Abbeyhill Dreams

Abbeyhill Dreams (2015) has just won the best documentary at the Edinburgh International Film Festival: Edinburgh Schools Film Competition. You can view it here https://vimeo.com/126579739 or better still book your free ticket as part of EIFF at Filmhouse this Sat, 27th June, 12 noon.

Congratulations to our resident artist Denis Mallon, guest documentary film-maker Chris Bridges, all 31 Primary 5 pupils and Mrs Bidoni who worked hard for the last 12 months to achieve this highest of recognitions from one of the best film festivals in the world.

We are looking forward to welcoming Denis and Chris back to the school as part of the 10th Colony of Artists on 12 and 13 September 2015 for a treasure trail of exhibitions, pop-up art shop and our own Abbeyhill micro-cinema! Popcorn will be served, too! Save the dates and watch this space: https://abbeyhillschoolartists.wordpress.com/

Iliyana Nedkova

Curator-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School

Primary 4 visit North Berwick

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Primary 4 took the train to North Berwick this morning. Although we were hoping for a lovely, sunny day to complete our trail around the town and use our recently acquired mapping skills. Sadly, the weather decided not to play along. We managed to squeeze in a visit to the Lobster Hatchery where Maggie explained the various stages of the lobster life-cycle. After lunch the weather improved so we continued with our trail to Lodge Gardens where we enjoyed a play time in the park. Just enough time to have a wee cone before returning to school on the train. We were all shattered after our busy day.

Fun on the Farm!

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Primary 3 enjoyed a great day out at Hagbrae Farm in Gorebridge on Thursday.  It is a working organic dairy farm and we were able to impress Julie the farmer with all of our knowledge from our Food and Farming topic in class.  We saw lots of huge farm machinery cutting and storing the grass to make silage for the cows to eat over the winter, got to help feed some baby lambs and were very lucky to be allowed to go into the milking parlour and watch the cows being milked.  We think living on a farm looks like great fun, but a lot of hard work!

Some mini Useein Bolts in the making?

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Primary 1-7 enjoyed a fabulously sunny Sports Day at Meadowbank Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.  Everyone enjoyed all the fun activities and then the younger classes cheered on the P4-7 pupils who braved the 100m and 400m competitive runs.  Well done to everyone for taking part and a big thank you to Ms Rolland who organised it all for us, and to all the families who came along to support us.