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P7 STEM Experience

Primary 7 pupils from across the Ross High cluster are going to experience an exciting new and unique STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project in February.

East Lothian Council have generously funded the transport to enable your child to enrol as a student at Edinburgh College for a day. The college lecturers will be teaching the children, using real life active scenarios in the Engineering Faculty, about:

  1. The Science of Flight
  2. 2 and 3D Printing, Metal Printing and Software Engineering
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Car Design
  5. Speed, Distance, Time and Flow
  6. Product Design and Graphics

‘Project Bloodhound’, which is one of the main engineering activities, will allow your child to build and race a pocket sized, rocket propelled, supersonic vehicle that theoretically has the potential to reach speeds in excess of 1000mph. The current land speed record is held by Andy Green at 763mph.

This is a transition project, in collaboration with Edinburgh College and Ross High School. When the pupils attend the high school, there will be opportunities to progress STEM skills in the Science, Maths and Technology Faculties. There will also be an option to choose STEM as an enrichment choice in S3 and Edinburgh College offer the STEM Academy in S4. It is hoped that this work will inspire the engineers of the future.

It is also hoped that pupils will meet and work with the students and some of the teachers with whom they will be sharing their secondary school experience.

The following schools will be travelling on the following days:

Thursday 23rd February Tuesday 28th February
Macmerry Primary School Elphinstone Primary School
Windygoul Primary School Humbie Primary School
St Martin’s RC Primary School Ormiston Primary School
  Pencaitland Primary School
  Saltoun Primary School
  Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School

 

The Saltire Festival

Each year the Economic Development Team organise the Saltire Festival (www.saltirefestival.com), which takes place at the end of November to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. This is a series of family-friendly events, which celebrate all of the facets of Scottish culture – music, comedy, food and drink, history and the beautiful outdoors.

The full programme of events is available at www.saltirefestival.com.

 

This year our family programme includes:

  • The Saltire Ceilidh, Archerfield Walled Garden – 25 November

A fun family ceilidh accompanied by delicious local food.

http://www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire/the-saltire-ceilidh

  • Children’s Twilight Golf, Dunbar Golf Club – 26 November

A fun golf clinic for children of all abilities, playing in the dark with LED balls.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scotlands-golf-coast-twilight-golf-tickets-27301610853

  • Scotland Through the Ages, The Brunton – 26 and 27 November (this is a free event for children)

With living history performances throughout the day, this is a fun, educational event, which tells the tales of Scotland’s heritage

http://www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire/scotland-through-the-ages

  • Comedy Club for Kids, Macdonald Marine Hotel – 27 November

A fun afternoon of comedy for the kids: guaranteed laughs, without the rude bits!

http://www.visiteastlothian.org/the-saltire/saltire-comedy-club-4Kids

Youth Volunteers

Police Scotland VolunteersIn September 2016 a Police Scotland Youth Volunteer group will be launched in East Lothian. It will be based in Musselburgh on a Tuesday evening. The group will learn new skills relating to volunteering and policing, which will in turn assist and prepare them for volunteering at local and national events.

 

The aims of the PSYV are to encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship, inspire young people to participate positively in their communities, promote a practical understanding of policing amongst young people, and support local policing priorities through volunteering and giving young people a chance to be heard.

 

If this sounds of interest to you, and you are aged 13-15 (or just turned 16), further information can be found on the Police Scotland website at scotland.police.uk/psyv (twitter & FB links also within this page).

 

Application forms can be requested from PC Smith @ Musselburgh Police Station (douglas.smith@scotland.pnn.police.uk) with a return date of Friday 9th September.

 

PC5409J Dougie Smith

Youth Community Officer

PSYV East Lothian