights Respecting School.
Explore the case study below to read all about their project and get ideas about how you can use fiction to address children’s rights. You can also watch some of the trailers the pupils produced as part of the 2018 Scottish Teenage Book Prize Competition and explore our learning resources to accompany the shortlisted titles.