Settling in to Primary 2

The boys and girls in Primary 2 are off to a great start to the year.  After some small set backs with getting into our classroom, we are patiently waiting aboard our Pirate Ship.

  
The children are embracing the opportunity to show that they are now the oldest and most responsible pupils in the infant building, and we are very proud of them.

But they are still enjoying being little, and had a super time today meeting their Primary 7 buddies and sharing some lovely stories with them.


  

What a fun start to the year!

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.