Creating A Reading Culture

Creating a reading culture is the act of nurturing an environment where reading is valued, respected, and encouraged. Not only is reading at the heart of the school curriculum, but it is important to the personal, social and academic success of our children and young people.

Creating a Reading Culture Posts

National Poetry Day 6/10/22

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry, taking place on the 6th of October 2022. This year’s theme is The Environment. Visit the National Poetry… Read more

Nethermains Primary School – Library Refurbishment

Last year we were contacted by Mrs Firth from Nethermains Primary School in Denny to give advice on book-banding their reading schemes. A Teams meeting… Read more

BorrowBox Stats Through the Roof!

Staff and pupils in Falkirk Council have had automatic access to 1000s of eBooks and eAudiobooks through their Glow account since 2018. We provide this… Read more

Reviews of The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans from #FalkirkReadingTeachers’ Book Group

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans is a fabulously funny story about a girl who has BIG FEELINGS which get her into… Read more

Reviews of Hag Storm by Victoria Williamson #FalkirkReadingTeachers’ Book Group

  Hag Storm by Victoria Williamson is a spooky tale based on the atmospheric poem Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns. It imagines his life as… Read more

School Library Development: Sacred Heart Primary School Case Study 2

The new furniture has arrived and we created a story corner and senior comfy reading area for pupils to relax and enjoy their new books.… Read more

Reading Schools Accreditation

In 2019–20, Falkirk Council piloted the Reading Schools accreditation programme as part of a FVWL RIC initiative. Evaluation showed clear evidence of impact on learners,… Read more

Live Literature funding

Apply now for Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature programme, a wonderful opportunity to invite an author to your school for £75 instead of £175. Scottish… Read more

#Falkirk Reading Teachers’ Book Group

See the latest reviews here #FalkirkReadingTeachers′ Book Group (1) Read more

School Library Development: Sacred Heart Primary School Case Study

One of our main roles in supporting our primary schools is to help them develop and refurbish their school libraries. We tailor our support according… Read more

#Falkirk Reading Teachers’ Early Years Book Group: STEM Focus

Our Early Years Book Group has been looking at new picture books that can be used for STEM. Picture books are fantastic for stimulating learning… Read more

#Falkirk Reading Teachers’ Book Group

Our teacher book group is continuing to read, discuss and review a range of new books for children and we want to share this as… Read more

Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Picture Books

You Can Be Campaign – Book Audit | Zero Tolerance The You Can Be Book Audit is a chance for ELCs and nurseries to win… Read more

Early Years Picture Book Group

Inclusive Stories Our last round of books focused on LGBT+ families and inclusive stories. All children deserve to see their own lives represented in the… Read more

#FalkirkReadingTeachers Book Group Reviews

The Learning Resource Service runs two book groups for teachers and early years practitioners in the Falkirk council area. They aim to:   increase teacher… Read more

The RED Book Award is 15 years old!

The RED Book Award celebrates its 15th anniversary and to mark this achievement, the wonderful shortlist focuses on a BAME theme: Summer Bird Blue by… Read more

RED Book Award 14

  Falkirk Council’s RED (Read Enjoy Debate)  Book Award is now in its 14th year and the excellent shortlist of books is: The Quiet at the End… Read more