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Activities for children and young people include interactive screenings of films from the Moving Image Archive and workshops for school pupils and families.
We work in partnership with a range of organisations and creative practitioners to deliver exciting, high quality learning experiences.
We also offer professional learning opportunities for teachers.
We offer Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) opportunities for teachers who are interested in using archive film. Sessions take place across Scotland, often delivered in partnership with other organisations and local authorities.
CLPL: Early cinema
This CLPL session will introduce you to early cinema in Scotland — from the Edwardian beginnings of film to the 1920s. Find out how Edwardian life was captured on the new medium, where films were first shown and what different film techniques were used. Delivered by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive in partnership with Glasgow Museums, and held at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 16.00-17.30.
Free of charge. Bookings are taken six weeks prior to session date. To book:
- Glasgow teachers: Book on CPD manager
- All other teachers: Call Glasgow Museums on 0141 276 9505 / 9506.
If you are excited by the potential learning opportunities archive film offers, and you would like to help us develop resources for schools and nurseries, please email the Learning and Outreach Officer.
Our free schools screenings and workshops offer a unique insight into Scotland's past. Events are specially designed to engage young people with archive film and to encourage both teachers and pupils to take their learning further.
Schools workshop: A circus screening
As part of Kelvin Hall's Festival of Museum celebration of all things circus, National Library of Scotland will host an interactive screening of Scottish circus and carnivals in action.
Film content: Recommended for primary four and five, suitable for age eight and above. CfE levels one and two: Literacy, technologies, social studies, RME.
Colour and black and white footage from 1930s to the 1960s. Running time approximately 1 hour 15 mins. Learning resources available for use in class.
Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10.30-11.45
Free of charge. To book:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating how many children and adults you would like to attend and whether you have any access requirements.
Scotland on Screen
Our online learning resource Scotland on Screen contains hundreds of films and clips from our collections to watch, discuss and use as inspiration for your own projects.
The films document over a century of Scottish lives on film, with particular reference to social, economic and environmental change.
Each film is accompanied by suggested activities for before and after watching, as well as links to other relevant films and videos. The film material has been selected and described for its relevance to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.