Please find attached up to date food education news that may be of interest to you .
Food Health news SEPTEMBER 2016
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Join our #foodedfriday campaign. Share your stories and pictures on a Friday linking in with @EducationScot and any of your business partners.
Join our **NEW** Health & Wellbeing Yammer on Glow group to discuss food education and other HWB organisers. It couldn’t be easier to join in the conversation.
- Download YAMMER onto your mobile device.
- Login using your Glow username and password.
- Join the National Health & Wellbeing Community
- Follow this easy guide to navigate around the conversation and share learning with national colleagues.
The Eatwell Guide
Food Standards Scotland has produced an information leaflet for teachers on the Eatwell Guide which includes an update about the NEW healthy eating guide, its key messaging, the changes made, whole school approaches as well as suggestions for classroom activities and links to further information and free classroom materials.
It has been sent to the Head Teacher/Head of Health & Wellbeing in all schools in Scotland to arrive on Wednesday 17th August or Thursday 18th August. The leaflet will be accompanied by a A1 poster of the Eatwell Guide.
Further information on the Eatwell Guide and other education resources can be found on our website www.foodstandards.gov.scot/the-eatwell-guide or by contacting Resources@fss.scot
Sustrans / Go safe Scotland have produced a series of 11 short films to support school travel planning.
The resource called ‘Healthier Routes’ be found on the GLOW launch pad.
It is aimed at 2nd level pupils and will compliment the work of Junior Road Safety Officers.
A helpful teacher’s guide is also avaiable to support the film resource.
Save the Children are looking for two schools to take part in a resilience project that aims to strengthen children’s understanding of emergencies and the actions they can take to prepare themselves, their families and their communities. Click here for more information on the project . It is aimed at children aged 9 – 11 and participating schools will be given a £1000 budget.
You can also contact Graham Clark, Programmes Manager firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our climate is changing and communities across Scotland are becoming increasingly affected by extreme weather events and flooding which can block roads, destroy homes and lead to loss of power for thousands of people.
Ensure the children and young people in your class know what to do if there is severe weather, utility failure, flooding or pandemics by reading this hot off the press Community Resilience and Curriculum for Excellence flyer!
Community resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Discover ways to link learning to Scotland’s change in climate and how to embed community resilience within learning across different curriculum areas.
If you are already doing work in this area or are interested in finding out more, contact Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Scottish local authorities, schools and partner organisations can request multiple hard copies of this guide for distribution to school clusters and networks. Remember to include a postal address and state how many copies you wish to receive.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for us last month, when resilience professionals and education colleagues met to discuss how they could work together, to ensure our children and young people would be best prepared for the challenges they may face in the 21st Century as a result of a change in Scotland’s climate. To find out what was discussed, click here Conference Report May 2016. To have your say in future work we do, come along to our next networking event, to be held in Glasgow on Monday 31st October. Email Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk for more information or if you would like to showcase work your school, class or organisation are doing in this area. We look forward to hearing from you!
This report presents findings from a study of family literacy programmes in England carried out by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) at UCL Institute of Education (IOE) between July 2013 and May 2015. This mixed-methods study was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and explored: 1) the impact of school-based family literacy programmes on young children’s progress in reading and writing; and 2) how parents translate and implement what they learn in these classes into the home literacy environment. This study provides evidence that after attending family literacy sessions children improve their literacy skills and there are positive changes in the home literacy environment.
This one-day event will bring together teachers, education professionals and communities from across Scotland to discuss tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating difference through a series of interactive workshops, keynote speeches and panel discussions.
The annual Education Conference will take place at the Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh on Friday 3 June.
Further information and booking details available here.
We thought we’d let you know of an event hosted by Inspiring Scotland and Children in Need and supported by Jeely Piece to look at lots of different ways to facilitate play.
The event is designed to showcase the raft of playful activities that can be delivered for disadvantaged children and young people across Scotland, playful opportunities that require little or no equipment, and that can be utilised in family’s homes, in their communities and in schools. Play can make a massive difference in the lives of children and young people and not just at an early age. This event will demonstrate how play activities can be delivered in different ways with all age groups.
The event will also look at how funding is available to charitable organisations to kick start and support playful opportunities that enhance the lives of Scotland’s children and young people.
The event is practical and will be both indoors and outdoors, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather on the day and wear outdoor shoes.
During the day workshops will be on offer:
o Inclusive Play – Capability Scotland
o Play Rangers and Street Play – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid
o Active Play – Agile, Healthy Valleys and Jeely Piece Club
o Risky Play – Play Scotland and Care Commission
o Cooking Outdoors and Fire Play – Broxburn Family Centre
o Mini Play Rangers – Parent Action for Safe Play and Youth Scotland
You can register here.
Ceitidh Computer Voice
Ceitidh is now available from CALL Scotland’s Scottish voice website alongside “Heather” and “Stuart”, the two Scottish computer voices. Heather and Stuart are also licenced for the entire Scottish Public Sector.
The new Gaelic computer voice is licensed for the Scottish public sector, so it can be used by students in schools, colleges and universities, NHS patients, and employees in the public sector. CALL also has permission to distribute the voice to charities.
The Gaelic voice works on Windows and Macintosh computers and can be used to:
- read Gaelic web sites, ebooks, textbooks, SQA exam papers and other curriculum resources;
- check writing, emails, and social media posts – proofreading by listening can improve spelling and grammar;
The voice will be particularly helpful for Gaelic speakers with dyslexia, reading difficulties and visual impairment, but it should also be useful for anyone learning or working in Gaelic.