Planning virtual author visits at Douglas Academy
8 February 2021

Working with an author brings so many benefits for your pupils, and you can still do this virtually. If you've received funding for an author visit and are wondering how to organise this virtually, find out how Douglas Academy made the most of their visits.

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Pupils at Castle Douglas Primary
Pupils at the heart of the reading culture at Castle Douglas Primary
26 January 2021

Castle Douglas Primary in Dumfries & Galloway were highly commended for School Reading Journey in 2020. Find out how they put pupils at the heart of their reading journey to maximise engagement.

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Girl reading
Lockdown Reading Culture at Grangemouth High
21 January 2021

Grangemouth High School in Falkirk share their experience of encouraging pupils to keep reading while learning from home.

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Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist
Engaging pupils through the Scottish Teenage Book Prize
9 December 2020

If you're looking for a project for your secondary pupils, the Scottish Teenage Book Prize can spark discussions, creative responses and reading for pleasure. Staff from Elgin Academy share their experience.

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Findochty Primary pupils
Findochty Reads - Building and sustaining our reading culture
16 November 2020

In last year's Reading Challenge, Findochty Primary School in Moray were highly commended for their inspiring school reading journey. Head Teacher Dawn Thomson shares their approach and how they have continued to build on their reading culture.

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Pupils organising books at Bertha Park School
Building a reading culture from scratch
12 November 2020

Building a reading culture in a brand new school is a challenge, but pupils and staff at Bertha Park High School managed to make great progress in their first year. Principal teacher of English Holly Hamilton writes about their approach and what they have learned.

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