The My World of Work website includes resources to help parents with their education, qualifications and career choices and explore the routes they could take. The website is maintained by Skills Development Scotland – Scotland’s national skills body – so the material on the site is appropriate for the Scottish education system, qualifications and further education opportunities.
There is a permanent link to the site on our links page.
The City of Edinburgh Council and partners Alzheimer Scotland (external link) and NHS Lothian (external link) are working with organisations and individuals in the city to make Edinburgh a Dementia Friendly Community.
A dementia friendly community is a city, town or neighbourhood where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can be part of community life.
If this is an issue that affects you or your family you can learn more at the council website and download the campaign leaflet.
Glasgow University has launched a new online resource and apps called ‘Metaphor in the Curriculum’.
“This ‘Metaphor in the Curriculum’ (MetaphorIC) website contains teaching materials, metaphor quizzes and a version of the Metaphor Map, which gives an overview of metaphor across the whole of the English language. The website can be used alongside the MetaphorIC app, which is available for Android at Google Play and for Apple at the App Store. The app can be used offline and has all the features of the website other than the downloadable teaching materials”
The metaphor quizzes and teaching materials for students look particularly useful for those studying English. The visualisation tool is an entertaining overview of the metaphorical connections in English.
Good advice (for students and parents) on dealing with exam stresses.
A short animated guide to the number ‘0’ from the Royal Institution.
There’s an event taking place at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall (Dalmeny St, just off Leith Walk) that may be of interest to those aged 16-25 looking for ideas and inspiration on how to turn talents into a business. It is taking place on Wednesday 23 March 17:30 – 21:00.
To learn more and book head over to the Eventbrite page.
somewhereto_ Hatch A Plan is run by somewhereto_, a UK-wide programme which unlocks free space for 16-25 year old creatives and entrepreneurs. The initiative is funded by a £7 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
If you have students preparing for exams there are some important dates and opportunities in this week’s bulletin.
Mathematics Exam Support Classes
Monday 14th: Higher – Trig Compound angles / Trig equations Tuesday 15th; Nat 5 – Straight Line / Parabolas Please sign up outside C9 There is also a sheet on which you can “request” topics to be covered
Easter Revision Sessions
Details of this year’s Easter Revision sessions are displayed on the ‘What You Said, What We Did’ board in the foyer and on posters around the school. Details will also be put onto the school website. Please make sure that you check dates and times carefully.
Dyslexia Scotland has organised an open event for young people with dyslexia who are considering going to uni/college. It may be interest to parents too. Drummond Community High School. Wed 10th February.
There is more information on their Facebook page.
Please see our downloads area for a flyer about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. These sessions have been planned with the support of CAHMS and other relevant organisations.
Each monthly session has a different topic focus. There is also an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to attend any of the sessions.
For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions please contact Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Triple P is a new group suitable for parents and carers who have a child aged 11-16 years who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social/Communication difficulties and is enrolled in a City of Edinburgh mainstream school.
The pilot meeting is Tuesday 26th April-28th June 2016, 9.30-11.30am, Tynecastle Community Wing, Tynecastle High School, 2a McLeod Street, Edinburgh EH11 2ND. To allow facilitators to liaise with parents and carers beforehand please try to submit applications before Monday the 29th February 2016.
They welcome applications directly from parents and carers and applications can be made by completing an online application form and emailing it to:
Please indicate clearly on the application form the parents and carers who wish to attend the Autism Teen Triple P group.
Details of the Teen Triple P groups which are running across Edinburgh can always be found on www.joininedinburgh.org