Bags of interest
Seaton School in Aberdeen was praised by HMIE for its Active Bags to involve parents in children's learning. It filled about 200 canvas bags with resources and games for health and well-being, expressive arts, technology, sciences, religious and moral education, numeracy and maths, social studies, or literacy and English. An expressive arts bag, for example, might include paints, playdough, polystyrene foam and dressing-up clothes. Under the scheme, now run by mums, nursery-P3 children can borrow a favourite bag on a Thursday and take it home to play with for a week. It has proved so successful that maths homework bags covering the early and first stages of Curriculum for Excellence have been added for P1-4s, and the local Woodlands School for disabled children and the local creche have also joined.