Shirley Cox Walthour’s Newly Released “The Little Sparrow Adventure” is a Helpful Resource for Programs Addressing Life Skills and Development

 “The Little Sparrow Adventure: A Life Skills Curriculum, Develop Desirable Attributes”: a collection of critical thinking exercises that will encourage discussion and reflection. “The Little Sparrow Adventure: A Life Skills Curriculum, Develop Desirable Attributes” is the creation of published author Shirley Cox Walthour, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and has worked in the early learning education field for over thirty years, including training adults in the field for over twenty years. With over thirteen years of experience as owner or operator of a licensed childcare facility in Central Florida, she brings years of experience with families, parents, and children to her writing. Working with school-age children and teaching in the primary grades in the private school sector has added to her understanding of how children develop, process, think, and grow.

Walthour shares, “The Little Sparrow Adventure, a Life Skills Curriculum is designed to assist teachers, parents, and other educators in presenting character education, integrated language arts, and social skills in a creative form to children in the later elementary grades and early middle grades. Its unique use of poetry to express life skills concepts in a creative format helps strengthen the vocabulary and creative writing skills of students. The teacher guide includes additional practice activities, along with clear instructions and answers to all activities included in the student workbook. Developing desirable attributes addresses selfishness, pride, and boastfulness. It highlights the rewards of helping others.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Shirley Cox Walthour’s new book will bring educators a helpful stepping-stone to aiding their students in developing useful, lifelong skills.

Consumers can purchase “The Little Sparrow Adventure: A Life Skills Curriculum, Develop Desirable Attributes” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Little Sparrow Adventure: A Life Skills Curriculum, Develop Desirable Attributes,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Shirley Henderson and Stuart Wilson announced as BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution Recipients for 2023

Scotland – WEBWIRE

  • BAFTA Scotland announces Actress Shirley Henderson and Sound Engineer Stuart Wilson as the recipients of the Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television and Outstanding Contribution to Craft (In Memory of Robert McCann) Awards for 2023
  • Henderson is a two time BAFTA Scotland Award winner, who is well known for her appearances in projects like Harry Potter, Trainspotting, Bridget Jones Diary and Happy Valley.
  • Wilson is a BAFTA and Oscar winner for his work on 1917 – with work ranging from major studio franchises such asStar Wars and James Bond to British classics like 24 Hour Party People and Morvern Callar.
  • Henderson and Wilson will be presented with their Awards at the BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony on Sunday 19 November.

BAFTA Scotland has today announced that Actress Shirley Henderson and Sound Engineer Stuart Wilson will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television, and Outstanding Contribution to Craft (In Memory of Robert McCann) Awards respectively, at the BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony on Sunday 19 November.

Stuart Wilson was born and grew up in Glasgow. There being no film school in Scotland at that time, he moved south to study at The National Film & TV School near London. Working mainly in feature films, his career spans filmmakers as diverse as Sam Mendes, Sofia Coppola, Michael Winterbottom, John Byrne, Fernando Meirelles, JJ Abrams, Wes Anderson, Steven Spielberg, David Cronenberg & Bernardo Bertolucci.

With work ranging from major studio films such asStar Wars, James BondandHarry Potterto smaller, art-house films likeThe Two Popes, Macbeth, 24 Hour Party PeopleandIn This World, he has received 7 Oscar and BAFTA nominations, winning Best Sound at both ceremonies in 2020 for his work on the film 1917.

Stuart said; I cant believe it! I am delighted to be receiving the BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution to Craft Award. It seems a long time since I was chapping the doors of Glasgows production companies, asking if I could carry their boxes and make tea, but the opportunities that began there have since taken me on adventures all round Scotland and across 5 continents of the world. I couldnt be more proud and thank BAFTA for this remarkable honour.

Shirley Henderson grew up in the village of Kincardine, Fife. She first began performing as a youngster, singing at local clubs, pubs and charity events. At 16, Henderson went to Kirkcaldy Tech to do a one year course in drama, and a year later, moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating in 1986, Shirley went on to perform in Repertory Theatre in Scotland, and the National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre in London. It was in 1995 that she became part of the main cast of Hamish Macbeth, alongside Robert Carlyle which she describes as a very happy job with a fun and lovely cast. She continued over the next few years, with memorable roles in Trainspotting, Bridget Jones Diary and 24 Hour Party People the latter of which was the first of many collaborations with Director Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan.

Throughout her career, Hendersons ability to transform on screen has allowed her to accumulate an extraordinarily versatile CV. From the fantastical worlds of Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Star Wars, to period pieces such as Marie Antoinette, Meeks Cutoff, Stan and Ollie, and See How They Run – through to contemporary dramas like Filth, Happy Valley and Okja. Her work has earned her several accolades, including two BAFTA Scotland Awards – Actress Film in 2005 for Frozen, and Actress Television in 2014 for Southcliffe, the latter of which she was also nominated for at the BAFTA TV Awards.

When asked about receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television, Shirley said: It is so kind of BAFTA to give me this Award and it has come as a huge surprise. It is overwhelming and lovely all at the same time. Thank you.

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: We are extremely honoured to be celebrating the careers of such prestigious names in the television and film industries. Shirley Henderson and Stuart Wilson are both highly respected in their fields, with remarkable careers that have seen them appear in the credits of some of the biggest franchises of all time, work alongside legendary auteurs, and often each other! We are proud to present the Outstanding Contribution Awards to them this year to honour their tremendous body of work.

Edith Bowman will host the BAFTA Scotland Awards at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Sunday 19 November. The ceremony will be available to watch live at 17.30 on BAFTAs YouTube channel, followed by a highlights programme on BBC Scotland at 22.00 GMT.

Event supporters and partners of this years event are Acqua Panna, BBC Scotland, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Deloitte, EE, Johnnie Walker Princes Street, Lancme, Screen Scotland, S.Pellegrino, STV and Villa Maria.


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BAFTA the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

In Scotland, BAFTA is at the heart of the countrys screen industries. It highlights the breadth and success of the production industry, identifies and supports the next generation of talent, and brings the very best work in Scottish film, games and television to public attention globally. It does so via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses, including Guru Live Glasgow, where emerging talent are inspired by masterclasses and panels with industry professionals, and, since 1989, the annual BAFTA Scotland Awards, which champion the countrys very best in film, games and television. Find out more at

Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy and Birthday Honored

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

BROOKLYN, N.Y.Nov. 29, 2021PRLog — In celebration of the birthday of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI) is launching the first round of their Catalyst for Change Scholarship.  The scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to a young adult between the ages of 18 to 24 for their voices to be heard in the industries of politics, journalism, and/or culture.

The scholarship launch leads into a year-long celebration in 2022 of Shirley Chisholm’s 50th Anniversary of her run for President of the United States. Inclusive of the programming is the Tik Tok Campaign “Bring A Folding Chair” which will be launched in partnership with the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and Jump and Fly Foundation.

About Shirley Anita Chisholm

Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York’s 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In the 1972 United States Presidential election, she became the first African American candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination. Chisholm paved a way for generations of women and people of color in politics.

Quote from Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm:

“Don’t listen to those who say YOU CAN’T. Listen to the voice inside yourself that says, I CAN.” – Shirley Chisholm

Quote from Barbara Bullard, SCCI:

“It is an honor to announce on the day of Shirley Chisholm’s birthday that the inaugural Catalyst for Change Scholarship has been launched. Our goal at SCCI is to support the growth and development of our young thought leaders by community building in an array of disciplines. We are forever grateful for the legacy of Shirley Chisholm and the seeds of wisdom she has left behind.”– Barbara Bullard, President of the Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute.

About Catalyst for Change Scholarship

Open call to submit a video introducing yourself and essay (1500 word max) articulating “How are you a catalyst for change?”.  SCCI Board and thought leaders will select the finalist for a cash award of $1,000 and the title of SCCI Catalyst for Change Ambassador.


– Date Submission Opens: November 30, 2021 (Shirley Chisholm’s Birthday)

– Date Submission Closes: February 28th, 2022 at 11:59PM EST


– Must be between 18 to 24 years of age.

– Students are eligible.

– Applicant must demonstrate substantial work in the areas of culture, journalism and/or politics.

– Application process is via online: | click “programming”

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About SCCI

It is the mission of The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute, founded by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in 1977 and her colleagues, to provide opportunities and cultural experiences for all ages to utilize economic, educational, health, and recreational resources in our communities. The newly created SCCI Board, restoring an institution that had gone to sleep due to the aging and passing of previous members, consists of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives from an array of fields who understand the relevance of her legacy. SCCI’s goal is to preserve Congresswoman Chisholm’s legacy through the initiatives cultivated in 1977 with 21st-century activism and innovation. State-of-the-art programming is being developed in diverse media platforms.