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.