Get pupils excited about reading with Book Trailers

Creating Book Trailers is a fantastic way to enthuse your learners about reading and develop their critical skills. This year, Scottish Book Trust are running our first ever book trailer competition for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards, and have published a wealth of resources to help you get creative with trailers. Closing date for entries is February 7.

Make your pupils’ voices heard in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Every year thousands of children of all ages vote for their favourite book in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. Why not get them writing reviews of the books to help them make their decision? Our review competition is a great opportunity to win some fabulous prizes, including book tokens and a visit from one of the shortlisted authors. You can find more details in the Get Involved section of SCBA. Closing date for entries is February 7.

Scottish Education Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 awards are now open, visit the Scottish Education Awards website for more information and to submit your nomination.

The Awards celebrate the hard work and success in Scottish education. They recognise the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the value work and innovation in learning environments across Scotland.

There are 15 categories including new categories for Creative Learning, Innovation in Literacy and Numeracy and 2014 Commonwealth Games – Games Legacy Awards.

If you know of a school or teacher that deserves to be recognised for their hard work let us know and submit a nomination today. Nominations must be submitted by Friday 21 February 2014.

Game on Scotland – Maths and Numeracy

How can Game On Scotland support your planning in numeracy and mathematics?

Looking for inspiration for IDL projects to develop numeracy and mathematics in the context?

In this ‘Game On’ Glow session, we will spend time exploring what the Game On Scotland website has to offer to support your planning.

For the rest of the session, we will be joined by the Glasgow 2014 team, talking about numeracy challenges they have faced and setting two challenges for you to explore with your learners.

Join the Numeracy and Mathematics team for this exciting problem solving Glow meet on Tuesday 7th January at 4pm – sign up and join us in Glow TV.

Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition

2013/2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Show Racism the Red Card’s Anti-Racism/Anti-Sectarianism Creative Competition in Scotland. The Creative Competition is an integral part of the Show Racism the Red Card’s work in Scotland and has become a central feature in the calendar with almost 1 in 5 of Scotland’s schools having participated in the competition. Entries are welcome from both individuals as well as class groups and the closing date for all entries is Friday 31 January 2014.

To enter, school and college students must develop a piece of creative work that gets across loud and clear the important message that racism and/or sectarianism is not welcome in Scotland. This could be artwork, poetry, a short story, creative writing, music, a dance/drama performance, research project or multimedia presentation.

Competition winners will be invited to a star-studded award ceremony at Hampden Park in March, attended by the elite of Scottish football, to receive public acclaim for their work and receive their prizes.

For further information, please visit the Show Racism the Red Card Scotland website.