Celebrating Achievement – Lisa Ferguson

Congratulations to Lisa Ferguson, 3D1, who has ended her 2019 season in Highland Dancing with a number of fantastic achievements. With a visit to Northern Ireland, Lisa won 4th runner up in the Championships in October. Then she travelled to Paris in November where she won 3rd in the championship, won the Take us 2 the Magic competition at Disney and was runner up in the Nationals.

Well done Lisa!

Celebrating Achievement – Lauren Reidie and Archie Wright

Congratulations to Lauren Reidie, 1B1, and Archie Wright, 1D2, who have just completed a very successful run of shows at the Brunton Hall in Musselburgh with amateur theatre group MAMA. This has helped increase their confidence and brought out their creative side whilst making new friends.

Well done Lauren and Archie!

Australian Bush Fires Fundraiser – Join us!

Ms Maclaine in PE has organised a DHS movement challenge to help raise funds to support charities associated with the Australian Fires. She is asking staff, pupils and parent/ carers to pledge to move a certain number of miles between now and the end of January.  Our DHS challenge is to see if we can accumulate the 9000 miles between Dalkeith and Australia.

We do not need the fittest athletes for this challenge – all movement counts.  If you have a phone or watch that tracks your steps, if you complete an exercise class, if you walk your dog or cycle to work it all counts!

The basics

For every 1600 steps you cover – this equates to one mile

For every 20 minutes of exercise you complete – this equates to one mile

If you run/ walk/ cycle/ row – track your mileage.

Ms Maclaine has pledged to cover 150 miles.  Please, Please, Please join her in this DHS movement challenge! You can start recording from today.

Sponsor form and movement tracker can be downloaded below:

DHS Australia Sponsor Form

Aussie Tracker (1)

A video showing the devastation in Australia can be viewed  below, but please be aware that the content may be upsetting.

Pathways Information Session and Careers Fair

For current S2, S3, S4 & S5 pupils

S2 Pupils:

Very soon the personalisation and choice process will begin for all pupils currently in S2.  On the evening of Wednesday 5 February a pathways information session and careers fair will take place.  You are invited, from 6 p.m onwards, to browse the stalls set up by local and national employers, as well as by representatives from Edinburgh College and several universities.  The pathways information session for parents of pupils in S2 will begin at 6. 30 p.m.  During the information session the personalisation and choice process will be explained and details will be provided about the many and varied subjects and experiences available to our young people in S3.  There will be opportunity for parents to ask questions and to glean advice.

S3, S4 & S5 Pupils:

Very soon the senior phase coursing process will begin for all pupils currently in S3, S4 and S5.  On the evening of Wednesday 5 February, a pathways information session and careers fair will take place.  The event begins with the opening of the careers fair at 6 p.m.  You are invited to browse the stalls set up by local and national employers, and by Edinburgh College and several universities.  The pathways information session for parents of pupils in S3, S4 and S5 will begin at 7. 30 p.m. and is likely to run for up to an hour.   During the information session the coursing process will be explained.  Details will also be provided about the many and varied subjects and experiences available to young people as they make their way through the senior years at Dalkeith High School.  Following the pathways presentations there will be opportunity for parents to ask questions and to glean advice.  The careers fair will remain open until 8. 30 p.m.

Medic Insight Edinburgh

Medic Insight Edinburgh is a completely free-of-charge programme that we (The University of Edinburgh) offers students in years S4 and S5, or equivalent. We are a group of medical students at the University of Edinburgh and we want to give as many school students the opportunity to gain medical work experience as possible. We run a programme which aims to provide these students with an initial insight into medicine and help students, through our events, decide whether or not medicine is a programme of study they may wish to embark upon.

As you will see from our poster below, we offer two events, one aimed at each year group.

S4 Day Event
Medic Insight Day 2019 – Saturday 21st March 2020 @ Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Applications for this will open on the 10th of January.
The event will consist of talks from medical students and doctors followed by an afternoon of interactive workshops all designed to provide an initial insight into what a career in medicine could look like.

S5 Week Event
Medic Insight Week 1 – Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June 2020
Medic Insight Week 2 – Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June 2020.
Both weeks @ various sites around Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Applications for this will open on the 17th February and will close on 23rd February. Week applications will be subject to a competitive application process and places will be allocated following marking and will not be issued on a first come first serve basis.

All updates regarding applications will be posted on our website and Facebook page – this is also where the links for applying will become available on the advertised dates.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedicInsightEdinburgh/