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Supporting childrens' wellbeing in the classroom through books
6 April 2023

Author and therapist, Katie O’Donoghue looks at how books and stories can be used as resources to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people

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'Books are brilliant. . . Reading rocks!': an FMRC-funded workshop at Golfhill Primary
27 February 2023

Golfhill Primary, Glasgow were awarded 2022–23 Workshops funding to facilitate creative writing workshops, and our Outreach Co-ordinator was invited along to join their interactive session with author Stuart Reid. 

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'Growing Up in a Pandemic': a Workshops-funded project from Simpson Library Bathgate, West Lothian
7 November 2022

Simpson Library Bathgate were awarded Workshops library funding last year to support their creative community outreach partnership in West Lothian. Read our latest blog, written by Matthew Swan, to find out about their pandemic-project and inspire your own Workshops application. 

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Cressida Cowell talking in front of an audience of school children at Stirling Castle
Finding inspiration for your Workshop funding application
28 October 2022

Whether you already have your project in mind or are still looking for an idea to promote reading for pleasure, we hope these tips and success stories will give you some inspiration for your application! 

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Meg McLaren talking at the front of a classroom
How to apply for the Workshops Fund
27 October 2022

Did you know that we also have a fund to support your children and young people to develop their love of reading? Read on to find out more about the First Minister's Reading Challenge Workshops Fund. 

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How to use Scottish Book Trust learning programmes
7 October 2022

Find out more about Scottish Book Trust's learning programmes and how you can use them to build a reading culture in your classroom, or with the children you work with.

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