School Camp

News just in from the Primary 7’s at Benmore

“We have all arrived safely at Benmore.  The children are really happy in their dorms and are quickly settling into their routines.  Many of them showed great perseverance in making their beds and helping their dorm mates too.  They are helping to keep the place spick and span, but the highlight of their day is the cooked breakfast and cake at 5pm!  All the children are a credit to the parents and our school; showing lovely manners, helping one another and taking part enthusiastically in all tasks.  It’s only Tuesday and we are all excited about the activities to come- photos to follow!”

If you would like to find out more, please visit the school camp page on the website.

Underwater Expedition

Inspired by Jacques Cousteau, ‘Finding Nemo’ and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet pupils from Ferryhill Primary School have embarked on their own subsea adventure.

Their primary 5 pupils set their imagination loose on encounters with dolphins, wild swimming and wreck diving and created a set of striking semi-abstract collages.

The exhibition will run until the 1st of February 2020 and can be viewed during regular library opening hours.

Winter Windows Competition

The Department of Art and Design is delighted to announce that Ferryhill Primary School has a winner.

The jury of the Winter Windows Competition, a partnership between Edinburgh’s Christmas and the City of Edinburgh Council, selected Mahiya’s design of a ‘Fox in a Festive City’ from 255 submissions from school all over Edinburgh.  

Mahiya was invited to the winners’ reception at the City Chambers and received a certificate from the Honourable Lord Provost himself. The judges were so impressed that, in addition, she received a special commendation from the Arts & Creative Learning team, who singled out her design out for the strong layout and use of colour.

Lorna MacDonald, the Principal Officer for Arts and Creative Learning at City of Edinburgh said

 “The little urban fox and his wee footprints in the snow clinched it for me – really gorgeous and it looks stunning enlarged and lit up.”

Mahiya’s design is on display in West Parliament Square, just outside the registrar’s office at the City Chambers. If you happen to be in the Old Town over Christmas, please go and see it.

Tinderbox Hub

Tinderbox runs a free music hub for young people near you. The hub is on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm. It is free to attend and open to children and young people aged 10 – 18 from complete beginners to experienced young musicians. Everyone is welcome.

Our next term of weekly hubs will run from Tuesday 22nd October till Tuesday 17th December. To find out more information about this event please click here.