Category Archives: Masterclasses

Interschool Chess Tournament

Here is a report from our Chess mentor, Stewart Good, on a recent interschool chess tournament.

The P6&7 tournament this week included 18 school and club teams: 16 Edinburgh, 1 Linlithgow, 1 Dunbar.

Dalry beat James Gillespie’s, drew with St. George’s but lost to 4 other teams (3 were composite).

Captain Struan on board 1, had some close games against good opponents, but did not manage to score. He showed maturity, persisting without becoming upset.

Adhi, Adam and Fabio all scored 2 wins, including bouncing back from losses to win in a later round.This was the best tournament result yet for Adam and Fabio.

The final event is also for teams, on Sunday 4 March.

Masterclasses 17/18

Our programme of masterclasses, including chess, LEGO, drama games, podcasting, Spanish, baking, animation and many more, has been up and running this year with the pupils having had a chance to try two 3 week courses so far in 2017/18.

Some of these courses are taught by our teaching and support staff while others are run by local experts and volunteers including parents.

We are always looking to add new masterclasses so if you are available on Fridays between 11.15 and 12.30 and have a skill to share do get in touch.

 

Calling Dalry parents, family and friends -Help Needed!

Do you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with a small group of pupils?

Could you commit 1 hour on a Friday for 3 weeks?

We have reviewed our Masterclass programme and the children have identified some activities that they would like to have next session:

Loom Bands
Dance
Gymnastics
Cricket
Programming (Scratch)
I-pads
Football
Stop Motion Animation
Obstacle Courses
Singing
Roller-skating
Drawing/Art
Gaming
Tennis
Wrestling (non-contact)
Conversation Space
Archery
Jewellery making
Majorettes
Stunt biking
Minecraft
Languages
Go noodle
Weaving
Basketball
Parkour
Swimming
Cycling
Architecture
Hula-hooping
Caring for animals

If you have skill, talent and enthusiasm in these areas, or indeed and other areas that you would like to share, please contact Mrs Mason.