Category Archives: Community Links

Nursery Harvest Celebration

Parents and all the nursery children join us as we visited St Martin’s Church for our annual Harvest Celebration where we gifted the food and toiletries our generously donated to the church  so that they can be distributed to those in need in our local community.

We were met by Yousouf Gooljary, the Rector, who spoke to us about the importance of sharing.

Thank you to St Martin’s, Yousouf, the parents and grandparents who came with us, and all the children who learned so much about sharing with others.

 

Harvest Festival

The Clan Chiefs and Deputes organised an amazing Harvest Foodbank Collection. The many generous donations from our families were collected at our recent Parents Consultations after the Clan Chief group spoke at assembly and sent flyers home with all of our children to promote the collection. The group organised and displayed the collection in Mrs Honeyman’s office before packing the collection up in an organised way to drop off at Gorgie Salvation Army. The group helped to load up Mrs Honeyman’s tiny car with the collection, and Aoife helped Mrs Honeyman to deliver the donations.

Edinburgh Mulitcultural Festival

On 4th October, Friday, between 3pm and 5pm Edinburgh Mulitcultural Festival are hosting free storytelling sessions taking us on a journey through China, India and Eastern Europe. Fong Liu, Gaudi Raje and Daiva Ivanauskaitė will present fascinating stories from different corners of the world and storytelling traditions at the Drumbrae Library and Community Hub. We would be delighted if your teachers and pupils joined us on the day.

As part of the Edinburgh Multicultural Festival programme, we will be also hosting two days (5th and 6th October) filled with music, dance and visual arts at Edinburgh College Granton Campus. For more information about the festival and to book free tickets, please go to  http://edinburghmulticulturalfestival.co.uk/ or at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/african-connections-cic-26106604903

Doors Open Day

The weekend of September 28th is Doors Open Day across Edinburgh.

Doors open is an amazing event sponsored by the Cockburn Association where buildings normally closed to the public throw open their doors. Many also put on family friendly activities.

A full guide is available on this link.

This year highlights Dalry families may be interested in include:

Learn about University STEM learning at Edinburgh University Kings buildings. (Flyer linked here.) (best for P6 and P7).

Heriot Watt also have an amazing range of STEM activities on this link.

Find out more about bodies at a museum that is normally only for medical students at the Anatomical Museum (info here)

Lots of our Forest School pupils will have wondered what’s inside the spooky tower on the hill. Now you can go in to find out. Click here for more info

Have a look behind the scenes, literally, at The King’s Theatre. Click here.

One of the best family activities to be had in Edinburgh – Get insdide the bus garage and take a ride through the bus wash, sit in the drivers seats and ride vintage buses from Haymarket for just a normal bus fare. This year they are going big for the centenary of Lothian Buses. On Sunday there will even be a bus parade. Details here.

Space out at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Try comet making and see the stars. Click here.