Learning Resources

John Young's Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist, a story of adventure, travel and friendship, has been shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019. Watch this video to find out more about how John came up with the book and pick some top writing tips.

This guide by Linda Cracknell will help your pupils explore and develop their creative writing. From tips for exploring characters and setting to shaping a story and refining their work, this resource will develop key skills for expressing themselves.

Activity ideas to help your pupils explore themes of space exploration and home