Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

This is a link to the downloadable, cross-curricular teaching resources produced by the Holocaust Educational Trust: http://www.het.org.uk/index.php/education-general

Here is a link to the Scottish Ambassadors’ facebook page (you have to ‘like’ it to follow!): https://www.facebook.com/hetrascotland, A virtual learning community where we will be posting events to attend in Scotland, teaching activities and videos, information about the Trust’s 70 voices app with Holocaust Survivor testimonies, information about relevant films and TV programmes on this week as well as our #DontHateCreate facebook campaign:

‘#DontHateCreate is a campaign in Scotland inspired by the cultural legacy of the artists, poets and musicians imprisoned at the Terezin camp in the Holocaust. They showed how hope and human creativity can overcome adversity. Create something related to the Holocaust (eg. Art/song/poem/short-story/photography/graphic-strip/candle/etc.) OR share something already out there which you like. Post it with #DontHateCreate, copy+paste this description and tag 5 friends to raise awareness for Holocaust Memorial Day. Forfeit is to tag 10 friends. Get creative!’

Lastly, this is a 12m video I created back in 2009 with another Ambassador for the Trust, after visiting Auschwitz. It is already shown in some East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire schools, you are welcome to show in your school if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIgYBdKUvo

Undergraduate study in the USA

Global Citizenship – S5 pupil opportunity 

The Sutton Trust is now inviting applications for places on its US programme, a week-long summer school which gives state school participants a taste of what undergraduate study in the USA can offer.

sutton trust usa programme booklet



Nick Morgan

Education Scotland










The Google Science Fair is coming…

Google’s first Science Fair has just been announced via the Google Teacher Newsletter.

On 11 January, 2011, we are launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO Group to create a new STEM competition that is more open, accessible and global than ever before. We are reaching out to educators prior to launch to let you know “the Google Science Fair is coming” and to extend an invitation to schools and teachers to get involved early in our global competition.  

To sign up for fun and free resource kits for your classroom or school (with bookmarks, stickers, posters and more!) and a reminder notification when GSF registration opens, please visit the Google Science Fair at: https://www.google.com/sciencefair

The Google Science Fair is a global competition that any student aged 13 – 18 from around the world is eligible to enter. Students can enter as individuals or as teams of up to three. There is no entry fee and registration and submission will happen online. The deadline for submissions will be the 4 April, 2011. The Science Fair will culminate in a “once in a lifetime” celebratory event at Google headquarters in California in July 2011 where finalists will compete for internships, scholarships and prizes in front of a panel of celebrity scientist judges including Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries and household names.

We want to celebrate and champion great young scientific talent and give students from around the world the opportunity to compete for amazing experiences, prizes, scholarships and internships.  We hope you are as excited about this upcoming competition as we are are!

BBC World Class want Scottish schools to ‘Twin for 2012’

Pupils at William Knibb High School
Pupils at William Knibb High School
BBC World Class is an initiative bringing the benefits of international school linking to schools across the UK. Emma Till puts the call out for Scottish schools to take part in their latest major themed event…

The BBC has teamed up with the British Council to find dozens of primary and secondary schools across the UK to twin with schools all over the world and take part in a special project in the run-up to the London Olympics.

Over 800 schools have signed up already but we are looking for even more Scottish schools who are excited by the Olympics and want to link up with schools in the UK and around the world attended by World Olympic Dreams athletes. We want more schools to see for themselves how school partnerships can enrich the curriculum, motivate and broaden students’ horizons. The competition closes on 31 October so now really is the time to get involved and ‘Twin for 2012′.

Over the next two years winning schools and their partners will follow the Olympic athlete’s stories. The BBC and the British Council will support the partnerships and encourage pupils to share creative work inspired by the 2012 Olympics with the organisations’ global audiences.

Full details here on BBC scotlandlearning web site

Euroquiz 2011 in now open to all primary…

Euroquiz 2011 is now open to all primary schools.

“The Euroquiz is a wonderful way to learn about Europe and its rich history. It opens minds to other cultures and other ways of thinking which is of huge benefit in our multicultural society. Euroquiz fits well with our Scottish Curriculum for Excellence” Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

“The Euroquiz is an excellent event which allows the children to develop their knowledge of Europe in a fun way. It encourages independent and collaborative learning and encourages team work.” – Irene Williams, Pinkie Peters Primary School, East Lothian

Contact your International Co-ordinator ASAP. Details also available from Barbara MacLeod at SEET 0131 557 9886/07903 693106 barbara@seet.uk.com Further info also at www.seet.uk.com

Download poster (pdf, 1 page, 300KB) Publicity poster for LTS