Lifelong Learning and Employability: Summer programme for adults and families.

Lifelong Learning and EmployabilitySummer programme for adults and families.

Welcome to the Midlothian Council Lifelong Learning and Employability summer programme for adults and families.  We are offering a wide range of short programmes. They stand alone but many of them are tasters for courses you and your family can do starting in September.  These sessions are for anyone living in Midlothian.

We know that for many people the summer is a really busy time. If you find something in here that you are really interested in, but cannot make our sessions, please let us know on the form and we will keep in touch when we have a date for a similar programme.

Please see attached link for more information.

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Bug Busting


We would encourage you to check your child’s hair for lice regularly and treat as required. Please also see some helpful information from the NHS on the links below:




life cycle of a HL

Treatments are provided free of charge (for some) on the Minor Ailments Scheme in your local Pharmacy or on GP prescription.

Please also contact our school nurse for further advice.

Our Visible Learning Market Place 10/06/2016

Thank you to everyone who supported our ‘Visible Learning’ Market Place this morning. Was so nice to see such a buzz about our children’s learning. If you didn’t make it along this morning you will get some information home in your child’s school bag.

Link to the Parents Booklet:Visible-Learning-Parents-Booklet

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***Good News Story*** Donations received for our gardening projects.

As some of you will be aware we have been seeking donations to allow us to start a gardening club within the school. One of our mum’s Laura Diamond has been busy contacting local and national companies in order to seek donations of tools, seeds and other gardening equipment.

We are delighted to share the news with you that Laura’s hard work has paid off. We have received the following:

-Tesco Hardengreen – tools, seeds and compost.

-B&Q fort Kinnaird –£70 of plants and tools.

-Marshalls, Grow wild, RHS, Suttons, Heinz & Seed parade All donated Packets of Seeds.

-Toni Abram ( donated 500 sunflower seeds.

Dobbies garden world – an amazing £500 to spend on our sensory garden for the nursery.

This is an amazing achievement and we wish to thank Laura for her efforts. Please look out for opportunities to get involved, we will also be at the school fair with some ideas to get you started.


A HUGE Thank You to Dobbies.


Woodburn Primary School Summer Fair 2016

Summer Fair poster 2016

Join us for the




****Bouncy Castle Extravaganza****

£5 per child for unlimited bouncing fun on 5 different bouncy castles

Bouncy Castles by The Bouncy Castle Man

Bottle Stall                 Lucky Dips              Football Tournament (P1-P7)

Little Ruggers (2-4Yrs)  Come and try with Dalkeith Rugby Club (P1-P7)

Children & Adult Tombola      Cake, Candy & Treats          Glitter Tattoos

Guess the Bears Birthday    Plant Stall & launch of Gardening Club          Police

Face Painting    Fire Brigade   Beat the Goalie    Hook the Duck & Tin Can Alley

Car Boot Sale – 10 spaces available, £10 a car, bring own table


Tea, Coffees, Bacon Rolls, Juice, Biscuits & Luca’s Ice Cream

Joining us will be

A&R Cards   * Sarah Catherine Designs   * Believe to Achieve  *  Ingingerness

The Chutney Man  *  Love Drama

From Monday 30th May 2016

Guess the Bear’s Birthday

P7’s will be visiting each class for children to guess the Penguins Birthday 20p per guess 


Your chance to win some amazing prizes



Children will have the chance to buy Raffle Tickets on

Wednesday 1st June 9am until 9.30am

Raffle Tickets £1 a Strip


Raffle Prizes to be won:

1 Free Place at Love Drama’s Summer Extravaganza
Family Pass to Odeon Cinema
2 Jump Passes for Ryze
1 Pass to Adventure Golf Island
Family Pass to National Mining Museum Scotland
Family Membership for National Trust for Scotland
Bouncy Castle Hire
Family Day Pass to Scottish Seabird Centre
1/2 Hour Massage with Viv Aitken
Family Pass to Camera Obscurer & World of Illusions
5 Swimming Lessons with Aquatic Learning
Family Ticket, 2 Adults & 2 Children to Knockhill Racing Circuit
Clown Around
Family Swimming at Newbattle Swimming Pool
Child place at a 2 Hour Workshop at Jupiter Artland
Ceramic Experience – TBC
Family Voucher for Dynamic Earth
Free Dance Classes ‘At Dance’
Voucher Saltire Soccer & Softplan
Family Ticket to Butterfly & Insect World
Voucher Edinburgh Climbing Centre


Midlothian Council Update: School estate inspections

Published on 14 April 2016

As we stated on Monday, as well as ongoing routine surveys of our school estate, further inspections began in March 2016.

No major structural issues identified

This was in response to the situation in Edinburgh where, you will be aware, structural defects have been identified in some buildings.

Our inspections are now complete and no major structural issues have been identified. As would be anticipated, routine maintenance repairs were highlighted and these will be carried out as quickly as possible.

Further selective tests for re-assurance

In light of the further information coming from the Edinburgh schools situation, a phase of selective tests and surveys will take place in the coming weeks in some of our buildings to provide further re-assurance. These findings will also be shared with you.

The safety of our pupils, staff and building users are our highest priority.

If anyone has any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact:

Midlothian Council: Statement regarding our school buildings

Published on 11 April 2016

We anticipate that parents, carers and local residents will be aware that some Edinburgh schools are currently closed while structural investigations are carried out.

We confirm that none of our school buildings were built by the same contractor responsible for the Edinburgh PPI schools in question and we would like to take the opportunity to stress our continued commitment to ensuring the safety of everyone using school buildings in Midlothian.

Maintenance building inspections of all our schools are carried out on an ongoing basis.  A full survey of our school estate was completed after the tragic incident at Liberton High School in Edinburgh.  No structural issues were identified.  We have had two independent condition surveys carried out at our PPP1 schools (Dalkeith Schools Community Campus) in the last three years and annual independent condition surveys are carried out at our PPP2 schools (8 primary schools).  In addition to this, Midlothian Council and PPP Facilities Management staff have an ongoing monitoring regime in place to ensure that any defects are identified and addressed. This includes inspections and monthly meetings with senior school staff and our PPP contractors.

Further inspections of our own estate also started in March 2016, in response to the situation in Edinburgh, and are due to finish on Tuesday 12 April.  A formal process is in place which allows immediate repairs to a school building, including isolating the area if there are health and safety concerns.

The safety of our pupils, staff and building users are our highest priority and if anyone has any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact: