Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart

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 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart

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

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

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 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart

Growth mind-set…

Check out this, from Challenging Learning‘s FB feed – “Todays #ThursdayThought. If you’re interested in#growthmindset why not come along to our conferences in August. Learn how you can help your students’ foster a growth mindset from creator Carol Dweck and Challenging Learning’s James … Continue reading

March 30, 2017
by Miss Stewart

Angus Autism Awareness Team launch Crowdfunder appeal

A big shout out to Brechin High pupils in the news! 😀 The Angus Autism Awareness Team, from left; (back) Christopher Glen, chairman Davie McKinnon. (front) Lennon Watson , Alex Smith. Here is the link to their CrowdFunder page. @AngusAutism … Continue reading

March 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart

Diary of a Brechin Kid!

The most wonderful P7 pupils from Brechin’s cluster primaries joined me in the library yesterday to create comics; ‘slam diaries’ about pupils’ transition to high school – their very own Diary of a Brechin Kid! 😀 Taking their inspiration from … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart

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

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