ComputerXplorers Summer Camps

For 2013 ComputerXplorers will be running a number of summer camps across the Lothians from Edinburgh to North Berwick and in everything from Lego Animation and Cartoon Creation to Minecraft and Rocketeering. We will also be holding our first ever Video Game Jam in Edinburgh and holding a Techno-tainment Camp for juniors!

Some of the workshops on offer:

LEGO ANIMATION

Stop-motion is one of the simplest and most fun animation techniques.  Combine this with LEGO and you have a winning combination for young film-makers.  A fantastic way to bring your favourite LEGO creations to life.

 

We will teach you the techniques you need to become a magical movie producer and produce your very own animation which can be viewed by family and friends.  Watch out Wallace and Gromit here comes ComputerXplorers!

 

TALKING HEADS – FACIAL ANIMATION

Imagine being able to animate James Bond or Simon Cowell, make a monkey…even a potato talk or transform a photograph of yourself into a talking puppet! Well now you can with ComputerXplorers.  We will teach you the techniques you need to make any image come alive and to produce your very own animation which can then be viewed by family and friends.

For East Lothian Camps booking is via the east Lothian Council website or via the Summer Activity Brochure

For this and much, much more please see our website for further details…www.sescotland.computerxplorers.co.uk

 

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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Museum Events over the next month Seaside Shenanigans…

Museum Events over the next month
Seaside Shenanigans!
Sunday, 17 June | Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery, John Muir’s
Birthplace | 1pm–4pm | Families | Children under 8 must be accompanied
by an adult | Suggested donation £1 per person | Drop-in event
As part of Dunbar’s Civic Week, come for an afternoon of seaside fun in Dunbar’s museums. Craft activities, games and stories can be enjoyed by families at John Muir’s Birthplace and Dunbar Town House Museum
and Gallery. With a special guest appearance from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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Battle of Prestonpans Family Day
Sunday, 1 July | Prestongrange Museum |
12pm–4pm | Everybody | Children under 8
must be accompanied by an adult | Suggested
donation £1 per person | Drop-in event
Step back in time to 1745 to join the Jacobite camp as it prepares for the Battle of
Prestonpans. Hear the stories, watch the soldiers practise with their weapons and fi nd out how
they lived with the Alan Breck Regiment. Watch out for a few skirmishes as government troops
invade the camp!
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You can also check out our programme of workshops in ELC’s Summer Activities Brochure. Book your place by completing the booking form at the back of the booklet and submitting it to the address on the form. http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/file/1896/summer_activities_2012

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