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Celebrating 10 years: the impact of Authors Live
Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Authors Live.
Authors Live is a series of world class children’s author and illustrator events brought directly to your classroom, library or home for free, live on the web. Over 70 events from the last 10 years are available to watch on demand from world famous authors, including interviews, draw-alongs, and writing workshops.
- 5,155,549 views from schools in all Scottish local authorities and across the UK
- 93% of viewers have carried out additional activities relating to the programme
- 89% of learning professionals agreed that Authors Live has encouraged the children/young people they work with to read more widely
- 62% of viewers discovered a new author through the programme
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'Authors Live is important for so many reasons: the collective enjoyment of reading, connecting us with others around Scotland and beyond, and the introduction to new authors or books.'
St Peter's Primary, Scottish Borders
Authors Live events have been a key part of my teaching for several years - through many different children and schools, all the events have been wonderful!
Libberton Primary, South Lanarkshire
Incredibly valuable for a small rural school who cannot get author visits due to location. Our pupils feel like they have a real connection when they take part, and that they are right in the front of the audience.
Burravoe Primary, Shetland