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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.

Book amnesty

Do you have a class textbook lurking in your house?  Do you keep meaning to drop books off to your teachers or the LRC?

The subject faculties and LRC are asking all pupils in S4, S5 and S6 to return books belonging to the school.  Staff are preparing resources for the change of timetable in June and need to have all the books – textbooks, class texts, library books etc. –  ready for use with the new classes.

In particular, all books used for National 5 and Higher courses should be returned as a matter of urgency.  Books, class textbooks and LRC books, can be dropped off to the LRC or English Faculty during the Induction Day on Friday, 31st May.

Many thanks for your support.

Images from Creative Commons.

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.