Love Drama


Love Drama – a local drama-in-education company who run drama programmes in Musselburgh for children and young people. We have been providing high quality sessions since 2009, including the delivery of CPD to secondary and primary teachers in East Lothian. A number of our students within East Lothian have taken part in high profile activities, including work for the National Theatre of Scotland, Young Scot and Performing Arts Studio Scotland.

Please see the attached flyer for more details:  LoveDramaFlyer


Lamp House Music’s summer programme


Lamp House Music have just announced thier Summer Programme.

 In addition to their Summer Music Schools, this year they are trying various workshops which offer children the opportunity to interact with music in fun and unusual ways.  We hope it will prove popular with them!

In addition to their Summer Music Schools, this year we are trying various workshops which offer children the opportunity to interact with music in fun and unusual ways.  We hope it will prove popular with them!

Download flier: summer_programme_2013







National Records of Scotland – Schools Programme, 2013-2014

We are very pleased with the growing success of Scottish Archives for Schools and we look forward to welcoming more teachers and pupils to General Register House in Edinburgh to take part in our free workshops. This year’s programme, designed to support Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualifications in Scottish history, includes the following new topics:

St Kilda: Living on the Edge

St Kilda: Planning the Evacuation

The Impact of the Great War, 1914-1915

This year we are also offering a short genealogy course to senior pupils where they are required to plan and complete a research project to produce a simple family tree. This may be of interest to pupils studying National 4 History: Value Added Unit, Scottish Studies or the Scottish Baccalaureate in Social Sciences.        

If you are too far away to visit us for a workshop, book a web conferencing session instead.

Full details of the Programme and booking forms are available on our education website. Places are allocated on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis.



New Children’s Music Classes at Lamp House Music



Music Classes for Children at Lamp House Music



Musical Steps

Fun with music –  songs, movement, games,percussion and lots more!

 Babies  Thursdays 9.40am   (£4)

Toddlers   Thursdays 10.20am (£4.50)

 ReMake Music

Bringing craft and music together, making instruments and using them to discover pulse, rhythm and sound.  Take away your instrument at the end of each session!

Pre-School (2-5yrs) Fridays 10.30-11.30am (£5)

(Parental supervision required)


Primary age (5-11yrs) Thursdays 4-5pm (£5)

(Supervision optional but ‘Coffee & Chat’ provided)



 Limited places – Book Now – 01620 825630

For booking and enquiries 01620 825630 / or for more details see


 Please click on this link to see the official Press Relesease  PR ReMake Music


Lamp House Music,

The Lamp House,

 Hospital Road,


Young Writer of the Year – 2013



Young Writer of the Year 2013

Open to all schools and pupils living in East Lothian and Midlothian


Competition subject

Let your imagination run wild – entries will be accepted on any topic

 Two categories of entry

  • P4- P7
  • S1 – S4

 Why participate

  • Fits with Curriculum for Excellence
  • Good evidence for HMIe inspections
  • Encourages creativity

Please see below the rules for entering the competition.


Rules1 – Young Writer of the Year2013

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There are two sets of prizes – one for East Lothian and one for Midlothian consisting of:

Best poetry                 

Best prose      


All the winners will receive a £10 book token plus a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre  in North Berwick          

 The overall Young Writer of the Year winner P4- P7 will receive an iPod Shuffle plus a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick       

 The overall Young Writer of the Year winner S1- S4 will receive an iPod Shuffle plus a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.   

 Award Ceremony

Winners of the competition will have prizes presented at Tranent Library on Monday 23 September at 4.30pm.


 Closing date for entries

Friday 14 June 2013


Dunbar Amateur Swimming Club



Dunbar Amateur Swimming Club

 Is your child six years or older?

 Would you like them to develop their swimming skills in a fun environment without the pressure to compete? 

Then DASC is the place for them.  We offer sessions run by qualified Scottish Swimming coaches who teach;

  •  Stroke development for all the 4 swimming strokes
  • Lifesaving
  • Water-based activities such as water polo
  • Fun water based games and relays!


Sessions are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

 We accept any child above the age of six who can swim 50 metres  in any stroke

 For more information speak to one of our coaches or visit  to arrange a trial.






Scottish Ballet are looking for primary school children to audition for their Junior Associate Programme!

Auditions will be held in May – closing date Monday 29 April 2013.

Children who are currently in Primary 5 or Primary 6 are invited to apply.  No previous dance experience is necessary. 

For more informatiion about this programme please click on the link provided JuniorAssocExperience_A4

You can find out more information about Scottish Ballet by accessing their website on 


Dunbar SciFest 2013


 Dunbar Science Festival 2013

Monday 11 – Sunday 17 March 2013


We are offering a full Education Programme as part of Dunbar SciFest 2013.


Monday 11 –

Thursday 14 March

Generation Science, the education outreach programme of Edinburgh International Science Festival, will be providing 25 workshops (4 age-specific themes) within the two campuses of Dunbar PS for 1,700 pupils from 5 cluster schools.
Friday 15 March


5 Science stage shows for schools at Dunbar PS’s 2 campuses

  • Lochend campus for 1,000 P4 – P7 pupils: 2 x Dr Bunhead “Dr Bunhead’s Exploding Energy Show
  • John Muir Campus for 1,000 Nursery & P1-3 pupils: 2 x Science Shows for Schools  “The Best Bubble Show
  • John Muir Campus for 180 deaf and hard of hearing pupils from throughout Edinburgh & Lothians: 1 x  Science Museum, London, SIGNtific show “Fantastic Forces  presented in British Sign Language.


Thursday 14March Dunbar Conversations evening event in Dunbar Community Centre: Guest panel & audience will be discussing ‘Supporting a Scottish Science Revival – stimulating our wee bairns to become inventors, innovators and super scientists’.


Friday 15March Lennoxlove Book Festival, Dunbar SciFest & Dunbar Library evening event: Forensic Fiction – An evening with Scottish crime writer Lin Anderson and forensic psychologist Kathy Charles.


Saturday 16March Café Scientifique event in Dunbar Community Centre: ‘Enjoy a series of 4 short, snappy presentations on a selection of Scottish scientific research: Higgs Boson, Large Hadron Collider, Brain Scanning, and Marine Mammals”


In the meantime, you can download the full Dunbar SciFest 2013 Programme from our website:– click on the link below the App Store.

 Please see below for the full programme information and the festival booking form

Booking Form


School Orchard Information


Helping Children Grow


Fruitful Schools makes it brilliantly easy and fun for pupils, teachers, parents and friends to plant fruit trees and get growing. We provide fruit trees, planting information, inspiration and support which makes this great idea come alive. Our aim is that all our children should  get the chance to enjoy picking and eating fruit from the tree. Growing fruit is a real pleasure and its also a life skill. Children need to know where their food comes from. It comes from fruit trees in abundance!

School orchards work really well in nurseries, primary schools and also in secondary and special needs schools – planting fruit trees is not expensive and the fits well with the school year.

 The fruit trees are planted from November to April when the trees are dormant. Our planting instructions give you all the information needed to help you plant and grow successfully.

School orchards are growing in popularity – for the good reason that they are a great idea and fit well with the school year. There is an article on this, in the TESS magazine.

Please use the link for more information about School Orchards