Pandemic: Can you save the world? – Free Science show for P6/P7 pupils

Pandemic: Can you save the world?

FREE science show for P6/7 pupils

Monday 10th-Tuesday 11th October, 10.30 or 11.30, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Your P6/7 pupils are visiting the museum, they enter our Auditorium, and…a pandemic breaks out in the world outside! Can they save us all?

Experience this new immersive science show as we take an action-packed journey through a world-threatening pandemic.  Find out about the scientific heroes whose inventions have revolutionized how we fight disease, have the chance to help us identify the source of the outbreak and see if you can make the right choices to save humanity – the future safety of the  world is in your hands!

Each show is determined by the pupils taking part and has its own unique outcome.  What will yours be?  After the show you can also visit our new Science and Technology galleries to continue your science adventure.

Book immediately online!


Creative Conversation Invitation – Friday 17th June, 1pm for 2pm, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Creative Conversation Invitation – Friday 17th June, 1pm for 2pm, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

These events, to encourage creativity in schools, are free to all East Lothian Council schools staff, but pre-booking is required.

Creative Conversations are events to encourage creativity in learning. They are funded by Creative Scotland, Education Scotland and the National Lottery as part of Creative Learning Networks, and are available to Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian schools. Where possible, the “stimulus” presentations by external speakers are recorded to support access by staff who can’t make the events themselves. The recordings can be viewed here:

Creative Conversations

Creative Conversation prog and info – I Did it My Way




Preston Lodge Learning Festival – 29th October 2016

This year’s Learning Festival will take place on the 29th October.  You can now sign up to attend as a participant or as a Learning Conversation Leader here:

This is a great opportunity to lead a conversation to share your practice or something new you have tried in an informal way. The Festival is a fantastic CPD opportunity for all delegates involved.

Those who led workshops last year are more then welcome to sign up again. We aim to get a broad range of experiences across both the primary and secondary sectors. Please see last year’s workshop list to give you some ideas.  If you would like to discuss an idea please email

National Trust for Scotland and Young Scot

Heritage Blueprint are a team of passionate young people aged 16-25, who are working with the National Trust for Scotland and Young Scot.

Over 12 months they will be looking at ways to increase young people’s active involvement in NTS as an organisation, making a real difference by creating opportunities with NTS to shape its engagement and membership offer for young people. But they need your help! Please share your views and ideas through this survey.

I would appreciate it if you could push this survey through your social media channels, and inform any young people you’re working with in your services. It’s up on the rewards site here –

or just through survey gizmo here – if any young people don’t have rewards.



”Summer camp of creativity” in Croatia

• Develop your creative skills
• Get feedback from mentors and peers
• Learn new techniques
• Get to know your own creative process
• Be inspired by creating every day
• Produce a body of work during the camp
• HAVE FUN! 🙂 On this link you can find an info-pack with more information.

Dear Sir or Madam,
I am contacting you on behalf of ZUM Association. ZUM is an association founded in 2001 with the aim of raising employability of youth and informing them about active participation in the community. We are organizing the ”Summer camp of creativity” for youth in the countryside of Croatia and we would like to spread the call for participants. The fee for the camp is 350 euros, which includes lodging, food, work materials and mentoring for seven days.
During the course of one week, the participants (aged 16-30) will be immersed into creative processes and they will be encouraged to explore their own skills and wishes to create a project. The purpose of the camp is individual and group mentoring with a strong emphasis on the individual’s creative mindset.
On this link you can find an info-pack with more information.
Could you share the information about the camp on your organisation’s website or Facebook page? We would be more than grateful! For any additional questions, we’re on your disposal on Skype.
Best regards, Isabella Bubola

Udruga ZUM

“Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm

47A1814-620x361We have news of an exciting event from the Young Scot Digital World programme.

“Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm

We are delighted here at Young Scot to have been working hard on the next event for the Digital World programme, which will be held… online! This is an opportunity for students to take part in an exciting hands on workshop and hear from people working in the digital technology industry. Be part of this exciting, innovative live-streamed session. Students will:

Take part in a one-off coding masterclass broadcast out by Scotland Co-ordinator for Coderdojo, Craig Steele.

  • There will be a short Q&A with a digital tech employer; your students will be able to join in on live chat and Twitter and ask burning questions on how to get a career working in tech.
  • Finally, an exclusive sneak peek tour around CodeBase, the UK’s largest technology incubator and one of the fastest growing in Europe.

You must register your class for this special online session on the 16th May between 10.30am – 12pm. The resources needed will be sent the week prior to the event. Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before. I hope this is an activity you can join in with, we’re hoping it will be an exciting, innovative, new way to help young people engage with the tech industry.

Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before with you.


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Merryhatton East Lothian Primary Schools 2016 Gardening Competition

Win a £100 voucher for your school …… and a prize for yourself!

How to enter

Your mission is to create a shoebox garden Create your own miniature garden in an old shoebox. It can be a living garden or create it from paper, card and craft materials – it’s up to you, just use your imagination!



Download the competition flyer here: School competition spring 2016

“When a Child Can’t go to School” – Factsheet from Enquire

Enquire have published a new factsheet – “When a child can’t go to school”.  Based, in part, on the revised Scottish Government Guidance on the education of children unable to attend school due to ill health, this factsheet also addresses other reasons a child may be off school.

It can be a distressing time for parents and carers if their child misses out on their education, particularly if it is linked to an illness or long-term condition.  This factsheet aims to provide information for staff working with families in this situation.