Category Archives: Community Links

Care Day 2021

Care Day 2021 is this Friday, 19th February.

Care Day is an international celebration of the Care Experienced community.

To find out more about the activites and how to get involved visit this page.

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

SW Edinburgh Family Support

The SW Support for Families Newsletter Winter 2020 is available on the link below

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Damian Callan Birthday Exhibition

Our art club volunteer, muralist and local artist Damian Callan, will soon be celebrating a big birthday with an exhibition. Many of our children have worked with Damian and so may be particularly interested in attending.

He writes,

(If I haven’t already done so) I would like to let you know about my 60th Birthday Exhibition from 11th – 17th December 2020 at the Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh. I am borrowing around 35 paintings that depict Ruth and the children over the past 25 years. I will also be exhibiting a further 30 new drawings and paintings alongside the ‘retrospective’ selection.

Full details are on this PDF link

Fountainbridge Library is Open

Fountainbridge is one of the 6 libraries in the city that is open at present and they hope to welcome Dalry pupils with their parents and carers.

Library staff are constantly aware of all PPE requirements. Books returned are in quarantine for 3 days.

Opening hours have been revised and are Mon and Wed 1pm-5pm

                                                                            Tues, Fri and Sat 10am-2pm

There are NO fines to pay when you bring books back in at present. To take more you will need to make an appointment either via the library website or by phoning 0131 529 5616.

For nursery families there are rhymes on the library’s Facebook page.

Visit the council webpage for the library at https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory-record/1229181/fountainbridge-library

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If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages

Free Grow Your Own Food Project Packs

A local project called Gorgie Dalry Home Grown is offering families in Dalry and Gorgie free vegetable growing starter kits.

Have a look at the video and information link on how to apply for your pack below to see if you think you would like to try growing your own veg at home. If you do maybe you could send in some pictures about what you have grown.

www.edibleestates.co.uk/homegrown/gorgie-dalry/

A Mine of Information From @NatMiningMuseum

The National Mining Museum (one of our regular holiday fun suggestions) have created a brand  webpage, “Learning at Home with the Mining Museum” .

It has three brand new Resource Packs complete with fact sheets, wellbeing check-in and hands-on activities which can be completed using items you have at home!

Activities focus on STEMSocial StudiesLiteracy, Outdoor Learning and Arts & Crafts. In addition they are offering every child or young person the opportunity to earn their very own, personalised, Mine of Information Certificate from us when they complete any one activity!

So if you are looking for more activities away from the schoolwork coalface why not dig into what they are offering?

 

Our resource pack topics include:

  1. Rocks, Fossils and Energy
  2. Victorian Miners
  3. Coalmine Detectives

All our resources are completely FREE, no sign-up required, and can be downloaded from our website here.

Hearts Community Digital Athletes Online Club

Tanya from the Hearts coding club, which many Dalry children attend, has asked us to share the below info with you about the new club they are setting up online. This is an external club to the council so any enquiries or questions should go to Tanya at Hearts.

 

I wanted to share with you both a brand new online club that we have just launched for young people in primary school aged 8+ to learn about the world of coding and digital from home with support and guidance from our amazing team of mentors. We’re using Google Classrooms to do this and I would like to emphasise that we have worked to make sure this is a safe and secure environment that is monitored by appropriately qualified and checked mentors. More information about our new online clubs can be found in the latest club announcement,

https://www.heartsfc.co.uk/news/article/hearts-launch-online-education-programme

We would be delighted if you could share this with the families at your school as something extra to keep young people learning new skills whilst at home. Whilst you will need a device to access the online challenges, we will be including activities on there that do not require any devices to help make things more accessible. Registration can be done using the link below,

https://www.universe.com/events/digital-athletes-online-club-primary-school-tickets-P8YHTK