‘My Home, My Place, My Scotland’ 15th November

An exhibition entitled ‘My Home, My Place, My Scotland’, aims to dissect Scotland’s cultural heritage by covering the whole spectrum of activity from castles, collections and costumed performers through to planning and conservation.

The event, which is free to the general public, will take place at the Roxburghe Hotel on Monday 15th November and includes exhibits from The National Trust, Edinburgh World Heritage, Historic Scotland, The Heritage Lottery Fund and Architecture and Design Scotland.

Click here for more info.

A highlight of the exhibition will be the opportunity to view one of the most significant finds in Scottish archaeology, the Orkney Venus. Scotland’s oldest known depiction of a human face, the figure was found last summer on the island of Westray to international acclaim. The figurine has recently been on a tour of Scotland, which has been seen by more than 100,000 people.

Costumed performers will also be in attendance, including children from Castleview Primary School who will talk about their role as junior guides. The children are taking part in a scheme run by Historic Scotland, which trains primary age children to take their peers on guided tours of historic properties during the school term.

‘My Home, My Place, My Scotland’ Exhibition 15th November

An exhibition entitled ‘My Home, My Place, My Scotland’, aims to dissect Scotland’s cultural heritage by covering the whole spectrum of activity from castles, collections and costumed performers through to planning and conservation.

The event, which is free to the general public, will take place at the Roxburghe Hotel on Monday 15th November and includes exhibits from The National Trust, Edinburgh World Heritage, Historic Scotland, The Heritage Lottery Fund and Architecture and Design Scotland.

Click here for more info.

A highlight of the exhibition will be the opportunity to view one of the most significant finds in Scottish archaeology, the Orkney Venus. Scotland’s oldest known depiction of a human face, the figure was found last summer on the island of Westray to international acclaim. The figurine has recently been on a tour of Scotland, which has been seen by more than 100,000 people.

Costumed performers will also be in attendance, including children from Castleview Primary School who will talk about their role as junior guides. The children are taking part in a scheme run by Historic Scotland, which trains primary age children to take their peers on guided tours of historic properties during the school term.

Interdisciplinary Learning CPD Glow Meet – 16th November

Teachers can sign up now for an inspiring Glow Meet – CPDMeet 16 features an amazing, interdisciplinary learning project led by Angela McEwen of Media Matters in which renowned Scots poet Liz Lochhead used Glow to help students write poems in their English lessons.

I met Angela at the Scottish Learning Festival and we got to talking about Glow. I was very impressed when she told me about her project in which renowned Scots poet Liz Lochhead used Glow to help students write poems in their English lessons. When Angela added that Art & Design students did the illustrations and Business Education arranged for their publication and sale through Amazon, I knew it just had to be the subject of a CPDMeet!

I was even more delighted when Angela offered her services for this CPDMeet pro bono. Here are the details:

CPDMeet16 – The Liz Lochhead Collection

Led by Angela McEwen of Media Matters

November 16th at 10am

Sign up quickly here, it’s gonna be a biggie!

‘I Can Play Music!’ Figurenotes Conference – Friday 26th Nov

Drake Music Scotland are extending invitations to the  ‘I Can Play Music!’ Figurenotes Conference on Friday 26th November 2010 at the City Halls in Glasgow.  Finnish partners Markku Kaikkonen and Kaarlu Uusitalo – creators of the  Figurenotes system –  will be presenting alongside their many Scottish partners, including SEN and mainstream teachers, music educators and musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sistema Scotland and RSAMD Musicworks.

Visit Drake Music Scotland for a flyer and booking form.

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