Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ask the question: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Whilst it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead-girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there is a growing number of people who are criticising the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers. – Buzzfeed Continue reading

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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If you love a thing…

Just had to do a big ‘shout out’ for one of our very talented 6th year pupils, Chloe D. As previously posted, Chloe created a wonderful piece of digital art for me based on Marvel’s Hawkeye – Because, Hawkeye! 😉 … Continue reading

April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Curating diversity…

A recent School Library Journal article made Clishmaclaver pause for thought. 😉 This inspiring success story – about guiding reading via enabling technologies – really adds something to current diversity dialogues  – College Student Creates App to Lead Young People To Diverse Books … Continue reading

Anne Frank: A History For Today

April 21, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

Top: Julia G. delivering her talk to Maisondieu Primary pupils; Bottom: LtoR (Back row): Sadie S; Halle B; Brooke G; Kayley D. (Front row) Dana M; Gwen O.

The culmination of a school collaboration with The Anne Frank Trust UK, sees 3rd year history pupils from Brechin Community Campus curate the trust’s highly acclaimed, “Anne Frank: A History For Today” Exhibition. Pupils have been trained to be Peer Guides – an intensive, day-long workshop presented by Eilidh Lean of The Anne Frank Trust, equipped pupils to present talks on themes such as, Understanding Prejudice; Responsibility and Resistance; The Historical Context of the Holocaust; Human Rights; Identity and Diversity. Pupils will be delivering guided tours of the exhibit throughout its two week long installation on campus; until Friday 28th April.

Today, two classes of youngsters from Maisondieu Primary School came to visit, and the feedback received was excellent! 🙂

The Anne Frank Schools Programme takes the poignant messages of Anne’s life and diary and helps students understand the damage caused by prejudice and hatred. It helps young people:

  • Increase their knowledge of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
  • Understand the consequences of unchecked prejudice and discrimination.
  • Explore, understand, respect and celebrate cultural diversity.
  • Learn more about themselves and their local community.
  • Increase their confidence, as they develop their literacy and presentation skills.
  • Develop respect for others.

Principle Teacher of Social Subjects, Ralph Coates, said of the Schools Programme, “I’m delighted to have this opportunity for our pupils to promote key societal themes of tolerance and diversity, and share understanding of the dangers of prejudice. The programme is designed to share the messages of Anne’s story within our local community and empower participating pupils, giving them key transferable skills.

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April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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6 Gateway Comics for Noobies!

Like the idea of trying a comic but don’t know where to start with this vast, sprawling medium; full of story-arcs and mini runs? 😮 This article from Book Riot’s Booknerdlandia opens a window into some top notch, well-written – … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Post-DeeCon PopDundee!

POPDUNDEE exists as a means for Dundee students & young artists to sell & promote their artwork! “We believe presenting these kind of opportunities not only allows the public the chance to purchase local and exclusive artwork, but also gives … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Rictus sardonicus..?

The Man Who Laughs , adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel and starring Conrad Veidt, is a horror tragedy released by Universal Studios in 1928. It marks a symbolic passing of the (horror genre) torch, as it incorporates the themes and tropes of German Expressionism and those of what would become the Universal Monster era. Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Crossing the Godzilla Threshold…

I’ve just received a press release – it doesn’t matter what for – that has listed all the different ways the world might end, based on scenarios from films, and how people have stated they would respond. It is stupid, and now I will explain why on a scenario-by-scenario basis. Continue reading

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