Celebrating Achievement – Ritchie Saunders

Congratulations to Ritchie Saunders, 1B2, who recently qualified for the East District Swimming Championships, which hosts the top swimmers from across the district. Ritchie qualified for all 5 events across the weekend and made 3 finals, finishing 4th, 5th and 7th in his age group.

Ritchie will now head to Aberdeen during the Easter Holidays to compete over 5 days at the Scottish National Age Group Championships bringing together the very best swimmers from across the country. A fantastic achievement to even qualify for such an event at 12!
Well done Ritchie and good luck in Aberdeen!

Easter Study Timetable

Dear Parent / Carer,

Some in-school Study Sessions will operate during the Easter holiday. Details of the sessions on offer can be found on the timetable below. Pupils are not required to book a place on these sessions however teachers may gauge interest in order to prepare.
Please note that no new content will be covered during these in-school sessions, instead they will provide an opportunity for young people to ask questions and consolidate previous learning.
As these sessions are running during the Easter Break, no school transport will be available and it will be a young person’s responsibility to make their way to and from the school. If transport is causing difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In addition to the Easter Study Sessions, teachers will also be available during some periods of normal class time during the exam diet. Staff will share this information regarding these sessions via google classroom.
More information will follow with regards to study leave and SQA arrangements.

Download: Easter Study 23 Timetable

Yours sincerely,
Craig Knight

Celebrating Achievement – Ava Marko

Congratulations to Ava who recently took part in the East District Swimming Competition taking 15 seconds off her 400 free and 24 seconds off her 800 free.
To top it off Ava won the top girl of the weekend at the competition for her 400 free which was a lovely surprise as Ava has a back injury and is trying to push through with swimming and football which make her happy.

Young Carers Action Day – Wednesday 15 March

Midlothian Young Carers Project are organising the following activities in the week around Young Carers Action Day which is on Wed 15th March 2023.

 This year’s theme is:  “Making time for Young Carers”

 Midlothian Young Carers Project are hosting some events during the week of Wednesday 15th March 2023 which is Young Carers Action Day. This national event aims to raise the profile of young carers and the projects that support them. We have other events planned but we would like to bring to your attention the following events- please attend/publicise widely

Young Carers drop in for education staff- come and find out about the work of the project and how you can support young carers in your educational setting on Tuesday 14th March 3.30pm-5pm

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Drop in to come and find out about Midlothian Young Carers Project and meet some of the staff team – particularly aimed at families who think they might have a young carer in their family on Wednesday 15th March 6pm-7.30pm.

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Midlothian Young Carers Project- drop in for professionals from wider council teams and from voluntary sector organisations to come and find out about the work of the project and how we support young carers in Midlothian. Pop in to see us on Thursday 16th March between 3.30pm-5pm. Bring your own coffee and biscuits, meet the staff and here about the work we are doing to support local young carers

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Many thanks

Gael Belton

Senior Communities and Learning Worker

Tel 0131 270 5775

Celebrating Achievement – Lasswade Thistle 2007 Football Team

Lasswade Thistle 2007 football team are through to the Scottish Cup semi-final for the 2nd year running. That’s down to the last 4 out of 400+ teams who compete at the start.

Michael Davidson, Adam Bowen, and Gregor Reid are all really important players for the team.

The semi final is on the 5 March in Clydebank, fingers crossed the boys win tabs and get a chance to compete in the final.

Congratulations boys and good luck!

DYW Roadshow – Wednesday 22 March 2023

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian are delighted to be running our third DYW Roadshow.

The event will bring together employers, further education, higher education, and training providers with the young people in our region to help them find their next step. DYW Roadshow is set to take place on Wednesday 22nd March, from 9:30am-1:30pm at the O2 Academy Edinburgh (Corn Exchange). The event will feature a range of organisations from the key sectors across the region, many of which will have live vacancies on the day.
If you are a young person aged 16-24 and looking to find your next step, DYW Roadshow will provide face to face interactions with employers and education/training providers offering jobs, apprenticeships, training, volunteering, college, and university courses to give you the full picture of your options when you leave school.’
If you are interested in attending this event and are in S4 or S5 please speak to your Pupil Support Leader who will pass your name to Mr Harris. Places are limited to 40.