As part of our Health Week, Marjorie Shepherd from East Lothian Council came into school today to make smoothies for us. Nursery children and their parents enjoyed them too. Click here for Marjorie’s recipes.5 a daysmoothie
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Very sober thoughts this week. All of us have been affected by the death of Liane in East Saltoun. It is a difficult issue for all of us to come to terms with and our thoughts are with Amber, Amy, Kieran and the rest of the family. Sometimes, even for adults, it is hard to know how to react in situations and often we take our cue from others around us. As a staff, it’s part of our job to show children a caring, thoughtful, balanced approach in our day-to-day life and that’s what we tried for this week. I hope we got it right. It seemed to mirror what as happening in the community.
Everyone has a desire to help but may not know how. I was sent some information from John Muir House on bereavement counselling, which may be of some use at some point. But actually in small communities like ours the best resource we have is each other- we become an extended family. That is what happened in Saltoun this week and it is my personal feeling that that is the best comfort we can offer. There are times when living in a small community can feel a bit like being in a goldfish bowl, but most of the time the familiarity is bred from genuine interest and caring. It has certainly been friends and neighbours who have helped me through life’s lumpy bits- and also the routine and business of being at work.
Now, either you are a hugger or not. I am, and in my opinion, a hug is worth a hundred words. So, if you see someone in need of a hug for whatever reason this week- go for it. Most times you will be doing the right thing, if not blame me!
The plan will eventually replace the East Lothian Local Plan 2008.
Councillor Barry Turner, the Council’s planning spokesman said: “The Council is interested in hearing the views of everyone with an interest in East Lothian. We want to know what aspirations you have for the way your area might develop over the next ten years or so, and what planning issues you think may need to be addressed in the new plan. Continue reading
Please remember you can pay for lunch until the end of March. Click here to download information: Paying for School Lunches till 30 March 12
Click here to read what sort of activities etc we will be doing next week
Wendy Howie & Karen Haspolat from the Council will be joining us to discuss Curriculum for Excellence and the new qualifications in High School.
Agenda 6th February 2012