NGS Art Competition for Schools 2011

The National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition for Schools 2011 is now in its eighth year. Already, almost 25,000 children have created art work inspired by the national collection. You can select from six different age categories, each with a different theme. There are fabulous prizes for individuals, whole classes and art departments. Each school receives a specially designed certificate and the 53 winning entries are professionally framed and displayed.

To enter the 2011 competition, please download the relevant PDF application pack from the NGS website. You can view work from the 2010 competition at the National Gallery of Scotland until 20 October. It will then start its tour of Scotland at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

The Four Nations Maths Challenge

Inspired by the Six Nations rugby, schools and students in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are invited to participate in the exciting, online, Four Nations Maths Challenge. Who will be the Top Student, Class and School in each country?

Registration open soon.

Phone: 0117 370 1992

Diversity Challenge: Proposals for projects/activities/ learning invited from youth clubs

Diversity Challenge is offered by the East Lothian Diversity Network to support young people in a youth setting to explore issues around identity, tolerance and respect including exploring issues such as racism, prejudice, sectarianism, bigotry, homophobia and/ or related themes. Projects should also seek to celebrate common values and experiences, irrespective of culture or backgrounds.

For more information about the project, including how to apply can be found attached or via

Please share information about this project with colleagues who would be interested in taking part.

More info: Diversity Challenge (2003 word)

Join Tam Baillie and Campie students for national “A RIGHT Blether” Glow Meet

Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children & Young People

Join Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People for a Glow Meet hosted by Campie Primary School in Musselburgh on Wednesday, September 15th at 11am.

Join Tam and the pupils of the school as they make right brilliant things (and find out how you can too!). Tam will be talking about how you can get involved in ‘a RIGHT blether’ and how you can get ready to vote in November.

Tam will also be answering YOUR questions so make sure that you can join us that day. You can also leave questions.

More details: (Glow login required)

Anne Frank Tree Competition

On the 23rd August 2010 the Anne Frank Tree in Amsterdam fell down. While living in the secret annex this chestnut tree, which Anne Frank could see from her place in hiding, became a symbol of hope to the young girl. The tree has continued to be a symbol of hope and of resistance against the prejudice and hatred that led to Anne Frank’s death. A number of Anne Frank saplings have been planted to continue the legacy of hope, which this tree symbolised.

The Daily Mirror is running a competition, in partnership with the Anne Frank Trust, for a school or educational establishment to win one of these saplings. For more information and details on how to enter please follow the link to our website –

Euroquiz 2011 in now open to all primary…

Euroquiz 2011 is now open to all primary schools.

“The Euroquiz is a wonderful way to learn about Europe and its rich history. It opens minds to other cultures and other ways of thinking which is of huge benefit in our multicultural society. Euroquiz fits well with our Scottish Curriculum for Excellence” Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

“The Euroquiz is an excellent event which allows the children to develop their knowledge of Europe in a fun way. It encourages independent and collaborative learning and encourages team work.” – Irene Williams, Pinkie Peters Primary School, East Lothian

Contact your International Co-ordinator ASAP. Details also available from Barbara MacLeod at SEET 0131 557 9886/07903 693106 Further info also at

Download poster (pdf, 1 page, 300KB) Publicity poster for LTS

The North Berwick High School “Head Tea…

The North Berwick High School “Head Teacher’s Report on Session 2009-2010” is available here for download

(14 pages, MS Word, 74KB)
Head Teacher’s Report on Session 2009-2010

“It gives me great pleasure to write this report on the work of our school in session 2009-2010. It was another year of abundant success in many fields: charities; the arts; academic attainment; community involvement.

The accomplishments of the school depend entirely on the hard work of all of the staff, the pupils and the parents: the three-legged stool of success upon which the school is founded. As the following report shows, we have had another very active year, reflecting this hard work and commitment from the whole school community.

Our school motto of Aim High came into being and I think I can safely say that the following report illustrates that we do just that!”