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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING AUGUST ARRANGEMENTS

Chief Operating Officer for Education, Lesley Brown, has written to families following the announcement from Depute First Minister this afternoon that councils should plan for pupils to return to school full-time from August if it is safe to do so.

Dear parents & carers,

You may be aware that the Depute First Minister has, this afternoon, made a statement in the Scottish Parliament about all children and young people returning to school in August. He has indicated that the Scottish Government’s planning assumption is now to have all pupils returning to schools in August if it safe to do so. He has also indicated that this will be conditional and based on the scientific and health advice. He has confirmed that the plans we were putting in place for blended learning will be a contingency and will be essential preparation in case they are needed.

We are now urgently considering the implications of this announcement on our plans for August. It is clear that final decisions on this full return will not be confirmed until during the summer holidays. We are awaiting further specific guidance and will be in touch with you again as soon as we can. We continue to work on the assumption that staff will return to school on the 10th August and pupils will return on the 12th August.

We appreciate that this is a fast changing situation and you will be keen to know what this means for your child / children. We are committed to sharing information with you as soon as we can, including during the summer holidays.

Kind regards,

Lesley Brown

Chief Operating Officer (Education) – Education & Children’s Services

Children and Coronavirus – ‘How are you doing?’ survey for 8 to 14 year olds

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 AT THE BRUNTON

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. 
Book your space now, or for more information please email BruntonEasterSchool@gmail.com