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Calling all school & college students aged 7-19 ! Make a 1-minute animated film on your computer, enter our competition, and you could win great prizes! (read the rules & FAQ).
The competition launch date is Monday 15 September 2014.
The deadline for submitting entries will be midnight on Friday 10 March 2015.
Animation14 web site is here.
A new Numeracy Academy website has been developed to support staff using SEAL (Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning) to teach numeracy.
The website contains videos and materials, including flipcharts, to support the approach.
What’s this aboot?
Scran is heading to its 20th year. Periodically, it has run a national photography competition. They thought that, as this is a momentous year for Scotland, it would be a stoatin’ idea to run another National School Student Photography Competition.
Full details are here.
The National Trust for Scotland is looking to build its formal learning programme and has commissioned a research project that explores the motivations of teachers and administrators planning a visit to a historic site.
They would like to understand how the NTS can proactively connect with schools, encourage them to use their resources and what support (if any) is needed to help schools access their sites).
You can use the link below to participate in this research.
We have received the attached flyer from Ormiston Grows:
Summer Activities at Station Garden Limited
The Ormiston Grows Green team are running a
programme of fun activities and events at Station
Garden every Thursday throughout the summer
holidays 10.30am to 1.30pm suitable for ages 5+.
Sessions will cost £5 for the first child
and £2.50 for each additional child,
including lunch, get a free space for
your child by staying on as an adult
or phone 01875 898189.
Details: Summer Activities
• A new Dinosaurs session for nurseries-P1 on our Magic Carpet
• An action-packed Space Explorers workshop for Nursery-P2
• Our Inventors: The Power of Steam workshop full of hands-on experiments for P3-4
• Our events on the First World War: Stories from around the Commonwealth to help you start the topic with your P6-7 classes
Plus, lots more, including handling boxes to use free of charge during your visit, and we have a range of Glow events throughout the year!
Paper copies of the programme will be arriving in schools in late June. If you’d like a paper copy mailed directly to your home address, please let me know.
We also have 2 CPD days taking place over the summer to help your plan your visit to us next year. The days will gave you a taster of our different workshops, walk you through the practicalities & give you some new art ideas for social studies subjects too! To find out more, see our CPD pages online: http://www.nms.ac.uk/learning/scho ols/cpd_for_teachers.aspx
If you have any questions, do get in touch. Please share with others.
Learning Officer (Schools)
Telephone: 0131 247 4046
National Museums Scotland
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Discover our CPD programme for primary and secondary teachers running from June-August:
East Lothian Libraries are pleased to announce that members now have access to another fantastic e-audiobook service, courtesy of Bolinda.
Working in the same way as the service from OneClick Digital, borrowers can download 4 books to enjoy at home or on the go. To find out more, including how to download the App and to view the collection, please visit the e-audiobook homepage.
To celebrate the launch of Bolinda, we have a competition for you!
To have a chance to win an amazing personal MP4 player all you have to do is sign up to Bolinda and borrow any book of your choosing before the closing date of Friday 27 June.
Then just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us you want to enter!
Funded by Creative Scotland, we are delighted to offer three FREE Music Schools during the summer holidays.
Weeks available: 7-11 July / 21-25 July / 4-8 August 2014
Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 3.00pm each day.
Be in a Band!: Write, rehearse and record your own track.
Master Classes in guitar, drums and song-writing.
Professional and friendly rehearsal and recording studios.
Finished song on CD to take away plus hear it played on East Coast FM.
Open to anyone age 10-14 years, living in East Lothian.
No music experience required.
Travel Expenses also available.
Complete the online application form or call 01620 825630.
Deadline for applications – 9pm, Sunday 15th June 2014.
Notification of places – week beg 16th June 2014.
We encourage applications completed by the young person themselves,
or with assistance from an adult.
Please ensure that your child is available to attend every day
of the Music School(s) applied for.
Local schools, community groups and good causes – such as not-for-profit organisations and registered charities – across East Lothian are being given the chance to win £1,000 worth of new electrical products as part of a new responsible recycling initiative. The community prize pot has been put forward by not-for-profit Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling scheme, REPIC, in partnership with East Lothian Council.