We have had the following message aimed at second level pupils from Children in Scotland.
Children in Scotland is teaming up with GTCS on another project. This time on diversity (particularly from a race point of view) in Scottish education. It is launching today – I am very excited!
We are looking for a group of diversity champions. Aged 8-18. We will be meeting them online on a Monday after school in November/early December. Everyone is welcome, but of course it is really important we hear from children from a BAME background.
Do you think you have pupils who might be interested in applying? It would be great to have someone from Dalry in the group. I wonder if you might want to share it in school, on Twitter etc? (Closing date for applications is Friday 30th October.)
If you need support to read this letter via translation into an additional language and to complete the survey please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages
During the lockdown in Term 4 this year, pupils from the then P5 and P5/4 (now P5/6 and P6) at Dalry Primary School (and their families) worked towards their John Muir Discovery Award.
A range of activities was suggested within each week’s learning grid and pupils’ work was sent to teachers on Twitter. We found out about the life of John Muir, we walked sections of the John Muir way, we created Nature Art and we completed activities in the Mission: Explore booklet from the John Muir Trust.
To help conserve our environment we created bird feeders and bug hotels, and we contributed to surveys on pollinators and wildflowers.
Despite the challenges of completing the Award during a lockdown, we were delighted to receive certificates for 31 pupils and parents. Well done to everybody!