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Consultation on Free Bus Travel for under 19’s

As you may be aware, the Scottish Government plan to launch a new national travel concession scheme to provide free bus travel for young people under the age of 19. They anticipate that legislation to underpin the scheme would be required to be laid in Parliament in early 2021 and the scheme would come into effect later in 2021.

For the next six weeks (until Monday 7th December), Transport Scotland are running a consultation in regards to this scheme to gather information on the most appropriate ways to provide this free travel to best suit young people. They are hoping the consultation will reach as many members of the public as possible, especially to those who will be impacted by the proposals, including children and young people, their parents and carers and people who work with children in a paid or voluntary capacity.

The consultation can be found on https://www.transport.gov.scot/consultation/consultation-on-free-bus-travel-for-people-resident-in-scotland-aged-under-19/

More information on the proposed scheme can be found on https://www.transport.gov.scot/news/consulting-on-free-bus-travel-for-young-people-under-19/

Free School Meal Service

For those receiving free school meals, the East Lothian facilities team will deliver free school meals to the homes of pupils who are isolating.  Please call or email Lara Neri on 01620 894661, lneri@northberwickhigh.elcschool.org.uk  if this applies to you. Parents/carers with a child who is isolating should not visit the school building to pick these up. Thank you.

VIBE

VIBE is a creative fusion orchestra project, bringing together young people of secondary school age from any musical background (e.g. classical, folk, rock, jazz) to work collaboratively to create, record and perform their own music. VIBE Online is very much like our live courses, with Paul Griffiths leading young musicians through a series of improvisations, musical riffs and melodies before breaking out into smaller groups led by our team of tutors, where they develop and create new material collectively. The two courses will run from 13-16 October and 23-26 October. Further details, including sign up can be found on our website – https://www.sco.org.uk/vibeonline