Scotrail’s Community Grants Fund
The ScotRail Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £2,000 to grass roots community groups and charities in Scotland.
Your PTA or parents’ group might qualify as long as there is a wider benefit. Applicants should read the guidelines before making an online application.
Applications must fit within at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for funding:
• Promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing
• Targeting improvements in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in primary schools
• Improving the community’s environmental impact at a local level, encourage recycling or upcycling, or run environmental information or outreach programmes.
The next deadline for applications is 30 September 2016.
Contact: Foundation Scotland, Tel: 0131 524 0340 [ e-mail | website
The following materials will be of interest to anyone who would like to explore connections between numeracy/mathematics and the world of work. It includes an interactive financial education resource, Money Talks, an article on how mathematics is used in the workplace from the Mathematics Association of America and Citizen Maths, a site for people who want to become more confident in using maths at work and in life. There are also links to the National Numeracy and Mathematics Hub, a virtual learning environment for all practitioners and a copy of the latest Numeracy and Mathematics Resource Guide.
Please find attached up to date food education news that may be of interest to you .
Food Health news SEPTEMBER 2016
Got good news to share around food education?
Join our #foodedfriday campaign. Share your stories and pictures on a Friday linking in with @EducationScot and any of your business partners.
Join our **NEW** Health & Wellbeing Yammer on Glow group to discuss food education and other HWB organisers. It couldn’t be easier to join in the conversation.
- Download YAMMER onto your mobile device.
- Login using your Glow username and password.
- Join the National Health & Wellbeing Community
- Follow this easy guide to navigate around the conversation and share learning with national colleagues.
The Eatwell Guide
Food Standards Scotland has produced an information leaflet for teachers on the Eatwell Guide which includes an update about the NEW healthy eating guide, its key messaging, the changes made, whole school approaches as well as suggestions for classroom activities and links to further information and free classroom materials.
It has been sent to the Head Teacher/Head of Health & Wellbeing in all schools in Scotland to arrive on Wednesday 17th August or Thursday 18th August. The leaflet will be accompanied by a A1 poster of the Eatwell Guide.
Further information on the Eatwell Guide and other education resources can be found on our website www.foodstandards.gov.scot/the-eatwell-guide or by contacting Resources@fss.scot
Sustrans / Go safe Scotland have produced a series of 11 short films to support school travel planning.
The resource called ‘Healthier Routes’ be found on the GLOW launch pad.
It is aimed at 2nd level pupils and will compliment the work of Junior Road Safety Officers.
A helpful teacher’s guide is also avaiable to support the film resource.
The on demand service from Glow TV, Watch Again, has recently undergone a redesign. All the recordings are still available but finding them should now be quicker and easier.
Why not have a look at the new look blog and find the events that you may have missed or ones that are of interest to you and your class? Glow TV – Watch Again.
The live and interactive events can be found on the Glow TV schedule .
This new guide developed by teachers and businesses together with the Royal Society in response to its call for closer collaboration between education, industry and academia. It aims to provide support school or college-employer partnerships mainly through the lens of STEM. The guide sets out 5 simple steps for companies planning to engage with education or extend their educational partnerships along side a number of case studies that highlight key features of a successful, mutually beneficial educational scheme.
You can access the ‘Making education your business’ guide here.
Save the Children are looking for two schools to take part in a resilience project that aims to strengthen children’s understanding of emergencies and the actions they can take to prepare themselves, their families and their communities. Click here for more information on the project . It is aimed at children aged 9 – 11 and participating schools will be given a £1000 budget.
You can also contact Graham Clark, Programmes Manager email@example.com for more information.
Our climate is changing and communities across Scotland are becoming increasingly affected by extreme weather events and flooding which can block roads, destroy homes and lead to loss of power for thousands of people.
Ensure the children and young people in your class know what to do if there is severe weather, utility failure, flooding or pandemics by reading this hot off the press Community Resilience and Curriculum for Excellence flyer!
Community resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Discover ways to link learning to Scotland’s change in climate and how to embed community resilience within learning across different curriculum areas.
If you are already doing work in this area or are interested in finding out more, contact Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk
Scottish local authorities, schools and partner organisations can request multiple hard copies of this guide for distribution to school clusters and networks. Remember to include a postal address and state how many copies you wish to receive.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for us last month, when resilience professionals and education colleagues met to discuss how they could work together, to ensure our children and young people would be best prepared for the challenges they may face in the 21st Century as a result of a change in Scotland’s climate. To find out what was discussed, click here Conference Report May 2016. To have your say in future work we do, come along to our next networking event, to be held in Glasgow on Monday 31st October. Email Eilidh.Soussi@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk for more information or if you would like to showcase work your school, class or organisation are doing in this area. We look forward to hearing from you!