Music Lesson Information

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Lamp House Music

just got bigger & better!

Fun, friendly & affordable music lessons

for children & adults.

NEW FOR 2015:

– Adult Guitar Group(beginners)

– Sunday String Group(children & adults)

– Music Technology

(GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools)

PLUS MORE:

Children’s Guitar Groups

– Children’s Ukulele Groups

– Bandjam

 

For more information please click here…LampHouseMusic

Teacher’s Ancient Egypt Consultation – Saturday 31st January

256px-Egypt.Giza.Sphinx.02National Museums Scotland are currently developing a new gallery about Ancient Egypt and we’re looking to hear from teachers about what they’d like to see in it.

Teacher’s Ancient Egypt Consultation

  • Saturday 31st January
  • 10.15am-2.30pm
  • National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

As part of this event, teachers will meet our Curator and hear about the artefacts and stories that will be featured in the new gallery. They’ll also have a personalised tour by the Curator and have the chance to handle museum objects. Teachers will be asked to bring along some examples of how they study the topic in class and to give their opinion on current plans for the gallery. Teachers will also take part in a number of discussions and ideas sessions throughout the day.

In return for attending, we’ll provide each teacher with resources to take back to class, refreshments and lunch. There are a limited numbers of spaces available on this event. To sign up or for more information, please contact Sarah Cowie, Learning Officer (Schools) on s.cowie@nms.ac.uk

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Staff CLPL and Pupil Winter skills weekends 2015

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We’ve scheduled two Winter Skills weekends for 2015, both staying at self-catering accommodation in Badaguish in the Cairngorms.  Both weekends leave from the Outdoor Learning Service base , meeting on the Friday at 2pm, returning on the Sunday evening.  All technical and outdoor equipment, transport and catering provided.

Staff CLPL Winter Skills  – Fri 27th Feb – Sun 1st Mar 2015 – £95 ELC (£150 external)

This course is aimed at providing ELC teachers and community leaders with the skills and experiences required to journey in the Scottish mountains in winter. If you’re working with groups, or working towards a walking or navigation award this course will help you gain experience and challenge you to operate in an environment beyond the scope of your current award.

For teachers this course can contribute towards your GTC Professional Update , specifically your Professional Action to help ‘understand and develop the most appropriate contexts and environments for learning including outdoor learning, and be able to apply appropriate pedagogies for these environments.’

To book yourself on a Staff CLPL course please download a booking form from here and return to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk

Pupil Winter Skills – Fri 27th Mar – Sun 29th Mar 2015 – £95

This will give pupils the chance to experience the Scottish hills in winter; providing them with a range of skills and experiences including use of ice-axe and crampons, assessing snow conditions and planning and journeying in Winter.  The course if aimed at 6th year pupils, specifically those who want to be challenged and learn the fundamentals needed to safely enjoy the Scottish mountains in winter.

To book your pupils on this course, or if you would like to join the course and help with the pupils from your school please contact aduff@elcschool.org.uk.

Bring on the snow!

Meadowbank Gymnastics Club

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The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  • To offer quality coaching and competitive opportunities in participation level and high performance gymnastics.
  • To promote the club within the local and gymnastics communities.
  • To ensure a duty of care is adhered to all members of the club.
  • To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone and offers opportunities for all.
  • To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment regardless of age, gender, race or ability.

Membership

Membership of the Gymnastic Club is open to all new members regardless of age, gender, race or ability.

All club members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and on joining the club they will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted.

Please see the attached flyers for more information about the club and what’s on offer..Gymnastic classes flyer    Meadowbank CG Constitution

Veginvasion

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Veginvasion—coming to a classroom near you!

Health and Wellbeing is one area of Curriculum for Excellence that no-one can ignore, especially as Scotland has one of the worst records of obesity in the developed world. Helping children gain the knowledge they need to make good food choices is important and by working together we can promote healthier lifestyles now as well as better health in the future.

Veginvasion is a resource pack, aimed at Upper Nursery and P1 pupils, full of activities that complement the vegetable theme is a fun, practical way. It is designed to help pupils, teachers, parents and others who influence food choices by encouraging youngsters to experiment with different tastes as well as learn about vegetables, where they come from and why they are important in our diet.

It can also help children to overcome their perceived dislike and mistrust of unfamiliar foods and learn to enjoy new textures and flavours in a relaxed social setting.

What you said about Veginvasion ……..

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the veg. We made a display and had a touching table, the interest was enormous.”

“We made soup, had raw vegetable for snack and talked about where the food came from. There were endless opportunities for development of knowledge.”

“The whole learning experience was great for the children and is very easily adapted for cross curricular work.”

 Veginvasion—an extra pair of helping hands!

We appreciate that not all school staff are comfortable working in this area, especially if they aren’t familiar with current healthy eating advice. For this reason we have been talking to nutrition experts at Queen Margaret University about utilizing 4th year students to come into the classroom and support school staff deliver Veginvasion.

Not only will you benefit from the student’s up to date knowledge and enthusiasm as well as an extra pair of hands to help chop, peel and slice, the student gains valuable practical experience in a school setting, a win/win situation! For more info on Veginvasion, email mshepherd@eastlothian.gov.uk or phone 01620 827236

 

 

Fertile Ground Conference

FERTILE GROUND CONFERENCE
environmental arts towards change

25 & 26 October 2014, Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar, East Lothian

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North Light Arts will deliver the ‘Fertile Ground Conference’ on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October in Dunbar, East Lothian, with the aim of creating a space to nurture a conversation exploring creative ways to engage communities in the potential for change through public art with an environmental agenda.

Speakers include: Chris Fremantle of Eco Arts Scotland; Matthew Dalziel of Dalziel + Scullion; Judy Spark of Grays School of Art; Natalie Walton, Head of Education, Hepworth Wakefield and Matt Baker of The Environmental Art Festival Scotland. There will also be artists presentations from Robbie Coleman, Jo Hodges, Emma Herman-Smith, Hannah Imlach, Karen Gabbitas, Akshaya Narsimhan and Diandra Saginatari.

Creative Scotland, East Lothian Council and Scottish Natural Heritage have provided funding to enable North Light Arts to deliver this conference which aims to cultivate a fertile ground in which to discover the unique potential of our locality through engaging artists, environmental visionaries, science specialists and local organisations, developing an active process of dialogue, debate and cross pollination.

To book follow this link http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/north-light-arts-7266976227
Free creche and children’s workshop for delegates to the Saturday morning talks: please book early. Discount for EH42 postcode

For further information email: infonorthlightarts@gmail.com
Please book early.

 

 

 

Greenpower Education Trust Event

greenpower-picThe Greenpower Education Trust’s objective is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people.

Their mission is…….

  • To change current views about engineering, presenting it as a fascinating, relevant and dynamic career choice for any young person.
  • To demonstrate the importance of engineering, and associated STEM subjects, to solve the problems faced by societies today particularly in the areas of sustainability.
  • To link education, industry and community through inspirational engineering projects.
  • To promote social inclusion through engaging with vulnerable and economically disadvantaged young people.

Hence Greenpower Education Trust created a number of practical, educational engineering challenges which fulfil our mission and encompass all of our values.

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Greenpower are hosing an event at East Fortune on 31 August – to find out more about this and even more about Greenpower please click on the web link  http://www.greenpower.co.uk/events/events/east-fortune-2014

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STEM OPPORTUNITIES INVITATION FOR 2014 / 2015

logoSTEM and industry awareness are a key aspect for secondary school students.

The Engineering Development Trust are the biggest deliverer of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activities for schools in Scotland. 8 innovative STEM programmes are available for S1 to S6 and are delivered via 11 regional HUBs. EDT are already working in partnership with several Authorities.

Attached is the full programme of activities which run from a class industry visit ( Open Industry), a ten week (Go4SET) and six months ( EES), teams stem challenges, to a fully paid, one years, pre university work placement (The Year in Industry)

  • All stem programmes are accredited through CREST (creativity in science and technology) Bronze, Silver, Gold. or the CMI.
  • All programmes are industry linked with local company participation, for early industry / school contact.
  • Every team’s teacher gains CPD, as well as visiting local industry with teams, and gaining industry awareness.
  • There is no fee to any school, team or individual student, who participates in an EDT stem activity.
  • EDT Stem activities have been created with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind.

Local Orienteering Events

East Lothian Orienteers are putting on a local orienteering event at North Berwick Lodge Grounds.

This small, friendly event will be an ideal introduction for all interested in orienteering; young people that have previously engaged in orienteering through school and Outdoor Learning training events; all staff that have recently undertaken (or are about to) Teaching Orienteering 1 through Outdoor Learning; in fact anyone of any age with an interest in a fantastic competitive sport.

It will be a great event for those with no previous experience of the wonderful sport of Orienteering. Further local events are on the poster below.

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Look forward to seeing you there.

Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)

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The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) was set up by Friends of the Award (FOTA) in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.  JASS is a personal achievement award, initially designed for pupils in P6 to S2 to support the transition from primary school to senior school.

JASS is designed to fit with the objectives of the Curriculum for Excellence and has four sections – Get Active, Stay Active, Me and My World, My Interests and Adventure.  The aim of JASS is to encourage children to develop new skills and interests, recognise their achievements and build their self confidence and self-esteem.  The award is flexible and can be tailored to the interests and abilities of individuals.

The take up of JASS in Edinburgh schools has been excellent and we are now in a position to deliver JASS outwith Edinburgh.  The latest newsletter has been attached for your information JASS Newsletter winter pdf  and you can also access further information, including case studies, on their website at www.jasschools.org.uk