If I Were Provost… a competition for the Year of Young People

If I Were Provost… a competition for the Year of Young People

Young people in East Lothian are being asked to get creative and share their ideas on how to make the county a better place for young people, for a competition held as part of the Year of Young People.

The council has launched If I Were Provost – a competition that asks young people what would they do if they were ‘in charge’, how they would improve life for young people in the region, what new policies they might introduce and why.

You may wish to convey your ideas in:
• A short story
• A letter to our Provost John McMillan
• A poem
• A diary entry or blog
• A graphic comic strip
• Or any creative approach that you think is best!
There are two categories:
• category 1 (ages 8 – 13)
• category 2 (ages 14 – 18).
One winner from each category will be invited to act as a Young Provost alongside Provost John McMillan at a number of events throughout 2018. The winners will also receive a goody bag of gifts from East Lothian tourist attractions. The winning entries, plus a selection of entries received, will be on display at libraries throughout the county during the summer of 2018.

For more information, go to www.eastlothian.gov.uk/provostcompetition

The closing date for entries is Friday 11 May 2018.

Consultation on the Draft School Session Dates 2019/2020

Consultation on School Session Dates for 2019/2020 will be open on the Council’s Consultation Hub from Tuesday 27 March 2018 until Friday 4 May 2018. The consultation on the draft school session dates for 2019/2020 is to seek stakeholder views. Our neighbouring authorities, City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council have set, or are in the process of setting, their session dates and these dates are available on the respective websites. The East Lothian Council draft dates for 2019/2020 have taken cognises of our neighbouring authority dates and very much align with City of Edinburgh Council dates.

A copy of the draft dates are below.

The link to the consultation hub is – https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/