Sep 152015

The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) is the key education event in Scotland welcoming thousands of education professionals.  SLF 2015 takes place on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th September in the SECC, Glasgow.

There are two Expressive Arts seminars to book this year:

‘The one-stop-shop for national partnerships and collaboration’

Wednesday 24th September at 4.30pm

Partnerships are about joined-up working and pooling resources to maximise impact. The Expressive Arts National Network Centre (EANNC) provides a one-stop-shop for practitioners and expressive arts networks at local and national level to engage in debate and share resources and opportunities.

‘Project Parkour’

Thursday 24th September at 9.30am.

Project Parkour took place in Saint Joseph’s Academy, Kilmarnock from January to March 2015. The project re-engaged 30 teenage boys in Parkour, a physical activity designed to benefit their mental and physical wellbeing, whilst increasing confidence and developing transferable skills. The project culminated in a sensational dance-related performance and documentary. A similar performance will follow the seminar at SLF – not to be missed!

You can also visit the Education Scotland stand for more information on the Expressive Arts National Working Groups, and how to get involved on Glow.


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Sep 152015

Small - NMS Meet the ExpertJoin Volcanologist Rebecca Astbury to discover more about the explosive world of volcanoes! Classes will be able to see objects from a range of different volcanoes to help them understand what happens during and after an eruption. Rebecca will also demonstrate experiments that pupils can try in class to learn more about how lava moves and how volcanoes are formed.

We will be live in Glow TV on Wednesday 23rd September at 1.45pm – sign up and join us! – Explore Your Universe: Explosive Volcanoes!

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Sep 142015

One of Europe’s most important and prestigious contemporary visual art awards comes to Scotland for the first time. This year the Turner Prize will be hosted by Tramway, in the south side of Glasgow, and the exhibition will be free and open to the public from October 2015 – 17 January 2016.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an exciting programme for schools, educational groups and teachers, as part of a wider public programme to inspire, challenge and support audiences to deepen their understanding of contemporary

visual art. A variety of workshops, tours and CPD sessions are available to book now.

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Sep 112015

NIFThe First Minister on 1 September 2015 launched a draft National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education. The Framework will bring together, in a more consistent way, the key information that is needed to support improvement for children. It builds on the strong foundations of Curriculum for Excellence and aims to ensure that parents, teachers, schools, and local authorities, as well as nationally, we have the access to the right type of information that tells them about the progress of children.

The Framework sets out 6 areas where activity and support is planned:

• School improvement
• School leadership
• Teacher professionalism
• Assessment of children’s progress
• Parental involvement
• Performance information.

Join us at one of our regional events for teachers, parents and local authorities to hear more about the six areas that will be included in the Framework. You will have the opportunity to discuss and exchange views on what this means for you and for children. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the draft Framework as we work together to develop it further.

The eight regional events will take place at locations across Scotland with the first event taking place on 29 September 2015 at the University of Edinbugh. The other events are planned for Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen.

Please click here to register your place at one of the events.

Sep 102015

Small - Mr MinginJoin us on Monday 14th September at 11am to hear a David Walliams novel translated and read in Scots by Matthew Fitt.

Chloe steys in a hoose. Mr Mingin bides on bench ootside in the cauld. Chloe’s lanely because she’s got nae freends. Mr Mingin’s got nae freends because he’s mingin – totally honkin! Join Matthew Fitt at Mayfield Primary School in North Ayrshire where he’ll be reading from and talking about the very first book by David Walliams translated into the Scots language.

Register to take part live on the day – Mr Mingin – Mr Stink in Scots

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Sep 092015

Small- NMS Dairy FarmingJoin staff from the National Museum of Rural Life to learn about dairy farming. Meet our Ayrshire herd, find out how people in the past used milk and follow its journey from the farm to your fridge.

This event will be live in Glow TV on Wednesday 16th September at 1.30pm – Register now to take part!

NB This is the new date for the event after it was postponed from 9th September.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Sep 092015

ARTiculation final takes place on the 17th of February 2016 at University of Stirling

This is a public speaking competition for S6 students in Scotland. It has been running in England since 2006 and is nationally recognised by leading arts professionals, teachers, universities and examining boards for supporting students’ artistic and academic development.

This free competition invites students to give a 10 minute presentation on a work of art, artefact or architecture to a judging panel and an invited audience at the University of Stirling.  First, second and third prize winners will each receive book prizes sponsored by Laurence King Publishers and one year’s free membership to the Art Fund to include a National Art Pass.

ARTiculation supports the national Arts Award initiative for both Silver and Gold (gaining up to 35 UCAS points), the Duke of Edinburgh Award, UCAS personal statements, and in England has been noted by the A-level moderators as adding accreditation to the practical and written work. It also develops skills individual thinking, observation, research, language, public speaking and presentation skills.

Schools are invited to host an internal school heat prior to selecting their Finals candidate. Support material for this will be sent on request.

ARTiculation Teachers Information Evening: 22 September, University of Stirling, 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Ross Thomson from Boroughmuir High School will introduce ARTiculation from a teacher’s perspective and Jodie Williamson, winner of ARTiculation Scotland 2014, will give a short extract from her presentation. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and find out more about taking part.  This event will take place at the Pathfood Building at the University of Stirling, Stirling, FK8 4LA at 4.30pm-6.00pm.

All information on ARTiculation can be found on The Roche Court Educational Trust website or contact Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum for more information


Sep 072015

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Education Scotland is delighted to announce a new and quick way to access SSERC’s resources for Science and Technology. The new SSERC tile is now on the GLOW launch pad. Add it to your launch pad for a fast and easy route to SSERC’s website.

Sep 042015


National Museums Scotland

FREE Secondary Schools Renewable Energy Programme

Get Energised Challenge Days

Level: National Qualifications 4-5 Physics

Pupil numbers: Pupils work in teams of four, competing against teams from other schools. Maximum 20 pupils (five teams) from each school at each Challenge Day.

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National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride)

Wed 28, Thu 29 & Fri 30 Oct 2015

National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)

Mon 9 & Tue 10 Nov 2015

Inspire your pupils to discover more about the renewable energy industry. Pupils will conduct experiments, meet industry experts and work cooperatively to solve problems. The day includes solar, wind, hydro and marine power challenges and each Challenge Day concludes with a keynote speaker from the industry. One team at each Challenge Day will win a prize for themselves and their school.

Science Investigation Days

Level: S1–2 pupils Pupil numbers: National Museum of Scotland 50 pupils; National Museum of Rural Life 40 pupils

Dates available:

National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride)

Fri 23 & Mon 26 Oct 2015, Mon 21 & Tue 22 Mar 2016, Thu 14 & Fri 15 Apr 2016

National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)

Wed 11 Nov 2015, Mon 1 & Tue 2 Feb 2016, Mon 9 & Tue 10 May 2016


Pupils will discover more about renewable energy in Scotland through a series of hands-on, group-work activities. The day will provide an introduction to the range of renewable energies in Scotland, followed by the chance for pupils to build their own hydro turbine, and engineer a wave technology model.


To book, complete our online booking enquiry form:

You can also contact us on

Get Energised is made possible by the generous support of the ScottishPower Foundation. Find out more online:



Sep 042015

Small - Jenn and LauraJoin us live in the Glow TV Studio on Friday 11th September at 10.45am with Jenn Butterworth and Laura Beth Salter for a couple of singalong songs for the whole class. Words for the songs will be available in the meeting room on the day. This event is a partnership with Scotland Sings.

Why not register now to take part live in Glow TV? – Scotland Sings with Jenn and Laura

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

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