We really hope you were able to enjoy some online Book Festival events back in August, whether with your class or at home. We’re so grateful to all who tuned in, took part in discussions, sent us examples of your classwork and found new books to share and love. You can still access all of our bespoke learning resources, alongside the wonderful author events they accompany, on our Learning Resources page.
We’re already thinking about our 2021 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme, and we’d love your input on how we can make it even better than before. What did you think about our events this year? What else could we do to help you in the classroom? How can we best shape our events and resources for you and your pupils next year? Though 2021 may be full of unknowns, we do know that reading and writing are among the best ways for pupils to express their feelings, build empathy and grow resilience – skills which have rarely been more important than in the current moment.
We invite you to share your thoughts and join in an online conversation led by our Children and Schools Programme Director, Rachel Fox, at 4.30pm on Wednesday 18 November. As well as your chance to help shape our Learning work, there will also be the opportunity to take part in an interactive poetry and wellbeing activity with award-winning poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery. Save your place via Eventbrite