Multi-Sports Camp in October Holiday

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Please click Multi-sports Camp for information and a booking form for the Edinburgh Council Multi-sports activities available for children in the October break.

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Edinburgh Youth Music festival

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This weekend marks the second annual Edinburgh Youth Music Festival, which will be held at The South Bridge Centre on Infirmary Street, on Saturday, 12 September from 12 – 5pm.

Edinburgh Youth Music Festival is a celebration of youth music in Scotland’s capital with live music, workshops and activities. It is a great opportunity find out what’s going on for young people in the city and it’s all FREE!

There will be a host of workshops for children and young people aged from 5 – 25 to try their hand at

•             samba drumming with Leith based samba band Pulse of the Place (9 – 18 yrs)
•             song-writing workshops from youth music project Totally Sound (12 – 19 yrs)
•             drop in DJ workshops (13 – 25 yrs)
•             ukulele workshops from the City of Edinburgh Council’s Sounds Like Friday/Saturday project (7 – 12 yrs)
•             talks on careers in the music industry
•             singing workshop with Edinburgh School of Music (12 – 19 yrs)
•             a Frozen sing-a-long! (14 – 25 yrs)
•             and a marketplace with information about youth music projects and opportunities throughout the city.

In addition, the festival is a chance for everyone to see some of Scotland’s freshest young talent perform on stage with bands and musicians covering the full musical range – from hip hop to traditional, from new folk to R ‘n’ B to pop.

For more details on the programme and to sign up to workshops, check out the website at:http://edinburghyouthmusicfestival.org/
You can also like the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/844083382327136/

Survey on Out of School Care

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The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to supporting the development of childcare services including Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs and Holiday Provision across the Authority.  They would like to know which services are used, what parents and carers think about them, and if there is anything that they would like to change.

The Scottish Government has also asked all councils to talk to parents and carers about their experience of using out of school care services so they can be improved.

Parental feedback is very important as it will help to inform how services are planned in the future.

The survey can be completed online here:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ooscs

Or you could print a paper copy, complete it and return it to school:

Survey – English

Survey – Polish

Surveys should be completed by the 27th of May. If you need any more information on the survey or on out of school care in general, please contact: earlyyears@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 2103.