Category Archives: Community Links

Have Your Youth Say on Princes’ Street Gardens

The Quaich Project’s vision for West Princes Street Gardens is to reimagine it as a space for all to celebrate and enjoy in new ways – with improved accessibility, dynamic architectural designs and innovative facilities. The feedback will help ensure that our plans for West Princes Street Gardens reflect the desires and ambition of Edinburgh, and deliver a world-class city centre greenspace for generations to come.

 

As part of the wider public consultation, The Quaich Project are offering young Scots a chance to have their say on the future of West Princes Street Gardens.  The youth consultation is aimed at young people aged between 8 and 17 who are interested in giving their views about the latest designs for West Princes Street Gardens.  The feedback that we get will help ensure that our plans for West Princes Street Gardens reflect the desires and ambition of Edinburgh, and deliver a world-class city centre greenspace for generations to come.

 

To hear from as many young people as possible, all Young Scot members who complete the survey will earn 150 reward points.  https://membership.young.scot/activities/406d9f6e-bc2a-3c58-bd49-646cda29b7f9/Tell-Us-Public-Consultation-about-West-Princes-St-Gardens

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Generous Donation From Wickes

Some of our children and staff visited Wicked on Stevenson Road where they met  managers JP and Hugh Garrity and assistant Ennie who presented they with FREE liners for our sand pit.  The children will enjoy helping to put the liner and sand in place during the coming week.
Thank you once again to the staff of Wickes and our own Mrs Brown who arranged the gifting!

Gorgie Farm News

Following the recent closure of our neighbours, Gorgie city farm, if you are looking for updates on the situation, and attempts to bring a farm back into operation on the site, you can find them in a few places.

The council are giving updates on their progress and involvement at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news

The ex staff are giving updates on their campaign on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FarmEdinburgh

and there is news in the local press.

We really hope a good way forward can be found.

 

 

Gorgie City Farm Closure

As you may have heard a wonderful local institution, Gorgie City Farm, has collapsed into liquidation over the weekend.

Over the years it has been a vital part of the fabric of our local area and we would like, as a school, to express our sadness at the loss to Dalry, Gorgie and Edinburgh.

Dalry Primary School and Dalry Nursery were regular visitors at this great free attraction and will miss it keenly.

We would also like to express our thanks, gratitude and kindest wishes to the great staff who have kept this resource running so long and been of such support to not just our school but so many vulnerable people in our wider community.

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