Category Archives: Active Schools

Try Orienteering

Just becasue we are in lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t try new sports.

Orienteering is sort of like a treasure hunt. You go to all the points on a list (controls) and write down a code or take a stamp. You try to do this as quickly as possible.

Here’s video to give you an idea (not lockdown style)

The great news is there are some orienteering courses that have been set up in Edinburgh by ESOC (Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club) and can be used during lockdown. ESOC are a charity so please consider a donation if you use the course.

They aren’t super close to Dalry but if you don’t mind a walk or have a car you could use them for excercise. Don’t use public transport to get there during lockdown.

Remember to not touch the control posts as you go around. Just copy the codes down with a pen. And don’t forget to time yourself.

You can post your best times to Mr D or the School on twitter.

Here are the control lists and maps for each course.

Free Tickets to The Women’s Scottish Cup Final At Tynecastle

The SSE Scottish Women’s Cup is coming to Edinburgh on Sunday 24th of November. The final is between Glasgow City and Hibernian at Tynecastle Park for a 16:10 KO.

Active Schools and the event organisers, Scottish Women’s Football (SWF), are offering free tickets to all schools within Edinburgh. Under 12’s go free already, so this a great chance for parents, guardians, and other family members to also come along at no cost.

Later today we will be sending out an email via parentmail with a special code you will be able to use on the website https://scotwomensfootball.com/about/the-sse-scottish-womens-cup/free-tickets/.

SWF has also created unique player cards to showcase some of the star players involved in the event. These will hopefully further inspire our children and be a nice collectable to promote the women’s game. These will be passed out in due course.

 

Football Programme

We have the below message for those interested in the Active schools weekend football programmes locally.

Booking is now open for our August – December block of football programmes, resuming on 16th & 17th August. Please see below for details on the programmes we shall be offering:

 

Mini Kickers ages 3-4

Mini Kickers ages 4-5

Joelle Murray Girls Centre ages 5-8

Joelle Murray Girls Centre ages 9-12

Play : Practice : Progress ages 5-8

Player Development Centre ages 9-12

 

Please visit https://www.joininedinburgh.org/sports/sports-development/ for information and booking, or contact Jack.Beesley@ea.edin.sch.uk for more information.