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Young Carers

Young Carers

Your child could be a Young Carer without you even realising.

Am I a Young Carer?

If you are a young person, aged between 8 and 18, who helps to look after your mum, dad, brother, sister or grandparent, who needs your help due to disability, illness, frailty or addiction – you’re a young carer.

All young carers roles are different, for example, you might provide help with practical household tasks or emotional support. Being a young carer might mean that you don’t have time to spend with your friends or enjoy family time, for example, going on day trips.

What Support is Available?

Depending on individual need, the Carers Centre provides the following types of support for young carers aged 8 – 18 in Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire:

Group Support
A range of monthly groups, which give young carers a break from their caring role for a short period of time and the opportunity to meet other young carers of a similar age who can understand how they feel.

We offer many different activities at the groups such as sports and games, and arts and crafts, which are often delivered by outside facilitators.

The groups aim to enable young carers to have fun, enjoy themselves, and experience opportunities similar to their peers.

If you would like more information please contact Mrs McAlpine. One of her roles in Craigbank is to support Young Carers.

Primary 1 Enrolment 2021-2022

Primary 1 Enrolment 2021-2022
Please complete the form below to enrol your child into primary one at Craigbank Primary School. This form will allow for data to be collected for children intending starting primary one at Craigbank Primary School in August 2021. Please complete and return as soon as possible and we will be in touch in the near future to share information about the school, transition and to complete a full enrolment pack. Please complete and submit by 01/02/21.
If you have any questions please contact the school.



Important Update – School Closure

Dear Families,

Please find below a communication from Education Services regarding the school closure. As you will note, Mrs Haldane is returning tomorrow, which I am sure will be most welcome. I will pass on any relevant information and communications.

It has been a pleasure working with Craigbank staff and meeting some of the families. I wish you all a safe and happy festive season.

Kind regards,

Veronica Cully, Headteacher, Strathdevon Primary

Parent Letter Craigbank 201215

WOW- Scotland’s Walk of Fame Competition

At Craigbank we want to promote sustainable, healthy travel choices for all our learners. We take part in a national initiative to encourage greener modes of travel amongst all learners.

Walking to school has many health benefits and it keeps our pupils safer by cutting down on the amount of road traffic, and pollution,  around school.

This week is the start of the Living Streets Scotland’s Walk of Fame Competition. Every day all class will log how they got to school e.g walk, scoot, cycle, park and stride, taxi , bus or other.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing Craigbank on the leaderboard if we all try to choose a active mode of travel to school.

Information about entering the school – August 2021

Please find attached short clips from each teacher to show you how your child will enter the playground and school.

See you tomorrow morning.

Primary – Miss McLemon and Miss Russell
Primary 2A – Mrs Reynolds
Primary 2B – Mr Munn
Primary 3 – Mrs Krievs
Primary 3/4 – Miss Fraser
Primary 4 – Miss Smith
Primary 5 – Mrs Lindsay
Primary 5/6 – Ms MacKechnie


Primary 6 – Mr Anderson
Primary 7 – Mrs Knox and Mr Guidice