We are delighted to inform you that thanks to continued sponsorship by Baillie Gifford, Heriot-Watt University is again running a residential summer school event for new S5 pupils in 2020.
This year we will be offering a choice of two different weeks;
Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 July 2020
Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July 2020
The Brightest Watts Residential Summer Week aims to provide those pupils entering S5 in June with a motivational insight into university life. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the emphasis is on meeting new people, learning new skills and boosting confidence.
The Brightest Watts Residential Summer Week is free, including all food, accommodation, transport to and from campus and social activities.
Pupils who are interested in attending this event can find further information and an application form at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/meet-us/brightest-watts-summer-week.htm Places are limited and although we welcome all applications, we will prioritise pupils with carer experience, those with caring responsibilities and those from schools with low progression rates to higher education.
Mr Watt is now running remote guidance support where pupils can video call him using Google Hangouts if they are in need of emotional support or have a question.
All pupils have to do is download Google Hangouts and log in with their Edubuzz accounts.
Mr Watt will reply to messages or calls between school hours Monday to Friday.
Social Security Scotland has asked us to remind parents and carers of the forthcoming deadline for the best start school age payment – 29 February 2020 for children born between 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2015.
The link within the tweet below is for Social Security Scotland’s page since they administer the payments.
Nursery enrolment: Enrol your child by 6 March 2020
Families with a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being encouraged to enrol their child in nursery before 6 March 2020 for 2020/21.
Older children, or those who have not yet registered for an early learning and childcare place, should also register by this date.
To register for a place:
- Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nurseryenrolment and find out about the different options available in council nursery settings from August 2020.
- Download a nursery registration form from the website.
- Complete the form and take it to your preferred (first) choice nursery. You should also take your child’s birth certificate.
- If you are choosing a blend of more than one provider, apply to your council nursery first and then speak to your funded provider – private nursery, childminder or community group – about what hours you would like from them.
- Make sure your application is in before 6 March 2020. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but they will not be considered in the first allocation process. Please get in touch with the Early Years and Childcare team if you have any questions or you can’t register by 6 March 2020.
01620 827872/01620 828786/ 01620 820186
If you have any questions on early learning enrolment please contact the Early Years team as per the details above.
Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while we are adding the final touches to the campaign we are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies. Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, we’ve launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.
And we need your help. We would be grateful if you could promote the survey through your social media channels by posting and sharing details of the survey, so that we can reach even more young people. We’re specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points. The survey closes on 9th February.
The survey can be found here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90180312/Young-People-and-Food-Allergies
You’ll be able to find our posts regarding the survey on our usual social media channels by clicking on the below relevant icons.
We’ll be in touch with you again in the coming weeks with more detail on how you can support the allergens campaign, which is due to launch on 25th February, running until the end of March. For any questions on the survey or the forthcoming campaign, please contact email@example.com.
Many thanks for your help
Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:
We are running an office open evening at our Edinburgh Office on the 12th February. This is a great opportunity for Students, Teachers and Parents to come along and see the PwC office space, learn more about the opportunities at PwC and meet with some of the Edinburgh team. Attending one of our office-based events will give you the chance to discover more about life at PwC, our apprenticeships, degree programmes and work experience. You’ll pick up lots of information about our work and the application process, to help you to decide which of our career options interests you most and how to get there.
Join us in a welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You won’t be disappointed and will build useful connections and insights for taking the next step in your career.
Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:
📅 12th February 2020 ⌚5.00pm-7.00pm 📍 PwC Edinburgh Office, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
Now is an exciting time to join us as our business is evolving. If you or your network know anybody looking for the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people and build lasting relationships that will stay for life. Then our applications are open now!