As part of this launch, we released a reading comprehension resource for primary schools which includes a collection of 9 original poems in Scots and English. The resource features the work of Ashley Douglas, a multi-lingual researcher, writer, and translator; Mae Diansangu, a poet and spoken word artist; Shane Strachan, a writer, performer and the 2022-2023 Scots Scriever; and Thomas Clark, a Scots poet and writer.
November Resource Launch
On November 1st, we launched some brand new resources for early years, primary and secondary settings, and materials that can be used by parents and carers with their children.
The resource consists of a collection of bespoke poems from the contributing writers and includes stories about influential Scottish LGBT people such as footballers Zander Murray and Rachel Corsie, and fashion designer Bill Gibb. Stories of families with same-sex parents as well as topics addressing gender stereotypes and prejudice-based language are also featured.
The poems, their accompanying worksheets, and teachers’ notes allow teachers to include Scots language resources in their curriculum which also meet the national expectations for LGBT Inclusive Education. More information can be found at lgbteducation.scot, where teachers can also complete Stage 1 of the free national ‘Delivering LGBT Inclusive Education’ CPD.
Commenting on the resource launch, Ashley Douglas said:
Shane Strachan added:
This resource launch also included a collection of media reviews for primary and secondary learners, as well as book reviews for early years practitioners. We also released material for parents and carers, containing reviews for a selection of books and other media.
You can access our primary, secondary and early years resources on the Our Resources page of our website, where you can also find out more about how we create resources and how teachers can contribute.