The BBC are broadcasting a series of School Radio programmes which will focus on the Commonwealth Games.
For First Level learners, Movement First takes in a tour of 5 Commonwealth countries through music, movement and imagination. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g6hc9
For second level learners, Making the Commonwealth looks at the preparations for the Games and looks at the maths behind the tournament? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01yb2sg
Three more programmes in each series with new programme going out weekly on Thursday evening.
Programmes can be streamed from the site or downloaded for up to one year after they’ve been broadcast. There is a huge array of content for primary learners including features and radio dramas about Scottish History and Archaeology, the Referendum, Science, Myths and Legends, Bullying, as well as linkups with big stars like Nina and the Neurons and Dick and Dom! It’s a great way to bring active listening to the classroom and there are lots of opportunities for everyone in the class to get involved.
You can explore here:
(Early/1st Level) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64r6/episodes/player
(2nd Level) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64r7/episodes/player
The Gaelic Books Council, the lead organisation for Gaelic literature in Scotland, is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Scottish Book Trust to establish an award for a young writer of Gaelic.
Teenagers who are keen writers are being offered a golden opportunity with four awards from the Scottish Book Trust being available to people between 14 and 17 who write in Gaelic, English or Scots. The recipients of this year’s Young Writers’ Awards will receive a prize which includes a six month mentoring period with a published writer, a visit to a top London publisher, a writers’ retreat at Moniack Mhòr and the chance to meet industry professionals.
Budding authors are invited to submit a piece of creative writing and a personal statement explaining why they would benefit from this programme. The closing date for applications is 27 June 2014. Full details are available on the Scottish Book Trust website. For more information on the award for Gaelic please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A range of top-class sporting venues across Glasgow and Scotland will be used for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and we’ve produced films for each, to help you see where the action will take place. Access them on the Game On Scotland site.
From the Athletes’ Village through to Tollcross International Swimming Centre, there’s a wide range of spectacular venues to explore, all captured on film to make for an interesting viewing experience. We are currently finalising the Hampden Park film and this will shortly be added to the site.
On a related note, for those teachers who may be thinking of organising trips to the venues, control will shortly be handed over to the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee to enable them to be made ready for the Games. When this happens, they will no longer be open to the public and it will not be possible to accommodate visits or tours. At that point, the priority is to make the final modifications necessary to deliver 11 days of world class sport. Please do not contact Game On Scotland about organising visits as we are unable to assist.
On 15 May, school pupils from across Scotland will be inspired to ‘be their personal best’ by meeting and learning from dozens of Scotland’s top athletes, including Olympic and Commonwealth medallists.
Two world-famous Scottish sporting heroes will also be revealed and will take part on the day!
Through a series of workshops, the event aims to inspire young people to be successful in life and show them that everyone has it in them to succeed. The athletes will help the pupils understand how to learn through failure and how success comes from sustained effort.
No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you’re good at, everyone has it in them to be their personal best.
The session will include the following components:
9.30 – 10.00: Meet the Athletes – Introduction
10.35 – 11.10: “Success through effort” – an active workshop session
11.20 – 11.50: “Athlete Lounge” – Q&A session with an exclusive slot for Glow participants
Register for or join this unique Glow Meet here.