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Midlothian Schools’ Email Services

EmailThere are several email services available to pupils and staff….

Community    http://mail.community.mgfl.net
This is a mail service for community groups, parent councils and also some curricular groups within schools. It is available in school and also in the community.

Corporate Staff   https://mail.midlothian.gov.uk
Staff that work with schools but are based centrally within Midlothian are on the corporate mail system. It is available in school and also in the community.

School Staff   https://mail.mgfl.net
Staff working in schools have access to the Schools’ Mail Service. It is available in school, across the internet but not on the Midlothian corporate network.

Student Mail   https://webmail.glowscotland.org.uk
All pupils in Midlothian from P1 have an email address and access to the GlowMail system. All pupils need to log into Glow before accessing GlowMail.

Please note that the above systems are considered secure and any attempts to gain access illegally to these mail systems will be referred to the appropriate authorities.

New Home for Athena


Athena, the landing page on the schools’ portal will be changing in the coming weeks to give us a more stable service. The new version is being built here.

Midlothian Science Festival

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The Midlothian Science Festival is back from Saturday 4th October until Sunday 19th October.  There are events for adults, children and families.  Click here for full details.

Clicker Seminars

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Tuesday 9th Sept 2014 Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh

Thursday 11th September 2014 Maitland House Hotel, Haddington

Both run from  8.15am to 10:00am Click here for full details.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014


There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. More than 800 authors apear in over 700 events each year including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.  Click here to visit the site

Graham Donaldson Visits Midlothian Schools


On Monday 19th August Professor Graham Donaldson visited Midlothian and presented in Penicuik HS, Lasswade HS and Newbattle HS. Over 800 teachers were able to attend.  Please find attached his presentation on powerpoint.


Recent article from University of Glasgow

World War I


On 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. People in Britain opened their newspapers the next morning and found out war had begun.

It became known as The Great War because it affected people all over the world and was the biggest war anyone had ever known. The war was fought between two powerful groups.  Click here to access resources on the BBC website.

From Concrete 2 Cookers


fromconcrete2cookers is an exciting and timely game which encourages children to explore their school environment and spot ways of reducing the school’s carbon emissions. The players will make decisions based on knowledge gained in the course of the game and their available budget, which increases as they answer questions correctly.   The game is aimed at CfE levels 2 and 3, helps address experiences and outcomes in Science, Technologies and Social Studies, and was developed in conjunction with Heriot Read more…

Midlothian Primary 7 Choir


Click here to watch a video of the  Primary 7 Choir rehearsing for the Midlothian Festival of Music

Game on Scotland- Glow Meets

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Join ‘Game on Scotland’ for a series of 19 exciting montly Glow meets running throughout the academic year 2013/14. The themed sessions are being broadcast live for all Glow users and will provide a wide variety of stimulating opportunities to engage with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Click here for more information.

Mauricewood perform ‘The Tempest’

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On the 19th November, P6R from Mauricewood Primary took part in a performance at the Church Hill Theatre as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. They were the only school in Midlothian to take part.

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival – 1000 schools took part this year in theatres across the UK.    Mauricewood performed The Tempest to a sell-out crowd – the children were actors, stage managers, musicians, light and sound technicians Read more…