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  • David Gilmour 12:53 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Free CPD Opportunity – Wiki*edia Projects in Schools 

    Wikimedia-logo.svgThere’s much more to Wikimedia than just using Wikipedia for research. Find out how you can engage with the world of Wikimedia to create a whole new range of real-world learning opportunities.

    This “free walk-in” workshop for teachers only is part of the all-day EduWiki Conference, details below.

    EduWiki Conference 2014 Friday 31 October 2014 at Edinburgh First’s St Leonard Hall (University of Edinburgh)


    The EduWiki Conference 2014 is the third annual conference organised by Wikimedia UK focusing on Education projects

    The organisers are providing a ‘free walk in’ for Scottish teacher to the afternoon session:

    Workshop C: Wiki*edia Projects in Schools (for students under 18)

    There is also a proposed TeachMeet in the evening, where wikimedians and teachers can exchange ideas. 7pm location tbc


  • David Gilmour 2:27 pm on September 18, 2014 Permalink

    Ormiston Grows Hallowe’en Event, Sunday 26th October 

    ormiston-halloweenOrmiston Grows are having a spooktacular Halloween celebration at station garden…………..
    Sunday 26th October 3.30 – 6pM

    Full details on the poster: halloween poster final (PDF, 120KB)

  • David Gilmour 5:58 pm on September 10, 2014 Permalink  

    Animation15 Competition Launches on Monday 15 September 2014! 

    logoCalling 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.

  • David Gilmour 12:12 pm on August 25, 2014 Permalink
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    East Lothian Numeracy Academy 


    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.

    The link for the site is: http://numeracyacademy.edubuzz.org

  • David Gilmour 3:58 pm on July 7, 2014 Permalink
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    SCRAN: Photo 14 National School Student Competition 


    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.

    Good luck!

  • David Gilmour 4:39 pm on June 25, 2014 Permalink
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    National Trust for Scotland Learning Survey 

    nts-logoThe 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.

  • David Gilmour 4:41 pm on June 24, 2014 Permalink  

    Ormiston Grows: Summer Activities at Station Garden 

    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

    Email admin@ormistongrows.co.uk
    or phone 01875 898189.

    Details:  Summer Activities


  • David Gilmour 5:27 pm on June 6, 2014 Permalink
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    National Museums Scotland Primary Schools Programme & CPD 

    nat-mus-progOur new Nursery and Primary Schools Programme 2014-15 is out now!

    National Museums Primary Programme 2014-15

    Highlights include:
    • 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.


    Sarah Cowie
    Learning Officer (Schools)
    Telephone: 0131 247 4046

    National Museums Scotland
    Chambers Street
    Edinburgh EH1 1JF

    Discover our CPD programme for primary and secondary teachers running from June-August:

    Discover the treasures of China?s Ming dynasty at the National Museum of Scotland.
    Ming: The Golden Empire, 27 June-19 October 2014,


  • David Gilmour 12:23 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink
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    Win an MP4 Player With New Bolinda e-Audiobook Service 

    lhs_bolinda-logoEast 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 library.news@eastlothian.gov.uk to tell us you want to enter!

  • David Gilmour 3:34 pm on May 21, 2014 Permalink  

    ‘Music Schools for All’: A FREE week-long Music School! 

    Lamphouse-logoNews from Lamp House Music, Haddington:

    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.

    Details: http://www.lamphousemusic.co.uk/freemusicschools/


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