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Community readers – The most magnificent thing⤴

from @ Glowing Posts

This blog was active until 2022. It is a great example of a project blog:

This blog records the fantastic reading work which takes place at Kirkhill Primary School and Dechmont Infant School. We love to read and encourage all our families to read and share books for enjoyment as much as possible. While our access to books and ability to share books has been limited over the last eighteen months we have found new ways to celebrate reading.

Community readers – The most magnificent thing | Kirkhill Reads/ Dechmont reads

The blog consists of posts containing videos of different people from the school community reading different books. What a great idea.

Myths and Legends – Port Ellen Primary School⤴

from @ Glowing Posts

Myths and Legends – Port Ellen Primary School

A nice example of a pupil written post and use of embedding google video to show their animation.

What was the mythical creatures called one of them are called penfin and the other is called dogor  the animations were like there was a bad guy and a good guy  who save the day. and they live happily ever after.

Academy9’s Early Birds, inspiring the next David Attenborough?  ⤴

from @ Glowing Posts

As part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place at the end of January each year, the Academy9 team headed to primary schools in Newtonmore, Kingussie, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy to work with P3s on the topic of the great wildlife on their doorsteps. 

In the Early Birds session, pupils learned about the range of birds in the Highlands through three interactive tasks. Ecologists, Joanna & Amy introduced the pupils to a variety of local birds, from Robins to Capercaillies.

Academy9’s Early Birds, inspiring the next David Attenborough? 

Academy9 is an exciting educational initiative from Transport Scotland, linked specifically to the A9 Dualling programme.  

Academy9 has been developed in partnership with all the schools along the A9 corridor in addition to wider communities across Scotland, educational professionals, educational consultants and industry professionals.

Recognising the power of partnerships between industry and education, Academy9 is building a legacy of STEM-related skills and achievement through a series of progressive STEM activities and experiences, providing future generations with the opportunity to learn both hard and soft skills and consider STEM -related careers. 

Academy9 – Building a legacy of STEM related skills and providing future generations to consider STEM related careers

Body Smart⤴

from @ Glowing Posts

Being Body Smart is all about movement and 3D thinking. We use our body smarts in sports, dancing and acting.

Some of us move our bodies to think, having our best ideas when we’re on the go. Being Body Smart also incorporates building 3D models with blocks, Lego or junk modelling.

Body Smart – Fishie School Upper Stages

Part of the

Fetterangus P4-7 class blog!

Every student in the class is a contributor and will be adding a post or two during the year.

The idea for the blog was not only to have a go using technology but also to showcase work we’ve been doing on multiple intelligences.

Fishie School Upper Stages – Growth Mindsets. Multiple Intelligences. Perms.