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Fun with Paint!

The nursery have been printing with paint. P12 have been looking at symmetry with paint. P567 have been looking at the work of Van Gogh and worked in groups to create abstract ‘Starry Night’ paintings!

 

Highland Council Helpline

The Highland Council has launched a free helpline to give assistance and to collect details of individuals and community groups looking to provide volunteering support during Covid19. The number will be live from 2pm today (Wednesday 25 March)

The single line number – 0300 303 1362 – will connect callers to relevant Council specialist teams and will operate Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. All calls are free.

Callers will be able to get advice on benefits and personal support, education and social care and there will also be advice for businesses who may need help with financial support. Helpline staff will also be signposting callers to other organisations that can provide help and assistance as well as gathering offers from individuals or community groups wishing to volunteer.

The service is operated by council staff and Eden Court volunteers who will be home based. Staffing levels will be kept under review to respond to the demand.

Chief Executive Donna Manson said: “I want to thank everyone involved for all their hard work for getting this helpline up and running in such a short time. As well as Highland Council employees volunteering we are also very grateful for the assistance of Eden Court staff. The Helpline is now in place to help those most in need of assistance, so we are requesting that anyone who can continue to use our on-line forms and resources do so as much as possible.”

The new helpline is just one of several proactive actions the council is taking.  Work to set up a number of Humanitarian Assistance Centres across the Highlands is underway and details are expected to be published in the next 24 hours.

The Council is continuing to co-ordinate all offers of community group support, while the Highland’s 3rd Sector is co-ordinating individual offers of support.  There will be close joint working to maximise the valuable offers of support from community groups and individuals.

Free School Meals Cancelled

See below information from Highland Council following the Governments announcement on lockdown.

Council responds to Government lockdown

UK and Scottish Government’s decision begins a three-week lockdown in order to delay the spread of the Coronavirus,

In light of the UK and Scottish Government’s decision tonight to begin a three-week lockdown in order to delay the spread of the Coronavirus, the Highland Council has taken the decision to cancel the provision of school meals tomorrow. The current format of provision would involve staff and children gathering at school premises and this would go against national advice and directives.

The Council’s Strategic Group will consider the announcement first thing tomorrow morning and the implications this will have for the delivery of essential services and the provision of welfare and humanitarian aid in a way that complies with the Government’s directive and protects life and our NHS services.

More information will be issued once this important step has been discussed with our Local and Regional Resilience Partners.

Letter from Highland Council

You must reply to this email before coming to the school to arrange collection of medication or device.

Please click on the link below to see the letter from Donna Manson CEO of Highland Council.

20.03.20 Ltr to Schools – Coronavirus

If you require to collect any essential medication left at school, or any P6/7 pupils that have yet to take home their chromebook or any family who has absolutely no access to an internet device you can collect from school on Monday 23rd March between 9-12noon.

Please do not attend school if you are showing any covid-19 symptoms.

A member of staff will be at the school during these times only.

Please see the link below for applications for child care if you fall in the category of Key worker.

https://www.highland.gov.uk/keyworkers  you may need to copy and paste link.