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NYCOS Sessions

Dear parent/guardian,

The National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) and East Lothian Council are delighted to be able to offer a full term of FREE singing sessions for all children in P3 to P7 local authority schools.

There are six venues to choose from and we have choices on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. There will be a joint concert at The Brunton in April to mark the end of the project.

All details are in the attached NYCoS Leaflet 2019. Your child should also receive a paper copy in their school bag at some point between October and the end of this term.

In addition, all P3 children will receive a taster session during school time.

For more information and with any questions contact Charlotte McMillan (Email: Tel: 0131 653 5252).

Booking is online, via this link and must be done BEFORE Tuesday 18th December otherwise a place will not be guaranteed.



Many thanks!




Charlotte McMillan


YMI Community Arts Worker (Part time : Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

East Lothian Council Arts Service

Resilience Screening 20th November 2018


We  have organised a screening of the Resilience documentary at John Muir Campus on Tuesday 20th November at 18:15. It’s an excellent film which explains Adverse Childhood Experiences, their relevance to the children we teach and the possible impacts they can have later on in life.  There is no cost to book. Donations welcome on the night. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS IN THE DUNBAR CLUSTER

Tickets/Booking for non DPS staff can be obtained through Eventbrite. Click image above or link below.

The child may not remember, but the body remembers.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.



HARVEST ASSEMBLY in John Muir and Lochend

Dear Parents and Carers

Harvest Assembly and Collection for Dunbar Foodbanks

We will be holding our Harvest Collection and Assembly on Friday 26th October.

This is a very special assembly where we think about all the wonderful foods that we grow and enjoy both locally and around the world.

It is also an opportunity to think about others who may not, for lots of reasons, have enough food to feed themselves and their families. We can all help in a small way by donating a food item to Dunbar Basics Bank. The children are encouraged to bring in an item to our assembly.

Please find a ‘shopping list’ of items that the Basics Bank would love to receive.

Thanks so much for your support.

A J MacRury , DHT.

Tinned Chilli Con Carne, Tinned Mince, Tinned Chicken Curry, Tinned Chicken in White Sauce, Tinned Stew,Tinned Pies,Tinned Fish,Tinned Soups,Tinned Ravioli, Tinned Spaghetti, Tinned Spaghetti Bolognese, Tinned Macaroni Cheese, Tinned Baked Beans with Sausages,  Tinned Hot Dogs,Tinned Meatballs, Tinned Haggis, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Custard, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tinned Potatoes,  Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Beans, Tinned Ham, Jars of pasta/curry sauce, Breakfast Cereal, Diluting Juice, Carton Juice (not refrigerated), Dried Rice, Pasta, Lentils, Stock Cubes, Jam, Teabags, Coffee, Sugar, Long-life Milk, Spray deodorants, Shaving Foam, Shampoo, Shower Gel, Soap, Soap Powder (smaller boxes/bottles best), Toilet Rolls, Toothpaste.