Category Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Survey of 8-14 year old’s in Scotland

The Children’s Parliament is engaging children in conversations about their experience of Coronavirus and the lockdown. They have launched a survey for 8-14 year olds and are hoping that parents and carers will help direct and support the children to take part. They would like to reach as many children as possible and are asking people to spread the word about this.

If this is something you can fill in please see the link below.

Our lives have changed because of Coronavirus. Children’s Parliament want to find out how it is for children. Can you help your children to get involved in the national survey for 8 to 14 year olds How are you doing?  (by 21 May)

A short report on early findings from the Children’s Parliament How are you doing? Survey, completed in April by 4,000 children; is also available via the same link.

Teen Fitness

Over the last few months, enjoyleisure has been putting together a proposal for a ‘junior teen membership’ – catering for 12-15 year olds.

I’m delighted to inform you that our new Teen Fitness Membership packages are now LIVE and available to purchase at all East Lothian Sports Centres.

We are all aware of the importance and benefits that come from engaging in physical activity.  As the leisure provider for East Lothian we wanted to create an affordable means of encouraging this key target age group (teens) to participate in general fitness and physical activities.

I’ve attached information about the memberships packages:

  • Teen Membership Poster
  • Teen Membership Leaflet (which provides further details and Terms & Conditions)
  • The enjoyleisure Fitness Class timetable which indicates the range of “Teen Friendly” classes
  • Some promotional copy about the teen membership packages

In summary the packages include:

Age 12-13 Years: Age 14-15 Years:
£14.00 per month (payable by Direct Debit)


£18.00 per month (payable by Direct Debit)


Provides access to:

–          Swimming pools

–          Free Gym Induction

–          Gym access (when supervised by an adult (over 16 years)

–          Dedicated Teen Gym & Fitness Sessions

–          Selected Fitness classes as indicated in the class timetable (TF) when accompanied by an adult, over 16 years


Provides access to:

–          Swimming pools

–          Free Gym Induction

–          Gym access (when supervised by an adult (over 16 years)

–          Dedicated Teen Gym & Fitness Sessions

–          Selected Fitness classes as indicated in the class timetable (TF).   (Must be accompanied by an adult at Mercat Gait Centre).



Feel Energised, Get Fit & Have Fun!

Ever thought about doing a workout in the gym?  Joining a fitness class or splashing around the pool with your mates?  Now you can – as much as you like – for a single monthly fee with enjoyleisure’s Teen Fitness Membership Pass for 12 – 15 year olds.

As well as swimming as much as you like you can attend any of our Teen Gym sessions, and when accompanied by someone 16+ years you can use the gym, and attend a wide range of fitness classes.  (If you 14+ you can attend these classes with your friends.)  Look out for the Teen Friendly (TF) symbol in the fitness class timetable.

Attend just 2 sessions a week, and you’ll save on Standard Admission Prices:

£14.00 per month 12-13 years
£18.00 per month  14-15 years

Interested?  Check out this link:

Available from all East Lothian Sports Centres


Do you feel like you need to Whatsapp / Snapchat / Insta-message / TikTok your teen just to get them to speak to you?

I’m sure like us, you’d rather they were off their phone, out and about and being active!


It gives your 12-15 year old access to unlimited swimming, Teen Gym sessions, and access to the Gym and Fitness Classes – with an accompanying adult (so you can spend time with them too J) all for a single monthly fee that doesn’t break the bank!

It’s payable by direct debit, so you don’t need to dip into your purse/wallet every 5 minutes.   (We cannot guarantee this!)  But, since it’s already paid for, they can be active whenever they want.

£14 per month for 12-13 year olds
£18 per month for 14-15 year olds

Simple.  Easy.  Enjoyable.

Available for all East Lothian Sports Centres!

Want to know more?  Click here for details: 


Do you want to help run an internationally recognised sports event in 2018?

IRONKIDS Edinburgh is a series of running events for children aged 3-15 years being held in East Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh on June 29th and June 30th 2018.

IRONKIDS Edinburgh is part of The Year of Young People 2018 event programme, and is being organised in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh, the legendary endurance, multisport race of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run which returns to the capital on Sunday 01 July 2018. With support from The Year of Young people we are excited to extend IRONMAN Edinburgh 70.3 to include running events specifically for children and young people.

IRONKIDS is part of a global series that every year has over 50,000 kids aged 3-15 years running races that are a distance of between 500m and 2000m. We need your support to make sure that IRONKIDS Edinburgh is the best event on the world circuit! We want to see 1000 kids taking part in each of the race venues in Prestonpans, Dalkeith Country Park and Holyrood Park and we are looking for a team of young volunteers (aged 8-26 years) to make it happen.

Volunteering roles include:

Event management
• Event managers – help us plan and deliver an IRONKIDS event
• Logistics – see what it is like behind the scenes of a large sporting event and help us make sure that it runs smoothly
• Course design and event arena design – support organisers in designing each of the courses and arena layouts, learn about risk assessment and athlete safety
• Organise and run entertainment programmes and sport taster sessions at each of the events. Make your event special, who and what will you plan to showcase your local area? We’ll give you a budget to make this happen!

Communication and marketing
• Marketing support – support the marketing effort from print design and distribution to sourcing cost effective advertising opportunities
• Social media – put together a social media strategy and activate it to promote and support the events. Learn from social media experts
• Event media relations – assisting with our media campaign and help us to engage local and national media

Race day
• Race commentary, announcements and playlists
• Organise spectator teams to support young runners
• Course marshaling
• Help with registration and signposting

Volunteering with IRONKIDS is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills, boost your CV, build volunteer hours and to learn from industry specialists in sports event management, media and marketing and sports development/participation. If you want to be the driving force that shapes, develops and implements the IRONKIDS Edinburgh 70.3 events or if you would like to find out more please contact:

NHS Lothian Vaccination Programme – Community Clinics for S1-S6 for HPV and MMR Catch Up

Did your daughter miss out on HPV (cervical cancer) vaccination when school nurses were with us?  There is another opportunity to get it in June.  More details are below.

Up to date with MMR vaccination ?  If not please see below for details of MMR clinics being run by NHS Lothian in June.  MMR protects against measles, mumps and rubella.