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Free activities over the summer

Spark the Park Tranent

Playful Summer with East Lothian Play Association
14th July – 11th August Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons

Look out for the big box of surprises! Based at the green space between Tranent Library and Lindores Drive, EH33 1AJ

Free, everyone welcome, no booking required.
What’s on?  Den building, loose parts play, hammocks, water play, dressing up, drumming, art and dance. See or @EastLothianPlay for the full programme.

Summer 2023 East Lothian has it covered

Looking for something to do this summer ….

East Lothian has you covered .. not only do we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but we have a full timetable on offer for all the children and young people in the county.

To see what they have to offer and times please click the links below.

Trips | North Berwick Youth Project | Scotland

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Summer Activities

Dear Parent / Carer, we have created a web page detailing lots of activities over the Summer Holidays.

Most are not provided by East Lothian Council, but we wanted to try and bring as many opportunities and links together as possible.

You may be re-directed to a website not hosted by ELC, or advised to email an organisation directly.


Click on the local area you are interested in, or specific activity types, like Sports Activities, or check out the enjoyleisure website for their opportunities.

Click HERE to be taken to the web page.


Or copy and paste the following web address into your web browser:



Enjoy the summer!

Seasons for Growth programme

Dear Parents/Carers

Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce or related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. We are therefore offering an education programme called Seasons for Growth. This programme is facilitated in small groups and is based on research that highlights the importance of social support and the need to practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss. The programme focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.

Seasons for Growth runs for eight weeks and each weekly session is 40-45 minutes. The program concludes with a ‘Celebration’ session. Later in the year each group will have the opportunity to meet for two further sessions to build on their earlier learning.

Seasons for Growth will run next term after the Summer holidays and will be facilitated by Ashleigh Pitt who has received special training in the use of this programme. If you think your son or daughter would benefit from Seasons for Growth we would encourage you to talk to him/her first about this. Should he/she wish to participate please fill in the tear-off section below and return to the school by Monday 19th June.

We had a huge response to this opportunity when it was offered last term and to ensure best practice the group size is limited to 8 participants. All return slips will be reviewed and a group will be formed at the beginning of next term. You will receive notification in August if your child has been selected to be part of the group.

Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School is pleased to be able to offer this important programme and we are confident that it will be a valuable learning experience for those who take part.

Ashleigh Pitt


Primary 1 transition days …

We are super excited to meet you all on Wednesday and Thursday for your first proper visits to Sanderson’s Wynd .

below is everything we need you to know to make the visit as smooth as possible.

Visiting on transition days

We have incredibly limited parking at the school we would advise parents/carers to park near to the school in the local residential area, walking into the school grounds with the children. Below is a small map of possible parking areas in the surrounding streets.

SWPS nursery ONLY

All children who are normally in nursery on a Wednesday and Thursday are to attend the nursery as normal, members of the SWPS nursery team will walk them up to the main school in time for the welcome at main reception. If your child is not due to be attending nursery on this day it will be parents/ carers responsibility to drop off your child and collect them.

External nursery children.

It is down to you and your nursery provider to agree on what arrangements (if any) are being made to facilitate attendance.

Visit to Sanderson’s Wynd primary school

On the Wednesday 21st June, we would ask parents or Nursery providers to bring children to SWPS for 09.30, all children, will be welcomed by their class teacher and the leadership team. The children will then be taken into their class rooms to complete some fun activities. At 12.00 mid-day we would ask all parents / carers/ nursery providers to wait at the main reception, where the class teacher will bring the children down to meet parents/ carers

On the Thursday 22nd June we would like all children to be at reception for 09.15 we will again welcome them into their class and have a great morning of activities with them. At 12.00 mid-day we will again ask parents/carers to meet at main reception and the children will come down to finish their visit.