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CSGN LAUNCH INAUGURAL YOUNG PERSON TRAVEL GRANT

Young people (have to be at least 18 on 1st April 2018) in Edinburgh invited to apply. 

The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of similar projects in Central Scotland.

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched its inaugural Travel Grant to fund three young people to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt. Young people residing in the CSGN area, including those in Edinburgh, are invited to apply.

The initiative – to mark Year of Young People – is focused on harnessing the insight and enthusiasm of young people across the globe and finding out more about how they can influence a range of key issues from environmental and climate change through to encouraging active travel.

CSGN is focused on transforming Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality and Chief Executive, Simon Rennie, explained the role the travel grant would play.

He said: “This is an exciting opportunity for a group of young people to support the development and delivery of the green network across Central Scotland by learning from thought provoking initiatives around the world.

“This could be exploring different ways to raise awareness and engage young people about the importance of green infrastructure or looking at ways they can be directly involved in encouraging cycling and walking or in food growing initiatives.”

The CSGN Young Persons Travel Grant 2018 is open to young people* under the age of 26 and up to three successful applicants will each be awarded up to £1,000 (£500 if visiting an initiative in the UK) for a trip during 2018.

In order to apply, prospective globetrotters are required to produce an original, researched and achievable proposal which outlines their proposed study trip which could be to anywhere in the world.

The grants will be awarded at the 2018 CSGN Forum on 14th June 2018 at Glasgow Caledonian University which is focusing on ‘children, young people + green space = a healthy equation’.

To apply visit www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/travelgrant and submit a completed application to funding@csgnt.org.uk by midnight on 1st April 2018.

Travel – CSGN launch Inspirational Travel Bursary – 11th January 2018 – Edinburgh

 

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More Young Enterprise success

Our 3 Young Enterprise teams took part in a NATIONAL Young Enterprise competition to find the best logo out of all the YE companies operating in the UK.

Our Calidi Mugs team was over the moon to be placed second in this competition with their fabulous logo!

Well done to the team for a super piece of design – see below…

Congratulations to the team:

Emma Boyle

Lauren Flint

Asha Mullen

Jade Ward

Connor Preston

Katie Wickstead

Murray Fisher

Dylan Tillbrook

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Edinburgh Foodbank Project

Thank you to all those that contributed to our food bank collection and to Emily Farrell and the other Senior Students who helped organise the collection.

In addition PiP added the left over items from the Christmas Fayre Tombola Stall.

Merry Christmas Everyone

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December 2017 Newsletter

The December 2017 Newsletter has been published and cam be found on the school website under Information – Newsletters.

December Newsletter 2017

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Day Fifteen – #bksntjst4Xmas

Welcome to our #bksntjst4Xmas advent calendar! The fifteenth text is….’A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness. Search out the extract and tweet us your thoughts.

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Day Fourteen – #bksntjst4Xmas

Welcome to our #bksntjst4Xmas advent calendar! The fourteenth text is… ‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven’ by Mitch Albom. Search out the extract and tweet us your thoughts.

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Day Thirteen – #bksntjst4Xmas

Welcome to our #bksntjst4Xmas advent calendar!  The thirteenth text is….an article by sports columnist, Susan Egelstaff.  Search out the extract and tweet us your thoughts.

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Day Twelve – #bksntjst4Xmas

Welcome to our #bksntjst4Xmas advent calendar! The twelfth text is… ‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Search out the extract and tweet us your thoughts.

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Reminder – Early Closure Friday 22nd December – 12 noon

Reminder that CCHS closes at 12 noon on Friday 22nd December. Please let us know by 18th Dec. if you need your child to stay in school til 12.35pm.

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Day Eleven – #bksntjst4Xmas

Welcome to our #bksntjst4Xmas advent calendar!  The eleventh text is…’Mud, Sweat and Tears’ by Bear Grylls.  Search out the extract and tweet us your thoughts.

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