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Welcome to the LEAPS Volunteer Notice Board! Here you will find details of events for LEAPS student volunteers.

If there are any events that you would like to take part in, please email Claire or Joanne at leapsvolunteers@ed.ac.uk to let us know which ones you would like to sign up for and if you require transport. We will then add your name to the event listing, send you a confirmation email and we’ll be in touch again nearer the time just to re-confirm arrangements.

Fri 16 Nov, S5, Liberton HS, 8.30-9.30

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 7.50am  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 10.00am.  

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you live near the school and/or near the school and/or would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 8.20am. The school address is: Liberton High School, Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT.

Volunteers needed: 
6-8 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Hansa H
Becky G
Georga M (making own way there and back )
Robert F
Anna L
Kirsty M (making own way there and back)
Iona W

Mon 19 Nov, S4, Armadale Academy, 11.30-12.30

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 10.30am. You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 1.20pm.  A pick up/drop off may also be available from Heriot Watt University as its on route to the school. If you are interesed in this option please ask about this when you email is.

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you live in West Lothian and/or would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 11.20am. The school address is: Armadale Academy, West Main Street, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3LY.

Volunteers needed: 
6 Volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Lyn P (making own way there and back)
Robert F
Daisy W
Anis A
Thomas (making own way there, needs lift back)

Mon 19 Nov, S4, St Davids RCHS, 14.40-15.30

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 1.50pm.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 4.10pm

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you live in Dalkeith or near the school and/or would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 2.30pm.  The school address is: St Davids RC High School, 1 Cousland Rd, Dalkeith, EH22 2PS.

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Rachael F
Daisy W
Anna L
Zhengyuan Z

Tues 20 Nov, S4, Alloa Academy, 10.45-12.25

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 9.10am.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 1.50pm.  A pick up/drop off may also be available from Stirling University as it is near the school. If you are interesed in this option please ask about this when you email us.

Please note this is a double S4 workshop and will involve volunteers being involved in one workshop from 10.45-11.35 followed by second worshop from 11.35-12.25pm. LEAPS transport will leave the school after the second workshop back to Edinburgh (and Stirling University if applicable). However volunteers who are making their own way to the school have the choice of just coming for the first workshop, for the second workshop or both workshops. Please let us know when you sign up if you plan to do this.

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Rosie B
Stacey K ( lift from Stirling Uni )

Wed 21 Nov, S4, Grangemouth HS, 12.15-14.40 - NEW!

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 11.05am.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 3.40pm

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Rosie B
Chloe H
Federik M

Thurs 22 Nov, Teaching Information Session, 6-7.45pm - SIGN UP NOW!

Where and when: Thursday 22 November, 6.00-7.45pm - University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, David Hume Tower, room LG 06

Aimed at: Any registered LEAPS volunteers are welcome to attend. The event is aimed at both those volunteers who are in their final year and thinking of applying for a postgraduate teaching course this year but equally those volunteers who are just contemplating teaching as one of the possible options after graduation. At LEAPS, we try to run this type of event as a small token of our thanks for all of your hard work in volunteering with us! 

Fri 23 Nov, S4, Craigroyston CHS, 9.30-10.20 - NEW!

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 8.40am.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 11am.  

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you live near the school or would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 9.20am. The school address is: Craigroyston Community High School, 67 Pennywell Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 4NL

Volunteers needed: 
5-8 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Catriona C

Wed 28 Nov, S5, Alloa Academy, 10.45-11.35

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 9.10am.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 12.50pm.  A pick up/drop off may also be available from Stirling University as it is near the school. If you are interesed in this option please ask about this when you email us.

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you live in Stirling or near the school and/or would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 10.35am. The school address is: Alloa Academy, Bowhouse Road, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1DN.

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Amy C (making own way there and back)
Melita J
Tara G
Ruixin Z

Wed 28 Nov, S5, Eyemouth HS, 14.05-14.55

Times for LEAPS transport: Please be at the meeting point (listed below) at the University of Edinburgh for 12.30pm.  You will be dropped back there after the workshop around 4.20pm.  A pick up/drop off may also be available from Queen Maragret University as it is near the school. If you are interesed in this option please ask about this when you email us.

Prefer to make your own way to the school ?  If you live in the Eyemouth area and/or would rather make your own way there we will meet you at the school reception at 1.55pm. The school address is: Eyemouth High School, Gunsgreenhill, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5LZ.

Volunteers needed: 
6 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Nuala B
Thomas E
Sophie G

Fri 30 Nov, S3 at Edin Uni, 9-12

Start time:  Please make your own way to the 'host' room at Edinburgh University (listed below) for 9.00am where you will have a short briefing before the school (Wester Hailes Education Centre) arrives. You will work with small groups of pupils and much of your time will be spend out and about on campus (please wrap up warm!). You will assist your group gather key information about different topics connected to university and student life. You will also assist the group to record short film clips and prepare a short presentation on their findings.

Volunteers needed: 
5-10 volunteers required
Signed up so far: 
Katherine B
Lyndsey M
Chris F
Amy C
Ziheng W
Daisy W
Kirsty M
Zhengyuan Z
Saira R