This is a possible all-expenses-paid trip for groups of 15-18-yr-olds to Berlin in December. They have to come up with an innovative idea for combating online hate speech.
SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon 2018 in Berlin. Are you a social and innovative thinker? Do you want to help combating online hate speech? In that case, you are an ideal candidate to take part in the SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon in Berlin on 5 and 6 December 2018! http://www.hackinghate.eu/activities
NaviGoGo is a new web app that has been co-designed by young Scots (aged 16 – 25) for young Scots. It lets you plan, book and pay for trains, taxis and provides passenger assistance through the newly developed web app and links to your Young Scot NEC card. Active (walking and cycling) and responsible (public transport) travel choices also attract Young Scot Rewards points!
We need young people (16-25) from Dundee and North Fife to participate in the trial and test the web app to the max between December 2017 and March 2018. All participants will receive £20 travel credit per month and other incentives will be offered for additional feedback. Application is easy and those registered for Rewards will collect points from beginning to end.
Newhailes NTS near Musselburgh is currently working with learning professional Carol Omand to develop a new Storyline offering for P4-P7 pupils which will help to bring our fascinating property alive to children, and to link it closely to the requirements of the Curriculum for Excellence.
Tortoise in a Nutshell, the award winning Edinburgh based visual theatre company, presents The Lost Things, an exciting production for children in P5 to P7 this February. Tackling themes of loss, friendship and loneliness, this is an immersive experience that transports them to another world. An accompanying education pack is available.
It’s a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings, dads, and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine.
Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for. This is a dark fairytale set in a fantastical world, where nothing is quite as it seems.
Created by this award winning company with writer Oliver Emanuel, this was originally commissioned by Imaginate and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Expo Fund.
The Lost Things is on Wednesday 24 February at 11am and 1.30pm. Schools tickets are £5.25 for East Lothian Council Schools, with one free ticket for teachers per 10 pupils booked.
To book, call the Box Office on 0131 665 2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKE run a creative summer school that teaches children aged 8 to 14 woodwork and other engineering/teamwork skills. MAKE have been running this project since 2012 and in response to pupil and parental feedback have started a summer school in North Berwick (many children have travelled from East Lothian to Edinburgh over the past three years). We will be be employing teachers from the region as well as current pupils from North Berwick High School to help run the event.
Musselburgh Baptist Church in partnership with Coaching4Christ (C4C) have set up Musselburgh Soccer School to offer a fun filled 3 days for young footbaler of various ages in a safe and secure environment.
Scotland’s BIG nature festival is back 23-24 May, Levenhall Links, Musselburgh! There’s loads to keep wildlife lovers and families entertained all weekend. This award-winning festival has gone from strength to strength – boasting a packed programme covering everything from specialist wildlife talks, walks and demos, loads of children’s activities like storytelling, puppet shows, bug bioblitz, pond dipping, willow weaving and loads more ways to give your intrepid wildlife explorers a really wild day out!
This year RSPB has teamed up with East Lothian Council and have a fantastic new venue, renown for its open spaces and wildlife, overlooking the Firth of Forth and part of the John Muir Way. Over 100 exhibitors offer something for everybody, from the latest wildlife technology, fantastic science, art, books, and much more.
Visitors can enjoy great locally sourced artisan food and drink, and a farmers market in association with Scotland Year of Food and Drink, and live entertainment. For more information or to buy tickets please visit www.bignaturefestival.org.uk (adults £12 Children £2 under 5’s free).