All posts by David Gilmour

Learning Technologist East Lothian Council

Asthma: Week 35 25 – 31 August – A Guide for Patients/Carers

Rise in Asthma Attacks

Did you know there is a rise in Asthma Attacks in August when pupils go back to school after their summer holidays?

Each year we see an increase in asthma attacks in children when they return to school which often result in admission to hospital. 

Check out our top tips to try and avoid this happening.

Remember, asthma attacks are serious and you need to get help day or night if your child is not responding to their blue inhaler.

Reading is Braw Launch

RI-logoReading is Braw has officially launched and you can see some of the highlights of the day in this video.

The launch is reported on the Reading is Braw site at

  • You will see children reading here, there and everywhere.
  • You will hear Lindsey Barley reveal the single most important life-skill we can teach our children. (Clue: it starts with the letter r…)
  • You will hear children light up the screen with their love of stories.

Pinkie Community Event

Our first ever Community Event provided an opportunity for parents, carers and learners to meet and chat with people from the wide range of organisations active in our community to find out what they can offer.

This slideshow is from a selection of photos from around the event – but many more were taken by learners who were busy capturing photos throughout the afternoon.

Leaf and Callum from the Pinkie Podcast team were also on hand to capture interviews with those manning the various displays. You can listen to their interviews below.