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

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.

@AnneFrankTrust #Education #AnneFrank #knowledge #skills #confidence #discrimination @MaisondieuPS @BrechinHigh1 #BrechinClishmaclaver

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

April 18, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The long read…

But Woolf’s ideal reader, who disappears as she reads and tries on alternate identities, is now under siege. Our stories are going social and, as new platform technologies remake the reading experience into something increasingly interactive, we now must ask what we’re giving up in the bargain. Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Marvel Comics

Another readable blog from Booknerdlandia, this time focusing on issues of ‘gender’ in Marvel Comics, but also contributing to the on-going ‘diversity’ stooshie ignited by a recent Marvel press conference; as per previously discussed by Clishmaclaver. 😉 “…top editors and … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake News: The Fightback!

Facebook to offer users tips on spotting fake news – The Guardian Google adds fact checking feature to search results to debunk fake news – iNews Google, like Facebook, has come under increasing pressure to tackle the rise of fake … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Checking the Checkers

Google and Facebook have announced new techniques to help users spot misleading news stories. Meanwhile Germany plans to fine firms which spread fake news. Which approach will work better? – The Day

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Book of the Month!

April’s Book of the Month, is the ‘Book of the Moment’, is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. 🙂 Clishmaclaver has no budget left to buy a new BOTM unfortunately >sob< so I’m making my own personal copy of this … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can you gig it?

“In Gig We trust” Continue reading

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