Category Archive: Scottish Teenage Book Prize

Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils Blether about the Shortlist – Book Week Scotland – 21 November 2019

The session with the Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils on Thursday 21 November was all about sharing the shortlisted books with each other. A bit of a Blether and… a balloon or two too. Because it is Book Week Scotland all week. 🎊💜📚😆!

Scottish Teenage Book Prize – Starfish Discussion – 14 November 2019

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman was the focus of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize on Thursday 14 November and was full of lively, energising chat. Insightful comments and opinions were shared by the pupils on some of the book’s themes: social anxiety, gaslighting, identity, narcissism, racism, independence & friendship. All fabulous.  

Scottish Teenage Book Prize – One Shot by Tanya Landman discussion – 7 November 2019

The second library session for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize project was on 7 November with One Shot by Tanya Landman. It is based on the life of sharp-shooter Annie Oakley. She was part of the Buffalo Bill Extravaganza. Which came to Elgin! “Resilient, tenacious, individual”. Words from the pupils to describe Maggie in One …

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Rok of the Reds Discussion – Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2020 – 31 October 2019

The first library session for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize project began on 31 October with Rok of the Reds by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Dan Cornwell. The art work was massively admired! Especially the characters and the panel layout. Voted as stylish. Bad boy Kyle & mighty alien Rok are great characters and …

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Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2020 Begins! 10 October 2019

It begins… our annual @scottishbktrust project with @AncientElgin. Hello class of #ScotTeenBookPrize 2020. We watched authors Tanya Landman, Akemi Dawn Bowman and John Wagner on film. We chatted about the project and now everyone has their first book to read. #goodtogo next term!💜😃📚

Scootish Teenage Book Prize Shortlisted Books Have Landed – 23 September 2019

Our Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2020 shortlisted books have landed and Kelly is really looking forward to reading them 😄📚👍. Thanks to @scottishbktrust  for these copies. Kelly is in the group which will be beginning the #STBP project soon.

Welcome to the New Term and Looking Forward to Easter 15 April 2019

First day of the new term was on Monday 15 April and it was a big welcome back to everyone! Busy times ahead, as always #learning #reading #collaborating #connecting #sharing. There was lovely post to begin the new term: a congratulatory letter for our Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils from Moray MSP Richard Lochhead. Crack …

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Academy Pupils Win Book Prizes 29 March 2019

Our Scottish Teenage Book Prize winning girls were in the news on Friday 29 March. In local newspaper: Northern Scot. What a lovely photo and what great achievements. W are proud of all our pupils who participated in this year’s project #teamEA

Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019 – Winner and Pupils’ Successes – 27 February 2019

An S3 group has been participating in this award since October with Librarian Shelagh Toonen and English teacher Douglas Clark and on 27 February, the school was told of outstanding successes in this national award. We loved the project this year and again it was a fantastic experience for us all. It was all about …

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Scottish Teenage Book Prize Shortlist Voting Day! 31 January 2019

The Ballot box arrived, courtesy of Mrs Hendry and our Modern Studies department and we were ready for the votes. We had Counting officers too, for the serious business of voting for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2019 shortlisted books. Actually, the authors Kerr Thomson. Sm Wilson and John Young are all our favourites! Votes …

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