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 will advertise any upcoming opportunitities to become a Schools Champion on this page, or sign up to our Schools e-Newsletters to get opportunities direct to your inbox!


Authors Live Schools Champion: Unheard Voices

We are looking for a Schools Champion to plan and deliver a creative learning project during the spring term based on the theme of Unheard Voices.