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Escape Room Resource

An escape room style resource, created by Padlox Escape Rooms. Pupils must solve book-related puzzles to find the hidden quill. The resource will test their book knowledge, and encourage them to work collaboratively to solve the 10 brain-teasing puzzles.  

Padlox Escape Rooms bring escape rooms to schools, offering a curriculum-focussed half day experience for groups of 30 pupils called 'Escape The Classroom!'

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My Life as a Reader

Talking about your experience as a reader is a great way to role model reading to the children you work with. Use this editable PowerPoint to talk about your reading habits, preferences and memories. You can also send it to other staff, any class or group visitors, or use it to structure a presentation from the children you work with!

Find out more about our My Life as a Reader series on the Scottish Book Trust website.

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Open book review
Open Book Review

Using this printable open book template, you could ask pupils to respond to a book or their reading journey; you could even encourage them to create a picture out of letters!

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Case studies and inspiration

Our blog is full of ideas about building a reading culture and encouraging young people to read for pleasure, with case studies from participants, book suggestions and more!

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

'Growing Up in a Pandemic' was the focal theme for our partnership project between Simpson Library in Bathgate, Bathgate Academy and Ellie Stewart.

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Finding inspiration for your Workshop funding application
28 October 2022

We can't believe it's already November and almost time to award our exciting funding opportunities!  

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