Young Scot Nurturing Talent Fund

Drawing of dancers

The Young Scot ’nurturing Talent’ fund is open for applications. The fund aims to support young people aged 14-20 with an interest in developing their creative talent in areas such as drama, dance, film, writing, music and visual arts. Individuals and groups can apply for funding ranging from £50 to £600.

For more information on what project can apply for funding [check out the application guidance notes](http://young.scot/information/learning/nurturing-talent-time-to-shine-fund/). The deadlines for applications are 28th August and 9th October.

Alcohol in Our Community Survey

The Edinburgh charity People Know How, the City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian have partnered to create a community survey seeking views on the availability of alcohol in the city and in local areas.

The findings of the survey will be presented to the new Licensing Board after the May Council elections.

The survey is available via Survey Monkey, ends on 24 April and participants are offered the opportunity to take part in small focus groups.

Career Conversations

Having career conversations with your kids can be tricky. That’s why Skills Development Scotland and the National Parent Forum of Scotland have teamed-up on two new career conversation ‘nutshell’ guides. Published online, the nutshells will also be sent out via schools to parents and carers across Scotland in the coming weeks.

Career Conversations in a Nutshell gives advice about how to have constructive career conversations with young people and where to go for more information.

Careers in Digital Technology explains why young people should consider a career in digital technology in Scotland. It looks at what skills are needed and the wealth of opportunity the industry offers.

Victoria Primary School Future Use

Newhaven Heritage community group have prepared a leaflet to seek feedback and support to retain Victoria for either educational or community use. Victoria is the oldest working school in Edinburgh and has served the village of Newhaven since 1844.

If you want to support this or shares your views on the future use of the school, please let respond to them by completing the feedback section of the leaflet that’s available in our download area. You can post your response in the Save The School For Newhaven boxes at the school office or local shops.

The City of Edinburgh Council is also seeking views on this proposal and there is an online survey available to respond to them directly.

Easy Fundraising

Easyfundraising

As we start the run-up to Christmas this is a good time to remember it’s possible to raise funds for Trinity Academy whenever you shop online. When you shop the easyfundraising way with one of 3,143 shops and sites, they give a commission for your purchase. Easyfundraising turns that into a donation and give it to your good cause. Easy!

If you’ve not already done so, head over to easyfundraising, register, select Trinity Academy as your good cause and start raising funds for the school — it costs you nothing!

Review of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006

Adult assisting student

It has been 10 years since the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 introduced Parent Councils to ensure parents can be fully involved in their children’s schooling. The National Parent Forum of Scotland is carrying out a review into the impact, successes and failings of the act the associated framework on involving and engaging parents.

There are separate online surveys for:

The surveys close on 31 October and provides an opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government on what we think of parental involvement, our experiences  and issues, and suggest ways of dealing with them.

BBC School Report Blog

BBC school report is a BBC run initiative in which they give schools, like Trinity Academy, the chance to allow their pupils to act and behave like journalists. In the project pupils are given the opportunity to plan,write and deliver their own reports on events which are happening around the world and in their communities.

A group of S2 pupils supported by the school have created a blog where they are reporting on world events, including the Great British Bake Off moving to Channel 4. You can read more on their website.