Category Archives: Religious and Moral Education

Experiential Learning for 3000 children

South Lanarkshire Council

Huge safety event crucial for kids

More than 3000 children are lined up to take part in this year’s annual Crucial Crew event. This hugely-popular event is now in its 18th year and will kick off its four-week run on Friday 19 August at the James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride.

And, again, every primary 7 pupil in South Lanarkshire is being given the opportunity to get involved. You can watch last year’s event on YouTube to see what the event is about. Organised by the council, the event is based around the concept of ‘experiential learning’ which gives them a practical insight through carrying out a number of real-life scenarios.

Discussing Taboos in Children’s Theatre

You are invited to a discussion session on Taboos in Children’s Theatre

Imaginate event in partnership with Lung Ha’s Theatre Company

Thursday 4th August, 1700 – 1900, Stockbridge House, Edinburgh

Booking necessary – details of how to book included below.

What makes suitable drama for children? Should children be entertained and challenged, or should a trip to the theatre be an escape from the pressures of everyday life? Is it taboo to address the issue of death, suicide, mental health and family breakdown in theatre for children?

Imaginate is delighted to be working in partnership with Lung Ha’s to welcome Suzanne Osten to present her views on Taboos in Children’s Theatre at this discussion.  Osten states: ‘There are no taboos, only adults’ ambiguous ways of trying to deal with things.’

Suzanne will be joined by a panel including Andy Cannon, David Greig and Lu Kemp to discuss and debate this provocative topic.

Further details in attached PDF

To book:

Free but ticketed, contact Jennifer Cummins at imaginate to book a place, telephone: 0131 225 8050.

Please book early as places are limited. Thank you

*Medea’s Children is part of the Made in Scotland showcase – Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s biggest arts festival, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.  It is a partnership between the Festival Fringe Society, the federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and Creative Scotland.

Taboos in children’s theatre

Pupils use art, music, dance and drama to illustrate their political hopes and dreams

Young people set to create their Holyrood vision
More than 200 teenagers from across Scotland will use art, music, dance and drama to illustrate their political hopes and dreams for the future, thanks to an innovative Parliament education project to be held at Holyrood on Friday 17 June.
The ‘Political Voices’ event will see 17-year-olds from 31 Scottish schools take part in a series of creative activities – from spray-painting an 8ft high wall in the Scottish Parliament garden with political ‘street art’ to designing a cartoon with the award-winning animators behind the Dennis the Menace TV series.

Co-Create: Sharing the Learning, Perth Concert Hall, Wednesday 20 April

This one-day event aims to share the learning from Co-Create, a Scotland-wide arts project for Glow, the world’s first national schools intranet. See below for details on how to reserve a place.

Co-Create is a pioneering initiative which has brought together schools, Creative Scotland-funded arts organisations and other partners in ten online collaborations using Glow, new media technology and imaginative, high quality arts to create exciting and relevant teaching materials and experiences to support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence.

This event will give practitioners from both the arts and education sectors direct access to in-depth case studies from Co-Create participants and partners on how they have used Glow to develop innovative and creative approaches to learning and teaching.

If you have not already reserved a place and would like to, or for more information on the programme, please email Glow Admin:, using Co-Create: Sharing the Learning as the subject header.

Co-Create is funded through a partnership between Learning and Teaching Scotland and Creative Scotland’s National Lottery Fund.

Myths and Legends at Annan Museum

Look out! It’s an invasion by the Vikings, but don’t worry, Robin Hood, Robert the Bruce and the Dragon will protect us. All of these and more can be found in the new exhibition at Annan Museum on Myths and Legends.

This child-friendly exhibition gives a little taster of some of the many mythological characters and historical legends from across the world. From Native American creation myths and Greek heroes to local curses and ghost stories. You will need to be strong to build the replica Totem pole and everyone can try their hand at reading the Norse runes. The exhibition includes interactives, activities and costume. Plus with a selection of historically accurate replica objects for you to examine and handle, you may almost feel the legends come to life.

The exhibition runs from 30 March to 30 April and is open Mon-Sat, 11-4, admission Free. For schools or evening bookings please enquire.

Drama, Psychology and the Holocaust – risk taking and Curriculum for Excellence

Yellow bib project shows pupils how genocide could occur.

A group of S1 pupils was deliberately ostracised and discriminated against by staff at a secondary school, in a project designed to show how genocide could occur.

The 20 Dumbarton Academy pupils, from a cohort of 120, wore yellow bibs for a day, designating that they were inferior and would have fewer rights than their peers.

Some found the day upsetting, but staff, pupils and researchers were united in praising the project, and the school hopes to run it again.

The experiment, based on Jane Elliott’s famous “blue eyes/brown eyes” experiment of 1968, took place in spring 2009, but came to wider attention at the recent Scottish Educational Research Association annual conference

Click here to see the full TESS article.