Science, Art & Writing (SAW) Workshop, 20 April 2016

Calling all primary school science teachers!

Would you like to help bring art together with some cutting-edge science to create an exciting workshop for your pupils?

Then you are very welcome to come to the first SAW Training Workshop

Where: School of Biological Sciences, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh

When: Wednesday 20th April, 9.30 am – 3.30pm

Interested teachers can come along for the entire day or just at the end to have a chat and see what ideas have been generated. It is therefore most suited to teachers in Edinburgh City and the Lothians.

Most importantly, the teacher must be happy to run the activity in their school when it is fully developed.

Edinburgh University will pay for materials and the costs of the artists and writers.

This is the first time that this event has been run at the University and they would love you to help get it off to a good start.

Since 2005, the Science Art and Writing (SAW) Trust has been bringing people together from science and the arts to work collaboratively designing and delivering high quality outreach projects, which have been particularly well received in schools (see www.sawtrust.org ). It also builds interdisciplinary understanding, synergies and innovation for the individuals that participate. SAW offers a range of training packages to enable use of the initiative through higher education institutes and their communities, creating a national network of SAW practitioners.

A SAW Training workshop gives a hands-on introduction to the SAW philosophy and extends learning into practice by creating teams of participants to work together in their own time to design a novel Science Art and Writing project that communicates scientific research. Course materials and a project checklist will help teams through the process and ensure they maximise the impacts of their achievements.  Participation in a SAW initiative builds on a range of transferable skills, including communication, project design and team management.  It also provides first-hand experience of designing and delivering workshops in schools.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Liz Fletcher on 0131 650 7292 or liz.fletcher@ed.ac.uk for further information.

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Celtic Connections Free School Concerts

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Free concerts for schools and home educators

Since 1998, The Celtic Connections Education Programme has brought the best Scottish and international traditional musicians to the School Concerts Series at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and this year is no exception.

During January we will be presenting 5 school concerts, featuring artists from Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Scotland.

As well as the headline bands, some of the concerts will feature a mix of special guests and young local performers.

All concerts start at 1100 and end by 1220, with the exception of the concerts for nursery – P3, which will end by 1210.

An application is included with this information. The preferred method of applying would be to fill in the form as a word document, then e-mail it as an attachment to schoolconcerts@glasgowlife.org.uk

Please do not send enquiries to this address, as there will be a delay in getting back to you.

If you have any enquiries regarding the concert programme, please e-mail schoolinfo@glasgowlife.org.uk

Information for the Celtic Connections Festival can be found on www.celticconnections.com

Please click on this link to see more information about each concert:- 2015 School Concert Information

BOOKING FORM: – 2015 Education Programme school concert booking form

 

The Golden Tapestry

An arts project linking schools across the Commonwealth

The Millennium Tapestry Company, which is a not-for-profit organization that runs arts projects for schools in Britain and overseas. Were set up in 1998 to organize the Millennium Tapestry for schools around Britain. One school in East Lothian, Longniddry Primary School took part in the second project, the Golden Tapestry created for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, which involved 800 schools in 48 Commonwealth countries and territories including 25 from Scotland. As you can see from the attached photograph, the work from Longniddry was wonderful. Since then we have run further projects including the Thames Heritage Tapestry, which was part of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Cultural Festival and was awarded the Inspire Mark.

 We have been invited to bring a small display of the Golden Tapestry to the Scottish Learning Festival in September this year at the SECC with the intention to inspire teachers in Scottish schools to take part in a brand-new tapestry to welcome the world to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of their cultural festival. We understand that Glasgow 2014 will work to have the tapestry as a permanent display in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh after the Games.

We are looking for perhaps 96 schools in Scotland to create work to add to the work from a similar number of canvases created around the Commonwealth for the Golden Tapestry. For this we have the backing in principle of both Glasgow 2014 and Education Scotland. We should very much like schools from East Lothian to take part and to give the opportunity to a new generation of pupils.  

Please use this link  http://www.goldentapestry.com/millenniumtapestry.html

Please contact Lizzie Owen  if you would like your school to be involved in this project.

Lizzie Owen
Chief Executive
The Millennium Tapestry Company (Company Limited by Guarantee 3594006)
Building 68 Heyford Park, Camp Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 5HD
01869 233165 and 07887 691674
http://www.goldentapestry.com/

 

 

 

 

 
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