Student Newsletter Friday 28 February 2020

YOUTH MUSIC FOCUS GROUP

See entrance TV for details.

 

RAG BAG COLLECTION

Thank you to those who took the time to collect items for the Rag Bag.  We raised £30.  Much appreciated

Mrs MacFadyen

 

INTRO TO COLLEGE GROUP – TUESDAY 3 MARCH

This will be the last week of the group and this last session will run during Period 2 only in Room 23.  Jasmine will be joined by Angela from the College’s Finance team to share some information about funding and finance when at college.  The named pupils are invited to attend this session, including some of the pupils from Group 1 who missed this session last time due to the senior prelims.

Ms McLennan

PT Guidance

 

JOBS ROADSHOW 2020

Skills Development Scotland are hosting their annual Jobs Roadshow at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Wednesday 4 March.  This is a great opportunity for S4 – S6 students to meet with employers and find out more about Modern Apprenticeships, full and part time job vacancies.  Over 50 employers will be present with live vacancies to fill across a number of sectors.  Application and CV support will be available on the day from employers and career advisers.  We have a booking in place between 9.30 and 10.30am.  If students wish to attend, they need to pick up a permission form from Mrs Brandie in the Guidance Base as soon as possible.

Mrs Brandie

 

THURSDAY 5 MARCH 2020 IS WORLD BOOK DAY

The English Department and The School Library have this year’s £1 World Book Day book tokens to distribute to pupils. The tokens are valid from Thursday 27 February – Sunday 29 March 2020. When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookseller. Tesco on Edinburgh Road or Sainsbury at Straiton are the closest participating stores and with the token you can get a free book (list below) or £1.00 off any book in store.

  • ‘The Kissing Booth – Road Trip!’ Written by: Beth Reekles
  • ‘Split’– Written by: Muhammad Khan
  • ‘Kid Normal and the Loudest Library’ – Written by: Chris Smith and Greg James Illustrated by: Erica Salcedo
  • ‘The Case of the Drowned Pearl’ – Written by: Robin Stevens
  • ‘Alex Rider Undercover: The Classified Files’ – Written by: Anthony Horowitz
  • ‘My Awesome Guide to Getting Good At Stuff’ – Written by: Matthew Syed Illustrated by: Toby Triumph

Plus many more including my favourite ‘Dog Man’ by Dav Pilkey

Mr N Smith

School Librarian

 

ATTENTION S5 STUDENTS

“SCIENCE INSIGHTS” 2020 – WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT S5 PUPILSMONDAY 27 TO FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020

“Science Insights” is an exciting work experience programme from the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Created for current S5 secondary school students (who are returning to school for S6), successful applicants will spend five days (Monday 27 to Friday 31 July inclusive) following a varied programme of activities on four different University of Edinburgh campuses, designed to give a real insight into research and work in biological, biomedical and animal sciences. To apply for a place, speak to Mr Saffhill.

Note that the closing date for applications is Monday 27 April and places will be assigned on the basis of the applications received as well as Widening Participation criteria – NOT on a “first come, first served” basis – by Friday 8 May.

Mr Saffhill

 

GEOSCIENCES PLANET EARTH DISTINGUISHED LECTURE.

WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2020

The School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh has an established annual ‘Planet Earth Distinguished Lecture Series’ where an internationally renowned scientist is invited to Edinburgh.  This year Prof Penny Holliday from the National Oceanography Centre will be delivering a public lecture on Wednesday 18

March 2020 at an evening reception at Dynamic Earth from 18:00 – 22:00.  The event will be of interest to pupils studying geography, computer science, biology, chemistry or physics.  To register, pupils should speak to Mr Saffhill. Please note that as this is an evening event, we recommend that younger pupils are accompanied by an adult.

Mr Saffhill

 

EDINBURGH COLLEGE

Music Business & Sound Production
HOW TO GET AHEAD IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
 
Join us for a day focusing on all aspects of the music industry.  Aimed at those interested in studying for a career in the music industry, this event covers a range of activities.

 

These include:

  • Learning about recording and live sound
  • Learning how to create artwork and promotional material for a band/artist
  • Learning about all the different roles and potential careers in the music industry
  • Information about NC/HNC/HND Music Business
  • Information about NC/HNC/HND Sound Production

 

Friday 27th March 2020 1p.m. – 4p.m.

Milton Road Campus EH15 2PP

R.S.V.P. paul.turnbull@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Ms McLennan

 

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