NYCoS Singing Groups

East Lothian Council Arts Service is offering FREE after school singing sessions to all pupils attending an ELC school in years P3 through to P7. These sessions are funded by the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and are delivered by the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS). Session are due to start from Mon 27 Feb and will run in six venues across East Lothian on either Mon, Tue or Wed after school. There will be 10 weeks of sessions, one week of dress rehearsal and a concert (optional) available to every singer. Please see the attached flier for more info and click on the links or scan the QR code for details. Please also look out for leaflets in school bags. Click here to register.


NYCoS is also looking for adult helpers for each of the six groups. No qualifications are necessary and the post is paid. School staff and parents all welcome to apply. Contact

NYCoS 2023 digital.pdf (

Active Schools Whats On!

We have a few new clubs starting next week and would love for you to get involved.  Active Schools are welcoming back the Multisports clubs.  These will be held at St Martins and Sandersons Wynd and are welcome to all pupils from all schools.  This club will cover football, basketball, athletics and fitness.  Sign up is available here:

We are also delighted to announce the return of Gymnastics and Cheerleading at Sandersons Wynd.  Again, this is available to all schools and sign up can be found under each tab on the main page.

Finally, we have basketball for all ages at Ross High School, completely free.  This will be held on a Thursday night in the main games hall with Ryan.

Sign up for these clubs are available under their own tabs at:

Any queries, please do not hesitate to ask.


Michael Campbell

Active School Coordinator – Tranent Cluster

East Lothian Council | Ross High School | Tranent, East Lothian EH33 2EQ 

To View and book all Active Schools classes, visit:

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service – Water Safety

Following the tragic incident that occurred in Solihull on the 11th December, SFRS and other partners have been utilising all available communications methods to broadcast the dangers associated with playing on ice.

I am looking to see if schools can share this via global email mailing lists for parents and carers.

I have attached an electronic leaflet which provides information on water safety. Additional information can be obtained by clicking on the links within the leaflet or by scanning the QR codes.

I have also attached a poster which can be printed off and displayed on noticeboards/common areas. I appreciated the school term is nearly finished, however, the information within the leaflet and poster remains relevant throughout the year.

The links below also provide additional advice and guidance on what actions you should take if someone falls into water.

Cold water shock | Water Safety Scotland

SFRS – Water Safety Poster – DIGITAL

SFRS – Water Safety leaflet

Please distribute this information to any other groups you may have communication with and if there is any further advice or support you require, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind Regards
Steven Tilston
Watch Commander
Local Area Liaison Officer
Prevention and Protection East Lothian