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Live Literature School Residency at Turriff Academy

  • Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
  • Motion reference: S6M-05819

That the Parliament celebrates the news that Turriff Academy has received funding through the Live Literature School Residencies programme; notes that renowned storyteller, Pauline Cordiner, whose work centres on the fishing and farming traditions of the north east, will be the author-in-residence at Turriff Academy; understands that Pauline, an Aberdeen native and staunch supporter of Doric and Scots languages, has been involved in many storytelling events and projects throughout the north east as well as across Scotland and the wider UK; understands that staff from previous schools that have been awarded a residency have praised the programme, stating that it empowers teachers when teaching creative writing, improves students’ confidence and enthusiasm in both reading and writing, and has helped to create a reading culture in their schools; considers the support provided by the Live Literature programme to be invaluable to communities across Scotland, and wishes Pauline and Turriff Academy all the best in the coming year and beyond.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Stuart McMillan, Mark Ruskell, Paul Sweeney