LEAPS Events

Online applications are open now for:

Creative Extras Art & Design Experience 2018

What: For final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply for an art and design related course at any higher education institution. Whatever specialism you are interested in applying to – fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles – this programme will give you the chance to enhance your experience, portfolio and, ultimately, your application to higher education.

When: 16th–18th October and 9th November 2018

Where: Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels

Find out more and apply online at: www.leapsonline.org/creative-extras

Application Deadline: Thursday 27th September 2018



Online booking will open soon for the below events (more info to follow):

Editing Your Personal Statement Workshop, 2nd November 2018

Our interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement. You will need to bring with you a completed draft of your Personal Statement – ideally a paper copy – to work on during the session.


S6 Session: HN at College, 5th December 2018

This workshop will look at how to put in a good application for a college course, before considering what it is like to study an HNC/HND at colleges in Scotland. There will also be advice on where to go to research how to use an HNC/HND to progress to university.


Creative Extras Acting Sessions, dates tbc

Acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will comprise practical activities focusing on preparing for future auditions.


Thanks and best wishes,


Jennie Younger

Communications & Information Officer

We have moved – please note our new address:

The LEAPS Office | Room 1/06 Old Moray House | Holyrood Road | Edinburgh | EH8 8AQ

T: 0131 650 4676

E: jennie.younger@ed.ac.uk

W: www.leapsonline.org

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Erin takes on Zorbing challenge for charity!

Erin Gilbertson,  5L1, is taking part in a charity Zorbing challenge on Saturday the 8th of September. She will be hurtling down the side of the Pentland Hills in a giant inflatable ball to raise funds for the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic which is part of The Edinburgh University. Erin is doing the challenge in memory of her Papa and for her Gran who suffers from MS.

Erin said, “I’ve always wanted to try Zorbing, so why not do two things I love at the same time; adrenaline challenges and charity work”.

The University of Edinburgh is a registered charity whose impact and reach extends far beyond the education of the student body. With expertise in medicine, the sciences and humanities, and centres investigating everything from major brain disorders to inclusion and diversity; the University can be an effective and powerful force for advancement and change with a truly global reach. Like all charities they rely on donations and are extremely grateful to all their fundraisers and supporters.

If anyone would like to support Erin and the Ann Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic they can do so by going to:


or see Erin directly.

Amie-Louise takes Gold again!

Well done to Amie-Louise in 3L2 who won gold at the Scottish Archery Championships at the weekend for the second year in a row with her shooting her personal best! Another achievement for team Lothian!

Awards haul for Ritchie!

Ritchie Poole, won three amazing awards at the Sea Cadets’ annual ceremony last week.  He won his awards for ‘most boating hours’, ‘Fundraiser of the year for 2017’ and also ‘Outstanding Achievement’, which is presented to cadets that make the most of the cadet experience.

Well done Ritchie!

Erin helps with life saving national project!

Erin Hunter, S3, has been helping with an amazing National Project.

Hunters of Kinross Scottish Craft Butchers are heading a National Initiative ‘Butchers at The Heart of Communities’.

The initiative was developed by Pamela Hunter from Hunters of Kinross Butchers and Carol Smillie, a keen supporter of the Save a Life Scotland campaign. They were joined by around 30 butchers from throughout Scotland at the launch.

The main aim of the initiative is to help and encourage people living in communities throughout Scotland to be ready and confident to deliver CPR to a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

They are targeting 400 Scottish Craft Butcher Shops in High Streets & Towns across Scotland with support from Scottish Ambulance Service and Save a Life Scotland Campaign.

Erin has been helping her mum over the past year as the group trained 560 people in Kinross how to do CPR & use Defibrillators.   The town of Kinross now also has 7 public accessible Defibrillators on walls across the town.