Expressive arts

In September 2014 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited primary schools in Argyll & Bute with the fantastic zoologist and children's author Nicola Davies.
Find out how Laura Reynolds, teacher at Rothesay Primary School, created a fantastic cross-curricular project involving poetry, art, nature and music inspired by Nicola's book "The Promise", and how Linda Mollins, librarian at Kirn Primary School, used Nicola's visit to get the whole school talking about books with a very special Book Bag.

In January 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited Primary Schools in Birmingham with the wonderful author Vivian French. Find out how Vivian's visit to Oasis Academy Short Heath got the whole school buzzing about books and inspired children from Reception to Y6 to write their own stories.

In May 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited Orkney and Shetland with Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown. Get inspired by teachers at Aith Junior High School in Shetland, who created fantastic cross-curricular projects to enthuse thier pupils about history and link Martin's visit to their class topics.

In July 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited the wilds of Cumbria with Blue Peter award winning author Pamela Butchart.
Find out how Ms Birkett and Mr Hyde, year 4 teachers at Yewdale Primary School, got all of their pupils buzzing about creative writing through a brilliantly bonkers project inspired by Pamela's book Baby Aliens Got My Teacher.

Physical education and literacy are easier bedfellows than you might think! This resource gives you loads of ideas to bring the two together and get the sports enthusiasts and literacy lovers in your class equally engaged.

Find out how Amanda Rawlings, teacher at Goodyburn Primary School in Perth and Kinross, used Lucy Hawking's Authors Live broadcast as the starting point for a brilliant project bringing together literacy, art and science.

Find out how Susannah Jefferies, P2 teacher at Carnegie Primary School in Fife, used Chae Strathies Authors Live broadcast as inspiration for a brilliant puppet making project!

This resource gives you and your pupils a chance to tackle discrimination and intolerance by spreading positive messages in your school and community. The activities are inspired by Hate, Alan Gibbons' hard-hitting novel about inertia in the face of hate crimes.

Emily MacKenzie is an exciting new talent in writing and illustrating picture books, and this resource is full of activities inspired by her first two books, Wanted:Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar and Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat!

A simple and fun guide to creating an illustrated character from start to finish!