Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families

From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.

All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role. Continue reading Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families

School Library Service Review – Primary School Parent Survey

The School Library Service (SLS) have recently surveyed students to make sure they include pupil’s views in their review of the service and would now like to do the same for parents and carers. By completing this survey parents and carers will help us develop school library services for all children and young people in East Lothian.

The Parent Survey is online and will be open from 22nd April to 9th May.
Please click the link below.

http://edubuzz.limequery.org/index.php/416649/lang-en

“Reading is Braw!” Launches at Burgh

RI-logoWe did it! Reading is Braw has officially launched and you can see some of the highlights of the day in this video.

The launch is reported on the Reading is Braw site at http://www.edubuzz.org/readingisbraw:

  • You will see children reading here, there and everywhere.
  • You will hear Lindsey Barley reveal the single most important life-skill we can teach our children. (Clue: it starts with the letter r…)
  • You will hear children light up the screen with their love of stories.

 

 

Primary 5

Stone stacking

Stone Stacking – small scale on PhotoPeach
Stonestacking – Larger Scale on PhotoPeach
Primary 5 have been learning about Stone stacking. This is an art-form in which rocks are stacked on top of one another to form different shapes without the use of anything other than the rocks and gravity.

Some photos taken when we were learning new skills.
New Skills on PhotoPeach

During Health Week Primary 5 were learning what to do if someone is choking.
Choking on PhotoPeach

School Council Constitution

An amendment has been proposed to the Burgh School Council Constitution which needs the agreement of the wider parent body;
7. Office bearers will be able to serve for a minimum of one year, with a maximum period of three years after which the members may put themselves forward for re-selection if they wish.

This proposed change will allow parents to stand for re-selection should they wish to continue as office bearers at the end of their three year term.

To see the original Constitution please click here.

Burgh’s Got Talent

Yesterday we held the final of Burgh’s Got Talent. Fourteen acts tried their hardest to be the overall winner. The acts included singing, modern and Indian dancing, E Flat Horn, guitar, comedy and a drama scene. The pupils and parents of the finalists found it very hard to choose a winner, as all the acts were very good. After careful counting on the votes the result were announced. In third place were the P7 Whats and Whys, who are a group of talented musicians and singers, in second place were P6 Elite, a dance group and in first place P5 James and Michael performed a comedy act with a violin. Please keep watching here to see their performance.
Burgh’s Got Talent on PhotoPeach