Smoke Free Homes

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NHS Lothian, in collaboration with youthwork charity Fast Forward, would like to offer all primary schools in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian a completely free workshop for their pupils on second hand smoke, tobacco and health.

 NHS Lothian and Fast Forward have developed a highly successful ‘Smoke Free Homes’ project which gives primary schools the opportunity to address second hand smoke in line with many of the Curriculum for Excellence’s E’s and O’s. The project also supports accreditation towards the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Over 60 primary schools have so far completed the project. Participation and workshops are free and the project can be tailored to the needs of individual primary schools. In addition, many schools have received positive media interest as a result of the project.

 We also offer:

•             information about how the project links to CfE E’s and Os

•             trained staff delivering a workshop on second hand smoke to pupils

•             links to further information about second hand smoke for teachers to use

•             publicity materials for parents

•             a framed certificate for your school

•             opportunities to attend training and networking events on tobacco issues

 

NHS Lothian and Fast Forward would be delighted to work with your school during the 2014/15 session. If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please contact Chris Read at Fast Forward 0131 554 4300 chris@fastforward.org.uk.

web  www.fastforward.org.uk

 

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.

Inspiration Motivation Passion Dedication Fun

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

Image by Greenpower.

 

 

 

Tour de France Resources for your Primary School

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Headstart Languages are providing free Tour de France resources to all UK primary school.

The resources are completely free and follow our main character Camembear, a French speaking teddy bear at the Tour de France and give children the opportunity to learn about French culture and language as they follow the route with him. They are power-point based and include many learning games, activities, songs and downloadable resources that give children a headstart in learning French. The resources are aimed at EYFS and KS1 but will also be enjoyed by children in KS2. Please find attached a PDF file outlining the resources.

With languages becoming statutory on the primary curriculum this year and with the arrival of the Tour de France in Yorkshire – this provides an ideal opportunity to kick start learning French in school from a young age.  The learning programme has been endorsed by Welcome to Yorkshire who are keen for young children to be learning French from an early age.

To register your school for these resources please click on the CLICK HERE on page 2 which will take you to a form to register your details.

Alternatively you can register your school by completing the online registration form on the Grand Départ page of our website : www.headstartlanguages.co.uk . Once you have registered your details you will be sent a “taster” game testing your colours with Camembear at the Tour de France. The complete TdF resource pack will then be sent to your school .

We would really appreciate it if you are able to share the link to these fabulous Tour de France resources with your schools.

For more information about our Learning French with Camembear programme, please visit our website at www.headstartlanguages.co.uk.

Looking forward to hearing from you