How resilient are you and your family? What about your class? Your colleagues? Are you ready for snow, ice, wind, flooding, rain? Don’t worry, there are simple steps you can take, some have been listed below. If you do any of them tweet using #ReadyScotland and encourage others to be resilient too! For learning journeys and other resources to help deliver lessons in this area you can also visit bit.ly/RfEScot
Snow – keep a blanket, food and water in your car
Ice – identify the stop valve and know how to turn off water
Wind – secure loose objects like garden furniture, trampolines or anything that could get blown around
Flooding – move important documents and valuables to a higher place
Rain – avoid walking or driving through flood water
Visit the http://ReadyScotland.org/ for more advice on being resilient this winter
Contact Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk if you or your school are being resilient or for more information
This newly developed standard provides direction and exemplification across a range of sectors in order to build on and enhance work-based learning experiences for college students in Scotland. Realising the new standard will support the development of learners’ employability skills and subsequently improve the career prospects of all students studying in colleges across Scotland.
The new document complements the Work Placements Standard for Schools released in September 2015 and articulates well with its key messages, allowing practitioners in secondary schools to align work placements for diverse learner pathways in the senior phase.
The SLF is over for another year and what a great 2 days it was! More than 4500 delegates enjoyed a wide variety of professional learning opportunities on offer from the 110 conference sessions and more than 175 exhibitors. All the keynote sessions were recorded and are available to watch on our YouTube channel.
With 18 directly related seminars, two discussion sessions and explicit references in the keynote address by the Depute First Minister, Mr Swinney, DYW was again high on the agenda at this year’s festival. Some of the content will be available via our interesting practice exemplars (see eg. Caskieberran Primary School) .
Planning for SLF 2017 is already underway so make sure you save the dates in your diary, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2017! If you have any feedback on this year’s event send us an email.
I love a good story! Whether it’s in a book, a TV show, a movie or even a friend telling me about their weekend – stories are what keep me interested. How boring life would be if we just told each other the straight facts. Over the last couple of weeks, our lectures and workshops […]
Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston is providing an young people with a unique interactive learning experience to enhance skills for learning, life and work in the brand new facilities at the Livingston Campus.
This free half day session gives young people between the ages of 8-18 the opportunity to use cutting edge technology to make their very own TV report based on a subject area of your choice.
During the hands-on studio experience, students use their creativity and teamwork skills to write, produce and direct their own short news bulletin.
Sky Academy Skills Studios is part of Sky Academy, a set of initiatives that use the power of TV, creativity and sport to support one million young people in building practical skills and experience by 2020.
Take a look online (Sky.com/skills) to find out more about Sky Academy Skills Studios and book now on Sky.com/teachers or call us on 01506 325 999.
Many schools across Scotland have developed relationships with business to highlight the relevancy of language skills in relation to the world of work .
The following case studies have been developed as part of the ‘Business Language Champions’ initiative in collaboration with SCILT to suit both employers and schools.
Abbotsford House and Burgh Primary School (July 2016) – This partnership between a primary school and a local tourist attraction demonstrated to pupils the relevance of language skills in their local community, as well as providing an opportunity for learning across the curriculum.
Harvey Nichols and Trinity High School (June 2016) – A visit to Harvey Nichols to meet with staff who use languages as part of their job convinced S3 pupils of the relevance of language skills in the workplace. Learners created phrase books in different languages to support the use of language in the department store.
Walkers Shortbread and Elgin Academy (June 2016) – S2 learners created ‘cue cards’ for Walkers International Sales Team to use on visits to China, introducing language and cultural information. Pupils also delivered a presentation on their cue cards to sales staff at Walkers Shortbread.
Outplay Entertainment and Woodmill High School (May 2016) – S3 pupils developed an advertising strategy to promote one of Outplay Entertainment’s games in either French of German, and learnt about the importance of languages in the gaming industry.
Johnstons of Elgin and Elgin Academy (May 2016) – This case study exemplifies Interdisciplinary Learning in S2 at Elgin Academy, in particular the effective combination of Chinese and business links as part of a skills based project in the broad general education
Navy and Brechin High School (March 2015) – A visit from the Royal Navy and language workshops culminated in an interdisciplinary project in which S3 learners had to use their language skills in humanitarian crisis scenarios.
Holland & Sherry and Priorsford Primary School (October 2014) – The whole school was involved in this project which raised learners’ awareness of what Holland & Sherry does in their local town while building learners’ language skills.
Loch Duart and Montrose Academy (June 2014) – An exciting programme for S3 learners with visits and workshops culminating in an interdisciplinary project which raised the bar for the pupils who benefited from seeing first-hand how languages and business work together.
Michelin and Grove Academy (February 2014) – This project gives the young people in S3 a real and engaging context for their learning of French.
Girls participating in the program are matched with a specially-selected STEM mentor and given access to a virtual platform hosting immersive content that will help them develop their 21st century skills – leadership, communication, and critical thinking. In addition, mentees can also take advantage of the college and university readiness module, live online engagements and webinars with inspirational guest speakers, a global, female community, and relevant, important discussions surrounding different STEM topics.
If you know of any girls interested in STEM who would be willing to commit to the programme then please encourage them to apply via the following link: http://www.1000girls1000futures.org/
Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday 7th October.