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Fischy Music Song Writing Project 2009

The above song writing project for the national Year of Homecoming was led by the Fischy Music team in partnership with the Youth Music Initiative.  P6 pupils within the North Berwick Cluster (Aberlady, Athelstaneford, Dirleton, Gullane, Law Primary )were involved in exploring their cultural identity and attitudes through song writing. 

The pupils took part in a series of class-based workshops, preceded by some creative preparation led by their own teachers, they also worked with the Fischy team to write and record their own song, inspired by Scottish musical and cultural themes.

Feedback from pupils was very positive with many feeling that they had learned a lot from the project,  had been successful in developing new skills and would be keen to undertake a similar project in the future.  08-track-08

Listen to their fantastic creations…

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Glow meet – UN Climate Change Summit, Copenhagen

Glow meet – UN Climate Change Summit, Copenhagen

10:15am to 10:40am Friday 11th December 2009

Representatives from the World Wildlife Fund and Oxfam will be on hand to answer your questions about climate change and its impact on people, nature and biodiversity around the world.

Find out why this UN Summit is so important and what is happening behind the scenes.

Join the Glow meet on the Sustainable Development Education Glow page at

Submit your question in advance by emailing Ian Menzies at

Heather Reid Glow Meet

Delegates and government officials have now arrived in Copenhagen for the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference and people around the world will be watching to see if the negotiations will deliver a tough new deal to tackle climate change.

Learning and Teaching Scotland is giving your school an opportunity to take part in the debate and learn about more about the issues involved:

Heather Reid Glow meet

11:20am – 11:50am on Wednesday 9th December 2009

Join this Glow meet and put your questions on weather, climate and global warming to Heather Reid, BBC weather presenter and professional meteorologist.

Join the Glow meet on the Sustainable Development Education Glow page at

Submit your question in advance by emailing Ian Menzies at

LTS Good Practice Conference



Stirling Management Centre

Friday 20th November 2009

 This conference aims to:

  • highlight research, policy and practice in autism spectrum disorder
  • develop reflection and innovation within the context of curriculum for excellence
  • support and enable networking

Please contact for further details and to register.

Curriculum for Excellence sessions for primary staff

A reminder that Curriculum for Excellence sessions are being held for all primary staff this term. 

Please  sign up for sessions through Staff Development using codes provided.

Tuesday 10th November Prestonpans Primary School ECS 366

Wednesday 11th November  Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School ECS 367

Thursday 12th November Wallyford Primary School ECS 372

Wednesday 18th November Dunbar Primary School ECS 368

Thursday 19th November Haddington Infants School ECS 369

Monday 23rd November King’s Meadow Primary School ECS 370 (NQT only session)

Tuesday 24th November Gullane Primary School ECS 371

Opportunity for all staff to come along and discuss current practice and progress being made with CfE, share ideas and/or concerns.

All sessions 4.00-5.30pm