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Free Family events at the Scottish Seabird Centre this October break

This year Professor Egghead will be helping you to save a penny and the planet in this fun and interactive live science show! Can how you spend your pocket money really help combat climate change? Come along and find out – laughs and learning guaranteed!

  • Dates: 16 & 23 October 2021
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
  • Recommended ages 6+
  • Book here

Seaside Storytelling
Bring your kids along for an hour of escapism, with a series of wonderful marine-themed stories. Let our Discovery Experience staff transport you to the underwater worlds of a few of our favourite marine-themed short stories.

  • Dates: 17 & 24 October 2021
  • Time: 11.15am
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre
  • Recommended ages 3+
  • Book here

What’s for Snack – Puppet Show
Join Craig the crab and friends for a fun interactive puppet show – What’s for Snack?

Craig has eaten some marine litter by mistake and is not feeling very well. He’ll be joined by some of his seaside friends who, along with our audience, will try to help him get rid of his sore tummy.

  • Date: 20 October 2021
  • Time: 11.15am
  • Location: Scottish Seabird Centre
  • Recommended ages 2+
  • Book here

Active Schools Total Adventure

Active Schools Total Adventure programme is now available for online booking. This includes Surfing at Belhaven Surf Centre and Wakeboarding at Foxlake Adventures, and classes are open to P4-7 pupils across East Lothian.

Additionally, there are free Beginner Karate classes at the brand new Chris Ewing Karate Dojo in Musselburgh which are open to P1-7 pupils who are new members and have not previously attended classes at Chris Ewing Karate.

Full details and booking will be available here:


Summer Arts Programme

Calling all East Lothian Superhero’s
Are your Spider senses tingling?

..Then it’s time to create your own worlds like Wanda Vision, to protect the innocent like Captain Marvel and to explore the Universe like the Guardians of the Galaxy! The earth needs a new Superhero and it could be you!!

Join us in a fun filled week of drama workshops and games as we explore the world of Superheroes and Villains.

It’s time to discover your secret powers and make lots of new Superhero friends along the way.

Sign up today and together we can save the world!

Booking details will be uploaded to the Brunton Website in the coming days! Aimed at those aged 8-12.

Disney Summer Camp – Age 5-8
Ever wanted to explore the Jungle like Mowgli, swing through the trees like Tarzan, or be the King of the Pride-Lands like Simba? Ever dreamed of creating an Ice Palace like Elsa, taking an epic sea adventure like Moana, or to be under the sea like Ariel? How about visiting Neverland with Peter Pan, breaking the internet with Wreck It Ralph, or jumping on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin and Jasmine? Well now you can!

Join us for four action packed days of drama workshops, games and lots of fun as we explore the amazing adventures from Disney and create some magical adventures of our very own!

Booking details will be uploaded to the Brunton Website in the coming days!

Other dance, art and drama camps will also be popping up across East Lothian over summer.

Please keep an eye on the Brunton website – The Brunton: Website for further details.


St Columba’s Hospice Care Photography Project

A message from Diane Ewart

I’m a Community fundraiser at St Columba’s Hospice Care, and we’re currently working on an exciting project with young people across Edinburgh and East Lothian which we’d love to invite pupils at Cockenzie Primary School to get involved with.

Every year St Columba’s Hospice Care produces a calendar to sell along with our Christmas cards and gifts. It’s always a popular item and raises vital funds which help us to support our patients and families to live as they choose for as long as they can. This year, as well as our calendar, we are producing a family planner featuring photos taken by young people across Edinburgh and East Lothian. It will be sold on our website, in our charity shops and through our Christmas Catalogue.

All primary aged children are welcome to take part and no photography experience or equipment is needed, most phone cameras will be good enough quality. We are looking for scenes from the local area showcasing the beauty of our natural surroundings, or well-known landmarks in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our young supporters will be able to enter their photos directly to us, and a guest judge will pick a winning image for each month of the calendar.  As well as having their photograph featured in the calendar, the winners will get a prize and a copy of the calendar once it’s printed.

Click here for further details: St Columba’s Photography Project

Diane Ewart
Community Fundraiser

St Columba’s Hospice
15 Boswall Road
Edinburgh, EH5 3RW

Walk to School Week (17-21 May)

Our school/nursery is taking part in Walk to School Week (17-21 May). The nationwide event is organised by walking charity Living Streets and designed to help pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates.  Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it will also help create healthy habits for life.

Each pupil will be challenged to travel sustainably (walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) to school every day for one week.

What do I need to do as a parent/carer? We would ask, if possible, to make arrangements so that your child/children can travel actively to school/nursery on w/c 17 May, helping our school reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates. Walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling all count! If you live far away from school/nursery and need to drive or take public transport, try parking the car or hopping off the bus/train ten minutes away and walking the rest of the journey.