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  • David Gilmour 4:12 pm on April 2, 2014 Permalink
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    logoSTEM and industry awareness are a key aspect for secondary school students.

    The Engineering Development Trust are the biggest deliverer of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activities for schools in Scotland. 8 innovative STEM programmes are available for S1 to S6 and are delivered via 11 regional HUBs. EDT are already working in partnership with several Authorities.

    Attached is the full programme of activities which run from a class industry visit ( Open Industry), a ten week (Go4SET) and six months ( EES), teams stem challenges, to a fully paid, one years, pre university work placement (The Year in Industry)

    • All stem programmes are accredited through CREST (creativity in science and technology) Bronze, Silver, Gold. or the CMI.
    • All programmes are industry linked with local company participation, for early industry / school contact.
    • Every team’s teacher gains CPD, as well as visiting local industry with teams, and gaining industry awareness.
    • There is no fee to any school, team or individual student, who participates in an EDT stem activity.
    • EDT Stem activities have been created with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind.
  • David Gilmour 1:11 pm on March 3, 2014 Permalink

    Competition: Scotland’s Environment Website Youth Discussion 


    Scotland’s Environment Website Youth Discussion Competition
    Open to young people aged 5 -18 yrs.
    Open to individuals and groups e.g. youth groups & school classes.

    Prizes: £1000 to the overall best school or group entry and £100 to the overall best individual entry. Other prizes include a backstage tour of The Hydro in Glasgow; 6 pairs of tickets to the Irn Bru Carnival 2014 and electric car driving at Knockhill. A full list of prizes can be found on our website.

    We want young people to tell us what needs to change in their local community that will make a difference to the environment and what role they can play in making it happen?

    Teachers & schools – this will make a useful addition towards the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence and is adaptable to fit into many curricular subjects. It may also contribute towards Eco-Schools accreditation.

    Young people – this will attract points for Young Scot Rewards and can contribute to achieving Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
    For further information visit:

    See earlier post here.

    Download flyer: 1000 prize youth comp  (PDF)



  • David Gilmour 1:39 pm on February 6, 2014 Permalink  

    SID2014LogoSafer Internet Day 2014, 11 February is now just a WEEK AWAY!

    You can still get involved, get planning and mark the day. (Even if it does have to be after our February break!)

    Full details are here.


  • David Gilmour 3:40 pm on February 4, 2014 Permalink  

    East Lothian Piano Festival 

    256px-Piano_KeysThe East Lothian Piano Festival was designed to give a platform for young pianists to gain the experience of performing and so help them to develop their musical talents.

    Application forms should be returned by Friday 14th February

    The festival is non competitive and arranged into age categories. There are six solo classes and a duet class. In all classes the participants can perform music of their own choice up to the given time limits. At the end of the classes brief comments will be made on the performances with a view to helping the pupil improve their understanding and interpretation of the music. This will be undertaken by Graham MacDonald a well respected teacher and performer.

    Full details: EAST LOTHIAN PIANO FESTIVAL (PDF, 3 pages, 104KB)

     Image attribution: By Truls (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  • David Gilmour 12:01 pm on March 28, 2012 Permalink  

    East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2012 

     Volunteer Development East Lothian, East Lothian Council and East Lothian Learning Partnership are now accepting nominations for the East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2012.  


    These awards recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging achievement and significant impact that volunteers make within East Lothian.


    Individuals and volunteer involving organisations are invited to submit nominations for their volunteers whose work takes place or has its impact in East Lothian.  There are 9 award categories to choose from when making nominations, designed to give specific recognition to volunteers for the contribution that they have made.



    Volunteers can be nominated for the categories of:

    • Volunteer of the Year
    • Young Volunteer of the Year
    • Volunteer Team/Group of the Year
    • Innovative Tenants & Residents Group
    • Tenant Participation – Engaging the Community
    • Tenant Participation – Partnership Practice Award
    • Volunteer Adult Tutor/Group Worker of the Year
    • Volunteer Youth Worker of the Year
    • Community Activist of the Year


    A panel consisting of representatives from Volunteer Development East Lothian, East Lothian Council and East Lothian Learning Partnership will judge all the nominations received.   The organisers reserve the right to check the validity of the information given. 

    The top three finalists for each category will be invited to attend an Award Ceremony on 7 June 2012 and each category winner will be presented with an Award Trophy and runners up will be presented with a Certificate for the valued contributions they have made through volunteering.

  • David Gilmour 12:54 pm on March 13, 2012 Permalink

    Glow Meet: Programme Title – Daily What Newsround 23/03/2012 11:00 for 20 mins 

    Programme Title:
    Daily What Newsround
    The Daily What News eds return with an action-packed round-up of the site’s latest stories.
    With fun games such as the latest stories in numbers and discussion topics that would engage even the most reluctant participant, Louise and Melissa return on Friday 9th March @ 11am LIVE from Glow TV’s Glasgow studio.
    We think these news girls are just fab and their approach to the show is likely to be light-hearted and fun, whilst introducing some inspiring opportunities for classroom discussion and ideas about how to use the news site’s stories in school.
    Date and time:
    23/03/2012 11:00
    Programme Duration:
    20 minutes approximately
    Supporting materials:
    Click here to go to the news site itself: The Daily What News
    Programme tags:
    global citizenship; health+wellbeing; literacy+english; literacy; sciences; social studies; CPD; pupil interest; industry expert; creativity; inter-discipliniary
    Registered with Glow TV?:
    Go to Programme:
    Programme Category:
  • David Gilmour 10:55 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink
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    Scran Meet1 – An introduction to interdisciplinary learning images 


    Scran Meet1 – An introduction to interdisciplinary learning images
    Join us in CPD Central for our inaugural ScranMeet to find out how you can acquire imagery and information from the SCRAN website.

    Discover diverse content and resources both local and global, to illuminate CfE projects right across the curriculum.

    The ScranMeet will consist of an introductory presentation by education officer and former teacher, Jackie Sangster followed by some Q&A.

    Date and time:
    03/05/2012 15:45
    Programme Duration:
    1 hour
    Supporting materials:
    SCRAN Website
    Programme tags:
    Registered with Glow TV?:
    Go to Programme:
    Programme Category:
  • David Gilmour 9:56 pm on August 15, 2011 Permalink
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    Scran twilight training session, 7th September, Knox Academy 

    Hello East Lothian classroom teachers, probationers, librarians & education staff,

    Scran has arranged a twilight training session this term in Haddington. Hopefully you’ll be able to join us for some enlightening and enjoyable CPD. http://www.scran.ac.uk is the perfect accompanyment to CfE, providing many creative possibilities for the classroom and on Glow.

    Wednesday 7th September 2011

    Knox Academy, Haddington EH41 4DT


    Bookings for the session can be made through your usual CPD route. Please feel free to pass this email message & attached poster onto others who may be interested. There is a course descriptor and leaflet attached for reference too. Even if you’ve been to a Scran session in the past, it’s worth coming along to see what’s new.

    Scran Leaflet

    Scran CPD Flyer – East Lothian Sept. 2011

    Scran CPD Course Descriptor & Tasks

    For example, our brand new exhibition called “Making Waves”, the story of Scotland’s swimming pools. East Lothian features highly in this rich collection of resources and is well worth exploring.

    If you have any booking problems or further queries, feel free to contact me & finally, our training sessions are completely free of charge.




    Jackie Sangster

    Scran Education Officer



    Direct Dial: +44 (0)131 651 6817

    Email: jackie.sangster@rcahms.gov.uk

    Scran is a service of the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

  • David Gilmour 9:55 am on August 11, 2011 Permalink  

    London 2012 launches Young Games Maker programme to find 2,000 dedicated young volunteers

    • LOCOG to recruit over 2,000 16 to 18-year-olds to take up a broad range of volunteer roles

    • Team approach to be adopted throughout the programme to ensure best possible experience for the young people

    • Recruitment of sport specialist teams begins through National Governing Bodies and other appropriate sporting organisations from today

    • Team applications for the more numerous generalist roles and remaining specialist roles open on 22 September 2011

    With just one year to go until the start of the London 2012 Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced details of the Young Games Maker programme. (More …)

  • David Gilmour 10:54 am on August 10, 2011 Permalink
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    The Caledonian Family Of Awards 

    The Caledonian Family of Awards provide an opportunity for young people and adults with special support needs, to participate in an educational programme which will help them reach their full potential while increasing their self-esteem and independence.  Increasing their self – esteem and community involvement increases their ability to become active integrated members of society and is recognised with a national achievement award.

    The achievement awards from the Caledonian Family of Awards are tailor made packages which support education professionals to fulfil the requirements of The Curriculum for Excellence. Each of the Awards promotes independence skills, citizenship, equality of achievement while encouraging creativity and ambition.

    The Junior and Standard Awards are open to all young people, aged between 7 – 19 years, within additional support needs schools and young people with increased support needs in mainstream schools.

    The Team at the Caledonian Award are looking forward to welcoming back those of you who had young people involved in previous years and would be delighted to welcome groups who are new to the Caledonian Family of Awards.

    The award office is open between 9.30am and 12.30pm. Please do not hesitate to contact us at

    Bearsden Public Hall, 69 Drymen Rd, Bearsden, G61 3QT

    Tel – 0141 931 5678

    Fax – 0141 956 9562

    Email – mail@thecaledonianaward.org.uk

    Registration forms and more information is available on-line at


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