SELMA “Hacking Hate” hackathon 2018 in Berlin

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 – Exciting Mobility App Trial

Navigogo – Exciting Mobility App Trial

Aged 16-25 | Dec – March | Dundee and North Fife

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 National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec

scotlandlogowww2Newhailes 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. 

We would like to invite up to two members of teaching staff from your school to attend a free CPD session led by Carol at Newhailes on Wednesday 14 December at 4pm to explore what Newhailes and Storyline can offer your classes and how we can help make visits here relevant, engaging and fun.  Continue reading Newhailes National Trust – Storyline for P4 to P7 learners, 14th Dec

The Lost Things – production for P5-7, at The Brunton this February

Tortoise in a Nutshell - The Lost Things
Tortoise in a Nutshell – The Lost Things

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 boxoffice@eastlothian.gov.uk

MAKE Summer School – a fun and creative way to spend your summer holiday.

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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.

For more information please click here:…..MAKE Summer School Flyer 2015

 

 

Scotland’s BIG Nature Festival 2015

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).

For more information about the festival click here…….RSPB Families leaflet_HR