The School Blog…

Back to school…

What a pleasure it is to be back to school and what a pleasureable pleasure it is to see the pleasure of our pupils in being back to school.  And what a pleasure it is for this Dunedin blogger to see the… (no, no more, that’s enough.  Ed).  Whoops, sorry about that!  A massive welcome back to school to all our pupils and an even more massive well done to those who received exam results during the summer,  you all did so well.  We all know how challenging the last few Covid years have been and for all our pupils doing exams this was their first time actually sitting down to a timed paper. 

The start of this new school year also sees a new Computing teacher, Anastasia, join Dunedin. Keep your eyes open for an upcoming blog post were we will find out a little bit more about Anastasia.  Suffice to say just now – welcome Anastasia, it’s a pleasure to have you join us at Dunedin.

Getting out there…

It seemed slightly surreal recently to be setting off with nearly the whole school for a summer residential camp in Glencoe.  The last time we did this seems so long ago and much covid water has passed under the bridge since then.  But our pupils were soon making up for lost time as they jumped, and plunged, slide and climbed, walked and tubed, chairlifted and skimmed stones around the very sunny, warm environs of Glencoe and Kinlochleven.  Pupils did things they never thought they would do and some found that they were born to do these very things.  Staff tried to keep up as best they could but sometimes our best just wasn’t good enough (or so our pupils kept telling us!).  A massive thank you to Andy and Stevie at Hebridean Pursuits for again making it all happen, for all the fun and for keeping is all safe.  Until next year…




















































































































Some may have deemed it inevitable, given our school’s connection to Arthur Conan Doyle, that at some point a crime would be committed, and blood would be spilt!  Not for real though I hasten to add, purely in the pursuit of Science.  Amanda, along with a number of our budding criminologists, have been investigating the physics of blood spatter, and understanding what forensic science can reveal about a crime scene.  A gory mixture of syrup, cornflower, and red and blue food colouring substituted for the real thing, and an energetic application of said mixture, reminiscent of Jackson Pollock at his finest, gave plenty of evidence to work with.  Fortunately no clothes were harmed in the making of this lesson and the evidence has a been handed over to our Art department for further examination.

 












It’s choccy time

Sometimes it is just tough being a pupil at Dunedin School.  Imagine having to miss classes to go to a Chocolatarium!  Finding out all about where chocolate comes from.  How chocolate is made.   Tasting lots of different chocolates.  Making your own chocolate.  How could we possibly ask this of our pupils I hear your ask.  Well, we did you know, but fortunately our pupils are made of stern stuff, and pushed on through the disappointment of missing classes.  Why chocolate though?  Fairtrade Fortnight is why.  In school pupils have been exploring the concept of Fairtrade and how it impacts on the lives of the farmers, workers and communities who are part of the Fairtrade system.  Visiting the Chocolatarium was a great way to bring Fairtrade to life and to find out how we as individuals can impact positively on the lives of others around the world.