Newhailes National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec

scotlandlogowww2Newhailes NTS near Musselburgh is currently working with learning professional Carol Omand to develop a new Storyline offering for P4-P7 pupils which will help to bring our fascinating property alive to children, and to link it closely to the requirements of the Curriculum for Excellence. 

We would like to invite up to two members of teaching staff from your school to attend a free CPD session led by Carol at Newhailes on Wednesday 14 December at 4pm to explore what Newhailes and Storyline can offer your classes and how we can help make visits here relevant, engaging and fun.  Continue reading Newhailes National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec

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

Scottish Youth Theatre: CfE-based Workshops for Your Nursery

Curriculum for Excellence – Nursery

Scottish Youth Theatre’s house style of highly interactive, exciting, young person centred theatre activities are enjoyed nationally throughout Scotland.

The workshops encourage a motivation for learning, instil openness to new thinking and ideas by promoting independent thinking. All participants will develop and communicate their own beliefs and views of the world; work in partnership and teams; develop their own ideas; and solve problems creatively.

Nursery Storytime (1hr)

Descriptor: Choose from one of the classic tales and let your class experience the story through lively, fast paced games, action rhymes and role play.

Sleeping Beauty, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and The Pea, Little Red Riding Hood , The Frog Prince and The Enormous Turnip

Curriculum level: Early

Experience: ‘Inspired by a range of stimuli , I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through drama’

 

Friendship (1hr)

Descriptor: What is an ideal friend? What do you do when you fall out with your friend? Let’s think about how to solve friendship problems.

Curriculum level: Early

Experience: ‘I use drama to explore real and imaginary situations, helping me to understand my world’.

 

The Magic Key (1hr)

Descriptor: Look at the key?, look at the message and join in the story adventure. Celebrating the power of young peoples imagination the pupils will prepare for an exciting adventure in which they need to be problem solvers along the way. Who will they meet?, Where will they go?, How can they help make a happily ever after?

Curriculum level: Early

Experience: ‘I have the freedom to choose and explore how I can use my voice, movement and expression in role play and drama’

‘It was excellent…the tutor was fantastic – really loved the experience had a great time’ – Teacher, Broomloan Nursery, Glasgow

‘Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, felt enthusiastic about using ideas in the nursery’ – Teacher, Milton Community Nursery, Glasgow

To enquire or book a Curriculum for Excellence workshop please call 0141 5523988 or email curriculum@scottishyouththeatre.org

More information: http://www.scottishyouththeatre.org/education/curriculum_for_excellence_nursery

 

Scottish Storytelling Centre – Training Events Calendar September – October 2011

 Inspiring Voices Educators’ Day |Storytelling in Practice | Learning

Sat 10 Sep | 10am-4pm | £50/£46 Network members

We believe story, poetry, voice and language play are an essential key to language development, enjoyment in learning and teaching, and to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence in a way that engages and inspires young people and their teachers for life. This day aims to re-invigorate teachers to take a creative, fun approach to using storytelling, poetry, song and creative language as a medium for teaching right across the curriculum. After a welcome by Scotland’s National Poet, Liz Lochhead, join some of Scotland’s leading poets and storytellers for practical tools and tips to boost your confidence, extend your repertoire, and refresh your spirit and love of language. A Connecting Voices Scottish Storytelling Centre and Scottish Poetry Library collaboration, designed for educators working with P1-S1. Lunch and refreshments included.

Starting with Stories 1 | Beginners skills | Skills

Sat 24 Sep | 10am-1pm | £18/£15 Network members

An introduction to storytelling and storytelling skills, led by Linda Bandelier. This participative session is for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling skills.

Starting with Stories 2 | Beginners Skills | Skills

Sat 1 Oct | 10am-4pm | £32/£28 Network members

Discover and develop your own storytelling skills and techniques. Look in more depth at how storytelling works, and build your confidence. Designed for anyone who’s attended Starting with Stories 1 or has already some basic storytelling experienceand wants to go a step further.This participative workshop will be facilitated by storyteller Linda Bandelier.

Storytelling for Children with Complex Needs | Contexts | Health and wellbeing

Sat 8 Oct | 10am-1pm | £30/£26 Network members

Join storyteller and puppeteer Aileen Finlay to hear about her experiences of developing storytelling projects for children with complex special needs. Discover some approaches to finding and adapting appropriate stories, take away practical hints and tips on making and using props to support the stories and discuss ideas surrounding the potential of multi-sensory storytelling.

Starting with Stories 1 | Beginners skills | Skills

Sat 22 Oct | 10am-1pm | £18/£15 Network members

An introduction to storytelling and storytelling skills, led by Eric Brennan. This participative session is for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling skills.

Starting with Stories 2 | Beginners skills | Skills

Fri 28 Oct | 10am-4pm | £32/£28 Network members

Discover and develop your own storytelling skills and techniques. Look in more depth at how storytelling works and build your confidence. Designed for anyone who’s attended Starting with Stories 1 or has already some basic storytelling experienceand wants to go a step further. This participative workshop will be facilitated by storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick.

Bookings: 0131 556 9579

 

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR T 0131 556 9579 F 0131 557 5224

E reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com W www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a partnership between the Scottish Storytelling Forum and the Church of Scotland. Founding Patron: George Mackay Brown

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Scottish Storytelling Centre – Storyrich – Storytelling and Creative Teaching: P1-P7

Storyrich – Storytelling and Creative Teaching: P1-P7
Mon 25 October, 9.15am-3.30pm

In this practical and inspiring day, we will explore imaginative use of storytelling in the classroom and across the school, bringing to life the Curriculum for Excellence. Led by storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick and storytelling teacher Fergus McNicol, participants will develop storytelling skills and explore different approaches to cross-curricular learning including Japanese story theatre (Kamishibai). Geeta Ramanujam, Festival guest and founder of the Kathalaya Trust, Bangalore and Scots storyteller, Stuart McHardy will also provide valuable input during the day.
£32 (£26 network members)

Box office 0131 556 9579 or www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR T 0131 556 9579 F 0131 557 5224
E reception@scottishstorytellingcentre.com W www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

East Lothian Multi Cultural Day, 10th October 2010

The grounds of Prestongrange Museum will be taken over for a fun filled day of music, food and crafts from around the world for this year’s East Lothian Multi Cultural Day event.

It will take place on Sunday the 10th of October from 12 noon to 3.30pm. An African women’s choir, Bollywood dancers, Egyptian bellydancing, classical Indian dance, Chinese performers and East Lothian’s Sangstream Choir are just a few of the highlights of this year’s East Lothian Family Multi-cultural day!

Interested in fashion and world crafts? Why not view our Sari draping exhibition and join in a demonstration or watch Nepalese crafts people work their magic! Visit our crafts marquee for more world crafts, fair trade goods and information stalls.

For the little ones why not come along to be enchanted by Tania’s French Puppet Show and storytelling! A fun day for all the family is guaranteed and entry on the day is free!

For more information about the day, please visit http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/multiculturalday2010

This is a copy of a post from Prestonpans Infant School web site.