A new block of Master Classes started last Friday. The children chose from a wide selection of skills based classes such as fitness, dance, cooking, yoga, relaxation, traditional card games, Chinese crafts, painting, chess and Lego construction. Masterclasses will continue 3 Fridays out of 4.
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.
The school choir will be singing at the Dalry Gorgie Christmas Lights on Sunday 3rd December, at the Tree outside the entrance to Gorgie farm. It takes place from 6.00-6.30pm if you’re free and would like to come along.
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.
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:
Stop Motion Animation
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.