What does Remembrance mean?

This year Poppyscotland have teamed up with Glow TV to bring you a series of events about remembrance. The event entitled ‘Meet Those Involved’ is the second event in this series and will be held on Thursday 8th November at 2pm.

On 5th November there was a special event that took place in Edinburgh. This is your chance to see footage from this event which was the opening of the Garden of Remembrance and take part in a question and answer session with staff from Poppyscotland and Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory.

The panel who will be there to answer your questions and tell you about what remembrance means to them includes veterans from recent wars – remembrance isn’t just about World Wars 1 and 2.

Join us in Glow TV and find out more about what remembrance really means.

The third event in the series takes place on Friday 9th November when you can join us live in Glow TV from 10am for a special Remembrance Day event. This year Education Services in Glasgow have organised a city wide remembrance service for schools in Glasgow City Chambers. The event will link the important civic aspects of remembrance and allow young people to better understand the range of issues involved. The programme will involve pupils from across the city encompassing drama, poetry and music. Sign up and join us for this thought provoking event.

National Literacy Network

Join us live in Glow TV from Stirling Management Centre on Thursday 8th November for three National Literacy Network events.

This excting opportunity to join the NLN group begins at 9.30am with the Keynote speech from metaphrog who will be kick starting events with ‘Comics in the Classroom’. metaphrog discuss their experiences working with different age groups using graphic novels to explore literary ideas and to encourage reluctant readers. They will share insights into visual storytelling, talk about their Louis books and demonstrate their working methods. Sign up and join us in Glow Tv for this session.

This is followed at 10.20am by an opportunity to join a Workshop Presented by Moyra Hood, ESO Literacy, Angus Council and Yvonne Manning, Principal Librarian, Falkirk Council. In the context of creative approaches to literacy and research which shows that a love of reading is more important in academic achievement than a child’s social or academic background, two local authorities describe how book awards, both local and national, can contribute to raising enthusiasm and enjoyment for reading for pleasure among young people. Practical advice and ideas will be shared and the workshop will be illustrated with images showing the impact of the book awards and the book award ceremonies. Sign up and join this session in Glow TV.

Finally we conclude our Glow TV coverage at 12pm with a series of 5 minute sessions on literacy which includes Latin through ‘The Romans’, Literacy Across Learning Planning, Bookface Project, Using social networking style layout for exploring fictional characters, historical figures M Literacy-using mobile phone apps, Blogging, Writing Across Secondary Social Subjects, i Books/e books and much much more! Sign up and join us in Glow TV.

And remember if you miss any of these events you can watch them all again in Glow TV’s Watch Again facility.

Speakers for Schools comes to Scotland

Glow TV and Education Scotland is proud to announce that it will once again to be working with the charity initiative Speakers for Schools . Last year through this initiative Glow TV brought you ‘Jonathan Edwards live in Glow ‘ which you can Watch Again.

Speakers for Schools is a programme originally launched in October 2011 in England by BBC Business Editor Robert Peston and The Education and Employers Taskforce. Each speaker commits to one talk per year, completely free, for a state school or college. Over 800 people have already agreed to participate with a range of speakers including CEOs of major companies, politicians, media and arts people, scientists, entrepreneurs and academics – ranging from the Astronomer Royal Lord Rees to the founder of LastMinute.com and digital entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox.

The 12th of November Speakers for Schools is officially launching in Scotland, with all state secondary schools eligible to apply for a talk on a range of topics.

This year Glow TV will be broadcasting live events from a range of speakers from various areas of commerce so that your school can be part of the experience as well (and if you are unable to attend the session live you can view the recording through Glow TVs Watch Again facility)

We will be starting our exciting series of events on Monday 12th November live from Perth College with inspirational speaker Alice Enders who is a former senior economist at the World Trade Organisation and was professor of economics at York University, Canada. Alice will be speaking about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sign up and join us in Glow TV for this exciting event.

In addition to this event Glow TV will also be broadcasting live an event with Stewart Regan
the CEO of the Scottish Football Association on Thursday 15th November live from Smithycroft High School in Glasgow. Sign up and join us for this event in Glow TV.

Speakers for Schools will be announcing more inspirational speakers appearing live over the coming weeks so keep checking the Glow TV schedule for more being added.

To register and more information Speakers for Schools, visit www.speakers4schools.org

Impact Arts – Kamikaze

Impact Arts are currently touring Kamikaze to High Schools followed by post show discussions with the young people.

The Tour dates are:

Thu 1st Nov – 09:30 Marr College Troon
Fri 2nd Nov – 09:30 Ayr Academy Ayr
Mon 5th Nov – 09:30 Loudon Academy Galston
Mon 5th Nov – 14:00 Doon Academy Dalmellington
Tue 6th Nov – 09:30 Kilmarnock Academy Kilmarnock
Tue 6th Nov – 14:00 Girvan Academy Girvan
Tue 6th Nov – 18:30 Westmuir High Glasgow (Carntyne)
Wed 7th Nov – 09:05 Cumnock Academy Cumnock
Wed 7th Nov – 13:25 Auchinleck Academy Auchinleck
Thu 8th Nov – 09:00 Stewarton Academy Stewarton
Thu 8th Nov – 13:45 Grange Academy Kilmarnock
Fri 9th Nov – 09:10 St Joseph’s Academy Kilmarnock
Fri 9th Nov – 13:30 James Hamilton Academy Kilmarnock

For more information see the website.