Category Archives: News

Education Scotland

Education Scotland, the new national body responsible for supporting quality and improvement in learning and teaching from early years to adult and community learning, has recently published the first issue of its newsletter.  The link to the newsletter and to other areas, for example support and resources for teaching and learning, can be found on the front page of the Education Scotland web site

Competition – Set the Scene for an Adventure

An exciting competition for primary school children offers the chance to set the scene for a new adventure by award-winning Scottish children’s author Lari Don. The Edinburgh-based author will launch the competition on Thursday 23 June.  Children are invited to suggest the perfect real-life Scottish location to be used in the fourth, and final book of the First Aid for Fairies series. The winner’s setting will be incorporated into the thrilling series finale, where it could be visited by one of the fabled beast stars of the adventures (including a centaur, a selkie, a fairy and a dragon).   

Entrants are asked to come up with a location and describe why it is special in no more than 250 words. As well as having their location used in the final book, the winner will also get signed copies of all the books in the series and a special author visit to their class. The deadline for entry is Friday 23 September. 

More information about the First Aid for Fairies series and Set the Scene Competition can be found on from Thursday 23 June.

Glow Science – new resources for learners

The Glow Science website has just been updated with 130 new short films focussing on chemistry and physics, and covering everything from the periodic table to Newton’s laws of motion.  Supported by learning materials and ideal for revision purposes, these short films will motivate and engage learners.

Glow Science covers the four science disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics and earth science.  

A Glow log-in is required to view these materials.

Thank You

Today is my last day as a Curriculum for Excellence Development Officer. After the Easter Holidays I’m off to be a Biology Teacher at Preston Lodge High School.

I just wanted to put a short post on here to thank you for tolerating my endless CfE posts, I hope you found some of them useful. The blog will be continuing, but probably with slightly less input from me. Remember, if you work in East Lothian you are free to have yourself added to this blog as an author to add your own post, just email me and I’ll add you. Alternatively, send your contribution to the CfE email address and someone will pick it up and add it for you I’m sure.

If for some strange reason you find yourself missing my posts, don’t forget that you can get plently more over on my own blog: – a shameless plug I know, but I couldn’t resist.

Thanks again and best wishes,