Following on from the very successful Riding of the Marches 2016 Loony Dook, FWG has decided this is a Fisherrow event that has to stay.
Due to tide times, we will meet at Fisherrow Yacht Club at 1.45pm on New Year’s Day and walk along to the Back Sands for a 2.15pm dook. This is a free event, but we ask everyone who plans to join in to fill in an application form, available next week.
Please come and join us for our Fisherrow Waterfront Family Christmas event on Sunday, December 11, between 4pm and 6pm. We will begin with carols around the Christmas tree at Fisherrow Harbour with the Clark Community Choir, and then go to Fisherrow Yacht Club for mince pies and mulled wine and Christmas music from the Musselburgh Grammar School orchestra. The Musselburgh yarnbombers will provide Christmas crafts for kids. All are welcome, so come along and join in the fun.
Please take five minutes to complete the Reading is Braw family survey.
Thank you to pupils, staff, parents and carers who donated their £1 to dress down. We have raised a very impressive £340 which will buy lots of school supplies for a school in The Gambia. I will take lots of photos of me delivering the supplies to the school children and these will go on the website next session.
Thank you again,
Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families
From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.
All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.
For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.
During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.
Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.
On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.
For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.
Book Character Potatoes – Winners on PhotoPeach
Music with Miss Ireland is always fun. Watch our short video to see what we were doing today with a stretchy band.
The School Library Service (SLS) have recently surveyed students to make sure they include pupil’s views in their review of the service and would now like to do the same for parents and carers. By completing this survey parents and carers will help us develop school library services for all children and young people in East Lothian.
The Parent Survey is online and will be open from 22nd April to 9th May.
Please click the link below.