Events

Taylor High pupils welcome Keith Gray on a balmy afternoon in April

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A select number of S3 students welcomed Keith Gray on a balmy Thursday afternoon to the library at Taylor High School. This visit had been anticipated for several months and when the day arrived the students didn’t actually know what to expect.

We had estimated approximately 20 students attending the session but 25 turned up on the day. This was a “Creative Writing Workshop” usually lasting 90 minutes but due to timing factors Keith had to condense it into a 60 minute slot. As you can see everything was going according to plan (or not!).

Keith had asked for a flip chart, paper and pens for the students. Each student had to write 3 things about themselves and then pass their paper on to the person beside them. This was carried out very sheepishly, then Keith encouraged them to build their story by asking them numerous questions and getting them to write down various words.

As the session progressed all the students became involved with what was happening and with what they were being asked to do. The time passed so quickly, eventually Keith asked some students to read parts of their story out loud and I was surprised at how willing the group were to do this. They were enthralled with the session to such an extent that some stayed behind to interview Keith for a school project.

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Maths Puzzle for Scottish Book Week

 

This year for Scottish Book 2015 Week the library at Taylor High celebrated the week by running a maths puzzle with some of our S1 pupils.  The puzzle was inspired by ‘The Young James Bond Series’, particularly ‘Shoot to Kill’ by Steve Cole and the idea was taken from ‘Brain-Busting Puzzles Series’ by Sarah Khan.

Pupils were put into groups of five and we discussed as a group why James Bond had inspired something Scottish. This got us all talking about the film franchise and why this series might have been chosen.  Only one pupil was able answer what the connection was.  Of course, it was the fact that his father was Scottish and therefore that was our Scottish connection.

An S6 pupil kindly volunteered to read a chapter from the book, giving some of our S1 a chance to explore a book that they might not ordinarily read. It was great to have one of their peers reading aloud and helped set the scene.

The S6 pupils stated “I enjoyed the activity and it was great to read to younger pupils and share a book that they may not have thought about reading before. However, you need to be brave, it can be quite daunting reading aloud to a class.”

Pupils were asked to pretend they were a Secret Agent trying to find a pattern of numbers and letters that would tell them what city in the world their mission would be in. Pupils were asked to find a pattern of six numbers that appeared three times.  For some pupils, looking for six numbers proved rather challenging and so, pupils were asked to find just two of the numbers.  It was amazing, as soon as, pupils had to look for only two numbers the quicker they found the code for six.

Once pupils found the pattern of numbers, they then had to find the letters that were attached to the numbers to discover the city. The letters were all jumbled but pupils were given a sheet that had a mix of possible cities across the world and soon discovered the answer was Berlin.

The next part of the task involved using their geographic skills, as pupils were that asked to name the country that the city was in and about their flags. (For me, the real challenging area of the activity was naming the flag colours!)

To round the activity off, each table was asked to name their group, which included ‘The Book Lovers’ and ‘The Big Ones’.

This really was a great cross-curricular activity, as it involved numeracy, reading, language and geography skills. It gave pupils an opportunity to explore literature and the world of maths further.   It also promotes the values of Curriculum for Excellence, particularly confident individuals and successful learners.

Well done to all the S1s who took part and my maths colleagues who took the time to be involved. It really was great fun and pupils work is now being displayed.

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Yay YA+

Yay! YA+ Book Festival

On Friday 24th April nearly 200 pupils from local secondary school were all waiting with anticipation for the start of the first Yay! YA+ book festival – celebrating all that is brilliant about Teen Fiction in Scotland. Chryston High were lucky enough to take 10 pupils on the day and they were all looking forward to a great day meeting and listening to authors, buying books and enjoying exploring Cumbernauld Theatre.

So first off was an introduction from Kirkland Ciccone, he welcomed all the pupils then let them know what was in store for them throughout the day.

Kirkland Ciccone

Chryston High pupils were in the first group to go around Cumbernauld Theatre and meet a whole host of Scottish authors, getting to spend 10 minutes with each author listening to them talk about their books and their love for teen fiction then having the opportunity to ask questions.

First we met Linda Strachan and heard about her new book ‘Don’t Judge Me’ and her previous books, including Catalyst award winning book ‘Spider’. My usually shy pupils were brilliant at asking her lots of questions, so much so that we actually went over our time a little bit as they were so engaged.Linda Strachan

Next up for us was Alex Nye who spoke about her books ‘Chill’ and ‘Shiver’ The pupils loved her talk and have been borrowing her books since we got back to school that day.

We then met Matt Carney who really impressed the pupils with his tales of adventure, so much so that they are all trying to decide what adventures they want to go on when they leave school.

Matt Carney

Lari Don talking about her new book Mind Blind was a big hit with all the pupils, they all really enjoyed her talk and thought she was so enthusiastic about teen fiction that they couldn’t help but be too.

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Victoria Campbell kept the pupils entertained by taking about Viking fighting, which features in her book ‘Viking Gold’, and showing replicas of some of the weapons they used.

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Last up on our tour was Roy Gill, talking about his books ‘Daemon Parallel’ and ‘Werewolf Parrallel’. The pupils loved listening to Roy talk about his inspiration for his books and had some really interesting questions to ask.

Roy Gill

After meeting all the authors the pupils had a chance to buy some books from Scotia and find a wee nook to eat some lunch before the second part of the day began.

In the auditorium, the pupils were treated to talks from Cathy MacPhail, Theresa Breslin and Barry Hutchinson. It was then time for some quick questions from the panel of authors before the bus was there to pick us up.

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All the pupils had a great day and are already asking when the next one is, making the first Yay! YA+ festival a huge success.

 

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National Libraries Day 2015

Pupils and staff at Taylor High School, New Stevenston have been busy getting ready for National Libraries Day 2015 over the last couple of weeks. Our fabulous Art department and some of our S1/S2 pupils were asked to create and design murals for the library.

The idea originally came from one of the Scottish Book Trust’s projects for ‘Book Week Scotland 2014’. I then began thinking about how my school could incorporate this for National Libraries Day.

Firstly, I had a brief discussion with my colleagues in Art and gave each one a copy of the National Libraries Day logo for inspiration. I followed this up with an e-mail suggesting possible ideas. However, it was really my colleagues who had the most challenging task.

Mrs Devlin’s S2 class became involved and she stated;

“Like previous library activities my classes have taken part in, I was keen and so were my S2 class to illustrate all the fantastic and wonderful things that happen in our school library.”

I gave each teacher and their classes the freedom to choose how to create their mural but asked them to follow three simple rules. These included;

(1)It must promote the work of the library.
(2) The mural can be completed as a class assignment or during lunchtimes.
(3) It should be either A3 or A4 in size.

S1 and S2 classes took part in this activity during their Art periods and the final results were nothing short of amazing. Each mural’s interpretation of life at Taylor High School library differed.

One of our S2 pupils commented;

“The activity was fun and different, a twist on what we normally do in Art. I am proud that our class’s mural is on the wall outside the library.”

Each mural depicted different aspects of life in the library. One was a collage and the other was inspired by the comic book format and both offered a valuable insight into life in the school library and the role it plays in our school community.

Mrs Ferguson’s S1 Art class also took part. She commented;

“My class were really enthusiastic about this project and came up with some amazing ideas. Once the class began to discuss possible ideas for the mural, there was no stopping them. As a class, they decided to design a mural like a comic book but using fictional characters from Beatrix Potter stories and Roald Dahl books to tell our community about life at Taylor High school library. ”

These artistic creations would not have been a success without the support and enthusiasm of my colleagues. It was a huge compliment to the library, as the murals proved our pupils hold our school library in high regard.

Thanks to all the staff and pupils who took part in this wonderful project.

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Commemorating World War One

Taylor High School’s library commemorations of World War One have been in full swing. There have been a variety of projects since the autumn, including our fabulous display and the S1/S2 Book Club project.
I began by undertaking some research into the War in Lanarkshire, a theme that was being commemorated by our neighbours in the public libraries, incorporating this into our display. North Lanarkshire’s very own Heritage Centre in Motherwell was able to confirm where our local men fought, where they died and where our local War memorials were.

Our S1/S2 Book Club were also involved. Our pupils read an extract from Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. This provided them with an invaluable opportunity to explore the backdrop to this world famous novel.

My colleague, who kindly helps with the Book Club had recently visited the poppy display at the Tower of London on her travels. It was worthwhile having a colleague share her experience with pupils and also gave the activity a much welcome twist.

Mrs Findlay stated,

“I really enjoyed getting to discuss my trip to London, particularly my visit to the poppy display at the Tower of London. I explained how emotional I felt when I walked round this historic building with its vast collection of poppies. Our pupils were all keen to listen and eager to ask questions.”

We continued with the theme of WW1 in our Book Club during the month of November for our whole school ‘Non-Fiction Poster Competition’. This gave pupils an opportunity to celebrate some of our fabulous non-fiction WW1 books and explore this genre further.

Posters were displayed around the library, even the doors and these promoted a particular non-fiction book series, noted the author and some key facts held within the book (a good lesson in summarising, not copying the book word for word).

Their efforts were all very artistic with pupils exploring different aspects of the war, from poppies, tanks to trench warfare. It was a great way to finish our months of WW1 activities here in the library. These projects have hopefully inspired some members of the group and others to read and borrow some more historical fiction and non-fiction books.

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St Aidan’s High celebrates Roald Dahl Week

With Roald Dahl Day falling on a Saturday this year (13 September), I knew the library would celebrate it in the week leading up to that date. And as it was my first big book event in St Aidan’s, I decided that the whole week would be devoted to Dahl.

As this year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we used that novel for our theme. The week before our events, our newly recruited army of pupil library helpers prepared the library, with the help of some talented S6 pupils, by turning it into Wonka’s chocolate room, complete with a chocolate river flowing through the centre and an Augustus Gloop-filled pipe. By the start of our Roald Dahl Week, the scene was set.

Monday lunchtime introduced pupils to the characters of Charlie… as they were given the opportunity to interview Mr Wonka and an Oompa Loompa (aka a couple of very game teachers!) and find out about their lives in the chocolate factory.

On Tuesday, the chocolate room truly lived up to its name as pupils were invited to make their own sweets from mixed fruit, marshmallows and the contents of a chocolate fountain. Beforehand, pupils enjoyed some time standing about in the playground as, in pure synchronicity, the school fire alarm happened to go off at the same time as I accidentally burned the chocolate in a smoke-billowing microwave. (I will remember that moment should I ever be interviewed for CILIP Update’s “Most embarrassing professional moment”.) Back inside, and with fresh chocolate, pupils were also able to sample some teacakes gifted to us from Tunnock’s as well as goodies provided by our pupil Fair Trade group. And all this to the accompaniment of my dulcet tones reading aloud Augustus Gloop’s story – a warning about chocolate-gluttony if ever there was one.

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Wednesday was a much more peaceful affair, with our writing group creating adverts for their Roald Dahl inspired inventions. Top inventions included the Eye Glass (texting, facetiming and TV watching all available via your lenses when you put your glasses on), Hover Boots for when you’re tired of walking, and the Clobber Cupboard (giving you complete, ready-to-wear outfits). After all that excitement, we needed a relaxing finale, so we ended the week with a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film show (accompanied by the left-over teacakes).

The week’s events have seen our lunchtime visits soar, a trend which will hopefully continue over the next few weeks as we launch the Scottish Children’s Book Awards.

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Welcoming S1 pupils to the world of the library.

Every year when the new term begins the school is full of chatter from our S1s. Cathy (the other half of my role) and I try to design and organise as many fun but educational activities as possible.

This year we intend to celebrate as many national events as possible. These include celebrating Roald Dahl Day from the 8th September to the 12th September (a day was not enough for our plans), Halloween (my favourite), Scottish Book Week, Christmas, the Chinese New Year, National Libraries Day, World Book Day and anything else we can come up with.

Some of the events we organise are for the library only, while others get various departments across the school involved. Even our craft competitions get the staff involved. Recently, we ran our first craft competition. Pupils were asked to design and decorate their very own craft t-shirt to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Many of our pupils were able to share stories about their experience of the games, be that from watching the television, going to the various sporting events, visiting Glasgow Green and even going to the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony. It was wonderful to get to know some of our new S1 pupils and there were also a number of familiar faces to welcome back.

Our winners of the craft competition came from both S1 and S2. A member of our PE department chose the most creative.

Well done to all involved. We are really looking forward to meeting some new faces.

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Literacy dates

Reminders of some forthcoming dates for events that your school or library may be hosting. If you are participating in any event, please share with us.

Roald Dahl Day is being held as usual on his birthday, 13th September.

Voting for the SLA Information Book Award closes 18th September.

European Day of Languages is 26th September.

National Poetry Day is being held on October 2nd, with a theme of Remember. Poems are invited to be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

National Tell-a-Story Day will be October 27th (TBC) in the middle of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Book Week Scotland is being held this year from 24th-30th November, with the theme of Home (see Taylor High School’s article here).

Finally, applications for Live Lit events between 1 January and 30 April 2015 are currently open. Deadline for applications is September 30th.

Please remember the Three Ring Circus Diary  lists many annual events.

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Scotland’s War

Scotland’s War aims to be a hub for any Scottish connections to World War I. The initiative is based on Edinburgh’s War and will be launched later this year.

Contributions would be greatly appreciated about all aspects of the war, both on the Home Front and in the trenches, including buildings, school records, people and objects of all kinds.

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Caldervale High School Pupils meet Children’s Laureate

I have just returned to school on a high (a literary high) having taken 10 lucky Caldervale High School pupils to a Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour event featuring the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman, at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, on Wednesday 21st May. Malorie spoke inspiringly about her background, her love of reading and writing, as well as introducing trailers of her books and showing a clip from her BAFTA winning BBC programme, Pig-Heart Boy. Fourth year pupil, Zilke Bleyl was able to ask Malorie about her book characters, during the Q&A session and all of the pupils were able to chat to the author at the book signing session at the end of the event. Malorie took the time to speak to each pupil individually and pose for numerous photographs, while signing their books. It was a thrill for me to see my pupils so excited to hear and speak to such an inspiring author (does that sound corny – I don’t care!!!) We had a brilliant time, thanks to the Scottish Book Trust who organised the event.
Malorie Blackman

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Caldervale’s New Year

It’s been a busy few months in Caldervale High School’s Library Resource Centre.  It all began with the BOOKies’ Burns Supper way back in January.  The school’s two book groups joined forces to present an informal, traditional Burns Supper.  It was so informal in fact that we had cardboard cutout bagpipes escort in the haggis!!  Our school piper was unavailable, as was our usual stand-in fiddler.  The pupils were wonderful, leading the proceedings, addressing the haggis, toasting the lassies and laddies and providing poetic entertainment.  Everyone had a great time.

Our second event was much more sombre – our Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration.  Staff from the Social Subjects and RME Departments spoke to the book groups about the background to the Holocaust and the impact of more recent atrocities.  One of the second year BOOKies lit a candle in remembrance and a moments silence was observed.  The pupils were then able to peruse a selection of holocaust themed fiction.

Then this week we managed a trip out to the Mitchell Library in Glasgow to attend the Scottish Children’s Book Awards.  Every year the Scottish Booktrust does a fantastic job of organising the awards.  This year each age category had its own venue within the Mitchell Library.  Our group enjoyed the 4 part quiz, round 1 was guess the book from the movie still, round 2 was book cryptographs, round 3 was based on the shortlisted books and finally, a general book knowledge round.  Great fun, interspersed with author talks from the shortlisted novellists; Diana Hendry for The Seeing, Barry Hutcheson for Book of Doom and Claire McFall for The Ferryman.  Everyone was pleased to see Claire McFall take the award, although secretly our group had been rooting for Barry Hutchison.

To bring us bang up to date, we held our annual World Book Day Quiz.  Teams of pupils and staff combined forces to do battle to be the team with the best book knowledge.  Two rounds of questions and lots of sweets later, the winning team emerged as “Radioactive Tuna Pasta” with 18.5 points out of a possible 22.  The team with the most original name was judged to be “We will do anything for Sweets” and they were rewarded with chocolate Easter Eggs – quite appropriate I thought!

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World Book Night – 23rd April 2014

Details of this year’s World Book Night books have been posted, along with the details of how to volunteer your services as a Book Giver, both for a Community AND for World Book Night itself.

See http://www.worldbooknight.org/ for details.

 

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The tale of Betty the Machete

Kirkland meets Angus and Brian the Brain at OLHS

Kirkland meets Angus and Brian the Brain at OLHS

3rd year pupils at Our Lady’s enjoyed an hour with Kirkland Ciccone, author of Catalyst longlisted Conjuring the Infinite. Kirkland ran through his own reading experiences as a child, explaining the impact of different characters and series at particular times in his life.

Pupils enjoyed Kirkland’s stories about growing up in Cumbernauld, with its lovely libraries and unattractive buildings (his words, not mine). Highlights included how not to get bullied (courtesy of Betty the Machete), the adventures of his young detective club, and an illustrated guide to when book titles go wrong.

Not surprising then that the pupils had a great time, and clustered round to get autographs and buy books. It’s fair to say that 3rd year now have the most autographed English jotters in the school.

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Fred Freeman and Scots

On Tuesday 5th November 2013, Dr Fred Freeman came into Coatbridge High School to deliver a Scots Language workshop to two S1 classes. The event was organised as part of the Scotland IDL Project by the Librarian and the English Department.

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Dr Freeman used songs and poems by Scottish poets and songwriters, such as Robert Tannahill, to help the pupils translate words and phrases and help them realise how much of the ancient language we still use today.

The activities were good fun and it was an enjoyable experience with lots of tasks that allowed pupils to work competitively with their peers.

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El Dia de los Muertos 2013

You know when you reply to e-mails that start, “Would anyone be interested in …”. You never know what you’re going to get involved in, but it’s usually a lot of hard work, a fair bit of stress and a great big dollop of mixed relief and pride at the end!

That just about sums up El Dia de los Muertos – Our Lady’s style. This interdisciplinary project was the brainwave of Mr Pegard from the Modern Languages Department and run between Art, RE, Modern Languages and myself.

Day of the Dead is a cheerful festival remembering those who have died, and inviting them along to a massive party. In Mexico, people create ofrendas, or altars, covered in flowers and the deceased’s favourite things, dress up as Catrinas, or skeletons in costumes from the 1900s, and eat sugar skulls and pan de muertos or special bread, along with the usual party food. Celebrations are often held in cemeteries, and last for two days with bands playing and even parades.

So how do you transfer all of that into an afternoon for 2nd year pupils?

Well, RE took care of the altar, with pupils bringing photos and mementos of loved ones, and colouring crosses; Art made clay skulls and decorations; Modern Languages explained the background to the festival, and then there was me. What’s the role for a Librarian in all this?

Well, as usual, a bit of everything: ideas for activities (e.g. making hats for Catrina, after Rhona Skea pointed her out to me); identifying problems (if you hang out with Home Economics teachers, you’ll learn a lot about hygiene rules); identifying solutions (go and talk to the Home Economics Department, guys!); my personal favourites of taking photographs, researching, writing the quiz, and reporting everything afterwards; and of course being the go-to girl for the fiddly but necessary team lists. Well, I suppose when you insist on doing lots of investigations involving teams, it’s not surprising other people notice.

The whole event was a blast and the pupils loved it. They decorated cakes with fondant icing skulls, designed and made hats for Catrina, said prayers in Spanish and completed a Dia de los Muertos / Hallowe’en / All Saints Day quiz. The two hours flew past, ran like clockwork and the classes disappeared with their cakes and their photos, leaving us to tidy up, review what we did, think about what we should do differently, and put it all away for the next ten months.

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MVP @ Tulliallan 4th-6th October

Interesting weekend at the Police College, supporting pupils who are being trained in MVP. Although we only had 2 S5 girls, our HSPO and I, there were plenty of other schools from across Scotland so a great mix of people.  We were also joined by one of our DHTs for the duration of the workshops on Saturday.

Friday night was movie night, watching The Angel’s Share, introduced by actor Paul Brannigan himself.  He was happy to answer questions afterwards and was very open and honest about his upbringing which was similar to his character in the film although he said that was a coincidence.  Before the movie, pupils were split into groups in an almost “Apprentice” style teambuilding contest.

Saturday was a series of workshops all looking at different types of violence including bullying, domestic abuse and texting.  All speakers were experts in their areas, extremely knowledgeable and not afraid to skirt around issues.

Pupils were treated to a disco on Saturday night, after the winners of the teambuilding contest were announced – unfortunately not the team with our girls but they all did really well to perform in front of an audience of about 100 people!

After the group photo on Sunday morning, the remainder of the time was spent teaching pupils how to use the Playbook so that they can then deliver the programme to S1/2 when they return to school.

The weekend was most enjoyable and a real eye-opener in terms of what constitutes violence and learning strategies on how to prevent it happening in schools.

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National Poetry Day 2013

How quickly the years do pass!!!!  National Poetry Day again – a great opportunity to get your pupils thinking about poetry.  I tried a couple really quick activities with my book groups this year.  First of all using the poetry match up activity from the NPD website and then using raindrop and cloud/puddle templates, I asked the book groups to think of as many words as they could related to the theme of Water.  On the raindrops they could write one word but on the clouds and puddles they had to think of three linked words, it took a while for some of the pupils to get into it and some only thought of one or two words but others were in their element asking for extra templates as they thought of more and more obscure links! (Sushi – was one!)  The end result was our National Poetry Day Tsunami!

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North Lanarkshire Encounters 2013

Download the Encounters Festival brochures here.

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Hallowe’en Comicfest

From the Comicfest newsletter:

Hey Free Comic Book Day fans, we’re back with a new newsletter. This Newsletter is all about Halloween ComicFest. There are 22 different FREE comics and mini-comics being offered at this year’s Halloween ComicFest celebrations happening at participating comic shops all over the country. Halloween ComicFest will be on October 26th – 27th.

You can locate your nearest participating shop with this link.

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Advanced Higher English go to Glasgow

This year at Our Lady’s we have a large Advanced Higher English class. The Principal Teacher of English and I worked with the students before the holidays to help them identify possible dissertation topics. A lot of fun and really stretching the biblio-brain, coming up with titles that match their ideas.

Meanwhile, I also contacted Glasgow University Library (GUL) to arrange access for the group. The University offers reference access for Advanced Higher students, providing them with a ticket that admits them for a year, and extending the opportunity to browse the Library’s book and journal collections, which are just a wee bit bigger than a standard school library (7,000 vs 2.8 million). We also offered to organise tickets for other pupils studying Advanced Highers in school – they chose not to come along so early in the term.

We spent a couple of periods with the class to talk to them about what to expect: the importance of proper searching, note-making, the resources available to them, the classification system and how useful references can be. The AH tickets do not include a GUL computer password, so abstracts and online journals were unavailable, and resources had to be searched in advance. However, it did encourage the pupils to get to grips with the OPAC for themselves, which led to lots of questions:

What’s this book got to do with my topic?

Why does this catalogue number say Politics, not Literature?

How do I choose which ones to go for?

And of course,

I can’t find anything.

We hit the express bus on a beautiful autumn morning, and an hour or so later, collected the tickets waiting for us at the information desk, and headed for the lifts.

The pupils took a while to get the hang of the different classification system, so there was a fair bit of work required to point out the classification boards at the end of the stacks and demonstrate how the system worked, but everyone got something they were interested in, and sat down to read.

Of course, it wasn’t all plain sailing. Having pupils spread across so many floors was a bit disconcerting, and I was a bit put out when a librarian asked if we had a problem – whispered conversations on the clearly marked SILENT floor are obviously not encouraged :oops:. Reading an academic writing style is obviously something that needs a bit of practice, and some pupils were a bit taken aback by the sheer number of resources available.

In retrospect we should have organised a whole day out of school, but we’ll definitely be back. In fact, we had to drag the pupils away with the lure of lunch, but we felt that perhaps a couple of hours was enough for a first visit. We’ll see if the students continue to use their tickets in their own time.

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