Meeting held on 26 April 2021

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in Parent Council meetings, Safer Routes to School | Posted on 30-04-2021

Thanks to all of you for attending the meetings this week and for your conversation and thoughts – we’ve appreciated every email we have received in response to the campus plans and other issues raised.  If you have a particular passion, skill or idea please do get in touch – we are a big school and there is so much we can contribute.  You can pop in and get involved on a specific project or longer term support the school with ideas and issues they approach us about.  We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of parents and really welcome you to get involved.  It benefits all our kids!

Just to update:

  • Attached are the minutes from the last meeting in March.  Minutes 8 March 2021
  • The PowerPoint presentation from Monday is here
  • Attached are the wider plan for safer routes.  The drone footage of Friday pickups will be uploaded to the website soon.
  • Attached is the Parent Council mock up – how to make the ‘campus’ safer and more accessible.  We have now shared this with East Lothian Council and Stantec.  The school staff have been very supportive of us as we have put together these proposals as they share our hope for a more sustainable and a safer campus.  However please note the proposals are draft and have not been formally agreed with staff, ELC or Stantec.  There are many challenges ahead however we hope that parents will support the vision for the campus.
  • If you would like to share your thoughts (comments / caveats / objections) about our response to the nursery application please fill in this form before the end of today (Friday) https://forms.gle/2Df3iFoFPKgMYs5X9
  • Nursery parents (now or future) – Rebecca Rennie is now leading a sub-group so the nursery is represented at the Parent Council.  Please email the Parent Council if you would like to join and she will be in touch.  We realised through the new nursery application that the nursery parents were not represented within the Parent Council so this group aims to do that from now on.
  • Finally we have a few keen parents who would like to get stuck into the playground – it’s such a great opportunity to contribute and get involved.  Anyone who is creative, practical or just motivated to improve the playground for the kids please email the Parent Council and we will put you all in touch.  As we said we have been offered a boat for the kids, but need parents to take responsibility to spruce it up and work with the school to make sure it is safe for the kids.  The staff have always encouraged Project Playground teams and the Parent Council and PTA will support with ideas and funds.  Please get involved!

Best wishes

The Parent Council Team

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