4th-5th Years – Mexico Trip 2019

If you are interested in finding out about the school trip to Mexico in summer 2019, there will be an information evening for pupils and parents next Wednesday (22nd) from 6-7.30pm in the staff room. The trip involves 1 week living and working in the largest contiguous area of rainforest outside of the Amazon, and 1 week at a Marine research site, at a location called the bay of turtles (for obvious reasons…). You’ll have had the opportunity to work alongside scientists from all over the world, experience a new, unfamiliar culture, practice or learn some Spanish, pick up new skills like SCUBA diving, and rise to real challenges.

There are further details, and a short video available at the following link: http://opwall.com/sixth-form-high-school/locations/mexico-school-expeditions/

The trip is not only open to biology students, but anyone with an interest in geography, language, politics, history, culture, art, physical activity, etc……

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Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions

Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on

Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues These Support and Information Sessions are for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. Each monthly session has a different topic focus. There is also an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to attend any of the sessions.

 

The next Parent and Carer Support and Information sessions are on-

Obsessive Thoughts and Compulsive Behaviours- Delivered by CAMHS professionals, this session will aim to help increase parent and carers’ understanding about obsessive thoughts and repetitive or compulsive behaviours young people may display and explore different support strategies.

Tuesday 21st November, 6.30-8.30pm, The Wellbeing Works Campus,

Duddingston Yards, Edinburgh, EH15 3NT (Free parking is available at

the venue)

Suicide Awareness- It can be worrying for parents when their teenagers’ mood is often low and they say things like “I just don’t want to be here”. This session, delivered by CAMHS professionals, will explore ways to support young people with these thoughts and help to understand and manage risk with young people who have had suicidal thoughts or attempts.

 

Tuesday 28th November, 6.30-8.30pm, The Wellbeing Works Campus,

Duddingston Yards, Edinburgh, EH15 3NT (Free parking is available at the venue) Please ask parents and carers to let me know if they would like to attend any of the sessions.

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