Celebrating Achievement – Ava Marko, 1L1

Congratulations to Ava Marko, 1L1, who competed over five days at Tollcross swimming pool at the Scottish national age group swimming championships with her swim team, East Lothian.  Ava made several finals placing 5th, 9th, 10th and in one event won silver making Ava the 2nd fastest 12 year old in 50m butterfly in Scotland.  Ava along with Anna Lawson competed in a relay and secured gold making them the fastest relay in the age 12-13 year old in Scotland. Ava works very hard, training six days a week and several mornings before she starts school.


Supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP

A new service supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP in Edinburgh has been introduced. It is a partnership project between Barnardo’s, Tailor Ed Foundation (5-16) and Number 6 (16-24) and CAMHS. There will be groups and some individual support on developing awareness/understanding, insight, and identity, and looking after wellbeing. This has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council Community Mental Health Funding

Families who feel they may benefit from the service should be encouraged to self refer:

Barnardo’s are operating a triage service, providing emotional support, practical strategies and signposting to help get C&YP to the right service for them. Young people and/or their parents can simply get in touch by email NDwell@barnardos.org.uk or come along to one of their community drop ins (see website for dates).

Celebrating Achievement – Bethan May, 3D1

Congratulations to Bethan May, 3D1. After successfully auditioning, she has been invited to train with Edinburgh Festival Ballet as part of their associate programme after Easter. An amazing achievement and a wonderful opportunity in recognition of all your hard work.