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Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017.   The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme  stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield.

You can find out if your street is changing to 20mph by checking our interactive map.

The introduction of the new 20mph limit relies on signage and road markings alone.  Existing speed humps or other traffic calming will remain unchanged.  Larger 20mph signs will mark the entrance and exit of a 20mph area where the speed limit changes.  These signs will be supplemented by smaller repeater signs or road markings with speed limit roundels.

While many cities in the UK, Europe and beyond have already brought in 20mph (or 30km), Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland to roll out 20mph limits in this way, with many other areas, including East Lothian, keen to bring in slower speeds.

Slower speeds bring many benefits to places and people. They help to reduce the risk and severity of collisions, encourage people to walk and cycle and spend more time in an area. The project extends 20mph speed limits to approximately 80% of Edinburgh’s streets, while retaining a network of roads at 30mph and 40mph on key arterial routes.

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Further information is also available on the Council’s website at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/edin20mph

Regards

20mph Team

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Extreme Reading at East Craigs!

What a terrific response we have had to the ‘Extreme Reading’ competition! Please watch the photo collage below:

We have a school full of book characters today! Please check the website next week to see photos of our super costumes, as well as footage of the different Book Week activities taking place across the school.

Book Week 2017

Book Week will be taking place at East Craigs next week! Please keep checking the website for updates on the different activities and events taking place.

Calling all ‘Extreme Readers’…! To take part in our Book Week competition, take a photo of yourself reading in a funny or unusual place and email it to the school office, marked ‘FAO Miss Keay’. Hard copies of photos can be given directly to Miss Keay. So far, we have trampolining and cheer leading readers, as well as a spot of reading in the swimming pool!

At East Craigs, we love to read! If you are looking for a new book to read, please watch our ‘recommended reads’ video below:

Internet Safety Day 2017

internet-safety-day-2017Tuesday 7th of February is Internet Safety Day. This is an excellent opportunity for not just pupils but staff and parents also. Below are some useful links of resources to help better inform and assist in keeping children safe on the internet.

Did you know?

  • The legal age to have a social media profile such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. is 13.
  • Online “chatting” does not only apply to apps and social media. Many games consoles allow the use to talk to others, for example Fifa, Mine Craft etc.
  • 25% of young people pretend that they are older than they are to get an online account.
  • 5% of teens have admitted to arranging a secret meeting with someone who they have met online.
  • The recommendation of “screen time” is 2 hours per day.

Below is a powerful video curtesy of the CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme, that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. It is also very thought-provoking for parents also. The suggested teaching age for this video is 8-10 year.

Remember to stay SMART

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