Category Archives: Literacy

S1 Excellent Projects

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Our S1 pupils have been working hard on their Excellent Projects for a few months now.  The creative responses to the books read by the pupils have been incredible – there are some really imaginative pieces.

Visitors to the school can view some of the projects in the LRC.

Research methods

Struggling to find good information to support your National assignment?  With billions of web pages making up the Internet, trying to find the current, relevant and appropriate information for your assignments can be difficult.  Check out the tips the LRC have for getting the best out of your research – use your time efficiently!

Come along and see how the LRC can support you as you carry out your research – for all levels from S1 through to S6.

Research methods

Literacy – S1 Parents’ Evening

On the back of conversations which staff had with parents at the S1 Parents’ Evening, the LRC and English Faculty thought it would be useful to share some of the tips and reading suggestions which were discussed/displayed last night (Thursday).

We would also like to take the opportunity to ‘thank’ everyone who took the time to share their favourite books with us – there will be a display around the school in the new year.

Supporting reading for pleasure
Becoming more confident readers [advice from our pupils]
Encouraging reading for pleasure [advice from our pupils]
Encouraging reading for pleasure [advice from our staff]

Reading suggestions
S1 reading suggestions, 1
S1 reading suggestions, 2

We hope you find the information useful.  You can follow us on Twitter @BBHS_Literacy for more literacy – reading, writing, digital, listening and talking – resources.

Author visit rounds off Book Week Scotland

Our Book Week Scotland events were rounded off by a visit from  author, Joan Lennon.

Our S1 pupils listened carefully as Joan talked about her passion for writing and her obsession with stories.  Joan explained that she is a messy writer – no neat character, setting and plot planning when she writes!

A final ‘thank you’ to Joan and Iona (Waterstones) for coming to Bell Baxter to help finish a busy Book Week Scotland.


“Book swap” event

Wednesday and Thursday saw staff and pupils joining the LRC for the “Book swap” event as Book Week Scotland almost draws to a close.  Everyone in the school has had the opportunity to swap a book they’ve already read for a new title – bring a book to get a book!  A number of people, staff and pupils, have gone home with new books to read.

Friday sees this year’s Book Week Scotland activities rounded off with a visit from author, Joan Lennon.