Archive for December, 2011
- December 23rd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, south africa
The blossoming partnership between Bucksburn Academy in Aberdeen and Senoane Secondary School in Soweto, South Africa has continued to develop. Both schools have started their Mini Olympic programme, following the positive relationships built up over the past year and a half.
At Senoane Secondary School, Soweto, South Africa their facilities have now been fully upgraded to include Basketball and Netball courts and Football pitches. Students and teachers enjoyed competing in various activities in the hot summer sun.
Meanwhile at Bucksburn Academy, S1 to S3 pupils have started competing in their own mini Olympics. Both the Football and Basketball competitions proved very exciting. So far “Scotia” house is leading the way, representing our own partnership country – South Africa
- December 22nd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
Well done to all the schools and colleges who managed to get their Get Set network applications before the deadline for ticketshare on Friday 16th December2011. 39% of Scottish schools and colleges applied – that’s 1070 schools who will get an allocation of free tickets for the Olympics.
However, ticketshare was only one of the many benefits of joining the Get Set Network and there is still time to take part!
Get Set offers a huge range of resources across the curriculum to support literacy, numeracy, health and well being, global citizenship, enterprise and creativity. Joining the network earns each school a certificate and wall plaque, the use of the London 2012 education logo on letterheads and as well as ideas, resources, rewards and opportunities.
For instance there is Get Set goes global - find resources here about the Olympic Truce, supporting another Olympic and Paralympic team, welcoming the world to the UK through dance, drama, music and art, and celebrating World Sport Day on 25th June 2012.More
- December 22nd, 2011
- Comments: 1 Comment Tags: : Categories Commonwealth Games, dance, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
Education Scotland, in partnership with Creative Scotland, are offering an exciting international dance education opportunity for secondary teachers…
Scottish Continuing International Professional Development (SCIPD) Programme
Group study visit to The Hague – Dance Education
© Scottish Dance Theatre, Dancers Toby Fitzgibbons and Matthew Robinson, photo by Nicole Guarino
Education Scotland is inviting applications from secondary teaching staff for a group study visit to The Hague to explore innovative work in dance and education. This visit has been arranged in partnership with Creative Scotland, which will support the additional active participation of Dance artists from across Scotland. This professional development will support ‘Get Scotland Dancing’, increasing the capacity of teachers to teach dance, and contributing to the Games Legacy for Scotland.
Complete the application form to take part in this exciting opportunity
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The deadline for submission of an application has been extended to 13th Jan 2012 .
The Netherlands school education system has high-quality Dance education, and the visit will take place during the “Festival of Dance” which provides an opportunity to engage in practical workshops with international contemporary choreographers and view their subsequent professional performances. http://en.holland-dance.com/page/festival
It is expected that the visit to The Hague will include
- Workshop sessions with professional choreographers
- Visits to see professional performance linked to the workshops
- Visit to a local school that is delivering dance
Please note the workshop sessions are aimed at semi-professional level and the choreographers have been made aware that it is a mixed ability group. Should you have any concerns about this or health problems please do get in touch with email@example.com as options can be provided.
Travel to The Hague will be on Thursday 16th February, with four full working days in the city, followed by return to Scotland on Monday 20th February.
SCIPD funding will cover return flights to The Hague, airport to hotel transfers, and overnight hotel accommodation in the city centre on a bed and breakfast basis.
Participants will be offered a pre-visit preparatory meeting, and a post-visit meeting to support follow-up activity and encourage wider impact.
This study visit is likely to be of most relevance to education professionals in Scottish secondary schools with a leading role in Dance education.
Expected learning outcomes
Participants will have an opportunity to:
- investigate the place of Dance education in the curriculum and Dutch practice for support of teaching of Dance
- broaden their knowledge of the effectiveness of choreographer -led pedagogical approaches to teaching Dance
- share professional dialogue and insight with their hosts, with teacher colleagues in the group, and network with Scottish Dance artists.
Upon returning from the study visit, participants will be expected to:
- produce reports for Education Scotland which demonstrate the impact on their professional practice of the study visit experience
- disseminate findings, share ideas and new approaches within their own establishment and beyond
- make changes to learning and teaching practices in their own professional context.
Applicants may wish to use the experience of the study visit towards professional recognition by GTCS or simply to enhance their professional understanding and practice.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified members of Scottish school or authority staff, who should complete the The Hague group application form:
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The deadline for submission of an application has been extended from 6th to 13th Jan 2012More
Champions in Schools is a role-model programme that places Scotland’s high performing athletes in the classroom to deliver a series of inspirational workshops, encouraging pupils to set and achieve personal ambitions, pursue a healthy and active lifestyle, appreciate the value of hard work and adopt a positive, winning attitude.
By bringing Scotland’s most successful and exemplary sporting heroes face-to-face with the nation’s children, Champions in Schools guides and motivates our youngsters to become a generation of winners who fulfil their potential and who believe that what is important is not how good they are now, but how good they want to become.
Through their own personal example, the champions demonstrate to pupils that striving to reach their ambitions and making positive lifestyle choices can produce spectacular rewards. They will instruct and support the pupils on how they can get on the right track to reaping such benefits in their own lives.
To find out more about Champions in Schools go to www.championsinschools.comMore
- December 22nd, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories dance, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
If you want to inspire your young people and get them engaged with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games then YDance is here to help. We offer CPD Training and Workshop Programmes that work for early years and all primary levels, from 1 to 7.
YDance CPD Training Day (Let’s Get Olympic!) – Tuesday 24 January 2012
We’re running an Olympic themed CPD day to give you the knowledge and skills to use dance to inspire your pupils and explore some of the themes of this landmark event. During the day you will learn how to use movement games, creative tasks and taught sequences to enable your pupils to create dances inspired by four areas of the Olympics and meet the dance outcomes for the Curriculum for Excellence:
- The Olympic Motto & Culture
- The Olympic Rings
- The Olympics & Sport
- The Olympic Torch
This day will give you everything you need to take straight back to school and get your pupils moving!
Cost: £60 per person (including VAT)
Venue: Dance HQ, Glasgow
To Book: Call 0141 552 7712 or email email@example.com
If you can’t come to us then we’re happy to come to you – find out more on the website!
YDance Olympic Workshop Programmes
We are offering 4 different workshop programmes that can be adapted for all levels, from primary 4 to S3. You can choose from the following areas:
- The Olympic Motto & Culture
- The Olympic Rings
- The Olympics & Sport
- The Olympic Torch
Cost: £50 per hour for a tutor to work with one class (approx £1.60 per pupil)
Offer: Book in 5 or more workshops and get 10% off e.g. 5 workshops – £250 with offer only £225
*Please note that costs are exclusive of VAT & travel
A Bit About YDance
YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) is the National Dance Agency for children and young people in Scotland. We are committed to encouraging young people aged 3 to 21 to get active and realise their potential as individuals through dance and work in partnership with a range of agencies to make that happen. Working with a number of different organisations, including the Scottish Government Health Department, Creative Scotland, SportScotland and many Local Authorities, we address a range of objects like creativity, artistic development, increasing physical activity, improving health, personal and social development. We are here to help support delivery of the Curriculum For Excellence and provide a range of CPD, interactive educational resources and workshop programmes to help achieve a wide range of single subject and interdisciplinary outcomes and experiences.
To find out how we can help and support you with other areas of the Curriculum For Excellence please have a look at our website or give us a call – 0141 552 7712.More
- December 14th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, Uncategorized
Excitement for Bucksburn Academy’s South African partner school!
At Bucksburn Academy in Aberdeen we were recently surprised to find out that our partnership school – Senoane in Soweto – had a wonderful opportunity to meet Prince Charles and Camilla during their royal visit to South Africa. Our partner school was selected for its work with promoting school PE. Great picture of our Principal and some of the students.
Bucksburn is one of 7 secondary schools in Scotland partnered with a South African school as part of the British Council and London 2012- sponsored link programme International Inspirations. Through this programme, PE staff at Bucksburn and the other Scottish schools are working with their South African partners to improve health and well being in the curriculum – particularly physical activity and sport.
Bucksburn’s partnership has begun to flourish and reap benefits for both schools from the rich intercultural exchange and dialogue. Look out for more!More
- December 8th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Commonwealth Games, Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
Friday the 16th December is deadline day! Just one week to go!
The London 2012 Ticketshare scheme offers FREE, yes FREE, tickets to schools and colleges. To access this offer you must join the Get Set Network, the reward and recognition scheme of the London 2012 educational programme. Over 650 Scottish schools have joined the scheme and all those who want to take up the offer will get an allocation of free tickets. Interested? Then get your application done before Friday 16th December!!
- Use the support on the Get Set Network web pages
- contact the helpline
- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will it take? An online application can be completed in around 30 minutes. There are also downloadable forms that you can email or post if you are unable to complete the online form:
Ticketshare is just one of the many benefits of taking part in the Get Set Network so sign up now!
Friday 16th December is also the deadline for entries to the Forest Pitch football strip design competition. This competition, with support resources from Education Scotland, has already attracted over 100 schools. If you are already signed up then make sure you get your designs in the post this week! If you have still to sign up then find out more here.More
- December 5th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, olympics, Paralympics
Congratulations to Amy Shaw from Campbeltown Grammar in Argyll and Bute! Amy’s designs for the Scottish version of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, go on sale in stores from today as official 2012 pin badges
Students from across the UK who took part in the London 2012 design competition ‘Get Set to make your mascot’ have seen their winning designs become official London 2012 pin badges with a regional twist.
‘Get Set to make your mascot’ was an initiative run through the London 2012 Education Programme ‘Get Set’ and invited children and young people in schools and colleges to design a version of the Olympic mascot Wenlock and/or the Paralympic mascot Mandeville that they thought represented the place in which they live or go to school – their community or region.
There were more than 2,500 entries into the competition – including 100′s from Scotland and over 60 (!!) from Campbeltown Grammar. Designs from each nation and region were shortlisted and students were invited to attend the national final in London. At the final the budding designers had to showcase their presentation skills as they pitched their design to a judging panel which included Jonathan Edwards, Paralympic wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan and London 2012 Head of Education, Nick Fuller.
After a winner from each of the nations and regions was announced they were given the opportunity to travel to London where they spent the day with a top London design agency, developing their designs into a 3D animated mascot graphic. The designs have also been made into official versions of Wenlock and Mandeville.
Well done to Amy and Campbeltown Grammar!
|Pin badges can be bought in London 2012 shops, John Lewis stores and online at www.johnlewis.comGet Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools and colleges across the UK. More than 20,500 schools have already registered with the programme. It provides students and teachers with access to free resources including films, activity and fact sheets to support young people to explore the Olympic and Paralympic Values and play their part in the London 2012 Games. .Over 9,000 have gone one step further to join the Get Set network reward and recognition scheme by demonstrating their commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic Values.|