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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.

Presenters

  • 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: https://play-socialjustice-urbanspace.eventbrite.co.uk

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: 
https://www.scilt.org.uk/News/NewsView/tabid/1311/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/13389/Building-with-lingo-can-your-families-help-to-promote-languages.aspx
 
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:
 

Clothes Recycling Initiative in Musselburgh

MIIXER cic reopened their retail outlet recently on a permanent basis on Musselburgh High Street (used to be Store 21).  This is a third sector initiative that works in partnership with Waste Services. On the last Sunday of each month kids clothes will be free.
 
Each family can take up to 2 kg of children’s clothes (including shoes) which must be checked out at the counter so that they can record weights. We will be trialling this initiative for the first three months to ascertain demand. If we cannot supply to meet demand from current donations we may have to work towards a referral system/expansion of the donation bank network or a combination of both.
 
School uniforms and wellies are free every day and anyone requiring a suit for interview will also be assisted in the same way. 

ELC Family Information Session – Supporting Communication


There are still spaces available at the following Family Information Session

Supporting communication and using visual supports 26 March 2019 6 – 8pm Training Room 2, Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre

Please note these sessions are for East Lothian Families/carers of children and young people (up to 18 years old) with or without a diagnosis of ASD.

If you would like to book a place(s), please e-mail your details to FamilyInformationSessions@eastlothian.gov.uk