Here are some of the things that have been happening this week…
Drummond charity head shave raises £2400
Congrats to the brave staff at Drummond High who got a close shave on Tuesday to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. The event went really well, says Susan Lambert from the school, and they were delighted to raise over £2400 which is fantastic. People can still donate at www.justgiving.com/teams/drummondict.
Claire Cooper, Derek Sharkey and Susan Lambert show off their new dos
South Morningside Primary School make a difference
Earlier this year, pupils at South Morningside Primary paid £1 to watch a talent show, and the money raised was then used to ‘make a difference’ to their local community. As part of Curriculum for Excellence using money, maths, finance education and community enterprise outcomes, each class was tasked with finding the best use for their allocation of the money.
Read the full story on the Edinburgh Reporter website, which also featured this video report:
Blackhall Primary in Euroquiz final
Blackhall Primary will be representing Edinburgh in the national finals of the Euroquiz competition at the Scottish Parliament next Monday 13 May. Monika Wantoch, Global Citizenship Development Officer, wrote in to tell us more.
Every year, our International Unit teams up with the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) to run Euroquiz – a competition that helps Scotland’s pupils develop their knowledge of Europe and European Union, as well as core skills such as teamwork and communication.
P6 pupils, in teams of 4, answer questions on a whole range of European-related subjects including history, geography, sport, culture, language and the European Union.
The Edinburgh heat took place on Monday and 17 primary schools took part. The winning team was Blackhall Primary School, with Sciennes Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School (Leith) as runners-up. The winners picked up a trophy and will be representing Edinburgh Council at Scottish Parliament on Monday 13th May. They have been busy preparing for the last three months and are now all set to test their European knowledge in front of a bigger audience. Good luck!
Find out more about the finals on the Scottish Parliament website.
Concert plans are creating a buzz around town
Image courtesy of Bumblebee Conservation Trust
2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland and to help celebrate this, the third in a series of environmental charity concerts, A Concert for Bees, is being planned for autumn 2013. The Arthur Conan Doyle Quartet, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and City of Edinburgh Council are working with a number of schools to participate in a number of activities culminating in a Concert for Bees in Edinburgh, with the idea of helping to encourage young people to explore the world of bees and their importance for the natural world.
We post more details on the activities and concert soon but in the meantime, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Pupils’ anti-litter messages hit the big screen
On Wednesday, environmentally aware pupils from four secondary schools watched their films star on the big screen as they sought the top prize in an anti-litter competition.
Teams from Currie, Firrhill, Tynecastle and James Gillespie’s spent weeks crafting their entries for Litter-Less Lunchtimes, which was organised by the City of Edinburgh Council using Zero Waste Scotland funding.
The Tynecastle pupils were awarded first place after all four films were screened before judges and an audience at the Filmhouse Cinema in Lothian Road this morning. They have won £500 and a camcorder for the school, while their winning entry will be used by the Council in future anti-litter campaigns.
Read the full story on the Council website.