All our lives have changed very quickly because of the Coronavirus. The Children’s Parliament want to find out how it is for children. Can you help your child to get involved in the national survey for 8 to 14 year olds? If this is something you can fill in please see the link below.
How are you doing? survey for 8 to 14 year olds – bit.ly/Coronavirus_Kids (closes 21 May).
A short report on early findings from the Children’s Parliament How are you doing? survey, completed in April by 4,000 children; is also available via the same link.
Musical Theatre Easter School for ages 8 – 16 years.
The Brunton in Musselburgh is running a Musical Theatre Easter School in partnership with Tommie Travers. Following last year’s sell-out Fringe production of Oliver! there has been a real demand for similar experiences.
The Easter School is open to 8 – 16 year olds, and runs from Sunday 5 – Thursday 9 April, culminating in a Showcase Performance on the Thursday evening at The Brunton. The experience focuses on a variety of musical theatre songs which will be performed in the showcase. As the children learn these songs under the guidance of a professional team, they will develop vocal techniques, have the opportunity to learn dance routines and also take part in fun drama games which build confidence.
The cost to participate is £120, and tickets for the Showcase Performance will be £10 adult, £9 child, £34 family of 4.
Early Learning and Childcare careers and job fair
We’re holding a careers and job event 10am-2pm, on Saturday 7th March 2020 at Queen Margaret University.
Our event focuses on the wide range of opportunities available in Early Learning and Childcare – including jobs available now.
It’s a growing sector – by 2020 the sector in Scotland will need up to 11,000 new recruits. Not all of these will work directly with children as practitioners, managers or childminders, but also in support services such as catering.
It’s a free event for anyone who has an interest in this area, or who would like to find out more.
A range of exhibitors will be there covering every aspect of the industry.
It’s never too early or too late to play a difference in shaping young children’s lives.
Do you know a young person who received some form of internet-enabled tech for Christmas? Check out this blog for tips on how you can make sure that young people are safer online, over the Christmas period and beyond.
It is always worth reminding that CEOP have an excellent website with information about keeping children safe online. This is available at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.