School Involvement with Kidnapped
Every school in Edinburgh received free class sets of Kidnapped as part of our Schools Programme, we sent authors into some schools to talk about RLS and many schools organised their own Stevenson-based activities.
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Kidnapped Day at South Queensferry High School
A group of us from an English class dressed up and kidnapped a number ‘43’ bus to Corstorphine and back along the route that David Balfour would have taken from the House of Shaws to South Queensferry. Along the route we handed out leaflets and told people a bit about the book. We also visited the Hawes Inn to drop off the rest of the leaflets. The event was loads of fun and it was great to see people taking an interest in Queensferry. (Kirsty Keron, South Queensferry High School)
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KIDNAPPED COMES ALIVE at Stewart's Melville College
Pupils at Stewart's Melville College performed readings from the novel, dressed as characters from the book! The S6 pupils staged onee performance to fellow senior school pupils and a second performance to P7 pupils from the Stewart's Melville Junior School. Pupils in both schools were feverishly reading copies of Kidnapped, ensuring a fun-filled event which once more brought to life Alan Breck and David Balfour. (Duncan Wright, Librarian, Stewart's Melville College)
Teacher Feedback from our Web Survey
A great story with many aspects - realised much discussion amongst the P7 children and motivated them to read other books by the same author. The pupils participated in lots of great group/individual activities after reading the novel.
I thought the graphic novel was excellent for my less able group and the boys in particular really loved it. They actually argue over who has read the most. The abbreviated text was really easily to read and my P6 coped with it very well . They really enjoyed reading a book written by someone from Edinburgh.