Draft revised School Session Dates 2021/22 Consultation

Dear parent/carer

New School Dates 21-22

Please find draft revised school session dates 2021/22 here. As part of East Lothian’s collaboration with neighbouring local authorities in preparing our draft school session dates for the three school sessions, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25, it has come to their attention that City of Edinburgh Council have made an amendment to their school session dates for next session, 2021/22.  As the practice in East Lothian is to align as much as possible with City of Edinburgh Council’s dates East Lothian have reviewed and amended our dates accordingly.  There are 2 changes to the revised draft dates as follows:

  • Schools will finish on Friday 17th December 2021 (instead of Thursday 23rd December 2021) and return on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (instead of Monday 10th January 2022)
  • Schools will close for the summer break on Friday 1st July 2022 (instead of Thursday 30th June 2022).

If you would like to comment on the revised draft school session dates please email sessiondates@eastlothian.gov.uk

The closing date for comments is Friday 9th July 2021.

Best wishes,

Gavin Clark

Headteacher, Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, 01875 811170

Youth Theatre

At the beginning of March 2020 all youth theatre classes were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the last year classes have been we delivered online over Zoom however, I am very excited to announce classes are BACK face to face.

East Lothian Youth Theatre offers young people aged 5 – 18, who are looking to explore their potential and develop their acting skills, the opportunity to participate in weekly drama sessions across East Lothian.

Classes are designed to nurture creativity and talent through improvisation activities, characterisation, drama games, devising and much more, whilst adhering to the Scottish Government Guidelines. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with scripts and texts to build on performance skills.

Joining a group can have a positive impact on Health and Wellbeing by building self-confidence, making new friends, developing new skills, reducing social isolation and above all having fun.

Classes are led by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent.

Classes will run in the following locations:

Tranent, Musselburgh, Longniddry, Prestonpans and Haddington. Classes in Dunbar will also return from w/c 24th May however they may be outdoor to begin with and move indoors after the first few weeks. .

For more information and details on how to book please visit the Brunton website:  https://bit.ly/3oa4hS8

Class sizes are limited due to the Covid restrictions, I would advise booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out

Please note, when booking online, the system will only display the start date of the class you select, but you will be booking the entire 6-week block.

Listed are some of the Covid-19 procedures which will be in place at the majority of our venues:

  1. Only those who are participating in the class are permitted in the building no parent/carers.
  2. No spectators allowed
  3. All persons will have their temperature checked on entering the building and if registering in the orange/red zone that will not be allowed entry on this occasion.
  4. Parent/carers should remain in the car park until the class starts in the event that their child registers a high reading and is refused entry.
  5. A one way system is in operation which must be strictly adhered to.
  6. All persons over 5 years should wear a face covering when entering and moving around the building.  This is not necessary when participating in the class unless otherwise advised by the tutor depending on activity.
  7. Do not arrive any earlier that 10 minutes before the start of your session as you will not gain entry.
  8. Parents/carers should not send any child to the session who is showing symptoms of COVID 19 or any other illness.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Amy Robinson

Development Officer Dance & Drama

The Brunton and East Lothian Council Arts Service

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