e-Sgoil continues to work with a wide range of partners to collaborate on various programmes for schools and learners across the whole of Scotland, as pictured.
Outlined below are details of the programmes of work we have undertaken with partners in connection with some of our programmes.
- Fèisean nan Gàidheal – Beairteas – Conversation sessions with well known Gaels – suitable for S1-6
- Fèisgoil – Drama – sessions suitable for P3-S3 learners based on newly commissioned short stories for children and young people.
Keep Scotland Beautiful
- Climate ready classrooms – a short course aimed at S4-6 pupils to develop their understanding of the environment and carbon footprints.
- Sessions for S1 GME pupils on how to gain the full potential from their Young Scot card.
Comhairle nan Leabhraichean
- Leugh ‘s Cluich le Linda – Gaelic storytelling and games for Early Years to P4
Tobar an Dualchais
Coming soon – a project through which school staff and pupils will be trained to go out into their local communities to record stories from Gaelic speakers. A mixture of audio and video recordings will be taken, the hope being to preserve stories in their local dialect.
Climate Change & COP26
The aim of this short series of sessions was to provide GME primary learners with an introduction to what climate change is, explain why world leaders were gathering in Glasgow for COP26 and to suggest positive steps that they could take in school and at home to reduce their carbon footprint.
The sessions were delivered in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful and expressions of interest were received from over 50 schools across Scotland. The 30 minute sessions were delivered via MS Teams with several schools linking in simultaneously for each session.
GME Art sessions
These online sessions for primary and secondary schools are being delivered in collaboration with Education Scotland, e-Sgoil, Castlebay Community School, Isle of Barra and staff across many local authorities.
The purpose is to:
- reinforce the use of Gaelic in a greater variety of curriculum areas
- pilot pedagogical approaches to see whether such can be applied successfully in bilingual settings
- facilitate live, relevant CLPL sessions for classroom teachers who are learning from and with colleagues and pupils
- secure and sustain teaching posts in remote, rural areas.
Between 17th September and 5th November, Scotland’s Assemblies for primary schools have focussed on the COP26 conference. These featured brilliant guests and visited some amazing places including the COAST project on Arran and a 2nd hand and recycled clothing shop in Glasgow. We learned about safe and sustainable transport with the hilarious Professor Balance, explored a windfarm on Lewis and enjoyed a visit to COP26 itself! All of these sessions are supported by a Learning Space packed full of resources linked to the week’s theme. These are designed for children and young people to navigate themselves with creative provocations provided to encourage them to explore, challenge, share and act!
This exciting partnership between employers and organisations from around Scotland is delivered by e-Sgoil and Education Scotland. DYW Live provides live sessions which support learners’ development of employability skills, career pathways and industry connections.
We are currently working with almost 40 partners to deliver sessions covering all school age groups, as well as facilitating teacher CLPL sessions. To date, this academic session has had signups from over 320 schools from across Scotland, with over 10,000 learners and teachers in attendance in our sessions.
Scottish Careers Week will also see us working in partnership with Education Scotland, Founders4Schools and Skills Development Scotland to deliver a range of 20 inspirational talks from a wide range of industry experts through the week.
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