Category Archives: Community Links

Befriend and Be Friended

Would you benefit from a befriending service or do you have time to spare to be a befriender? Linknetmentoring are looking to support those isolated by their English Language skills.

See the below leaflets for details.


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

P4-7 Rugby Fridays

A Local rugby club is offering Friday afternoon rugby sessions for P4-P7.

Click the 2 page leaflet below for more information


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 Capital Cup Tickets

We have had the below exciting invitation from Hearts.

We are delighted to extend an invitation to all pupils and their families to attend the inaugural Women’s Capital Cup, a new trophy that will be awarded to the winner of Hearts Women vs Hibernian Women’s matches in the Scottish Women’s Premier League.  This first match was played at Easter Road on Sunday, 27th November 2022 with a staggering 8000+ supporters in attendance. The return fixture being played on 26th Sunday, February 2023 at Tynecastle and we’d love to have you along to break more records in women’s football.

Women’s and girls’ football is enjoying significant growth in Scotland and we are delighted that Baillie Gifford has come on board to sponsor the Women’s Capital Cup for the next few years to ensure that as many families as possible can enjoy this spectacle. 

Thanks to Baillie Gifford’s generosity, all tickets for these games which will be held at Tynecastle and Easter Road, will be provided free of charge. Why not take advantage of this great offer and plan a memorable day out for your members and their families.


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

Holiday Art Groups With Local Artist

Local artist Damian Callan will be hosting holiday art lessons this winter and spring.

Details from Damian are as follows:

February Art School (Children 7 – 14 years) ZOO ANIMALS: Great and SMALL!

One day drawing at the zoo and 2 days painting, printing and making sculptures from recycled materials in the studio. 

13th – 15th February 10 – 4pm COST £120

Art for Teenagers (12 – 17 yrs) WORKING FIGURES

Two day workshop working from the model on ‘worker’ themes using charcoal, pastel, ink, pencil and oil bar.

16th & 17th February 10 – 4pm COST £90

All materials provided. Studio address: WASPS studios Dalry, EH11 2DP.

Please let me know if you wish to take part and feel free to pass the information on to others who might be interested.

EASTER COURSES:

Children’s course: 10th -13th April

Art For Teenagers: 14th April

(Themes to be confirmed)


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

Befriending

Linknet mentoring is currently recruiting Befrienders Volunteers and befriendees to join the current befriending program under a new development officer. 

“We aim mainly to aid Befriendees from ethnic minorities and immigrants and refugee communities- although everyone is welcomed- who suffer from isolation, loneliness and lack of English skills

Along the way, befrienders can develop their career skills and give something back to the community. 

You will find two attached flyers for the program and thank you in advance for aiding us broadening our reach. we are looking forward to hearing from you.”


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

Conversation Club for Hong Kongers

The is a new Conversation Club hosted by Barnardo’s, which is specifically for Hongkongers settling in Scotland. The first session will be from 18:00 to 19:00 on 6 December, 2022 and will hopefully continue regularly thereafter.

The first topic is food and dining etiquette and will enable Hongkongers to share their experiences with each other. Hosted in English and Cantonese, the Conversation Club is a great way to learn about life in the UK and meet new people to practice English. You can register for free here.

今次通訊內容:英國慈善團體Barnardo’s新舉辦英語會話小組,專為現居蘇格蘭的移英港人而設。首次會話小組將於2022年12月6日晚上6至7時進行,稍後或會定期舉辦。

當日主題為飲食及餐桌禮儀,歡迎參加者暢談自己的想法和經歷。會話小組以英文及廣東話進行,大家既可更了解英國的生活,又能認識新朋友,一起練習英文會話。如有興趣參加,請按此報名

Children’s Come and Sing

 St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh are hosting a Children’s Come and Sing Carols on Friday 2nd of December for children in P3-P7. The afternoon will start at 2pm with an informal performance for parents at 4:30pm. If interested please follow the link to the google form for parents to sign up.

Sign up link: Children’s Come and Sing at St Mary’s Cathedral (google.com)


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

Murrayfield Wanderers Rugby Festival

A message for families from our neighbours at Murrayfield Wanderers Rugby Club.

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The Murrayfield Wanderers rugby development team are providing some fantastic FREE and EXCITING opportunities across the November and beyond and we would love for the families in Dalry to get involved with the rugby opportunities on offer. 

Please have a look at all the activities available for your kids: 

Rugby After-School Rugby on the NEW ASTRO at Tynecastle High 

Time and date: Mondays 4pm-5pm, 4 more weeks to go!

Location: Tynecastle High School

Open to all P4-P7 in our community and ideal for beginners, girls and boys.

Sign up: joininedinburgh.org >> club number ‘TYN 1001’ – Plenty of availability currently!!

P7 Rugby Festival – FREE of Charge

Time and date: Sunday the 20th November, 12pm – 1pm

Location: Roseburn Park (please type into google maps ‘Murrayfield DAFS cricket club’ for the exact location.)

Open to all P7s in our community and ideal for beginners girls and boys.
Rugby games, skill and competition stations, food and prizes. 

Sign up: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAYAAOv8RbtUNklXTjVFOVhRSTVTMkFYV05KNVAxRkVETS4u

Any questions or queries please reply to Marko at murrayfieldwanderersdo@hotmail.com


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

The Tech Treehouse

A new P4-7 tech club is starting at Tynecastle Park.

They have sent the below info for you.

Drop-in and grow your projects.

Whether you are into coding, robotics, media design, or anything related to technology, The Tech Treehouse is the best space for you to practice your skills, share projects, and get dedicated support.

Find your path: there is so much to explore in the technology world – we will help you navigate your way through it by recommending courses or projects best for you.

Branch out: meet fellow tech enthusiasts who you could team up with on a project.

No technology experience needed: industry experts will be on hand to support you with your projects and give you behind-the-scenes info about working in technology.

The Tech Treehouse is less of a club, and more of a supportive space for you to drop-in and work on a project involving technology. No problem if you miss a session (even the first) – just continue your project where you left off. We provide equipment, laptops, and resources to get you started.


Ages: Girls, Boys and Non-Binary students in P4-P7

Day & Time: Every Friday at 14:00-15:00 from 28th October to 16th December 2022

Where: Tynecastle Park | Heart of Midlothian FC | Innovation Centre