The National Library of Scotland has a new events programme out now for April – June 2017.
Exhibition — You are Here: A journey through maps. From Edinburgh to the edges of the Earth, we explore the fascinating craft of mapmaking using a range of beautiful examples from past and present. (Open until Monday 3 April)
Edinburgh event —From commonplace books to Facebook Long before Facebook, people used commonplace books to collect passages of poetry, drawings, or anecdotes from friends, and to record observations about the world around them. Learn about ‘commonplacing’ and what it reveals about social media today. (Tuesday 11 April, 2 pm)
Newhailes 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.
“Discovering Digital World” Special online coding session for S1-S3: 16th May 10.30am – 12pm
We are delighted here at Young Scot to have been working hard on the next event for the Digital World programme, which will be held… online! This is an opportunity for students to take part in an exciting hands on workshop and hear from people working in the digital technology industry. Be part of this exciting, innovative live-streamed session. Students will:
Take part in a one-off coding masterclass broadcast out by Scotland Co-ordinator for Coderdojo, Craig Steele.
There will be a short Q&A with a digital tech employer; your students will be able to join in on live chat and Twitter and ask burning questions on how to get a career working in tech.
Finally, an exclusive sneak peek tour around CodeBase, the UK’s largest technology incubator and one of the fastest growing in Europe.
You must register your class for this special online session on the 16th May between 10.30am – 12pm. The resources needed will be sent the week prior to the event. Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before. I hope this is an activity you can join in with, we’re hoping it will be an exciting, innovative, new way to help young people engage with the tech industry.
Please enter your details on the Eventbrite page under ‘Online session’ and we will be back in touch the week before with you.
We have been asked to advertise the Teachers’ Information Evening Scottish Love in Action are holding on Thursday the 28th April to Primary Teachers in East Lothian. Contact here is Judith Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
INVITATION TO PRIMARY TEACHERS Let’s work together! A Teachers’ Information Evening Please join us for an enjoyable evening of drinks and canapés.
For catering purposes, please RSVP email@example.com by 14th April 2016
Thursday the 28th of April 2016 at 7.15pm for 7.30pm
Music Auditorium, George Watson’s College. Edinburgh, EH10 5EG
(Enter Music School via Tipperlinn Gate on Tipperlinn Road)
Scottish Love in Action invites you & a senior colleague to an evening
specifically for teachers to introduce SLA & our successful Schools Programme,
tailored by teachers for Curriculum for Excellence.
Registration for this year’s SLF is now open. SLF 2013 takes place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September in the SECC, Glasgow. Full details here.
The Scottish Learning Festival is the only free national education conference and exhibition in Scotland. Attended by educationalists from across Scotland and the world, SLF 2013 has something on offer for everyone involved in education.
The theme of SLF 2013 is Raising the Bar in Scotland – transforming lives through learning. SLF 2013 will enable practitioners to develop skills and expertise which will help them ensure they plan and deliver learning experiences which appropriately challenge and engage their learners and which support learners to achieve their potential.
Over 18-20 May, East Lothian’s campaigners from history come back to life to share their stories with families! FREE events throughout East Lothian.
Friday, 18 May: 6pm–8pm
Support the Suffragettes
John Gray Centre
In Haddington, famous local suffragettes Catherine Blair and Elsie Inglis will make a rare appearance. Hear why they believe women deserve the vote and equal rights to men, and then join them as they take action!
Saturday, 19 May: 1pm–4pm
Defend Dunbar Castle with Black Agnes
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery
Discover why Black Agnes needs your help to build some new defences for Dunbar Castle as she protects Scotland from English invasion. You won’t believe your ears as she shares a few secrets about how she protected the castle!
Saturday, 19 May: 1pm–4pm
Campaign for Conservation with John Muir
John Muir’s Birthplace
Join John Muir in Dunbar as he campaigns to protect the environment. Hear his stories and make your own inspirational banner, using a John Muir quote or one of your own!
Sunday, 20 May: 1pm–4pm
Back the Miners’ Strike
Join miners at Prestongrange as they go on strike! You’ll be able to find out about their awful working conditions by experiencing some of the challenges they faced, and joining their protest.
Sunday, 20 May: 1pm–4pm
Rally for Royalty with Mary, Queen of Scots
Help the maids of Mary, Queen of Scots crack a secret code to assist with her escape. They might spill a few secrets about Mary’s extraordinary life whilst you’re there!
The Parent Council of Dunbar Primary School is organising an amazing weekend-long science festival for families in Edinburgh, the Lothians, the Borders and beyond.
We are building upon the phenomenal success of last year’s first event, where an extraordinary mix of 20 activities attracted over 2,000 visitors during the Sunday afternoon.
This year’s extended programme is fantastic, with 40 event providers delivering an incredible range of science shows, workshops, drop-in sessions, demonstrations and talks.
There are events to suit teenagers and even storytelling for the wee ones. Some of the shows are presented in British Sign Language and all the shows will be BSL/English interpreted.
Dunbar SciFest will take place over the weekend of Saturday, 10th March (10am – 5pm) and Sunday 11th March 2011 (12-5pm) in the John Muir Campus of Dunbar Primary School.
See our website, www.dunbarscifest.org.uk, for the packed programme, directions and travel information. The admission charge is £3 per adult and £2 per child, with Family Tickets (up to 5 kids) for £10 and a weekend Family Ticket for just £15.