Learning in the Outdoor Environment

What: Learning in the Outdoor Environment
When: Monday 29 November 2010

Speakers: Sheena Johnstone
Memorial Lecture

Claire Warden
Mindstretchers

Venue : The City Chambers, High St. EH1 1YJ
Time: 6.45pm The speaker will begin at 7.30pm

Booking is essential

Members please e mail kate.frame@btinternet.com

Non members please send details and £7 (students £1)
to:
Kate Frame, 14 West Catherine Place,
Edinburgh, EH12 5HZ.

NB Places are allocated on a first come basis

Launch of ‘see me’ Creative Writing Competition 2010

‘see me’ is delighted to launch its new and exciting national creative writing competition for 2010. The competition is open to anyone living in Scotland who is interested in writing whether you are someone who scribbles at home, have a keen interest or are an accomplished writer.

There are three categories: short story, poetry, or send us a tweet.

We are delighted to have three great judges on board. Children’s author and professional story teller, Lari Don will judge the short story, Dundee Street Poet, Gary Robertson has signed up as our poetry judge and Mark Thomas, well known comedian and political activist, will judge your tweets!

‘Support’ is the theme for all three categories and is open to your own interpretation. We all give and receive support as we go about our everyday lives – from family, friends, neighbours, teachers, colleagues and everyone in between. We encourage your to use your imagination and draw from your own personal experiences.

Winners from each category will receive £250 of Amazon Vouchers, The winners and runners up will be published on our website and an anthology featuring the best work will be released next year.

Closing date for entries is 10th December 2010.

Full details and entry forms are on the website http://www.seemescotland.org. If you would like leaflets promoting the creative writing competition, please let us know and we will get them out to you. Contact info at seemescotland.org or call ‘see me’ on 0131 554 0218.

Design My Break Competition

Welcome to the future. This is a chance for young people at your school to create lasting change for the better. Just like the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this initiative is about going for gold.
GE’s Design My Break initiative is a unique opportunity for young people to come up with their own ground-breaking ideas for the midday break, to make it a real highlight of the school day and unlock its full potential.

We are looking for big ideas that will supercharge the midday break by boosting emotional well-being as well as encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

This is a chance for your students, aged 11-14, to come up with pioneering ideas that transform the midday break at your school. This could radically change young people’s school experience for the better and help your school too.

http://www.designmybreak.co.uk/