All posts by Fearghal Kelly

Thank You

Today is my last day as a Curriculum for Excellence Development Officer. After the Easter Holidays I’m off to be a Biology Teacher at Preston Lodge High School.

I just wanted to put a short post on here to thank you for tolerating my endless CfE posts, I hope you found some of them useful. The blog will be continuing, but probably with slightly less input from me. Remember, if you work in East Lothian you are free to have yourself added to this blog as an author to add your own post, just email me and I’ll add you. Alternatively, send your contribution to the CfE email address and someone will pick it up and add it for you I’m sure.

If for some strange reason you find yourself missing my posts, don’t forget that you can get plently more over on my own blog: – a shameless plug I know, but I couldn’t resist.

Thanks again and best wishes,

TeachMeet Returns

Last year, we held East Lothian’s first ever TeachMeet and had a fantastic evening. This year, we’ve teamed up with the Scottish Book Trust to hold a TeachMeet for the Lothians & Borders in Edinburgh in June.

What is TeachMeet?

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about creative approaches to teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations.

What will be happening?

Teachers will be signing up to present for two or seven minutes, or to lead a learning conversation. Anyone can sign up to do this, so you could be one of them? Everyone else can sign up to attend, listen and discuss.

When is this happening?

This TeachMeet is taking place from 6.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday 7th June 2011.

Where is this TeachMeet?

Our partners, the Scottish Book Trust are kindly providing the venue. You’ll find us at the end of Trunk’s Close off the High Street in Edinburgh. More details can be found on their website:

How do I sign up?

It’s totally free and you can sign up yourself now by editing the wiki page:


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Dunbar’s Science Festival

Dunbar’s first ever science festival took place on Sunday 13th March 2011 at Belhaven Fruit Farm. It was organised by Dunbar Primary School Parent Council as part of National Science & Engineering Week.

The day involved an overwhelming array of activities which combined to provide an inspiring model for parents, teachers, universities and employers to come together to enthuse young people and get them interested in Science. As you’ll see from the pictures it was a hugely popular event with a massive turnout.

Congratulations to all involved in putting this impressive event together, and as a Dunbar resident, I look forward to next year’s event!