To assist you and your students with inquiry-based learning, the school librarians in East Lothian introduce you to the MacWrite Clan. Together they form a research toolkit for students. You can use the whole kit with whole classes or individuals, or use single tools with whole classes or individuals – which ever suits your needs and the learners’ needs best.
There are 2 versions of the MacWrites. One is designed for secondary students, the other for primary students and those secondary students who need additional support.
Each version comes with additional materials to encourage students to become effective researchers. Usually this will be additional copyable resources. Some of these are materials created and used by the school librarians, some are from a pack produced by Aberdeenshire Libraries. You are free to copy and adapt these to suit your requirements. Please acknowledge either East Lothian or Aberdeenshire as the source when you do so. The MacWrites and the Aberdeenshire material are licenced under Creative Commons.
The Primary MacWrites
The Secondary MacWrites
If you want to discuss any of the content please contact any of the six secondary school librarians:
Sally Cochrane, Preston Lodge High; Ian Forshaw, North Berwick High; Anne Johnston, Dunbar Grammar; Moyra Lumsden, Ross High; Bill Plain, Knox Academy; Alison Scott, Musselburgh Grammar.
Check out the new Scottish Government website which aims to support and encourage employers engaging with Young People.
Today is the closing date for entries for the Little and Large Cooking Competition. Now in its fourth year, this competition offers primary and secondary school pupils the opportunity to take part in a unique culinary challenge. The aim of the competition is to link secondary and primary pupils in the joy of cooking as well as to impart valuable life skills. It also aims to raise awareness of the healthy eating message in a fun, practical way.
In the first round of the competition, which will take place at a mutually convenient time, two P6 pupils from each participating school are invited to their cluster High School and teamed up with a secondary student who will work with and support the younger pupils to create a healthy meal.
The winning team from the first round will then go on to represent the cluster in a county cook off, where they will demonstrate their skills under the scrutiny of a panel of judges. This year, the final will take place on Thursday 27 May at Knox Academy.
To enter, download the form and send it to Marjorie Shepherd
Advance notice of CPD sessions being held next term for all Nursery and P1 staff around the themes of:
- Curriculum for Excellence
Monday 26th April@ Stoneyhill Primary School
Thursday 6th May@ Haddington Infant’s School
Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar Clusters
Thursday 13th May@ Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School
Tranent and Prestonpans Clusters
These sessions will provide the opportunity for staff working within CfE Early Level to share good practice, discuss issues/concerns and make contact with colleagues which could support transition arrangements.
All sessions will be 4.00-6.00pm
More details about content and sign up instructions will follow shortly.
The Imagineers Engineering Club at Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School have been working out how to light up their Christmas tree the eco friendly way.
Having drafted in support from the High School and some parents, they’re all ready for the grand pedal today.
Have a look at their own site to find out more.