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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Academy Sessions – March 2021

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Mary’s Music School are delighted to announce a new series of SCO Academy sessions on Sunday afternoons in March 2021, now including brass and percussion as well as strings and wind!

Their free online sessions are open to aspiring school-aged musicians. There are no auditions and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please click on the following link

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Week

It’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health week and I am excited to launch our new Google Site: Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Point – Mental Health and Wellbeing ( and Google Drive Shared folder “MHWB Information for Schools”.

The google site contains up-to-date information for children & young people, families, and school staff around a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics. It provides information and resources to sign-post to, as well as support in having conversations around mental health. There is a page introducing our Mental Health Youth Work team and we plan to update this with information and supports on offer. This site will be ever-growing and updating.

Martin Lahiffe, Mental Health Youth Worker – North Berwick cluster
East Lothian Council, East Lothian Wellbeing Academy

Children 1st Parentline

Children 1st Parentline is available to all East Lothian parents.

Parentline provides emotional, practical and financial to families. They are able to provide one off bits of advice or continued advice and support over an extended time.  To find out more information please click on the following link.