Free School Meals payments during holidays

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Scottish Government announced additional funding for Free School Meals for Local Authorities last week. As a result, a Free School Meals payment of £13.50 per child will be made to all eligible families for the October holiday. Free School Meals payments will also be made for the Christmas, February and Easter holidays. 6324 payments have been issued and ...

Protect Scotland app to trace Covid-19

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A new app to help trace and combat the spread of coronavirus has gone live in Scotland. Downloading the Protect Scotland app will mean you’ll then get an alert if you’ve come into close contact with anyone who then reports that they’ve tested positive. The software will be used to support the Test and Protect ...

South West Adult Learning – Introduction to Scots Literacy

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SOUTH WEST ADULT LEARNING Introduction to Scots Literacy Guid Fer a Laugh Pack 2 released in October 2020 Order your FREE pack now Introduction to Scots Literacy - Whit’s it a’aboot? It's about learning Scots language and auld wordsTake a look at Scots comedy and writingHae a guid laugh at ourselves and others We’ll be using poems, songs, comedy, jokes, ...

Reminder: WHEC Cash Free from 31st August

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From Monday 31 August payments for lunch must be made using Parent Pay as we can longer accept cash in school. 32% of our pupils have now registered for Parent Pay with 68% still to do so. Registering is straight forward and guidance was issued home during July. If you need reminding of how to register please contact admin@whec.edin.sch.uk If ...

Art Competition and Summer Activities 2020

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National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition - S1-S3!!!!!!Win art materials and have your work shown in the National Gallery of Scotland!!! The closing date has not been set yet, but will be sometime in Autumn so keep your entries and bring them into school so we can enter them into the competition. There are categories ...

Families Edinburgh Magazine – Lockdown Issue 2

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Lockdown Issue 2 of Families Edinburgh Magazine is now out. Full of useful on homeschooling and entertaining children, as well as all important information about health and wellbeing, you can access the magazine here:  https://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/edinburgh_3_?fr=sOTJiMzE1MTMyMDM&fbclid=IwAR2YQYKrMcFUsX8JqnirLA_vq7cdwb_hjYLGgDrQOOR8kVkQAM3xhMvOyCk

Connect: Learning at home – how’s that going for you?

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Please see information below from Connect: We’d like to hear from parents about their experience of supporting their child's learning at home during lockdown.  It has been a challenging time!  We are delighted to announce our speaker is Janet Goodall, a common sense and empathetic educator, who will offer you reassurance and much more!  Places are free, ...

‘Generation Lockdown’ Writing Competition

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A writing competition for ages 7 to 17, called 'Generation Lockdown', has been launched offering young people the chance to write about their experiences during lockdown. Winners will be picked by authors and have their work published in a book. Submissions can be in the format of a personal experience, a poem or a creative story ...