New School Shelter

The new school shelter
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

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

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

“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

Dunedin pupils and BT Openreach at school gate
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

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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Outdoor Shelter

This autumn we plan to build a bespoke rustic shelter for use by pupils in the grounds of the school. During inclement weather, being unable to go outdoors can be very frustrating. Our school is very small and pupils like to be able to have their own space to chat and basically not be "supervised" for a short time. A shelter will satisfy a need expressed by the pupils. The i...
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Residential Stay 2016

In June, nine pupils and five staff took part in the school’s third ever residential trip. It was once again run by Hebridean Pursuits and we spent the night in a youth hostel in Glencoe. All catering was done ourselves, with pupils taking on the responsibility of helping to prepare, serve and clear up the evening meal and organise packed lunches for the following day. Ov...
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