School to receive author residency

Author Alex Nye will work with pupils at Slains Primary
Author Alex Nye will work with pupils at Slains Primary

A Formartine school is among one of ten schools selected to receive a fully-funded author residency.

Storyteller Alex Nye will become author in residence at Slains Primary near Collieston as part of a Scottish Book Trust initiative.

She will work to engage and inspire pupils in 12 sessions that will run across the 2019-20 school year.

Commenting on the residency Alex said: “I’m very excited at the prospect of sharing ideas and exploring creative possibilities with the pupils and teachers of Slains Primary School during this residency.

“Atmosphere, setting, spooky images and sounds… where will it take us?”

Teacher Conor Meehan said: “The impact of this residency will be far reaching in terms of the effect it will have on the students learning, as well as reigniting a rich history of storytelling that existed in the community. “

He added: “We are thrilled to have such a special opportunity and have already read one our resident author’s books.”

When the residencies finish in Easter next year, each school’s project will be showcased on the Scottish Book Trust’s website.

As well as an author residency, the successful schools have also been awarded £500 resources grants.