The Islamic Book Fair of Scotland

The Islamic Book Fair of Scotland

This is an initiative which brings the best Muslim Kids’ literature from around the world to Scotland. The books are those which are not normally available in Scottish bookstores and libraries. My objective is to encourage Scottish Muslim kids to read more by giving them the opportunity to read books in which they see themselves. Many of the books contain Muslim protagonists but the stories are simply fun, engaging and full of universal messages such as hope and kindness and therefore it is also a great opportunity for all kids to read more diverse books. We are showcasing over 100 titles this year with books for small babies to novels for Young Adults.

A Helpful Resource about Stammering

Stammering/stuttering mean the same thing. Stammering involves a neurological difference.

You may notice:

  • part-word repetitions “b-b-b-ball”
  • word repetitions  “can can can I have…”
  • prolongations, stretching sounds in a word “ssssleep”
  • blocks, difficulty starting a word and no sound coming out
  • tense or jerky movements

These are overt (open) aspects of stammering. Stammering can be very variable with talking being harder at some times than others.

Covert (hidden) aspects can include feelings of

  • shame
  • embarrassment
  • frustration

Negative experiences due to stammering can sadly lead to social anxiety.

Some advantages of stammering for people who stammer can include: strength, determination, appreciation, empathy and life perspective.

Please consider how you support people to talk freely and comfortably whether they stammer or not and listen to and value what people say. The vision of STAMMA is to “create a world that makes space for stammering. Where a stammer is embraced as just a difference. Where no-one judges us on our stammer or the way we choose to deal with it.”

Further information:

STAMMA – A lot of information for teachers and for young people

PISA Field Trial – Spring 2024

Cardinal Newman High School has been selected to take part in a PISA Field Trial during Spring 2024. Up to 72 students, aged 15-16, will be selected to participate in the PISA Field Trial.

The pupils involved and their parents/carers will be contacted nearer the time.

Please click on the image below to read more about this important educational activity.

PISA Info for Parents
PISA Info for Parents


Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire Council

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