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IRONKIDS Scotland 2018

Entries Open Now for a global running event for kids from 3 to 14 of all abilities

IRONKIDS Scotland is a series of three fun and family-focused running events for young people aged 3 to 14 of all abilities. The new running events being staged on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2018 in Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh are an exciting addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh race weekend and part of the global IRONKIDS running series. They are also a key part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 celebrations.

Organisers are inviting young people to sign up to race at one of the venues and enjoy the running, the challenge, the competition and the camaraderie with their friends, as well as the family entertainment and sports taster sessions that will be laid on.

The IRONKIDS Scotland events have a firm focus on participation for all with age group races of between 500m and 2km. Each event will incorporate a strong family element with spectator friendly courses, free live entertainment, activities and sports taster sessions, whilst at the same time inspiring children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith [racing from 16:00] on Friday 29 June

Preston Links, Prestonpans [racing from 11:00] on Saturday 30 June

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh [racing from 15:00] on Saturday 30 June

 

It is only £4.00 per person (plus a small booking fee) to enter IRONKIDS Scotland. Entry includes an IRONKIDS T-shirt to wear to race and a Finishers Medal.

 

IRONKIDS Scotland is the newest event in the hugely popular IRONKIDS global series of children’s events, staged alongside the legendary IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon events, with 50,000 young people across the world taking part every year.

 

For more information on IRONKIDS Scotland and to register go to http://bit.ly/IRONKIDSscotland or search IRONKIDS Scotland.

 

 

School Lunch Costs Information

25 May 2018 09:27
PRIMARY SCHOOL MENU – PRICING 2018-2019
 
Dear Parent/Guardian,
 
To provide variety and choice in school meals throughout the school year East Lothian Council provide a seasonal summer and winter menu.
Each menu cycle consists of a choice of 2 hot main meal options (includes a vegetarian choice), a filled baked potato option, a plated salad option and a choice of dessert. Complimentary bread, salad and a cold drink are available with the meal. These meals are available Monday–Thursday with a packed lunch option available on Friday. All menu items meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional standards.  
 
East Lothian Council is committed to providing a high quality school meals service. There are huge benefits in children eating a nutritious 2-course meal at lunchtime. Research also shows that if children eat a nutritious midday meal at school, their concentration and behaviour improves, they gain important social skills and they are more likely to eat their recommended ‘5 a-day’ fruit and vegetables.
 
As a result of supplier increases in the price of food products there is a need to increase the price of a primary school meal from £1.90 to £2.00, please note there has not been an increase in school meal catering since 2011.  This increase will commence in August 2018. The school meal continues to offer good value for money as well as contributing to the well-being of children whilst at school.
 
Both Education Services and Facilities Management Services see communication with pupils, head teachers and parent councils as essential to the success of any changes we make. We communicate through school newsletters, school websites and East Lothian Council’s website. As the Service Manager I am passionate about continually improving the standards of the school meals service and welcome feedback on the services we provide to help us to do this. You can contact me by phone or by email
 
Vanessa Sanal                       01620 827820 vsanal@eastlothian.gov.uk
Information is also available on East Lothian Council’s website www.eastlothian.gov.uk

The Big Pedal!!!

 We are taking part in the Big Pedal next week!

Belhaven Bikes will check your bike if you bring it to school on Monday, there will be bikes for adults to try too. On Friday 4th May we want everyone to cycle or scoot to school!

EARTH HOUR (Sat 24th March 8.30-9.30)P5 Posters

The P5s are encouraging everyone to “switch off” their lights to join in with the  campaign organised by the WWF to draw attention to our environment and the wild life that we share our world with.

They are asking everyone to switch off the lights and have an hour of alternative light. You could….

  • have dinner by candlelight
  • play cards by torchlight
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  • play a board game
  • draw/ make something
  • write a poem!
  • the list is endless…..

Our planet is struggling because of  OUR impact.

The Earth is our Home we need to love it and look after it, we can’t “buy” a new one!!!

Look out for some of the fantastic posters in and around the village.

Fostering – can you help?

Are you who they’re looking for?
 
We urgently need more people to take the plunge and find out about fostering with East Lothian Council.
 
East Lothian Council’s Education and Children’s Services spokesperson Councillor Shamin Akhtar says:
 
‘We have children and young people who need foster carers urgently. The demand is always growing and we need more people to come forward very soon and give their love and support to some vulnerable children and young people who really, really need them.
 
‘As you know, we set great store in East Lothian in keeping our looked-after children in or very close to East Lothian, so that very vulnerable children don’t have to change schools or lose touch with their friends and wider families. Not every fostering agency thinks this is important but we do – we really see the value in not sending children far away from everyone and everything they know. So, I’d just like to say how grateful I am to all our current foster carers for choosing to Foster East Lothian and for the fantastic job they do – they make a difference every day. I hope that there will be a number of people reading this article now who will also be able to make that difference and be the ones that our children so desperately need.’
 
To find out more about joining our East Lothian fostering team (including, training, home visits and remuneration), please go to www.eastlothian.gov.uk/fostering or  phone us on 01620 827 643
 
Jane Ogden-Smith MCIPR
Communications and Engagement
East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership
Room 211, John Muir House
Brewery Park
Haddington EH41 3HA
Direct Line 01620 827 755
Mobile 07703 191 218
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