WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY – LIGHT UP BLUE FOR AUTISM

Monday 2 April has been designated World Autism Awareness Day.
Why not hold a dress down day, or wear it blue day to raise money and awareness about autism or maybe pupils could hold a blue cake bake sale.
Follow the links to find out more information.
Autism Letter to Schools
Schools shine a light on Autism

A very special opportunity for Scottish schools through the Cook for The Queen competition!

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, British Food Fortnight is inviting all schools in the UK to create a special menu featuring recipes that celebrate the best of British to be served to The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall at a reception at Buckingham Palace in June.

Taking part is easy! All schools have to do is design a menu fit for The Queen that celebrates the food produced in your part of the country. See http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/about-british-food-fortnight/cook-for-the-queen/ for details.

The competition is open to 10 – 15 year olds in all primary and secondary schools in the UK and closing date for entries is Monday 30th April.

Moreover, as well as the chance to be invited to Buckingham Palace in June to see their winning recipes brought to life and help serve them at a reception attended by The Queen, 4 Scottish schools entering the competition also have the opportunity to show off their entries at Holyroodhouse Palace in May!

If your school is interested in this fantastic opportunity at Holyroodhouse, please contact Danielle on info@lovebritishfood.co.uk for more details.

Dunbar SciFest is back!

The Parent Council of Dunbar Primary School is organising an amazing weekend-long science festival for families in Edinburgh, the Lothians, the Borders and beyond.

We are building upon the phenomenal success of last year’s first event, where an extraordinary mix of 20 activities attracted over 2,000 visitors during the Sunday afternoon.

This year’s extended programme is fantastic, with 40 event providers delivering an incredible range of science shows, workshops, drop-in sessions, demonstrations and talks.

There are events to suit teenagers and even storytelling for the wee ones. Some of the shows are presented in British Sign Language and all the shows will be BSL/English interpreted.

Dunbar SciFest will take place over the weekend of Saturday, 10th March (10am – 5pm) and Sunday 11th March 2011 (12-5pm) in the John Muir Campus of Dunbar Primary School.

See our website, www.dunbarscifest.org.uk, for the packed programme, directions and travel information. The admission charge is £3 per adult and £2 per child, with Family Tickets (up to 5 kids) for £10 and a weekend Family Ticket for just £15.