Tag Archive | Linda Strachan

Linda Strachan at St Ambrose High School

Report by Eve E and Andrew R Linda Strachan visited our school, St Ambrose High, on the 20th Match 2013. She was a very assertive woman who kept the whole class intrigued throughout her presentation. I liked it when Linda told us that when she was writing her books she didn’t quite know how her […]

Linda Strachan at Coltness High School

Report by Mrs Leckie Coltness High School S2 pupils were treated to a very special visit from children and young adult author, Linda Strachan, on October 12th. Pupils and staff were interested to hear of the different processes she goes through when writing a novel and the research she undertakes prior to writing.    The pupils […]

Catalyst Encounters 2012

We’ve got a fantastic set of author tours on the horizon, with pupils across North Lanarkshire having a chance to meet some wonderful Scottish authors: Des Dillon, Linda Strachan, Theresa Breslin and Keith Gray. 2nd October Caldervale High School, Airdrie Coatbridge High School 12th October Calderhead High School, Shotts Coltness High School, Cambusnethan 25th October […]

Catalyst Longlist 2011

Return to St Aidan’s

Report from Calum Smith, St Aidan’s 100 S3 pupils were treated recently to a return visit from North Lanarkshire Catalyst Award Winning author Linda Strachan. The St Aidan’s pupils had won a visit from the renowned author by posting the best collection of reviews of the Catalyst Longlist books on the Catalyst Blog. Linda talked about the […]

Linda Strachan

Linda Strachan, winner of this year’s Catalyst Award, has left a lovely message on her website about the Catalyst awards. Thanks, Linda, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Catalyst Winner 2010

North Lanarkshire teenagers have voted Spider the winner of the Catalyst Teenage Book Award for 2010. Congratulations to the fabulous Linda Strachan, and commiserations to the lovely Tim Bowler and Paul Dowswell. The awards took place at St Aidan’s High School, Wishaw, on Thursday 28th October. Full details here.

Catalyst Awards Ceremony – 28th October 2010

The scene is set at St Aidan’s High School, Wishaw. Three authors, chuffed to be the lucky three from the original 24, sit on the stage, wondering if they are the winner of this year’s award, but we’re making them wait a bit. Schools from across North Lanarkshire have filed into the hall, eyeing up the […]

Review Competition Result

This year, Catalyst readers had the chance to win a prize for sharing their thoughts on one of the shortlisted books. All reviews received were automatically entered in the competition. Individuals competed for a choice of book tokens or an iPod. The school with the best collection of reviews was awarded a prize of an […]