Exam time again!

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Well, it's that exam time of year again and our pupils kick-off today with National 5 Maths.  However, as well as preparing for exams, many of our pupils have been working hard to finish off and submit their course assessment work and, for Art & Design and English, their portfolios.  Well done to everyone for all the effort they have put in over the last couple of months. ...
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DoE Award practice expedition

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Our pupils successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Award practice expedition at the weekend and are now looking forward to the "qualifying" expedition in June.  Over the preceding weeks they had explored the key knowledge they needed to complete the two day walk and overnight camp including map reading and navigation, first-aid and emergency procedures, camping and cooki...
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Mac’s birthday celebrations

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Today in school we celebrated Mac’s 6th birthday.  Mac is the school’s emotional support dog; he comes into school twice a week to help the pupils who are feeling particularly anxious or low. The pupils can go for a walk with him and a member of staff or they can just sit and cuddle him in school. Mac loves all the attention he gets in school and we have found that he is a huge...
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New School Shelter

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As we move into spring our pupils are now starting to get out into the garden again so we are very pleased to have our new garden shelter completed. The shelter was designed and built by Dave Crosbie from Tree-ditions Woodland Crafts School with a lot of help from our pupils.  The shelter was only possible thanks to a very generous grant from The Percy Bilton C...
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Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Four of our pupils are currently working towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.  As part of the award they have to complete a two day outdoor expedition, including an overnight camp.  The pupils will be fully responsible for all aspects of the expedition including route and equipment planning, navigation, cooking meals and setting up camp. This week we went for a shor...
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Dunedin Film Club

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Last week we started our first ever film club! Several of our pupils had expressed an interest in films and getting together to share and discuss them.  Elaine, our English teacher, enrolled the school into an online film club that gives us access to a huge film catalogue.  The pupils involved in film club take responsibility for thinking of titles to watch and order.  These wi...
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Five Sisters Zoo Visit

On Thursday 2nd February the whole school went on a trip to the Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian. The zoo was an ideal location to build on the pupils’ experiences of biodiversity and adaptation which is part of all the biology courses they are studying. The pupils and staff really enjoyed this trip. There were opportunities to walk around and see all the interesting ani...
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Chris Hadfield at Usher Hall

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“Inspiring”.  “Uplifting”.  “Brilliant”. These were just some of the words used by the 12 staff and pupils to describe our recent trip to The Usher Hall in Edinburgh to hear retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield speak about his experiences in space. Hadfield’s main message was that we should “dream the impossible.”  He spoke about his own experiences as a child in Can...
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Dunedin in the Evening News

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Dunedin School made it into the Edinburgh Evening News in December 2016 for becoming the first school to take advantage of a new community grant from BT. This grant has paid for half of the costly upgrade required to improve our internet speed. We are very much looking forward to this greatly improved broadband being installed in November 2017. Please take a look at ...
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Drama with The Lyceum

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Pupils at Dunedin had the opportunity to participate in a series of high quality drama workshops during the 2015-16 session, run by the professional creative team at The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. This has been an extremely positive and valuable experience which we hope to continue in the future. We particularly hoped to tie the drama sessions in to develop the whole-school Hea...
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