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Third Level Across Learning Experiences & Outcomes

The Secondary NQTs attended a CfE induction session in September where they were set the challenging task of coming up with ideas for delivering all third level literacy, numeracy and health & well-being experiences and outcomes. Not only that, but for literacy and numeracy they were also asked to identify what evidence would arise from the learning and what the success criteria would be.

They did a fantastic job and covered the sheets in lots and lots of ideas (so many that it has taken me this long to process them all!). Below you can see the original powerpoint from the day, and then there is separate presentation for each of literacy, numeracy and health & well-being.

Magic Spaghetti

“ A mouth watering comedy with cooking and live music”

In September, over 300 East Lothian children came along to see the Licketyspit Theatre Company’s production Magic Spaghetti at the Brunton Theatre.

The show tells the story of Strega Nona – Granny Witch – who has returned to her hometown of Plain in Scotaly after years of travelling and tasting food from all over the world. She is dismayed to find that the people of Plain now eat only very plain food, Mayor MacBerto’s pies, plain spaghetti and tatties out a tin, as they consider it to be the modern way.

With a few adventures on the way, one by one the townspeople succumb to Strega Nona’s tasty cooking, as they tuck into lovingly prepared dishes created from fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, declaring it to be “deliciouso!”

Supported by a teacher’s resource pack, the show conveys healthy eating messages in an entertaining, fun, non-judgemental way and encourages youngsters to experiment with new foods and flavours.

To keep the themes highlighted, a Magic Spaghetti lunch was held at Prestonpans Infants and St Gabriel’s earlier this month to celebrate the joy of healthy eating as well as the cultural and social links between Prestonpans and Barga in the Tuscan hills.

On the menu was minestrone soup followed by Strega Nona’s special tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, served with crusty bread and a mixed salad, provided by ELC suppliers, Total Produce. For dessert, the children enjoyed local producer Di Rollo’s ice cream and fruit salad.

Serenaded by Italian music and surrounded by Italian themed decorations, nearly 300 children – for some, their first experience of a school meal – tucked in with gusto.

Their verdict? – “Deliciouso!”

Many thanks go to kitchen supervisor, Lorna Cunningham and staff for their hard work and enthusiasm in making the event such a success.


Alcohol Awareness Week runs from 4th -10th October 2010.

Please click the link below for details of a press release.  It contains some very interesting facts that you could use with children and young people.

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LTS Scotland will be launching an Alcohol Awareness CPD package in East Lothian at a twilight session on November 11th so please keep this date free if you are interested.  Further information will be sent to HWB coordinators as soon as arrangements have been finalised.