Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Caption competition!

Hurrah! The Day has brought back its Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition! 😀 For frolicking, feisty fun, follow the hyperlink and click on the image of Trump and the Easter Bunny to submit your ideas, or hand … Continue reading

March 23, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Happy Belated World Poetry Day!

Clishmaclaver would like to post a belated celebration of World Poetry Day, which she missed two days ago – thanks to RL! 🙁 This year, by happy coincidence, World Poetry Day coincided with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Screenagers are struggling to read people’s feelings in real life…

The Empathy Gap – The Sunday Times Magazine A colleague gave me a hard copy of this article this morning, and I’m posting a hyperlink because it’s really very interesting! Parents, pupils, teachers; anyone with an interest in young people’s … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake news, you say?

How do I know this isn’t fake news? 😉 This weekend, one of the world’s leading educators said schools should focus on tackling the problem of fake news. “Distinguishing what is true from what is not is a critical skill … Continue reading

March 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Victim or villain..?

A The Day Briefing: The Laws of War dropped into my mailbox today. The gist of this discursive ‘Hot Topic’ piece is that, “Yesterday a British marine had his murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter reduced to manslaughter. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Word of the Week!

filibuster ˈfɪlɪbʌstə/ noun: filibuster; plural noun: filibusters 1. an action such as prolonged speaking which obstructs progress in a legislative assembly in a way that does not technically contravene the required procedures. Synonyms: delaying tactics, stonewalling, procrastination, obstruction, delaying, blocking, … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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13 words we borrowed from Arabic

Arabic is one of the five most spoken languages in the world, with some 400 million users. It’s also one of the most ancient, varied and beautifully scripted languages in existence. Its influence on Spanish since the time of the … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Adding ‘And then the murders began’ instantly makes any book better

So anyway, Clishmaclaver was reading The Daily Dot and came across a new literary truism! 😉 How about Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach? “Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life. And then the … Continue reading

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