Blog Posts tagged: creating a reading culture

Students holding up an art project

Fundraising for Syrian Refugees at Perth Academy Library

Moved by the story of Syrian refugees in Elizabeth Laird's book Welcome to Nowhere, Perth Academy pupils decided to harness their baking talents and hold a cake sale to raise money for displaced families. In this interview we find out how they went about it!

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Pupils gathered to hear stories in Elgin Academy library

Elgin Academy Library: Top Tips for Inspiring Pupils to Read

Shelagh Toonen is the librarian at Elgin Academy library and has been Highly Commended in our 2018 Learning Professional Award. In this blog post, find out about the library projects and initiatives that are switching pupils on to reading at Elgin!

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Teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize

Helping Reluctant Readers Take Part in a Scottish Teenage Book Prize Book Group

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic project to take part in to encourage your pupils to read for pleasure and allow them to make their voices heard. In this blog post, school librarian Ruth Fry describes how she recruits a mixture of keen and reluctant readers to take part in the reading and voting.

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A group of teenagers at the launch of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2018

How to Inspire Your Book Group with the #ScotTeenBookPrize - Kinross High School

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is free and easy, and it's a great way to inspire your pupils to read for pleasure. In this blog post, staff and pupils from Kinross High School explain how they set up a book group to take part in the 2017 Scottish Teenage Book Prize.

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Children at an Authors Live event

Authors Live from the Archives: Secondary

Our Authors Live broadcasts feature some of the greatest names in writing, illustration and poetry for children and young people – and they are all available to watch for free on our website. To celebrate reaching 60 broadcasts, we have put together some of our highlights for secondary schools to enjoy!

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A pupil posting a vote into a ballot box

How to use #ScotTeenBookPrize to enthuse a class about reading - Inverclyde Academy

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic opportunity to promote reading for pleasure. You can choose to take part with a small group of pupils or invite entire classes to take part! In this blog post, Inverclyde Academy librarian Susan Morton explains how she collaborated with the school's English department to get pupils reading and voting.

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Children enjoying an Authors Live event!

Authors Live from the Archives: Upper Primary

Our Authors Live broadcasts feature some of the greatest names in children's writing, illustration and poetry – and they're all available to watch for free on our website. To celebrate reaching 60 broadcasts, we've put together some of our highlights for 8-11-year-olds to enjoy!

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A newspaper report inspired by the novel Grass, on display in the classroom

Using an author visit to inspire cross-curricular fun

Inviting a writer in to visit your pupils can be a hugely motivating experience. In this blog post, teacher Leanne Barclay describes how a visit from Cathy MacPhail led to a wide range of cross-curricular activities in the school, including graffiti art, musical compositions, and newspaper reports.

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Children enjoying Authors Live in 2014

Authors Live from the Archives: Lower Primary

Our Authors Live broadcasts feature some of the greatest names in children's writing, illustration and poetry – and they're all available to watch for free on our website. To celebrate reaching 60 broadcasts, we've put together some of our highlights for nurseries and P1-3 classes to enjoy!

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young woman writing in a notebook

Celebrating a School Publication of Pupils' Writing

‘The Doon Review’ is a quarterly journal featuring short stories, reviews and illustrations by Doon academy students. To celebrate the magazine's sixth edition, we caught up with library assistant Chris Kelso and some of the pupil contributors to talk about the stories, reviews and artwork appearing in this issue.

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