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.
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
P2 worked extremely hard to plan and prepare a café for their families. They did it all… planned the menu, designed the menu, made the food, set up the café AND served the food!
I am extremely proud of how well you all did and you should be very proud of yourselves too for all of the hard work that you put in. The café was a wonderful success with lots of money raised for Save the Children.
Well done P2 and a big thank you to our customers for their extremely generous donations!
P2 have been testing their taste buds this afternoon and tried a variety of foods as part of our Cafes topic!
We tried things such as olives, chorizo, feta, grapefruit, mango and tablet and discussed the different flavours and textures that we discovered. We were also very vocal about what we liked and what we disliked!!
It’s that time of year when everything is springing into life so P6 took the opportunity of getting outdoors to enjoy it. We have been tidying up the outdoor courtyard and have planted some seeds. We are taking care of them daily and recorded any changes we see. We have also been outdoors with our rugby lessons, over the past three weeks, we have been learning to pass, run with the ball, attack and defend. We took our maths outdoors too, we have been learning about angles. We looked at art by Kandinsky in which he uses angles, shapes, parallel and perpendicular lines. We then went outdoors and made angles using different natural materials and finally we created some artwork in the style of Kandinsky using angles, shapes and lines.
In P6 we have been developing our inference skills by using shoes! We had a variety of different styles of shoes to look at and from these we had to begin to build a character. We came up with lots of questions to ask when looking at the shoes: Who would wear these? What kind of job may they have? What age? Were the shoes well worn or just for special occasions? We then had a photograph and a short piece of text about the owner of shoes to help us infer some more. We had to choose the shoes we felt we knew the most about and write a short paragraph about the character we had created from the conclusions we had made. So what do your shoes say about you?
Our project on Inventors and Inventions gave us the opportunity to take part in weekly design challenges. We worked in small groups each week and had to meet specific criteria to make our designs successful. We have made bridges, newspaper towers, basketball stands, wind cars and our own unique inventions. We have also been using our STEM skills to find our how things work. We have been using tools (screwdrivers and hacksaws) to take things apart to see what goes on inside and then trying to put them back together again, not always successfully!