DYW Jobs Roadshow, North Berwick, 28th February 09:00 to 13:00

S4-S6 school summer leaver? Young college leaver?
Left school within the last three years?
Join us to get Informed, Inspired, Hired!

Meet employers advertising live jobs,
apprenticeships and intern opportunities across a
variety of industries at the 2018 Jobs Roadshow.
To confirm your attendance, speak to your guidance teacher.

Download poster:  Jobs Roadshow Poster – East Lothian

Training Opportunity for Staff in Primary and Secondary Schools

The ‘Bloke of Steel’, Paul Register, is coming to East Lothian.

East Lothian School Libraries have been given funding from the Scottish Government School Library Improvement Fund for various planned activities. As part of this they are offering teaching, and any other interested staff, the opportunity to attend a workshop as detailed below.

The ‘Bloke of Steel’, Paul Register, is coming to East Lothian to work with staff and pupils in the Authority on graphic novels and their use in schools and school libraries. Paul is an Educational Speaker/trainer specialising in comics and graphic novels and will be giving an introduction to the world of graphic novels and how they can be used in schools and school libraries, both Primary and Secondary. He is a top authority on graphic novels and the founder of the Excelsior and Excelsior Junior annual awards. This is a rare opportunity to work with Paul as he is seldom in Scotland.

See his website www.blokeofsteel.co.uk for more information.

Paul will also be working with pupils from all 6 secondary schools to choose appropriate stock for the school libraries in conjunction with this so a great opportunity for East Lothian.

2 sessions for Primary and Secondary staff are offered.

CFE050 Seminar 1; Dunbar Grammar School – Thursday 1st March 2018 – 4.15pm – 6pm

CFE051  Seminar 2; Ross High School – Friday 2nd March 2018 – 1.15pm – 3pm

Both sessions will be covering the same topics.

Booking is essential – please e-mail Education Training & Development to book a -place – staffdevelopment.ecs@eastlothian.gov.uk  quoting the appropriate course reference.

It’s now so easy to find activities for young people with additional support needs!

Are you ready to Get Connected?

Get Connected is a website that helps you find local sport, art and youth groups in East Lothian.

  • Find accessible activities on the Get Connected MAP
  • Watch VIDEOS of what local kids have been up to
  • Meet your ‘Get Connected’ CHAMPIONS which are organisations that champion inclusion in your community

Get started and find loads of fun activities today!

We also have a Facebook and Twitter where we upload loads of useful info too.

If you do any cool activities already, let us know with the #getconnectedELC hashtag! We’d love to share your pics and videos.



New resource for 4-7 year olds – Thinkuknow needs you!

Work with children aged 4-7 and/or their parents/carers?

Thinkuknow are developing a brand new resource for 4 to 7 year olds and would like to hear from you…

Children are using technology and exploring the online world from a younger age. Thinkuknow are developing a new resource to help build young children’s resilience online and give them the skills to explore all the digital world has to offer safely.

They need a comprehensive picture of the online behaviour of 4-7 year olds and hope you can help them by completing their Professionals survey and promoting their Parents/Carers survey.

Professionals survey: Aimed at those working with children aged 4-7 years

Thinkuknow would like to hear from practitioners about what is most effective when educating children about online safety. Complete the professionals survey here.

Parents/Carers survey: Aimed at parents/carers with children aged 4-7 years

Help Thinkuknow to gather as many parents/carers views as possible by sharing the survey with the parents you work with. Make sure they have their say about online safety and what works for their family. Complete the parents survey here.



New ComputerXplorers Club – Game Design at Campie Primary

Create and play your own video game !  New club at Campie Primary Schools starts on the 9th January.

Did you know Touch screens are SO yesterday, now people can design video sensing games that require no touch! You will delight at waving your arms around to play games, pop bubbles, swat flies, whack-a-mole or interact with one of your own wacky creations! In this class you will learn programming, video sensing, cloning, sound editing and more with the very latest software. 

Open to all P4 – P7s

Sign up now! Places limited! Visit our website at www.sescotland.computerxplorers.co.uk


Young Scot 5 Rights Youth Leadership Group – Final 2 places available

Young Scot 5 Rights Youth Leadership Group – Final 2 places available
Aged 11-15 | Ongoing | National – Central Belt

There are two final spaces remaining on the 5Rights Youth Leadership Group. This fantastic opportunity will focus on young people’s rights in the digital world and is targeted at young people aged 11-15 who face greater inequalities, to ensure an accurate representation of the diverse young people in Scotland. The 5Rights Youth Leadership Group will be a group of 30 young people from all across Scotland. They will spend 12 months investigating how we can implement some of the 5Rights Youth Commission’s recommendations to the Scottish Government, on realising their rights as young people in the digital world.
For more information, please visit https://young.scot/things-to-do/events/edinburgh/join-the-5rights-youth-leadership-group/ or contact our 5Rights Co-ordinator, Maggie Tam: MaggieT@young.scot

Opportunity to help create & develop flyers, videos & digital communications to engage young women with the great outdoors!

Freshspace – Opportunity to help create & develop flyers, videos & digital communications to engage young women with the great outdoors!

Aged 14-18 | Thursday 16th November | National – Edinburgh (Or request a workshop in your local area)

Looking to work specifically with those who identify as young women and are interested in design, communications and creativity.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Scottish Natural Heritage and design agency Stand on a project which has the potential to have a positive impact on the lives on young women across Scotland.

There are spaces available in our open workshop taking place next Thursday here in Edinburgh. There is also an opportunity for bespoke, local groups to get in touch and we can bring a workshop to you.

For more information please go to: https://young.scot/things-to-do/events/aberdeen/freshspace/ or e-mail Ettie Shattock, SNH Partnership Officer on EttieS@young.scot

National Library of Scotland – New events programme out now!




Your What’s On features our Glasgow venue at Kelvin Hall as well as our ever-expanding selection of entertaining and inspiring events in Edinburgh. 

Enduring Eye: The Antarctic legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
Continue reading National Library of Scotland – New events programme out now!

CDN Food and Drink Career Expo – Get Involved

CDN Food and Drink Career Expo
Thursday 14 September 2017 (13.00 – 18.00)
BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Food and Drink Career Expo is organised by College Development Network (CDN) and will take place on Thursday 14 September 2017 at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh hosted during Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.

With careers including Engineering, Science and Product Development and Production, Scotland’s Food and Drink industry is currently worth over £16.5 billion. With around 27,000 jobs emerging from the sector between now and 2030, come and find out how you can get involved one of Scotland’s fastest growing industries.

Full details: Food and Drink Career Expo  (PDF, 3 pages, 135KB)

Register here: https://www.events.cdn.ac.uk/ehome/index.php?eventid=234627&

Career Long Professional Learning – 2017/2018 programme

The Training & Development Team programme of Career Long Professional Learning Opportunities was launched on Friday 16th June 2017.  All members of school staff will have received the link via e-mail.

The update can be viewed here.  Please take a moment to have a look at the update as you start to plan your professional learning for the coming session.

Over the summer break the Training and Development Team will continue to update the CLPL pages of eduBuzz and any additional learning opportunities will be advertised in August.