Simple Acts on Glow TV

Simple Acts is about inspiring individuals to use small, everyday actions to change perceptions of refugees and Glow TV is getting involved once again to highlight this just before Scottish Refugee Week.

Simple Acts consists of 20 actions that can be done by anyone and that encourage us to learn and do more with refugees. With every person who joins in on the idea and does a small thing with and for refugees, we get a little closer to removing barriers between communities and to creating the kind of world we all want to live in.

We believe that if everyone does at least one of these simple actions, we could make a big change to the way refugees are perceived in Scotland. Simple Acts are both fun and educational, contributing to the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence.

Over the next few weeks we will be joining the Scottish Refugee Council every Wednesday at 11am in Glow TV to find out more about:

  • the Spirit Project on 9th May with an update on the 30th May
  • learn about a refugee’s experience on 16th May
  • cooking a dish from another country on 23rd May
  • There are also supporting materials in the Simple Acts Glow Group which will also be of use.

    Also if you are fundraising at school you can get the most out of your Simple Acts by raising funds for vulnerable new arrivals at Scottish Refugee Council. There are many ways you could help – you could charge for quiz entry or even for others to taste your cooking! You can find out more about fundraising on the Scottish Refugee Council website.

    Find out more about what is on offer in Glow TV and sign up and join us – just look for the Simple Acts logo!

    SCCYP – Your RIGHT wee blether feedback

    Once again join Tam Baillie and the Blether Bear live from Eyemouth Nursery and Primary in the Scottish Borders to hear about all the exciting things your children said in a RIGHT wee blether.

    Tam will be saying thank you to everyone who took part and telling the story of a RIGHT wee blether.

    It will be a chance for your children to find out what the Blether Bear has been doing and to ask Tam what he has been doing since our last Glow Meet.

    Sign up and join us for fun and games on the day!

    Going Sport Mad!

    Join this exciting event to preview the Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week and London 2012 World Sport Day with the London 2012 Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville!

    With a little under 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games begin, Mid Calder Primary School in West Lothian will be hosting a very special Glow event designed to give schools ideas on how to have their very own celebration events around Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week and World Sport Day.

    As well as suggestions for fun using the flags of competing teams, the London 2012 Mascots Wenlock and Mandeville will be making a special appearance to introduce their very own dance routine that celebrates the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games!

    Bank of Scotland National School Sport Week, delivered in partnership with sportscotland – the national agency for sport, uses the excitement around the upcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire school children to try more sport. From 11-15 June, schools across Scotland will be staging their own Games, Torch Relays and celebration events. Following the week, schools also have the opportunity to get involved in celebrations that will welcome the World to the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games when World Sport Day, presented by Bank of Scotland takes place on 25 June.

    Sign up and join us in Glow TV.

    A documentary about Scotland – made by you

    The new project Northern Lights sets out to be Scotland’s first ever mass participation documentary, an innovative way to build a movie about contemporary Scotland. Basically it will be composed, and edited into a final feature-length film, from videos made by people all over the country and contributed to a common pool of rich material.

    Global Citizenship often starts local, and this seems a great way for secondary schools and students over the age of 14 to reflect on their own community and how it is represented to the world. And the skills involved in such a piece of work: research, team work, communication, media, ICT, and lots of creativity.

    It’s all explained here with extra description of how to participate, ‘how to’ guides, etc,

    The project is open for submissions until 21st June. There are already a lot of submitted videos, and web audiences get to vote on their favourites. Why not get your secondary school involved, and showcase the creative skills of your pupils?

    For further information, please contact