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Education Scotland, in partnership with Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, invites you to join in this fun-filled Glow TV session. This session will be of particular interest to children and practitioners working at early and first level literacy and Gaidhlig. The session is led by Linda MacLeod who uses storytelling in Gaelic and Gaelic song to support the development of Gaelic language with 3-5 year olds in a fun and motivating way. These are key strategies for taking forward immersion.

The session lasts approximately 30 minutes and is delivered through the medium of Gaelic.

Scotland Sings Burns 2017

Small - Singing BurnsJoin us on Friday 20th January at 11am as Glow TV celebrates the forthcoming Burns Day with a unique sing along opportunity.

Professional Scottish singer Siobhan Miller will teach you two songs that you can all join in with. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and to be part of a large online choir!

Sign up now to take part live in Glow TV – Scotland Sings Burns 2017

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.

Food for Thought

small-food-for-thoughtJoin us on Tuesday 24th January at 3.45pm to find out more about Food for Thought.

Now that Phase 4 projects are drawing to a close this is an opportunity to share your experiences with other colleagues. It’s also a chance to talk about your evaluations and ask any questions you may have. For anyone who hasn’t had Food for Thought Funding before but would like to know more about it, please do join our live session.

Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – Food for Thought.

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.

Choices For Life Competition 2017 – ‘Your Choice Your Voice’

choices-for-life-imagePolice Scotland would like to invite all High Schools and Primary Schools in Scotland to take part in a new ‘Choices for Life’ competition ‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ in January 2017.

‘Choices for Life’ is an innovative diversionary and educational initiative delivered by Police Scotland and funded by Scottish Government. The main objective is to raise awareness amongst young people aged 11-18 about the risks and dangers of substance use and misuse, including tobacco, alcohol, drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).
‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ is designed to support the transition of P7 pupils to High School by encouraging collaborative working between P7 and S1 pupils to develop a ‘creative’ piece around the ‘Choices for Life’ key messaging.

Entries will ideally come from ‘Clusters’ of primary schools working together with their allocated High School to mirror the ongoing transition work already in place.

Competition rules:
• The competition is open to all P7 and S1 pupils in Scotland with one entry per cluster.
• Individual schools which are not part of any cluster are permitted to submit individual entries.
• The entrants are encouraged to research ‘Choices for Life’ to gain an understanding of the key messaging. www.young.scot/choices-for-life.
• The submission must be a creative piece around the ‘Choices for Life’ key messaging which will be uploaded to or embedded in the school website and used to promote ‘Choices for Life’ within the school community.
• The cluster/school will decide what shape their entry takes with suggestions including, but not limited to, short video, musical piece, artwork, or presentation.
• Entrants are encouraged to be as innovative as possible and the piece must be appropriate for 11-18 year olds.
• All entries must be uploaded to school websites and submitted to the competition organisers no later than Friday 24th February 2017 for consideration. Late submissions will not be considered.
• Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries with the winning entry being uploaded to the ‘Choices for Life’ website and used as part of the National Choices for Life program. As such the winning cluster/school must authorise its use in such circumstances.
• The organisers decision on winning entries is final and by entering the competition all ‘Clusters’ are agreeing to the rules of the competition.

The winning entries will be announced in March 2017 with, dependent upon the level of interest, consideration to an awards event:
• Third place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £500 for the cluster.
• Second place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £1000 for the cluster.
• First place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £2500 for the cluster.

Key dates:
• Notification of intent to enter the competition must be provided to the organisers by 20th January 2017. Please email Alan Elderbrant – alan.elderbrant@scotland.pnn.police.uk to intimate that you wish to take part.
• All entries must be uploaded to school websites and submitted to the competition organisers by Friday 24th February 2017.
• Results will be announced before 17th March 2017.

This competition is being organised by Police Scotland, Safer Communities. Any queries can be forwarded to the competition organisers – Alan Elderbrant and Sara Heath.

Leugh is Seinn le Linda!

small-gaelic-book-councilEducation Scotland, in partnership with Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, invites you to join a fun-filled live Glow TV session which will be of particular interest to children learning at the early and first level of literacy and Gàidhlig.

This session will be led by Linda MacLeod. Linda will use storytelling in Gaelic and Gaelic song to develop Gaelic language with 3-5 year olds in a fun and motivating way. These are key strategies for taking forward immersion. The session last approximately 30 minutes.

Join us on Tuesday 13th December at 10am in Glow TV! Sign up to take part live – Leugh is Seinn le Linda!

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.

Scottish Engineer Special Leaders Award – Ashley Nicholson

small-ashley-nicholsonJoin us on Tuesday 6th December at 11am for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

This week’s engineer is Ashley Nicholson. She is the Harbour Master Forth Inner at Forth ports Limited and looks after the navigation service call Forth & Tay Navigation and is responsible for the safe navigation of all vessels to and from the Ports of Grangemouth and the Oil and Gas Terminals of Hound Point and Breafoot. As part of her duties she is involved in civils projects throughout the river and spend large amounts of time managing engineering project from a marine perspective. The latest project is the construction of the Queensferry Crossing which she has been involved with from the very early stages. She was awarded the Scottish Engineering Incorporation of Hammerman award for my involvement in this project.

You can watch the recorded version now if you missed the live session – Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Ashley Nicholson.

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Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Jon Reed

Small - John ReidJoin us for an opportunity to chat to an engineer who can help you as part of this year’s Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award.

This week’s engineer is Captain Jon Reed who currently the Adjutant of 2 Close Support Battalion, The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), based in Leuchars, Fife. In previous roles he has been responsible to Armoured Infantry Battlegroups for the maintenance and repair of all the vehicle and equipment, this ranged form pistols to main battle tanks and everything in between.

He has also lead soldiers responsible for all recovery elements of exercises from Afghanistan, Canada, Germany and the UK. Before joining the Army he left school at 16 and completed a modern apprenticeship in engineering design and production, this job saw him learn all basic engineering principles such as milling, turning, welding, CNC machining and production line techniques and then apply them to produce vehicle parts for heavy vehicle systems ranging from buses and lorries to earth moving and military equipment.

You can watch the recorded version now if you missed the live session – Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award – Jon Reed.

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St Andrew’s Celebrations Sing-along

small-st-andrews-singalongGlow TV is excited to be celebrating St Andrew’s Day with a series of events starting with this singalong session with Maeve MacKinnon.

Maeve will be singing a great Scots song called Bear in the Woods, by the Singing Kettle and a Gaelic song entitled Orra Bhonna Bhonnagan. The words for both songs will be available on screen for everyone to join in in their classrooms!

Join us on Friday 25th November at 11am. Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – St Andrew’s Celebrations Sing-along.

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.

St Andrews Celebrations – Scots Storytelling in Shetlandic

small-scots-storytellingJoin us on Tuesday 29th November at 2pm as part of our St Andrew’s Day celebrations for an opportunity to hear Edinburgh’s Makar read from two translated books.

Christine De Luca currently holds the post of Edinburgh’s Makar (poet laureate). She grew up in Walls, Shetland, but has long been resident in Edinburgh. She writes in both English and Shetlandic, her native tongue. She has published six collections of poetry and one novel, and has been the recipient of many awards and prizes for her work. She is one of the founders of Hansel Co-operative Press which was established to promote literary and artistic work in Shetland and Orkney. In 2008 She has translated Roald Dahl’s novel George’s Marvellous Medicine into Shetlandic as Dodie’s Phenomenal Pheesic.

Join us live in Glow TV to her Christina reading ‘The Gruffalo’s Bairn’ and ‘Da Trow’.
Sign up and register to take part live – St Andrew’s Celebrations – Scots Storytelling.

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.