Author Archives: Glow Scotland

Better Energy School Awards 2017⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-besa-2017Join us in Glow TV on Tuesday 21st February at 11am as Total and the Young People’s Trust for the Environment launch Better Energy School Awards 2017.

Find out how your school can win £5,000 in this exciting competition that encourages environmental education for young people aged 5 – 11.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions and hear from 2016 Regional Winners, Hanover Street primary in Aberdeen. Find out more at https://betterenergyschoolawards.org.uk/

Last year 35,000 pupils across the UK took part in the competition. Encourage your school to do the same and join this growing number in 2017!

Sign up and join us in Glow TV – Better Energy School Awards 2017.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Fife’s BIG Book Brains Quiz Final 2017⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-bbbq-2017Join nearly 130 primary schools in Fife on Tuesday 21st February at 10am for the final of the amazing BIG Book Brains Quiz, organised for the ninth year running by Fife Cultural Trust Libraries.

Reading Challenges and Quiz Heats have been taking place across Fife since last August and now we have 129 school teams who will come together to compete for the title of BIG Book Brains 2017. As well as winning some fabulous prizes, our champions have the chance to be ‘Librarians for a Day’ and select £500 worth of books for their school library sponsored by Scotia and Chameleon Books in Kilsyth.

You are all invited to tune in and rise to the challenge as you pit your book knowledge against the teams who have won through to the final in Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. Compered by Jonathan Meres, hilarious author of The World of Norm books, all schools joining us on Glow will have the chance to send a shout out to wish our teams good luck and the chance to win some great spot prizes. Don’t miss it!

Sign up to join in live – Fife’s BIG Book Brains Quiz Final 2017

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Inspection Myth Busters⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

1Join us on Thursday 23rd February at 3.45pm to find out more about the recent changes to the inspection process with our Inspection Myth Busters Glow TV event.

Over the past months Education Scotland has developed new inspection approaches, to help you understand the changes to inspection we’re holding a Glow TV event with Alastair Delaney, Director of Inspection. You can find out more about the changes to inspections and ask Alastair questions that you have surrounding this.

Register to take part live – Inspection Myth Busters

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Safer Internet Day 2017⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-safer-internet-dayJoin Police Scotland on ‘Safer Internet Day’, Tuesday 7th February at 10.45am to find out more about Cyber Safety. They will be providing information and tips on how to stay safe on line and what to look out for.

They will use information from their Choices For Life (CFL) website and the UK Safer Internet Centre which can be accessed both at school and at home. During the session you can ask them any cyber safety questions that are concerning you or you are interested in finding out more about.

Register to take part in Glow TV – Safer Internet Day 2017

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Drawing Cartoons⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-drawing-cartoonsHave you ever wanted to create cartoons like the professionals? This is your chance!
On Thursday 2nd February at 10.45am meet Jim Glen, who has spent many years bringing some much loved characters to life in the pages of the Beano. Have your clipboards ready so that you can draw along as Jim shows you how to create cartoons.

He’ll also offer top tips on making your stories and characters leap off the page and will answer any questions you have to help you become a top class cartoonist. The session will be suitable for P4-P7 pupils and will cover aspects of the Expressive Arts and Literacy and English curriculum.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Chinese New Year 2017⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-chinese-new-year-2017This year St Ninian’s High school will hold East Dunbartonshire’s Confucius classrooms Chinese New Year 2017 showcase on Friday 27th January at 1.10pm.

Four primary and secondary schools in East Dunbartonshire will take part in the showcase, including: St Ninian’s High School, Douglas Academy, St Flannan’s Primary school, Holy Family, St Agatha’s Primary school and St Machan’s Primary school.

The programme includes traditional Chinese dance, Chinese school exercise, Chinese Kungfu fan dance, dragon dance, traditional and modern Chinese songs, traditional Chinese music, Chinese rap and some other performances.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Scotland Sings Burns 2017⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Small - Singing BurnsJoin us on Friday 20th January at 11am as Glow TV celebrates the forthcoming Burns Day with a unique sing along opportunity.

Professional Scottish singer Siobhan Miller will teach you two songs that you can all join in with. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and to be part of a large online choir!

Sign up now to take part live in Glow TV – Scotland Sings Burns 2017

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Food for Thought⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-food-for-thoughtJoin us on Tuesday 10th January at 3.45pm to find out more about Food for Thought.

Now that Phase 4 projects are drawing to a close this is an opportunity to share your experiences with other colleagues. It’s also a chance to talk about your evaluations and ask any questions you may have. For anyone who hasn’t had Food for Thought Funding before but would like to know more about it, please do join our live session.

Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – Food for Thought.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

Choices For Life Competition 2017 – ‘Your Choice Your Voice’⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

choices-for-life-imagePolice Scotland would like to invite all High Schools and Primary Schools in Scotland to take part in a new ‘Choices for Life’ competition ‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ in January 2017.

‘Choices for Life’ is an innovative diversionary and educational initiative delivered by Police Scotland and funded by Scottish Government. The main objective is to raise awareness amongst young people aged 11-18 about the risks and dangers of substance use and misuse, including tobacco, alcohol, drugs and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS).
‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ is designed to support the transition of P7 pupils to High School by encouraging collaborative working between P7 and S1 pupils to develop a ‘creative’ piece around the ‘Choices for Life’ key messaging.

Entries will ideally come from ‘Clusters’ of primary schools working together with their allocated High School to mirror the ongoing transition work already in place.

Competition rules:
• The competition is open to all P7 and S1 pupils in Scotland with one entry per cluster.
• Individual schools which are not part of any cluster are permitted to submit individual entries.
• The entrants are encouraged to research ‘Choices for Life’ to gain an understanding of the key messaging. www.young.scot/choices-for-life.
• The submission must be a creative piece around the ‘Choices for Life’ key messaging which will be uploaded to or embedded in the school website and used to promote ‘Choices for Life’ within the school community.
• The cluster/school will decide what shape their entry takes with suggestions including, but not limited to, short video, musical piece, artwork, or presentation.
• Entrants are encouraged to be as innovative as possible and the piece must be appropriate for 11-18 year olds.
• All entries must be uploaded to school websites and submitted to the competition organisers no later than Friday 24th February 2017 for consideration. Late submissions will not be considered.
• Prizes will be awarded to the three best entries with the winning entry being uploaded to the ‘Choices for Life’ website and used as part of the National Choices for Life program. As such the winning cluster/school must authorise its use in such circumstances.
• The organisers decision on winning entries is final and by entering the competition all ‘Clusters’ are agreeing to the rules of the competition.

The winning entries will be announced in March 2017 with, dependent upon the level of interest, consideration to an awards event:
• Third place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £500 for the cluster.
• Second place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £1000 for the cluster.
• First place will be awarded equipment or resources to the value of £2500 for the cluster.

Key dates:
• Notification of intent to enter the competition must be provided to the organisers by 20th January 2017. Please email Alan Elderbrant – alan.elderbrant@scotland.pnn.police.uk to intimate that you wish to take part.
• All entries must be uploaded to school websites and submitted to the competition organisers by Friday 24th February 2017.
• Results will be announced before 17th March 2017.

This competition is being organised by Police Scotland, Safer Communities. Any queries can be forwarded to the competition organisers – Alan Elderbrant and Sara Heath.

Santa Visits Glow TV⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-image-santaYes it’s that time of year again when we welcome Santa back to Glow TV! This year he will be visiting us on Friday 16th December at 10.45am.

Santa will be taking a break from making all the toys at the North Pole to come to a school in Scotland to answer all the questions that you might have about Christmas and Santa. How does he make all the toys? How does he deliver them all on time? What does he feed his reindeer? How does Rudolph help him with his red nose? These and many many more questions will be answered in this very special Glow TV event.

Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – Santa Visits Glow TV.

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.