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John Byrne National Drawing Competition Winners⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Cameron Lawson from Cedarbank School wins John Byrne National Drawing Competition

Thousands of budding young artists from across Scotland took part in this year’s John Byrne National Drawing Competition.

Cameron Lawson, a S3 pupil at Cedarbank School in West Lothian, has become the third pupil to win the competition, which is run in partnership with Education Scotland and open to pupils from Primary four through to third year in Secondary.

John Byrne said: “The talent this year has been outstanding, which made my job as a judge very difficult in choosing the overall winners.

“I’m delighted to have chosen Cameron as the overall winner as his drawing really captured the essence of the competition. The creativity of this piece stood out against other entries.

“I’m encouraged by the standard of all the artwork submitted in this year’s competition and I hope pupils across Scotland will continue to show us their artistic skills and love for drawing.”

The award ceremony took place at Paisley Museum, where a special exhibition of competition entries are on display for approximately five weeks.

The renowned artist and playwright, John Byrne, selected the work of Cameron Lawson as the winning entry. Eleana Meikle, a S3 pupil from Wellington School in Ayrshire, took second place and Charlotte Stewart, a P7 pupil from Gordon Primary School in Aberdeenshire was awarded third place.

John and the judges selected a further 30 young artists as runners up and they will receive a specially designed certificate.

Bill Maxwell, Education Scotland Chief Executive said: “I’m really pleased to see this competition, now in its third year, continue to attract such a high standard of entries from young artists of all ages. Education Scotland is delighted to be involved in the competition as it offers pupils, across Scotland, the opportunity to showcase their drawing skills and creativity and it is a great way to raise the profile of drawing. Congratulations to all the winners and those who took part.”

John was assisted by Ron Cowie, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland, Lorna MacDonald, City of Edinburgh Council, and Wilma Eaton, University of Strathclyde, to judge the competition which took place at the University of Strathclyde.

John Byrne winners and runners up 2017

Fuji Festival – Calligraphy⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

What is Japanese calligraphy, what do you need to do it and how is it done? Discover the fun of writing in Japanese with Japanese teacher, Ms Emiko Abe plus staff from the Japanese Consulate and volunteers from Edinburgh University.

Ms Abe shows P3 students at Law Primary School that learners can practice Japanese calligraphy with basic materials found in every classroom.

Join us on Friday 10th March at 9.15am in Glow TV to find out more! Sign up to take part now – Fuji Festival – Calligraphy

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.

#singalangtaethelangestsang⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Calling all learners, young and old! Help create the langest Scots sang EVER!

Listen to the classic Scots children’s song, The World Must Be Coming To An End, and write a new verse with your class or friends.

It’s short, it’s sweet and it’ll take you 5 minutes!

More details on the Langest Sang blog (links below)!

We’re talking about on Glow Yammer, so login below with your Glow email address if you dinna see the blether richt awa!


John Byrne National Drawing Competition⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

Budding young artists in Scotland are being urged to enter the third annual John Byrne Drawing Competition.

Since the launch of the competition in 2014, over 7000 entries from pupils across Scotland have submitted their artwork to be judged by the renowned artist and playwright himself, John Byrne.

The competition, in partnership with Education Scotland, is aimed at pupils from primary four through to third year.

John Byrne, along with a selection panel, will choose the overall winners and runners-up, whose work will then be exhibited at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 17 March.

John said: “It’s important we give the young people in our country the opportunity to harness their artistic skills and love for drawing. This competition is a great way to showcase that and, once again, I look forward to seeing the remarkable talent that will be unveiled.”

john-byrneLast year’s competition winner, Alba Cooke Ribes (P5) from Hermitage Park Primary School in Edinburgh was selected from over 4,000 children and young people from across Scotland.

Ron Cowie, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland, added: “Art is an important part of the curriculum and this competition aims to encourage pupils across Scotland to develop their drawing skills and use their creativity. Education Scotland is proud to be involved in this competition as it is a great way to raise the profile of drawing.”

Pupils can catch up on an interactive online event with John Byrne where they can learn more about the competition and his work. Watch here.

The closing date for entries is Friday 3 March 2017.

Read more for competition rules and information about submitting entries in the link below.

john-byrne-national-drawing-competition-2016-competition-rules

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.

Leugh is Seinn le Linda!⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-gaelic-book-councilEducation Scotland, in partnership with Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, invites you to join a fun-filled live Glow TV session which will be of particular interest to children learning at the early and first level of literacy and Gàidhlig.

This session will be led by Linda MacLeod. Linda will use storytelling in Gaelic and Gaelic song to develop Gaelic language with 3-5 year olds in a fun and motivating way. These are key strategies for taking forward immersion. The session last approximately 30 minutes.

Join us on Tuesday 13th December at 10am in Glow TV! Sign up to take part live – Leugh is Seinn le Linda!

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.

St Andrew’s Celebrations Sing-along⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-st-andrews-singalongGlow TV is excited to be celebrating St Andrew’s Day with a series of events starting with this singalong session with Maeve MacKinnon.

Maeve will be singing a great Scots song called Bear in the Woods, by the Singing Kettle and a Gaelic song entitled Orra Bhonna Bhonnagan. The words for both songs will be available on screen for everyone to join in in their classrooms!

Join us on Friday 25th November at 11am. Sign up and join us live in Glow TV – St Andrew’s Celebrations Sing-along.

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.

St Andrew’s Celebrations – Scots Storytelling⤴

from @ Education Scotland's Learning Blog

small-scots-storytellingJoin us on Tuesday 29th November at 2pm as part of our St Andrew’s Day celebrations for an opportunity to hear Edinburgh’s Makar read from two translated books.

Christine De Luca currently holds the post of Edinburgh’s Makar (poet laureate). She grew up in Walls, Shetland, but has long been resident in Edinburgh. She writes in both English and Shetlandic, her native tongue. She has published six collections of poetry and one novel, and has been the recipient of many awards and prizes for her work. She is one of the founders of Hansel Co-operative Press which was established to promote literary and artistic work in Shetland and Orkney. In 2008 She has translated Roald Dahl’s novel George’s Marvellous Medicine into Shetlandic as Dodie’s Phenomenal Pheesic.

Join us live in Glow TV to her Christina reading ‘The Gruffalo’s Bairn’ and ‘Da Trow’.
Sign up and register to take part live – St Andrew’s Celebrations – Scots Storytelling.

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.