HMD 2015 Arts Response Event

HMD 2015Join us in Glow TV on Thursday 12th February at 11am for our final Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 event. This time we will be visiting South Ayrshire to meet artists who have created pieces of work to respond to to HMD 2015.

Artists who created willow work, glasswork and other art with schools across South Ayrshire for Holocaust Memorial Day will talk about their work and how to turn pupils’ ideas into art. This session is most suitable for upper primary and secondary pupils.

Register today in Glow TV – HMD 2015 Arts Response Event

NMS – The Romans

Event - NMSHow do we know about the Romans in Scotland?

Join us on Thursday 12th February at 2pm to find out more interesting things about the past. This time we are finding out about the Romans. How do we know about the Romans in Scotland? Find out about the work of archaeologists to discover Roman remains and some of the objects in the National Museums Scotland with our museum experts.

Register to take part in Glow TV – NMS – The Romans

Safer Internet Day

Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 13.57.59Glow is working with Kinglassie Primary School in Fife to launch the Internet Safety – Learners site on 9-10th February. The school are using these day to work on a whole school Internet Safety activity. The site will be used to capture the learning that is taking place and to use the National Newsfeed on Glow to raise awareness of the site and get everyone involved in contributing during these days.

The aim is then to develop a case study of how the school used the technology to support them in delivering such an event and more importantly how this helped to have a positive impact on improving the learners experience.

The site is can be followed at:

Improving Social Equity through Education: Raising Outcomes for Low Achieving Students

Symposium with Dr Andreas Schleicher, Professor Pasi Sahlberg and Dr Bill Maxwell
4- 5 May 2015, Edinburgh – John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh University

One of the biggest challenges facing education systems across Europe and further afield is how to improve outcomes – in the broadest possible sense – for low achieving children and young people in order to create a more equal society. Whilst both politicians and educationalists are clear about the importance of this aim there is, as yet, inadequate understanding about how it can best be achieved.

This symposium is being organised by the European Forum for Freedom in Education in association with Education Scotland to bring together educationalists and policy makers from across the UK and mainland Europe in order to learn with and from each other in the task of bringing about change. International experts Dr Andreas Schleicher of OECD and Professor Pasi Sahlberg, author of the influential book, Finnish Lessons, will be sharing their thoughts on this crucial theme and there will be plenty of opportunity for dialogue amongst delegates.

The European Forum for Freedom in Education (effe) is a non-governmental organisation based in Germany and with members in 25 European countries which is committed to safeguarding the human rights and dignity of every child. It is organising this event in Scotland because of the explicit commitment of the Scottish Government to creating a fairer society and the work being done by Education Scotland to explore the role of education in this overarching aim.

To book your place go to:
For further information email: or view effe symposium flyer.


New Grant Scheme for Biology Events in Scotland

The Society of Biology is pleased to announce the first round of our Regional Grant Scheme in Scotland

Individual biologists or biology-related organisations can apply for funding to run a biology public engagement or schools event or activity in Scotland.
The grant scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and offers grants of up to £200 for small events and up to £500 for larger events.

Events can take place between May and December 2015 and priority will be given to events in under-served areas of Scotland.
Application forms are submitted by email and the deadline is Monday 16th March 2015.
Full details and application forms are available at

For questions about the grant scheme, please contact

Dr Jane Magill
Regional Co-ordinator (Scotland and Northern England)
Society of Biology
Mobile: 07885 914212