UKLA Roll of Honour

uklaWoodside School has become the first school in Scotland ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious UK Literary Association (UKLA) Literary School of the Year Award 2017 it was announced today (Monday 28 November).

The school has made the shortlist Roll of Honour of only four schools – the others comprising two from London and one from Bristol – for the award which celebrates schools providing rich, exciting, innovative curriculums in English whilst achieving good outcomes for their pupils.

The winner will be announced on 1 July next year at the UKLA International Conference being held at the University of Strathclyde.

The school has been shortlisted for its innovative approach to literacy which includes a Reading Olympics, monthly book swaps, author visits and engagement with parents through Twitter and blogs.

Woodside School has also taken an active role in sharing practice with colleagues throughout Aberdeen City by sharing examples of their work with ‘Reflective Reading’ on Aberdeen City Council’s sharing good practice web site and having a Literacy Coordinator who is also a member of the city’s Literary Strategic Group

Councillor Angela Taylor, Education and Children’s Services Committee Convener said: “This is an amazing coup for both Woodside Primary School and the city of Aberdeen.

We are immensely proud of our work around literacy and the work that is being undertaken in individual schools.

“Only last week I attended a book launch of novels written by the Primary 5 pupils at Woodside School and their work was of such an impressive standard and everyone, including the children and staff were so engaged it was wonderful to see.

“It’s wonderful that their work has been recognised by UKLA and to be one of only four schools across the entire UK to make the Roll of Honour is an immense achievement.”

We Know How to Eat Healthily

We are learning about all the different parts of the eatwell plate.

We know that the plate is split into different sections. The biggest parts are Fruit and Vegetables and Starchy Carbohydrates. You should have a third of each every single day.


We have been creating our own eatwell plates. We drew and stuck foods into the correct sections.

Next we are going to look at sugar and investigate how much is in our favourite snacks and drinks.

By Olaf and Alysha