East Lothian Council have released a short video to explain how much it costs the council to process cash payments, as opposed to parents using the SchoolPay system. In a time when budgets are extremely tight, every penny helps!  Please help us by using SchoolPay to order and pay for your child’s meals and trips.

Exploring Children’s Use of Space

Play, Social Justice and Urban Space – Perspectives from India and Scotland

Saturday 18th May 2019, 9.30 – 1pm, Bellfield, Portobello, Edinburgh. Tickets from £20 

Play, Social Justice and Urban Space is an exciting international event exploring children’s use of space. How do children navigate their local environments? How do they claim space, making child-friendly environments in contested urban space? What role do adults have? The programme includes a rich mix of speakers from Scotland and India, music, art and dialogue. Light refreshments.

IPA Scotland looks forward to welcoming you to this unique opportunity for planners, designers, playworkers, international development professionals, architects, children’s rights advocates and educators to hear perspectives from India and Scotland, and join the conversation.


  • Dr Sudeshna Chatterjee, ACE Trust (Delhi) & IPA World Board Member
  • Dr Jenny Wood, A Place in Childhood & Heriot Watt University
  • Cathy McCulloch, OBE, Children’s Parliament
  • Marion Kenny, Musician, Storyteller
  • Barbara Middleton, Artist, Educator

For further details of the programme and to buy tickets, follow this link:

IPA Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), Scottish Charity Number: SC026909


Building with Lingo Competition for families

Building with Lingo Competition for families
Scottish SCILT (Scotland’s Centre for Languages) are offering an exciting competition for families to share their language learning!  Details about the competition and examples of entries are available via the link below:
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your own language skills and share the learning with children and young people.  Language learning support is available for all East Lothian schools and families via the ELC Edubuzz website here: