Wednesday 31 January 2024

Dekko Comics Parents/Carers/Staff Event

image of a thought bubble with the words Dekko comics event, Red cartoon like background. ELC logo. Text states Tuesday 6 February 2024 5:00pm, Ross High School, Tranent, No booking , spaces on first come basis

We are delighted to welcome Dekko Comics' founder and creator, Rossie Stone, to East Lothian on Tuesday 6th February.  Dekko Comics are educational comics that turn school curriculum content (ages 8-12 (P4-S1)) into engaging comic strips, helping pupils to overcome barriers to reading, learning and motivation.  For more information, please see:  

This talk and workshop is based on the fundamental technique on which Dekko Comics is built, which comes from Rossie's experience of struggling at school with dyslexia and low self-esteem, and how he overcame it.  This event will introduce the Dekko Technique to parents/carers/staff, hopefully giving an insight into a practical technique which could potentially help your child/young person with their learning.  Rossie has spoken to many organisations about his technique, including Dyslexia Scotland.    

Where: Ross High School, Tranent

When: Tuesday 6 February 2024, 5:00pm

No booking required - spaces on a first come basis 

Friday 19 January 2024

Author visit to Preston Lodge School Library

image of the back of an audience. Author at the front

In December Preston Lodge High School welcomed poet and writer Nadine Aisha Jassat to the school library.

Nadine talked about what led her to becoming a writer - wanting to make a positive difference by offering diverse stories. She then read from and talked about her books 'Let Me Tell You This' and 'The Stories Grandma Forgot (And How I Found Them)'.

Nadine challenged students to make and read aloud some Book Spine Poetry - see the photos below of the book spine poetry they created! She also got students to participate in some collaborative poetry writing, asking them to think of a sentence that could help or inspire others or call for change.

The session finished off with a question and answer and book signing.

This was such an inspiring and engaging workshop and students are keen to have Nadine visit again in the New Year.

image of pile of books - book spine poetry

image of pile of books - book spine poetry