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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 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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It’s still snowing! We miss you !

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all safe and warm! Your teachers have been working hard during these snow days to plan some fantastic learning for you , so hopefully we will be seeing you all on Monday.

P4-7 – hope you are doing lots of lovely reading – remember to use ARbookfinder online to check if a book is on AR.

p1-3 – carry on with any reading book you have or enjoy a comic or magazine.

We do hope you have been getting creative in the snow – send us your photos so we can put them on our blog!


Take care everyone.

Mrs G 🙂

Primary 7 Snow-work!

Hello Primary 7,

I hope you are getting outside and enjoying the snow.

Now is the perfect time to practice your Orienteering skills! If you would like to create your own course in the snow you can print this map, or draw your own:

Make a symbol in the snow where you want to put a control and ask your friend to see if they can find all the symbols.

We have also being talking about probability and averages in maths. Try throwing snowballs at a target and work out the average number of successful throws. Move back and try again. You can then draw a graph in the snow showing the average number of shots on target for the different distances.

We have also just started our P7 block of Imaginative writing lessons this term. Have a look at the landscape now that it has been transformed white, look for details and try to think of interesting ways to describe the scene. Remember not to give too much away, make it mysterious to intrigue your reader. Now imagine you have to make a journey on foot in the snow. What are you feeling? Are you prepared, or has it happened suddenly? How do you survive the wind and cold? How do you navigate in poor visibility? Here is a picture from a ski tour I went on last night in the Lammermuir Hills. 

Perhaps it will help you get started if you are stuck for ideas?

Hopefully I will see you all soon, but in the meantime make the most of the snow and get out whenever it is safe to do so. Conditions like this are rare in East Lothian and you’ll be back in the classroom soon enough!

Mr Aitken





Money Sense workshop RBS P5

P5s along with P6 and P7, had a money  workshop delivered by class teachers and by RBS employee, Mr Mc Connachie.

The message the classes were given, was to be very aware of the importance of keeping your personal details safe at all times.

The workshop gave some common scenarios encountered by all of us that could lead to the possibility of Identity theft. The classes then, had to spot, discuss and record why they thought these situations could lead to problems.


I think everyone involved, staff too! realised how easy it can be to be a victim of fraud and to be careful at all times.

P7 learn about Fraud with Alastair from RBS Moneysense.

P7 took part in an investigation to see how a lady was defrauded of her money through identity theft. They looked at a variety of scams that are common as well as the most common ways people clone identities. Alastair explained what the bank and police can do to help but also highlighted the key ways we can make ourselves less vulnerable to fraud.

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