Tell us your views

The council is sharing detailed information on its school buildings with a new website giving a full picture of its estate at individual school, cluster and East Lothian level.

The website – www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler – brings together information on the condition, suitability and capacity of existing schools and the council is keen to hear the views of families, communities and learners.

This is part of the development of a Learning Estate Investment Plan for East Lothian. The plan will set out the council’s investment priorities for its schools to make sure that all facilities support high quality teaching and learning equally across the county, and to outline the investment needed for this to happen. It will also consider how school buildings support community use.

To share your feedback you can:

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The feedback will be analysed alongside the results of the online questionnaire that was held in February and presented at a future council meeting. For more information, including dates of event in your area and a link to the questionnaire, visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ler

The pre-consultation will close on 10 December 2021.

Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition 2020 & 2021

Back in early 2020, P5 (now P7) made some short films which were entered into the Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition.  Unfortunately, due to Covid lockdown, the competition didn’t take place in 2020.

Films made in 2019/20 have been joined by films made in 2020/21 into one competition, the results of which were announced on Sunday.

There were 4 categories:

Most Impactful Film

Most Entertaining Film

Most Creative Film

Best Genre Film

plus the

Jury Selection Award for Best Primary School Film

We had 2 nominations in Most Entertaining Film:
The Performance and The Invisible Boy.

We had 2 nominations in Best Genre Film:
Kidnapped and The Handbag

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Most Entertaining Film Winner:
The Performance

Jury Selection Award for Best Primary School Film: Impossible Mission 7

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Well done to all involved.

All films can be seen in the film archive at:  https://www.edubuzz.org/pencaitland/film-archive-2019-2020/

The online awards ceremony can be seen at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTPeudUfypc

South Of Scotland Transport Survey for Young People

The Workforce Mobility Project would like young people to complete a short five minute survey. This is a great opportunity to highlight the transport and digital barriers and challenges which impact you and your families.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

Continue reading “South Of Scotland Transport Survey for Young People”

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/

Can you crochet?

Crochet Enthusiasts required.

Skipper
Meet Skipper

Crochet-pattern-for-Skipper (small)

Crochet-pattern-for-Big-Skipper

(Download the pattern from links above).

Skipper info

If you can crochet, maybe you could help? (Or maybe you know someone who could).

A new rolling programme will start in PPS after October break. It’s called BUILDING RESILIENCE and it has a wonderful main character called “Skipper”.

Head teacher, Sarah, has asked for mini crocheted Skippers x9 and has a pattern you can download and follow as well as wool and stuffing

                                             – so just willing helpers needed now.

Can you help?