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Macmillan Coffee Morning

The Primary 5/6 class worked hard to organise a Coffee Morning as part of the Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraiser. In addition to a wonderful array of home baking, guests had the opportunity to buy books, guess the height of the cake and guess the teddy bear’s birthday. The children were very well supported by the whole school community, who either baked for the event or came along to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and cake in the hall. Well done to the children for organising such a successful event and raising £384.79 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Measles infection in Lothian

Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.

Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

Symptoms

The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).

This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.

People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.

MMR

The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.

http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/mmr.aspx