East Lothian Council Consultation Hub
The go-to location for online surveys relating to plans and work of ELC.
What is Loose Parts Play?
Loose Parts Play – loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials.
Two play specialists here in Scotland with particular interests in Schools / Outdoor Learning and Inclusion have collaborated to create an excellent guide for http://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/. Absolutely fantastic resource for every playground and places where children can come together, collaborate, create, construct, care and thrive.
A terrific example of Parent Led Playgroup Improvement here in East Lothian can be seen and followed through Law Primary’s journey to open their grounds to a very ripe learning environment. Parents created this group following their early start to make a significant difference – and the project was born. https://www.facebook.com/PlanetPlayNB/
You may like to check out Cramond Primary in Edinburgh too….
Snap Survey – consultation with children and young people.
Work on devising new Play Strategy for East Lothian is progressing quickly. Your views are invited again for the next part. Please follow the link and take a few moments to answer this short survey and pass on to others who can respond (children and young adults). Please help your children record their answers.
SNAP Survey! Free time in East Lothian survey
What do you think about opportunities for free time in East Lothian? Where do you like to hang out, what do you like to do, and what gets in the way of you doing it? This survey is and will help us write a Play Policy for East Lothian that covers children and young people’s play and free time opportunities.
If you need help to complete the survey, it’s fine to ask someone to help – just make sure the answers are your own!
The survey has five questions and takes up to about 5 minutes to complete.
Parental Involvement – Growth Mindset
Worrying reports and statistics grow annually leading to what is now referred to as a Mental Health Crisis for Adolescents and Young Adults. This article from Herald refers to Scottish teenagers in Meltdown.
Health and Well-being has to be as high on the agenda as Academic approaches, which is why Growth Mindset Strand is one of 3 chosen for PPS to concentrate in this year’s Improvement Plan – fully supported by the Parent Council. The key theme is Resilience and approaching this in a healthy understanding and caring way has started with the introduction of “Big Deal, Little Deal.”
Pencaitland Primary Living History
Over the coming weeks the Living History team hope to capture for posterity the experiences of people over the previous 40 (or even more) years that the school building in the Glebe has been in use by the local community in and around Pencaitland.
To jump to a specific recording just click the name below
PPS 40th Anniversary: Sending Time Capsule Treasures or 2016 Snapshots
To make it as easy as possible to send in your digital memories for the 40th Anniversary Digital Time Capsule, we’ve created the email links below. Just click the link which most closely matches what you want to send in and it should open up your email software to allow you to send in your attachment. Just one per email please.
You can send in any of the following:
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