Cost of the School Day Training

As you know your school has been allocated funding to reduce the Cost of the School day. We have been working with the children to identify the various costs incurred with attending school, from getting dressed in the morning, eating at school and getting involved in activities after school. We have been lucky enough to secure training from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) that is aimed at parents/guardians and teaching staff. The training will cover how to identify where costs are affecting low income families and simple actions Parent Councils and schools could take to help poverty-proof the school day. The CPAG have provided a really handy toolkit which will give you a bit more information: Cost of the School Day Toolkit<>

There are 2 free training sessions planned (same content at both sessions), Monday 19th February, 6-8pm at Dalkeith Arts Centre and Wednesday 21st February, 6-8pm at Mayfield Library. Everyone is welcome at either of the sessions but we would encourage you to book a place so we have an idea of numbers:

Dalkeith Monday –

Mayfield – Wednesday

Any questions please get in touch – thanks, Catherine.

Catherine Duns | Communities Officer | T. 0131 270 5769 |

Woodburn Family Learning

Wednesdays, 3.30—4.30pm

Starting Wednesday 28th February


This free programme is aimed at

children attending Woodburn Nursery and

Primary School and their families.  This is an

opportunity for families to  learn together and take part in a variety of  activities, including arts & crafts, cooking  and science-type activities.

During the sessions we will learn a number of different skills using

seasonal themes as well as the eco values that the children follow in school.


Please click on the link below for more information.

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Adoption UK Scotland Midlothian Support Group

Adoption UK are setting up a support group for all Midlothian based Adoptive parents. Initially they have set up a Facebook group but hope to organise family events, regular coffee mornings and also try to provide an advocate service for adoptive parents when attending school meetings if they would find this useful.

The link for the group is –

If any parents have questions, they can contact Lorna via email