Marie Curie Cancer Care – Mini-Pots of Care initiative

 Care for a daffodil and help Marie Curie care for people at the end of life

Marie Curie Cancer Care is inviting all children aged 3-11 to take part in its Mini Pots of Care fundraising activity this autumn and help raise money  for Marie Curie Nurses.

Mini Pots of Care is a free creative and educational project for schools and groups which teaches children about science, nature and the work of Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with a terminal illness in their own homes.

As part of the activity children plant daffodil bulbs in their own mini pots in the autumn and care for them throughout the winter months. In the spring, children celebrate their daffodils in bloom by holding a Mini Pots of Care Day when they have fun painting their pots, fundraising and learning about the work of the Marie Curie Cancer Care.

 

Free detailed lesson plans supporting Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum forEnglandandWalesand equivalent forScotlandandNorthern Irelandare available online. Activity resources for youth groups are also available to download from the Marie Curie Cancer Care website.

 

Register your school or group to take part by calling 08700 340 040 or visiting www.mariecurie.org.uk/minipotsofcare by October 5, 2012.

Mini Pots of Care

Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau – 3 Competitions

The National Center for Child’s Culture have organised 3 competitions :

  • Handmade to competition
  • Photography competition
  • Painting competition

If you have any queries, please email administration@egyptculture.org.uk

Photography Competition

 

 Aim of The Competition:

 

To encourage children to express their attentive view on nature, people and life through Photography.

 

 The regulation:

 

1-       Children worldwide between the age of 4 and 18 years are eligible

 

2-       The following information should be typed in English in block letters, on the back of the entry:

 

? Full Name                  ? Gender: (Male – Female)                     ? Date of Birth

 

? Nationality                  ? Full address                                       ? Phone Number

 

? Title of Entry              ? email.

 

3-       The size of the work must be either 30x45cm or 13x 18cm.

 

 Remarks:

 

–          The work should be sent after settling duty

 

–          Any hand written information will not be accepted

 

–          Each participant is allowed only one entry

 

–          The deadline to post the work is 30/06/2012 to the following address:

 

The Foreign Cultural Relations,

 

Ministry of Culture,

 

44 Messaha Street,

 

Giza, Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

Or before 15/06/2012 to the following address:

 

Embassy of The Arab Republic of Egypt,

 

Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau,

 

4 Chesterfield Gardens,

 

London W1J 5BG, United Kingdom.

 

–          No entry will be refused should all regulations be followed.

 

Entries will not be returned to the participants.

 

 

 

Subject of Competition:

 

Portray– Architecture – Nature.

 

The Jury:

 

The best work will be chosen by Specialists in the field of Photography.

 

Prizes:

 

(Golden Medals – Silver Medals – Certificates of Merit).                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

Hand Made Toy Competition

 

 

 

The Concept:

 

The National Centre for developing child’s culture was founded in 1980 mainly to support children. It aims not only at discovering children talented in a variety of creative and artistic fields but also to ensure a positive role on the development of society.

 

 The Aim of the competition:

 

To realize the Centre’s main aim of discovering talented and creative children, this competition for children worldwide has been set up allowing them to express their talents through creating handmade toys representing their individual folklore and / or ideas.

 

 The regulations:

 

1-       The participant worldwide between age of 4 and 18 years are eligible.

 

2-       The following information should be typed in English in block letters, on the back of the Toy:

 

? Full Name                  ? Gender: (Male – Female)                     ? Date of Birth

 

? Nationality                  ? Full address                                       ? Phone Number

 

? Title of Entry              ? Email

 

3-       Only one entry per participant will be accepted.

 

4-       The work should be sent after settling duty.

 

5-       Any hand written information will not be accepted.

 

6-       Each participant is allowed only one entry.

 

The deadline to post the work is 30/05/2012 to the following address:

 

The Foreign Cultural Relations,

 

Ministry of Culture,

 

44 Messaha Street,

 

Giza, Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

 Or before 15/05/2012 to be posted to the following address:

 

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt,

 

Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau,

 

4 Chesterfield Gardens,

 

London W1J 5BG, United Kingdom.

 

 7-       No entry will be refused should all regulations be followed.

 

Entries will not be returned to the participant.

 

 

 

The Jury:

 

The best work will be chosen by Specialist in Handmade toys.

 

Prizes:

 

(Gold Medals – Silver Medals – Certificates of Merit).      

 

 

 

 

EGYPT AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYE OF CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

 

Painting Competition

 

 

 

Aim of The Competition:

 

To encourage children to express their view and knowledge of Egypt, through painting.

 

 The regulations:

 

 

 

1-       The participant worldwide between age of 4 and 18 years are eligible.

 

2-       The following information should be typed in English in block letters, on the back of the painting:

 

? Full Name                  ? Gender: (Male – Female)                     ? Date of Birth

 

? Nationality                  ? Full address                                       ? Phone Number

 

? Title of Entry              ? Email

 

3-       The size of work must be no less than 30X40cm or 13X18cm.

 

4-       All techniques are permitted with the exception of black pencil.

 

5-       Paintings with computer techniques are allowed.

 

 

 

  • The work should be sent after settling of duty
  • Any hand written information will not be accepted
  • Each participant is allowed only one entry
  • The deadline to post the work is 30/11/2012 to the following address:

 

The Foreign Cultural Relations,

 

Ministry of Culture,

 

44 Messaha Street,

 

Giza, Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

             Or before 15/11/2012 to be posted to the following address:

 

Embassy of The Arab Republic of Egypt,

 

Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau,

 

4 Chesterfield Gardens,

 

London W1J 5BG, United Kingdom.

 

  • All entries will be accepted on the condition all regulations are followed.

 

 

 

Entries will not be returned to the participant.

 

The Jury:

 

The best work will be chosen by jury of painting specialist.

 

 

 

Prizes:

 

(Gold Medals – Silver Medals – Certificates of Merit)       

 

 

The National Center for child’s Culture0001

 

 

Saltire Society National Scottish Song Competition

Entry into the Saltire Society National Scottish Song Competition is now open!

 

 National Scottish Song

Competition 2012

 

Established in 1975 by Jean Lindsay, Chairman of the Society 1983-86

 A Competition for School and Junior Choirs to encourage

the singing of Scottish, Gaelic and dialect songs by children.

The Competition also embraces Composition.

 

The Competition will be held at Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth on Wednesday 20th June 2012 commencing at 10.30 a.m.

 Adjudicator:   Kenneth Thomson

 Official Accompanist:  Stuart Hope

 Please see attached the competition information and entry form.

We very much hope you will be able to take part and help us celebrate Scotland’s great heritage in music.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Mason, saltire@saltiresociety.org.uk should you have any questions.

Website: www.saltiresociety.org.uk

Song Entry information & forms 2012

Song Entry information & forms 2012

Dundee University Student Survey – FAO Primary Teachers

The survey forms part of a national study on the use of story in the primary classroom by the University of Dundee, in association with Scottish Youth Theatre and The Scottish Storytelling Centre. It takes about 5 minutes to complete, and as a “thank you”, teachers completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw for a 15- book Roald Dahl Collection.  The results of the survey, and the implications for practice arising from these will be shared when the data analysis has been completed.

 The survey will be open between 2/4/12 – 25/5/12, and the URL is:

 http://www.survey.dundee.ac.uk/story

The Herald and Daily What News Schools Journalist of the Year Competition

Daily What News – the online news service for Scottish schools, funded by Education Scotland and created in association with the Herald newspaper.

Last week we launched our annual Schools Journalist competition and we are trying to involve as many teachers and pupils across Scotland as possible.

 We’re looking for pupils aged 16 and under to send us a report about something that’s going on in their school or community. Four finalists will have their work published on our site and the writer of the story that gets the most hits will win a Kindle for their school and a family ticket to Edinburgh Zoo.

 

The competition’s deadline is midnight on Thursday 22 March. Here is a link to all the details on our site:

 http://www.dailywhat.org.uk/2012/02/schools-journalist-of-the-year-2012.aspx

 

DEEP SEA WORLD SCHOOL DISCOVERY 2012

 *SPECIAL OFFER*

Book by the 31st of March 2012 and receive one of the following completely FREE – a Classroom session/Handling session or a Guided Tour. Quote ‘Sea eye to eye’ when booking and state your preference.

Dear Teachers,

Take your class to the bottom of the sea with our wide range of interactive sessions that are all linked to the Curriculum for Excellence. From pre-school to primary and secondary, our dedicated team will deliver a programme to meet your educational needs.

Our education programme of themed classroom sessions, creature encounters and detailed guided tours seek to inspire, encourage and enthuse children and young adults to learn in a fun and exciting environment.

The classroom sessions provide focus on the marine environment, sea creatures, rainforests and conservation to engage children on the understanding of how important water is on our planet. We offer extra activities and downloads for groups to partake in during and after their visit which will help further their learning.

Our extra activities, tours, classroom sessions and creature encounters can be adapted to suit your needs. Daily, Deep Sea World have educational activities on every half hour such as rock pool sessions, animal feeds and seal talks – sure to keep your pupils learning. These free activities do vary day to day.

We can also offer great educational meal rates. For only £3.75, your pupils will be able to get a great healthy lunch. This price includes a sandwich, jelly, an apple, fruit shoot and Fredo.

This year, we have some fantastic educational rates and a free teacher ratio of 1:4 nursery, 1:6 primary and 1:10 secondary so why not give us a call? If you need more information on any of our educational classes, please visit www.deepseaworld.com or call 01383 411 880

Primary and Secondary Schools Competition

This year, ESPC is supporting Libby Clegg, a local athlete who won a silver medal in the 100m at the Beijing Paralympics and is training hard for the London games this year.

 

ESPC is running a competition across schools in our area where 5 schools will win a visit from Libby and one lucky school will receive a visit plus £500 towards school sports equipment. Also, many of the entries will be published on espc.com to give house hunters a taste of what your area has to offer.

 Entering could not be easier. In up to 200 words, tell us what you like about the area you live in.

 Our judging panel will review all the entries and a winner will be selected as follows:

Best overall entry
Best entry from East Lothian
Best entry from Edinburgh
• Best entry from Fife
• Best entry from Midlothian
Best entry from West Lothian

So, sharpen those pencils and get the thinking caps on boys and girls. We want to hear what you have to say. You never know, you might just see what you have written appearing on espc.com one of these days and Libby could be coming to your school in October.

 

 Please see attached a flyer outlining the details of the competition and an entry form which schools can copy as required. Attached also for information is the ESPC press release about ESPC involvement with Libby and if pupils would like to read more about her achievements, just visit www.espc.com/teamlibby .

 My Area competition flyer (2)

My Area competition entry form (2)

press release – espc+libby launch

Be Part Of Day For Change 2012!!

 

Day for Change asks schools like yours to make a change to their day in order to make a change for children all over the world. Make a change, make money and make a difference.

 

You can do absolutely anything to fundraise and every school that registers receives a free resource kit packed with fundraising ideas, assembly and lesson plans, real life stories, stickers and posters to help make your Day for Change a success.

 

 This year we are raising money for Sports for Development in Uganda. Day for Change is a great opportunity for students and teachers to learn all about children in Uganda and how sport is helping them to realise their rights.

 

Click here to register to make a change for children and access online resources. Go on, be a sport and sign up!

Alpha Dance Academy

Please forward this to your classes:

Alpha Dance Academy is a local dance school that has been holding classes for many years.

  • Registered with Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme.
  • Fully insured.
  • First Aid qualified.
  • Registered teacher with BTDA (CDET Dance Organisation)

 Classes are held at:

  • St. Martins Church Hall, Tranent
  • Musselburgh Congregational Church Hall
  • Stoneyhill Primary School, Musselburgh.

 

Previously they have given free taster sessions at the Burgh and Stoneyhill Primary schools in Musselburgh.  

Attached is a flyer for more information about the dance school. Please contact Lorraine Frankitti for further information.

Alpha Dance A5 Flyer

Scots School Competition

Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) are running a Scots schools competition, open to all school pupils from P1 to S6. All that the entrants need to do is to write a short story, poem or essay relating to the Scots language (which can include place-names). Age groups are P1-P3, P4-P7, S1-S3 and S4-S6. More information is available on the attached poster, on our Glow site (SWAP Glow group) http://bit.ly/jSEjAL or by emailing us at arts-swap@glasgow.ac.uk

There are prizes available, judges include the novelists Louise Welsh and Amal Chatterjee, and the competition will end with a prize-giving hosted by the University of Glasgow Rector, the Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP. The finalists’ entries will be published on the University of Glasgow website.

The competition is being primarily run using Glow, with the help of Learning and Teaching Scotland. There are some suggestions and resources available on the Glow site to help with inspiration for pupils and teachers. Entries can be uploaded to Glow, or sent through the post if required (email us or check Glow for further details). Three finalists in each category will be chosen by our judges, with the winners chosen through online voting on Glow after the summer holidays. All finalists will be invited to the prize-giving on Saturday 3rd September.

The competition is running throughout June, so entries must be in by 1st July. We look forward to reading them!

Scots Words and Place-names is based at the University of Glasgow, and is running in partnership with Scottish Language Dictionaries, the Scottish Place-name Society and the National e-Science Centre. It is funded by JISC.

Academic information site: http://bit.ly/jEdvRV www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/fundedresearchprojects/scotswordsandplace-names/

  SWAP Glow group: http://bit.ly/jSEjAL https://portal.glowscotland.org.uk/establishments/nationalsite/SWAP/default.aspx

Please see attached poster:   SWAP schools poster