5 Sisters Zoo Trip

On Thursday 8th 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 anima...
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Zoolab Workshop

On Wednesday 31st January Zoolab visited the school for an animal handling session.  The Ranger, Ross, brought in a variety of interesting and exotic animals for pupils to handle and discuss.  Amongst the animals were: an Albino Corn Snake, Bearded Dragon, Giant African Snail, a Chilean Rose hair Tarantula and a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach.  The pupils were given the opportuni...
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Drake Music Workshop

We are now half way through our Drake music workshop and those pupils taking part have had a fantastic opportunity to try a variety of instruments with an experienced musician on hand. Pupils are currently working on compiling their own song and have chosen to include drums, guitar and a keyboard in their composition.  We have a further five weeks to go and we hope to showcase ...
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The Lyceum Sharing Event

This week saw the culmination of this year's collaboration with The Lyceum, when invited guests joined us for our sharing event.  Guests were encouraged to walk through the “bizarre bazaar” pupils had created, which was intended to be a feast for the senses.  They could read and listen to the stories and scripts pupils had developed, inspired by the tales of The Arabian Nights....
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The Arabian Nights

On Tuesday 28 November, 15 pupils and staff attended a performance of The Lyceum’s winter production of The Arabian Nights.  This fantastic opportunity to go to the theatre is part of our collaboration with The Lyceum. It was really interesting for those of us who are participating in Project Genie to see how a professional company would bring the stories which we are now fa...
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Into Film Festival

On 14 November, staff and pupils enjoyed what has become an annual trip to the cinema as part of the nationwide Into Film Festival.   This festival aims to put film at the heart of children and young people's education, and gives access to over 100 films which are grouped by theme.  It is also a lovely opportunity for us to enjoy a trip out together! This year, we elected to...
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Charity Coffee Morning

Another year, another successful charity coffee morning! This year the coffee morning took place on Friday 6th October.  The pupils decided to fundraise for the Salvation Army, with the aim to donate directly to local Salvation Army homeless shelters.   The pupils excelled themselves in preparing, planning and co-ordinating the coffee morning with precision.  There were 80 gues...
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Alpaca School Trip

On Thursday 21st September all pupils went on a school trip to the BobCat Alpaca Farm.  This was the second year running that we’ve visited the Alpacas and it was just as good as we remembered!  Bob lead us round his 12 acre holding, situated in Bonaly, and introduced us to his many Alpacas and their individual characters.   We learnt all about his extensive breeding programme,...
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Geography trip to EAE

Recently the Geography department went on a field trip to EAE Distributions and met with the director for an informative talk and tour of the workplace.  EAE was of particular interest to the Geography department due to its sustainability initiatives and commitment to green energy.  After the trip Blake wrote up this excellent report:      
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Mac’s birthday celebrations

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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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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