Schools Champions

Apply for funding for a creative literacy project!

Scottish Book Trust is looking for creative and dynamic teachers and librarians to showcase the potential of its programme of virtual author events, Authors Live, as well as out Scottish Book Trust Prizes. 

For each Authors Live broadcast and Scottish Book Trust Prize we select a teacher or librarian to work with on an imaginative project within the classroom. These School Champions are given a £400 grant plus resources and support to help demonstrate innovative approaches to engagement with literacy.

Grants can be spent on the purchase of books, working with external practitioners or trips and adventures that spark the imagination and curiosity of pupils. Projects can involve cross curricular activities and partnership working - the more creative the better! Get inspired by looking through out past Schools Champions projects


What we offer you

  • An investment of £400 which you can decide how to spend, to allow you to chose resources to help you engage fully with you allocated project. You many wish to spend your money on books or schools visits from artists or educational practitioners to give added value to your project. 
  • Full and friendly support in getting the most out of every aspect of the programme from Scottish Book Trust's Schools Outreach Co-ordinator. 
  • Support in applying for GTCS's Award for Professional Recognition in Creativity


What we ask in return

  • A written case study to showcase your work on the Scottish Book Trust website. This may take the form of a 600 word blog entry, photo diary, video or resources. 
  • Each champion will be asked to take part in a CLPL session for other learning professionals in their local area to share their classroom experiences of useing Authors Live or Scottish Book Trust Awards. 


How you can get involved

We are currently looking for Schools Champions for the Authors Live events with Kes Gray and Phil Earle as well as the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Click on the links below to find out more. 

Apply now to be the Schools Champion for
Quick Quack Quentin
Phil Earle
Scottish Teenage Book Prize
Kes Grey Phil Earle Scottish Teenage Book Prize

To apply, send a brief email to Kelsey Jubin, Schools Outreach Co-ordinator, outlining any initial ideas for your project and why you would like to get involved.