Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project

family fun poster

We are Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project, a volunteering group from the University of Edinburgh. Most of us are archaeology students, and we visit primary schools around Edinburgh teaching children about archaeology with games and activities.

 On February 10th we are holding a day of archaeology-fun for children and families alike at Summerhall. The event will take place from 11 am til 4 pm, and is completely free.

Please see the attached is a poster with all the necessary information.

Best wishes,

Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project

Message from Miss Power about the 1 in5 Child Poverty Group

These are 2 photos of children who are working with me on the 1 in 5 Child Poverty Group.  Here is what we have been doing –

The group have met 3 times now.  We have looked at what child poverty is and the statistics of child poverty in Edinburgh.   Nine children from P4 – P7 are part of this group.  We have looked at the “top costs” that families face sending their children to school and we understand that some families find this challenging because they are living on a reduced budget and income.

In these photos we are looking at the top costs and the problems children and families may experience in schools.  The top costs are: school uniform, transport, food, after school activities, books and stationery, trips and events in school.

In our next workshop we’re going to look at solutions and ways that schools can help all pupils to participate and ways that costs can be reduced.  The group have had excellent ideas so far and the discussions have been very interesting and insightful!

Miss Power

Read, Write, Count

Message from Scottish Book Trust – Feedback from Parents

In autumn 2017, you received Read, Write, Count bags to gift to all P2 and P3 pupils in your school.

As the Read, Write, Count bags aim to support family learning, we are gathering feedback from parents and carers of children in P2 and P3. If you have a school website, newsletter or social media account which could be used to share our parent survey, we would really appreciate your help in publicising it. This will ensure that our evaluation represents the views of parents across the country and help us to meet their needs in future.

The survey for parents can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ReadWriteCount17

All parents who fill in this survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a personal Read, Write, Count goodie bag filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.

The deadline for completing both surveys is Tuesday 27 February.

If you have any queries about Read Write Count or our evaluation, please contact me on Sarah.Mallon@scottishbooktrust.com or 0131 524 0174.

Seasons for Growth



This was the 2nd session of Seasons for Growth. We went outside to explore and look at how things change around us in nature and in our environment. We are in the season of Winter and have seen lots of changes this week with the snow coming and going. We noticed some signs of new life and things beginning to grow in the earth and soil. In our group we spoke about how we have changed from when we were babies until today and we looked at and shared our photos of us as babies then a more recent one and we guessed who everybody in the group was. This task helped us to think about changes we have experienced since we were young and that change happens to us all.


Miss Power & Mrs Yeoman