National Library of Scotland – New events programme out now!

 

 

 

Your What’s On features our Glasgow venue at Kelvin Hall as well as our ever-expanding selection of entertaining and inspiring events in Edinburgh. 

EXHIBITION
Enduring Eye: The Antarctic legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
Continue reading National Library of Scotland – New events programme out now!

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

 

 

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

This is a link to the downloadable, cross-curricular teaching resources produced by the Holocaust Educational Trust: http://www.het.org.uk/index.php/education-general

Here is a link to the Scottish Ambassadors’ facebook page (you have to ‘like’ it to follow!): https://www.facebook.com/hetrascotland, A virtual learning community where we will be posting events to attend in Scotland, teaching activities and videos, information about the Trust’s 70 voices app with Holocaust Survivor testimonies, information about relevant films and TV programmes on this week as well as our #DontHateCreate facebook campaign:

‘#DontHateCreate is a campaign in Scotland inspired by the cultural legacy of the artists, poets and musicians imprisoned at the Terezin camp in the Holocaust. They showed how hope and human creativity can overcome adversity. Create something related to the Holocaust (eg. Art/song/poem/short-story/photography/graphic-strip/candle/etc.) OR share something already out there which you like. Post it with #DontHateCreate, copy+paste this description and tag 5 friends to raise awareness for Holocaust Memorial Day. Forfeit is to tag 10 friends. Get creative!’

Lastly, this is a 12m video I created back in 2009 with another Ambassador for the Trust, after visiting Auschwitz. It is already shown in some East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire schools, you are welcome to show in your school if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIgYBdKUvo

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

Celtic Connections Free School Concerts

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Free concerts for schools and home educators

Since 1998, The Celtic Connections Education Programme has brought the best Scottish and international traditional musicians to the School Concerts Series at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and this year is no exception.

During January we will be presenting 5 school concerts, featuring artists from Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Scotland.

As well as the headline bands, some of the concerts will feature a mix of special guests and young local performers.

All concerts start at 1100 and end by 1220, with the exception of the concerts for nursery – P3, which will end by 1210.

An application is included with this information. The preferred method of applying would be to fill in the form as a word document, then e-mail it as an attachment to schoolconcerts@glasgowlife.org.uk

Please do not send enquiries to this address, as there will be a delay in getting back to you.

If you have any enquiries regarding the concert programme, please e-mail schoolinfo@glasgowlife.org.uk

Information for the Celtic Connections Festival can be found on www.celticconnections.com

Please click on this link to see more information about each concert:- 2015 School Concert Information

BOOKING FORM: – 2015 Education Programme school concert booking form

 

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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International School Meals Day March 6 2014

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Due to the commonwealth games coming to Glasgow, this year’s International School Meals Day on 6th March is being organised through ASSIST, which is the  association to promote and improve service delivery to public sector organisations throughout Scotland and is focusing on secondary countries within the commonwealth.  Our supervisors in school kitchens have opted for Rawanda as East Lothian’s choice. All 32 local authorities have been asked to participate.

Please see the attached flyer together with a sample menu for further information:-

PDF international school meals day flyer 2014 (small)

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Forth Replacement Crossing Schools Visits

EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL VISITS- NOW BOOKING

FORTH REPLACEMENT CROSSING CONTACT AND EDUCATION CENTRE (CEC)

 

 

BOOK YOUR VISIT NOW

 

The Forth Replacement Crossing is the largest engineering project in Scotland in a generation and as such we have a purpose built facility available for educational visits throughout the construction period.

 

The Centre provides visitors with an opportunity to find out more about the project, view the works and get involved in engineering and construction related activities.

 

The Centre is available to be booked by schools, colleges and groups of 12 or more people for educational visits. Construction based activities to suit all ages

 

 

For more information please click on the attached flyer:  130613 CEC BOOKINGS SCHOOLS LETTER

  •  The Centre provides spectacular views of the existing bridges and the construction of the new bridge

 

  •  Multiple bookings can be made by each school and we will tailor the visit to suit your needs

 

 

 To make a booking please visit our website:

 

www.forthreplacementcrossing.info

 

email: frcenquiries@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk

 

phone: 0800 078 6910

 

 

 

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served
basis with priority given to educational groups.

 

Dunbar SciFest 2013

 

 Dunbar Science Festival 2013

Monday 11 – Sunday 17 March 2013

  

We are offering a full Education Programme as part of Dunbar SciFest 2013.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Monday 11 –

Thursday 14 March

Generation Science, the education outreach programme of Edinburgh International Science Festival, will be providing 25 workshops (4 age-specific themes) within the two campuses of Dunbar PS for 1,700 pupils from 5 cluster schools.
Friday 15 March

Morning

5 Science stage shows for schools at Dunbar PS’s 2 campuses

  • Lochend campus for 1,000 P4 – P7 pupils: 2 x Dr Bunhead “Dr Bunhead’s Exploding Energy Show
  • John Muir Campus for 1,000 Nursery & P1-3 pupils: 2 x Science Shows for Schools  “The Best Bubble Show
  • John Muir Campus for 180 deaf and hard of hearing pupils from throughout Edinburgh & Lothians: 1 x  Science Museum, London, SIGNtific show “Fantastic Forces  presented in British Sign Language.

  

Thursday 14March Dunbar Conversations evening event in Dunbar Community Centre: Guest panel & audience will be discussing ‘Supporting a Scottish Science Revival – stimulating our wee bairns to become inventors, innovators and super scientists’.

 

Friday 15March Lennoxlove Book Festival, Dunbar SciFest & Dunbar Library evening event: Forensic Fiction – An evening with Scottish crime writer Lin Anderson and forensic psychologist Kathy Charles.

 

Saturday 16March Café Scientifique event in Dunbar Community Centre: ‘Enjoy a series of 4 short, snappy presentations on a selection of Scottish scientific research: Higgs Boson, Large Hadron Collider, Brain Scanning, and Marine Mammals”

  

In the meantime, you can download the full Dunbar SciFest 2013 Programme from our website: www.dunbarscifest.org.uk– click on the link below the App Store.

 Please see below for the full programme information and the festival booking form

Booking Form

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The World Education Games 2013

 

The World Education Games are taking place on the 5-7th March 2013 and we anticipate over 5.5 million pupils participating from around the globe and this year .  Pupils will even be attempting to become triple World Record Breakers too!  Enter World Education Games 2013!

 It is open to both primary & secondary schools and, as you may know, East Lothian pupils have competed extremely well in the past. 

 The Games incorporate, World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day so there is something for everyone.