Category Archive: Authors’ Visits

Ross Sayers Author Visit 4 March 2020

It was lovely and very exciting to meet and welcome our visiting author Ross Sayers to school on Wednesday 4 March. He worked with S3 pupils and also met S1 pupils. We were also delighted to welcome the return visit of Christian, outreach co-ordinator with Scottish Book Trust, who joined the sessions.   Ross presented …

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Authors Live Michael Rosen 3 March 2020

Our group was V excited and pupils loved taking part in #BBCAuthorsLive with poet Michael Rosen on Tuesday 3 March with BBC Scotland Learning. Actions while they watched! Q from Finlay: What is your favourite poem you have written, Michael? BBC replied: Great question! Thanks for tuning in. #activelearning #poems #drawing #fabfun. Pupils had a …

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Looking forward to welcoming Ross Sayers to school on 4 March – 26 February 2020

We are delighted and looking forward to hosting an author visit on Wednesday 4 March! Welcoming Ross Sayers to Elgin Academy.  Hugely exciting! The weather will be lovely in Elgin for Ross. For it will be March. Ross Sayers’s stories and poems have featured in magazines and his debut novel Mary’s the Name was shortlisted …

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S2 Book Talks – Off The Rails – 24 – 28 February 2020

New in the S2 book programme for February 2020, with superb titles featured and much to discuss!  All about real life, real issues and real teenagers.   Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (author), Chris Priestley (illustrator) Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. And then there were shots Everybody ran, ducked, hid, tucked themselves tight. …

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The Northern Scot Newspaper Feature on Doug Johnstone Visit published on 21 February 2020

In The Northern Scot newspaper on Friday 21 February, there was feature on visiting author Doug Johnstone. Doug was in school on 18 February. Excellent events for #teamEA.

Author Doug Johnstone 18 February 2020

We were delighted that Doug Johnstone, fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, returned to school on Thursday 18 February for the second of two inspiring academic writing workshops with Advanced Higher Biology pupils, helping them to bridge the gap between school and university writing. He visited us last year and worked with Advanced Higher English …

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Author Doug Johnstone Academic Writing Workshops No.1 for AH Biology Pupils 4 February 2020

We were delighted that Doug Johnstone, fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, returned for a visit to school on 4 February to deliver the first of two academic writing workshops with the Advanced Higher Biology class. As part of the Bridge Project, funded by the Royal Literary Fund, in two workshops, Doug will focus on …

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Scottish Teenage Book Prize Shortlisted Author – Akemi Dawn Bowman – 19 December 2019

It was a very early start on the morning of Thursday 19 December with cake for our Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils and our VIP – a chocolate vegan mirror cake shining on a dark and cold morning. Author Akemi Dawn Bowman visited us! From Las Vegas to Scotland and Elgin and meant excitements all …

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Equal Everyday Sexism Group – Staff Meeting and Kirsty Logan – 5 & 6 December 2019

Sarah, Jolie & Morven from the S6 Equal Everyday Sexism group delivered a presentation all about their project to the school’s staff at ameeting on Thursday 5 December. There was a survey for staff to complete too. This project & the pupils’ fabulous work are a result of our trip to the Edinburgh Book Festival …

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Author Visit Kirsty Logan 5 December 2019

On Thursday 5 December, in the library, we welcomed our guest, award-winning writer Kirsty Logan. This was a wonderful writing workshop with Kirsty Logan and unleashed creativity! Higher English pupils talked, wrote and shared their work with each other and with Kirsty. This was a fabulous Live Literature Session supported by Scottish Book Trust. Robyn …

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