Category Archives: Subjects and Themes

MY FRIEND SELMA – A play for schools about migration, friendship and hope P5-P7

 

Touring to schools as part of Theatre in Schools Scotland

TOUR EXTENDED: Performances in schools for P5 – P7 available to book now for Oct & Nov 2018. Scottish schools.

 

Curriculum areas: Health and Well Being, Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies

 

My Friend Selma presented by Terra Incognita Theatre Company is the remarkable real-life story of one girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK.  It is the tale of an incredible journey, a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers. The play deals with complex issues of war, refuge and integration in a way that is accessible to young audiences.

 

The story is told by one performer, who plays her own character aged eight. The story is her story. All of the characters are real people and what happened to them is also true.

 

My Friend Selma tells the real-life story of Selma Redzepagic, who fled war in Bosnia with her family when she was eight years old. The family went on a remarkable journey to get to safety in the UK, where they lived in a disused boarding school with fifty other refugees and one British family. The story follows each challenge of their journey, as well as the experience of settling into a new country and new way of life. It also shows the day-to-day joy of friendship and playfulness, through Selma’s experience of being welcomed to the UK, and her eventually finding a new best friend.

“I would give this show 280,000 out of 5.” Erin, aged 9

Resources are available to support this production and pupils will have the opportunity to talk to the performer at the end. There is a small exhibition accompanying the performance including photographs, newspaper articles, verbatim accounts from some of the refugees who lived in the disused boarding school, and artefacts from when these refugees first arrived in the UK.

 

Full details including costs, trailer and teachers resources at www.theatreinschoolsscotland.co.uk
or contact tiss@imaginate.org.uk

RSNO 360 Live: Inventions and Innovators – concerts, workshops and resources

Innovative composers and ingenious inventions:
join us as we uncover the hidden secrets of Scotland’s
National Orchestra. From Beethoven’s influential
5th Symphony to Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, let
your class experience a live symphony orchestra with
music they’ll recognise and love.
With interactive elements throughout, the RSNO
primary schools concerts aim to enrich children’s
understanding of music and are the perfect
introduction to the orchestra for young pupils.

With every booking each school will also receive:
FREE In-school workshop delivered by an
RSNO musician
FREE Teacher training session
FREE Teacher’s resource pack

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018
rsno.org.uk/360-live

RSNO 360 Live 2018-19 (RELAXED PERF)

RSNO 360 Live 2018-19

Messy Maths: An outdoor, playful approach

Children in Scotland CLPL

Messy Maths: An outdoor, playful approach
Friday, 14 September 2018 – Edinburgh  

When children have opportunities to play with loose parts, their creativity, imagination and ability to problem-solve becomes evident. It provides the ideal context for exploring and developing mathematical concepts.

In this practical course (half of which will take place outdoors), you will explore the rationale behind using outdoor play as a key approach to building the foundations of maths, along with a host of practical ways of making this happen

How much does it cost?

Costs start at £79 for Children in Scotland members and £99 for non-members.


How can I find out more and book my place?

By phoning us on 0131 313 8828
By emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk

RSNO Young Ambassadors – 16-21 year olds

Are you aged 16-21 and have a passion for all things classical music? We’d love you to join us as one of our RSNO Young Ambassadors for our 18:19 season.

Young Ambassadors are invited to attend forums throughout the season working alongside the RSNO team to debate the direction of youth engagement within classical music.  Ambassadors also gain work experience opportunities, receive free tickets for RSNO concerts and get the chance meet RSNO musicians and conductors.

For further details and for the 18:19 application form visit the RSNO website

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018

If you have any further questions please contact the RSNO Learning and Engagement team on 0141 225 3584 or email engage@rsno.org.uk

 

Everything teachers need to know about grammar … and how to teach it creatively

Children In Scotland CLPL

Everything teachers need to know about grammar … and how to teach it creatively
Friday, 7 September 2018 – Edinburgh           

Knowledge of grammar is essential when teaching children how to write, yet it is an area that many teachers lack confidence in.

This seminar, led by literacy expert Sue Palmer, will cover the ‘what, why and how’ of teaching grammar to children aged 7 to 14. You’ll leave with improved grammatical knowledge required by teachers to help children raise standards in writing, as well as a wide variety of creative activities for developing children’s knowledge and enjoyment of language. You’ll also explore how grammar can be integrated into the teaching of language and literacy across the curriculum.

How much does it cost?

Costs start at £79 for Children in Scotland members and £99 for non-members.

How can I find out more and book my place?

By phoning us on 0131 313 8828
By emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk
 

Connecting Generations Competition – Interfaith Week 2018

To celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week 2018 which is taking place from 11th – 18th November, Interfaith Scotland is looking for budding artists to take part in our ‘Connecting Generations’ competition.

There is a top prize of £50 and winning entries will have their work displayed at the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week taking place at the Town House, Aberdeen on 12th November 2018. Entries are open to individuals and groups of all ages. You do not need to be part of a faith group to enter this competition. The deadline for entries is Monday 22nd October.
See the PDFs below for entry details.

Creative Competition Flyer

Connecting Generations Competition Entry Form

Connecting Generations Art Competition Advice Sheet

RSNO Notes From Scotland: A national competition for young composers

Attend an afternoon of workshops, where you can gain top composing tips from experts, before submitting a short work for an instrumental trio, quartet or quintet.
Competition entries will be shortlisted and five finalists will have their piece played musicians from the RSNO in a live final on Saturday 1st July, 2018.


Notes From Scotland Workshop
Saturday 2nd June
14.00 – 17.00
New Auditorium, RSNO Centre, G2 3NX

To sign up for a free place at the workshop afternoon please email engage@rsno.org.co.uk with your name, age and contact telephone number.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday 19th June 2018.

For further details please see attached flyer or visit rsno.org.uk/engage/notes-from-scotland/

Best wishes,

The RSNO Engage Team

New Quality Assured Creative Partner – Jupiter Artland

Meet the latest quality assured Creative Partner to join the directory of quality assured creative partners available on the Creativity Portal – offering a ground breaking learning programme, and free visits for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and community groups.

http://creativityportal.org.uk/partners

A Day at the Museum RSNO Concerts for nursery and primary 1 pupils

Join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as we take a walk through our favourite museum. Discover new sound worlds as we tiptoe with dinosaurs, marvel at the breath-taking solar system and celebrate new inventions; all alongside the musicians of the RSNO.

RSNO Nursery Concerts 2018_Booking Form

http://www.rsno.org.uk/engage/nursery/

DATES Glasgow Tuesday 27 March, 10.00, 11.15 & 13.30

Edinburgh Wednesday 28 March, 11.00 & 13.30

DURATION Approximately 45 minutes

VENUE Glasgow The Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DR

Edinburgh Music Hall, The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

PROGRAMME To include: Beethoven, Dvořak and Mendelssohn

COST Pupils: £4.00 per pupil Staff: FREE

The RSNO is committed to ensuring that every school has the opportunity to attend schools concert.

Financial assistance is available to a select group of schools. Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure availability.

For any queries please contact the RSNO Engage team