Celebrating Achievement – Liam Flynn, 3M1

Huge congratulations to Liam Flynn, 3M1, who won the Scottish Open Boxing Championship at the weekend. He is pictured below with his gold medal and with World Champion, Josh Taylor who spent some time working with Liam prior to the championship.

Well done Liam, we are very proud of you! #DeterminedHappySuccessful

You Can Be A Doctor – for young people considering a career in medicine

You Can Be A Doctor will be delivering a series of activities in the next couple of months to support young people considering a career in medicine.  DYW have just been made aware of these and as you can see some of the dates are quite soon.

Meet the Medics: med school online interactive session for pupils at Scottish state schools

Find out what it’s like to work as a doctor and have your questions answered face to face! In this session we will give you the opportunity to speak to doctors from different specialties both in and outside the hospital. You will be split into small groups, providing an excellent chance to ask any burning questions or just hear what our volunteer doctors have to say! Sign up at youcanbeadoctor.co.uk/events

Personal statement checks for pupils at Scottish state schools
Open now!

Not sure how to make your personal statement relevant to medicine? We have a team of doctors and medical students ready to read yours over and  provide advice. Just email your statement to advice@youcanbeadoctor.co.uk The earlier you send it to us the more likely you are to get it back in time!

Mock medical school interviews for pupils at Scottish state schools
13-14/11/21, 20-21/11/21, 23/11/21 and 25/11/21

Medical school interviews are unlike anything else! If you’re applying to medicine come along to experience a realistic interview with feedback provided by volunteer doctors and medical students to help give you the best possible preparation for the real thing, completely free of charge. We will do our best to accommodate your chosen dates but availability is subject to demand.
Sign up at youcanbeadoctor.co.uk/events

If you would like any further information let me know.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

email: L.Bernard@midlothian.education

Royal Air Force – Access All Areas Careers Event

Provided by Royal Air Force Outreach

RAF Access All Areas returns on the 6th October (1830 – 2030) in association with World Space Week 2021!

Their interactive and immersive virtual experience Access All Areas, where pupils can explore what life is like in the RAF, discover more about the roles available and speak to their team of experts. Tickets are FREE!

Curriculum areas

English, Expressive arts, Health and wellbeing, Languages, Mathematics, Religious and moral education, Sciences, Social studies, Technologies, Other

Target audience

Educators, Parents, carers and guardians, Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)

Date and time available

6th October 2021

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Place2Be – Mental Health Peer Mentor Opportunity

Mental Health

Place2Be aims to support young people and their mental health through a community-based youth work approach. Part of the project is the training of young people as peer mentors to support other young people. The Y2Bee Peer Mentor Training aids young people in raising their awareness around their own mental health and the mental wellbeing of their peers, and in growing their skills to support other young people in the community.

It will be held on a Wednesday evening 6.30pm – 7.30pm for 3 sessions every 2 weeks

Starting group 1 Oct to Nov

Another group Nov to Dec


Please contact your PSL if you would like to take part in this opportunity.

Mrs McDermott

Career Ready Programme – 6 places available for S5 pupils

Career Ready is a two year programme that is designed to support young people in working out their next steps after school. We have up to 6 places available on the programme, which includes:

Regular meetings with an allocated mentor.

Online ‘masterclasses’ to support work readiness.

An internship with an appropriate workplace in summer 2022.

Participants must be in S5 and intending to stay in school for S6. Information on the scheme will be shared with S5 PSE classes.

There is no cost to pupils to access this scheme and they can participate alongside their current school studies.

If your young person would be interested in this opportunity, they should contact their Pupil Support Leader as soon as possible, with applications closing on the 4th of October.

Download:Career Ready in Scotland – Flyer for Students and Parents

Download: Scotland Student Handbook 2020

Parent Anxiety Workshop – Information for parents and carers

Dear Parents,

We want to make you aware of a two-session anxiety workshop for parents delivered by NHS colleagues from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).  This workshop is targeted at parents/carers who have children who experience anxiety that they find difficult to manage. All parents and carers are very welcome to join these workshops. The CAMHS team (Kyle & Catherine) will deliver this session with the opportunity for questions from parents throughout and at the end of the workshop (there is no expectation for attendees to ask questions or to turn their cameras on during the session, you can absolutely just join and listen over the 90 minutes).

You do not need to register for these workshops, simply join the workshop using the link provided below. Further information can be found on the information sheet below.


Parent Anxiety Workshops:

Session 1 Understanding Anxiety: Tuesday 12th October 2021

Times: 1pm-2:30pm

Join live event


Session 2 Supporting your Children with Anxiety: Tuesday 26th October 2021

Times: 1pm-2:30pm

Join live event


Download: Parent Anxiety Workshop – Information Sheet (Live Events Oct-Dec 2021)


Ms Gail Preston

DHT Pupil Support

Dalkeith High School