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Healthy Working Lives are delighted to promote & support a fantastic day out on the 6th May, cycling from Penicuik to Musselburgh. Continue reading MEGACYCLE 2012 Penicuik to Musselburgh: Sunday, 6th May
East Lothian Council is seeking the views of residents and others on future land-use and development in East Lothian as it prepares a new Local Development Plan.
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 News Release: Consultation on new development plan
Last year’s posts can now be found under “Session 2010-2011” in the Categories drop-down.
The class links have now been updated for 2011-2012, and at the moment this is the only post they’ll find!
More posts coming soon – watch this space! 🙂
FLIP (Family-led information point) is a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs.
It offers members the chance to share experiences and knowledge and information about services and support for children with additional support needs and their families. FLIP normally meets once a month or so to discuss what’s happening.
Find out more about FLIP.
Visit FLIP on Facebook
This “multipost” has been added to all school eduBuzz sites on behalf of Lisa Shine, Service Development Officer, ELC Children’s Services, to help raise awareness of this new service amongst East Lothian parents.
Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December.
The forecast for Wednesday night is for worsening weather conditions with snowfalls of between 5 and 10cm and falls of 20-30cm in some parts of the county.
Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the rest of the week. East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of unprecedented severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.
Further updates for this week will be added here in due course with information also being available on Radio Forth and school websites.
School staff should continue to follow the Policy on Employee Absence due to Adverse Weather conditions.
Access to learning resources at home
During the adverse weather, and at any other time, parents, carers and children are able to access a wide range of learning materials though our innovative eduBuzz.org web site. You can find a wide range of learning resources, suggested research activities and homework tasks – either on your own school’s Edubuzz pages or on any of the other school sites.
Our teaching staff are adding to and updating this information on a regular basis and many of them are available to contact by email. Edubuzz also gives you access to over 1000 other sites and the opportunity to network with more than 2000 contributors across East Lothian.
For a full list of Edubuzz school sites, including your own school, go to http://shortlinks.www.edubuzz.org/schoolsites
Koby and the Skoog
The Skoog is an exciting new musical instrument with accessibility at its heart. An instrument designed explicitly for special education to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. The Skoog is a soft, squeezable object that simply plugs straight into your computer or laptop’s USB port. Simply touching, pressing, squashing, twisting or tapping the Skoog allows you to play a wide range of instruments, intuitively. Learn more about it here
You can see Koby Major, age 5, having a brilliant time playing with the Skoog. Inventor and entrepreneur, Benjaman Schogler, came along to demonstrate how it could be used. He worked with all three classes and everyone had a go. Even the very lightest touch can generate a sound. Some pupils hit the Skoog, some squeezed, some rolled it, Jonathon leaned on it with his shoulder and played the flute. Using a WOWee one gel speaker, sound vibrations gave another dimension to the musical experience.
Joy, a student in musicology from Greece and on work placement with Benjaman, is going to work with groups of pupils over the next few weeks. Mark my words, there’s going to be a lot of fun and a lot of music happening down at the Hub!