Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wikipedia founder creates ‘factual’ news site

Entrepreneur Jimmy Wales has launched Wikitribune, a collaboration between journalists and citizens that will put facts first. But in the age of fake news, can facts really change our minds? – The Day As ever, I highly recommend reading The … Continue reading

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 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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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

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

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