Learning Resources

The Tweed Reads Schools project aims to inspire primary pupils to read by positioning secondary pupils as reading role models. Watch the video to find out how Peebles High School pupils have been planning and delivering lessons in cluster primary schools designed to enthuse their primary peers about reading!

The Tweed Reads project aims to inspire pupils in the Tweeddale area to read through a variety of innovative approaches. Watch the video to pick up some ideas to inspire a love of reading in your school!

The Tweed Reads project is an innovative approach to getting pupils across a whole community reading for pleasure. Check out the case study to find out how Peebles High School are leading the efforts to raise the profile of reading in the Tweeddale area!

Using accessible versions of picture books can help pupils with a print disability to enjoy stories. Additionally, using symbolised sheets can help them participate in the story as well as discuss it afterwards. In this video, Joanna Courtney of CALL Scotland shows how accessible sheets and symbolised resources can be used with a group of pupils from Braidburn School.

In September 2017, author and screen-writer Ciaran Murtagh visited primary schools in Renfrewshire, East Aryshire and Falkirk on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

This resource from primary teacher Susannah Jeffries will provide plenty of inspiration to get your pupils writing. The resource encourages pupils to use the work of authors as their inspiration, finding out about their work and going on to create their own stories. Happy writing!

Attending a writer event can lead to some fantastic cross-curricular learning. This resource, created in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival, gives you lots of ideas to help maximise the impact of a writer visit.

In February 2017, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took brilliant Scottish storyteller and award-winning author Lari Don to Northern Ireland for a week of exciting school events! Lari saw over 1500 students at 13 schools, and enthralled pupils with her magical storytelling. 

Attending a writer event is a fantastic experience for pupils, whether you invite a writer into school or go out to see one at a festival. This handy guide, created in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival, will help you prepare pupils and yourself for getting the most out of any event.

Emily Gravett, author and illustrator of Monkey and Me and Orange Pear Apple Bear, gives top tips on how to draw Pete the Badger from her latest book Tidy. Watch Emily's video and draw Pete the Badger yourself!