Our Baillie Gifford Schools Programme is packed full of events guaranteed to entertain, educate and inspire secondary school pupils. Whether your pupils have just started in S1 or are working towards their Nationals, there’s something for all ages. Our Creative Learning Manager, Catherine Jones, has picked out her top five secondary school events to look out for this August – grab your tickets now before they’re all gone:
1. Spellslinger with Sebastien de Castell – Monday 21 August, 10.30am (S3-S5)
Do you believe in magic? Canadian writer Sebastien de Castell presents his dramatic but darkly humorous book, Spellslinger. Sebastien shares all the tricks and twists from his tale and encourages you to be fearless in your writing.
2. Actions and Consequences with Catherine Barter & Christoffer Carlsson – Monday 21 August, 12.30pm (S3-S6)
Two authors of compelling, dark and twisted plots discuss how they set about writing such gripping reads. Covering criminology, radicalism and family secrets, this is guaranteed to be a thrilling event.
3. Theresa Breslin: Talking About a Revolution – Wednesday 23 August, 11.45am (S1-S3)
Get top tips from Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin on how to create fictional stories set during real historical events. The perfect event to support studies around the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
4. Hunting for Monsters with Shane Hegarty – Friday 25 August, 12.30pm (P6-S1)
Irish author Shane Hegarty brings you the latest hilarious, monster-hunting adventure in his Darkmouth series. Find out where the inspiration for his beastly bestsellers comes from as you learn to become a Legend Hunter.
5. The Easy Way Out? with Steven Amsterdam – Monday 28 August, 10.30am (S5-S6)
Bring your questions along for this event exploring a challenging topic in a light and accessible way. Steven Amsterdam’s The Easy Way Out is a sharply funny book about assisted dying. Tackling ethical issues in an entertaining way.
More details on all of these events and booking information can be found in the 2017 Schools Programme. We hope to see you there!