Join us for more fun and activities in our Paper Creativity Challenge when this week we will be investigating embellishing paper. Once again we have a range of exciting Glow Meets that you can become involved in – find out more….
Paper Cuts: Painting with Scissors – Monday 4th February at 11am
Paper cutting has a long history and Matisse called it “painting with scissors”
Starting with 19th century Victorian silhouette portrait cut outs and moving onto 19th century Polish Leluja cut outs with a big emphasis on symmetry you can take part and work along or watch and try it afterwards (a list of materials needed is included on the Glow TV advert)
Then the session will look at 20th century Matisse cut out, collages and stencil and end up with 21st century artists’ cut outs looking at a few examples and ideas. Join us in Glow TV – Paper Cuts: Painting with Scissors
Look after your Planet by Lauren Childs – Tuesday 5th February at 11am
Join us again for our final exciting reading with our Paper Princess Margo from West Lothian!
This time listen to ‘Look after your Planet’ by Lauren Child and find out about this week’s creativity challenge.
And in a special addition to this event we also have a reading of Lauren’s Clarice Bean picture book – ‘What Planet are You From?’ which is again about environmental themes.There are some great ideas in there of creating a beautiful tree using paper for leaves. – Look after your Planet
Storybird- Thursday 7th February at 2pm
‘Storybird is a visual storytelling community. A global hub of readers, writers, and artists of all ages.
This 45 min Glow meet will share how to explore and create digital stories using beautiful artwork. Join Anna to find out more – Storybird
The Aiming High in Higher History conference the University of Glasgow held in December 2012 was very well received. A repeat of the event has been arranged for anyone who was unable to attend the event last year. The conference, which is free to attend, will take place on Saturday the 9th of March from 0930 until 1330. Registration is now open.
The sessions will share the latest research on Higher Scottish History topics and Simon Wood will provide advice on how to prepare for Higher Paper 2. As before, spaces are limited.
The conference programme can be found here:
Aiming High programme 9 March 2013
Our latest WoWW event on Wednesday 6th February at 2pm will explore the retail sector with speakers from very different aspects of the industry sharing their insight and experience into the opportunities that working in this sector offer. While the emphasis will be on the retail sector the speakers will highlight the soft skills required for entry into not only this but any employment sector making this a valuable learning experience for all young people who will be seeking to enter the world of work.
Why would I want to work in Retail?
The retail industry employs around 2.9m people in the UK and generates over £260bn a year in sales – larger than the combined economies of Portugal and Denmark.
By its very nature retail is a fast-moving industry as organisations try to respond to – and predict – customer demand and future trends. But if you think that a career in retail is limited solely to the shop floor, think again.
From sourcing new producers to transporting goods, ordering stock and forecasting trends, there are a multitude of roles that are critical to the retail operation that you may never have even realised.
And these roles can also be found in a number of associated sectors, from warehousing and distribution to finance, marketing and design.
The retail industry has plenty of variety – not least because of the vast array of products in the marketplace.
In both traditional retail stores and in new online markets, there really are limitless opportunities for people to work within a sector that interests them regardless of whether you are a petrol-head or fashion lover.
So join us to ask questions and find out more. Sign up and join us in Glow TV.
At Education Scotland we are continually improving our website (http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk) to ensure it meets the needs of Scottish education. As part of our plans to redevelop the website we need your opinions of it; this is your opportunity to review the website and provide feedback for improvements.
We are looking for a wide range of people who work in, or have an interest in, the education system, such as:
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All you’ll need to do is spend an hour completing a few set tasks, supported by one of our usability experts.
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