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

Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2018/19 Scotland Heat

 

 

Calling all STEM clubs, Parents, Schools, Colleges

ESP would like to invite STEM projects to enter the Scotland regional heat of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2018/19 which will be held on 12 June 2018 at Perth College UHI.

We would be very grateful for your assistance in promoting this competition through your networks. Continue reading Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition 2018/19 Scotland Heat

If I Were Provost… a competition for the Year of Young People

Young people in East Lothian are being asked to get creative and share their ideas on how to make the county a better place for young people, for a competition held as part of the Year of Young People.

The council has launched If I Were Provost – a competition that asks young people what would they do if they were ‘in charge’, how they would improve life for young people in the region, what new policies they might introduce and why. Continue reading If I Were Provost… a competition for the Year of Young People

COMPETITION IS A BIG DRAW FOR EAST LOTHIAN SCHOOLS

Budding young artists from East Lothian are being urged to enter the fourth annual John Byrne National Drawing Competition.

Since the launch of the competition in 2014, thousands of pupils have submitted their artwork to be judged by the renowned artist and playwright John Byrne.

The competition, sponsored by John, in partnership with Education Scotland, launched on 27 November 2017. Children and young people from P4 – S3 are invited to submit a drawing. Continue reading COMPETITION IS A BIG DRAW FOR EAST LOTHIAN SCHOOLS

Merryhatton East Lothian Primary Schools 2016 Gardening Competition

Win a £100 voucher for your school …… and a prize for yourself!

How to enter

Your mission is to create a shoebox garden Create your own miniature garden in an old shoebox. It can be a living garden or create it from paper, card and craft materials – it’s up to you, just use your imagination!

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Download the competition flyer here: School competition spring 2016

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

Win an MP4 Player With New Bolinda e-Audiobook Service

lhs_bolinda-logoEast Lothian Libraries are pleased to announce that members now have access to another fantastic e-audiobook service, courtesy of Bolinda.

Working in the same way as the service from OneClick Digital, borrowers can download 4 books to enjoy at home or on the go. To find out more, including how to download the App and to view the collection, please visit the e-audiobook homepage.

Competition
To celebrate the launch of Bolinda, we have a competition for you!

To have a chance to win an amazing personal MP4 player all you have to do is sign up to Bolinda and borrow any book of your choosing before the closing date of Friday 27 June.

Then just send us an email to library.news@eastlothian.gov.uk to tell us you want to enter!

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.

ESOA Spring flyer

Look forward to seeing you there.