Elvis kids

Recently, we published evidence that nasal irrigation with salt water helped reduce the cold in adults. We have also shown the mechanism for how salt water helps with the common cold when applied on the nasal epithelium.

Our research showed that cells use the chloride from the salt water to fight viral infections.  Hence, we are now testing if salt water nose drops helps children fight the cold.

If you have a child under 7 years of age, you may be able to join the fight.

The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study of salt water nose drops to see if it helps get rid of the cold faster.

Your child does not need to have a cold right now to take part!

You can join right now by calling/texting 07973657457 for an appointment to sign up and to be taught what to do the next time your child has a cold.

Your child does not need to attend.

Families completing the study will receive travel expenses and a £30 voucher to compensate for any inconvenience.

Further information is in the attached flyer or at www.elviskids.co.uk ; Twitter: @elviskids; Facebook: Elvis Kids.

Free singing sessions

East Lothian Council’s Arts Service and Youth Music Initiative is delighted to be able to once again offer the NYCoS (National Youth Choir of Scotland) singing groups to all P3-P7 pupils attending an ELC primary school. Due to Covid restrictions, we have had to change venues and shorten the block slightly but the sessions are still completely FREE.

From Monday 25 April we will be running sessions in:

Haddington & Musselburgh on Mondays

Tranent & Dunbar on Tuesdays

Cockenzie and North Berwick on Wednesdays.

No previous singing experience is required and there’s no audition. This is open to any pupil in P3-P7 who wants to sing with friends and have fun. Sessions are free but participants must register by Sunday 17th April. This link plus further information is available on our website and in the attached fliers.

See link below and twitter: @ELCArts

2022.03.22 NYCoS 2022

Regards,
Charlotte McMillan
YMI Arts Worker (Part time)
East Lothian Council Arts Service

Elvis kids

Recently, we published evidence that cells use the chloride from salt to fight viral infections. Also, nasal irrigation with salt water helped reduce the cold in adults. Hence, we are now testing if salt water nose drops helps children fight the cold.

If you have a child under 7 years of age, you may be able to join the fight.

The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study of salt water nose drops to see if it helps get rid of the cold faster.

Your child does not need to have a cold right now to take part!

You can join right now by calling/texting 07973657457 for an appointment to sign up and to be taught what to do the next time your child has a cold.

Your child does not need to attend.

Families completing the study will receive travel expenses and a £30 voucher to compensate for any inconvenience.

Further information is in the attached flyer or at www.elviskids.co.uk ; Twitter: @elviskids; Facebook: Elvis Kids.

Primary 1 deferrals for August 2022

Arrangements for primary 1 deferrals for children due to start school in August 2022 have been published. Applications are invited before 25 February 2022. Application forms are available from council nursery settings and funded providers. The council has agreed to fund an additional year of early learning and childcare for children who turn 5 between 18 August 2022 and 28 February 2023 where it is in the child’s best interests to defer beginning primary 1. Full information is available from the council’s website.

Survey: 1140 hours in East Lothian

The council has launched a survey to understand how the expansion of funded early learning and childcare (1140 hours) is working for parents and carers in East Lothian.

The online survey asks questions about the model of hours your child receives, the setting that they attend, and your priorities when choosing how to use their entitlement. It will also ask how well 1140hours supports the Scottish Government’s aims for its introduction.

This information will be used to reflect on the introduction of 1140 hours in East Lothian and plan future provision.

Parents and carers of children who receive 1140hours of early learning and childcare either in a council setting, funded nursery, childminder or community group are invited to take part.

Complete the online survey from the Consultation Hub before it closes on 9 February 2022.