The UNESCO 2011-2012 World Heritage Wall Map is…

The UNESCO 2011-2012 World Heritage Wall Map is now available to order for free (£2 p&p). This large format full-colour map features the 936 World Heritage sites and brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and the World Heritage conservation programmes, as well as superb photos of World Heritage sites with explanatory captions. It is available in English, French and Spanish. The dimensions of the map are 78 cm by 50 cm (31 in. by 20 in.).

Meet The Minister For Children And Young People

We would like to invite you to a ‘Meet the Minister’ event which will provide an opportunity to meet Aileen Campbell, Minister for Children and Young People, ask any questions you may have and participate in topical discussion groups.

The event will take place on the following dates:

Perth – Tuesday 10 April, am
Aberdeen – Tuesday 10 April, pm
Edinburgh – Wednesday 11 April, pm
Glasgow – Thursday 12 April, am

The Minister is keen to put faces to names and hear your comments on current policy. Ms Campbell would welcome your contributions to the discussion groups which will cover parenting, children’s legislation, the Change Programme, early learning and childcare.

As the event is open to all, demand for places is likely to be high.  We would be grateful if you can RSVP ASAP to  by Tuesday 3 April, with your name and the event you would like to attend. Agenda and venue details will be sent out in due course.

Please feel free to pass the invitation on to other networks with an interest.

We look forward to seeing you in April.

Early Years Unit
Scottish Government

100 free ASDA Kwik Cricket sets Info taken…

100 free ASDA Kwik Cricket sets! Info taken from

First 100 schools that create their online team with at least 8 team members that email us at will be sent the brand new ASDA Kwik Cricket sets for free to hone their cricket skills for this year’s competition. We already gave out 10 and there are still 90 to go, so hurry! Terms and conditions apply.

In 2012 the Art Competition for Schools celebrates…

In 2012 the Art Competition for Schools celebrates its ninth year, and we are delighted to welcome a new title partner. The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools hopes to inspire children across the country with the National Galleries of Scotland’s superb collection of artworks.

Over 30,000 children from all over Scotland have participated since 2004.

An exhibition of the winning works from 2011 is on show at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness until 17 January and at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from 20 January – 24 May 2012 so why not go along and check out the talent on display?

This year’s winning works will be proudly displayed at the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

With six categories to choose from, clear links to Curriculum for Excellence and fabulous prizes to be won, make sure not to miss the closing date of 4th May 2012.

As part of our partnership with Tesco Bank we’re aiming to widen accessibility to visual art, with a tour of school roadshows to be announced later in the year.

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