S3 Edinburgh College Design Partnership

Our Edinburgh College Schools’ Ambassadors

S3 students have been taking part in an exciting pilot project with the Graphic Design department of Edinburgh College’s Faculty of Creative Industries. Two Schools’ Ambassadors from Edinburgh College are delivering a series of workshops across seven Edinburgh schools with students signing up to take part in a design brief with a deadline as an independent project completed in their own time, supported by the College and the Ambassadors. This exciting project will also gain the students a Module called Preparation for Study within the Creative Industries. From this, 20 students from the seven schools will be selected to take part in a week long workshop with the College and their Design partners. This is a really exciting partnership project and real world experience for our students.

Some of our S3 Art and Design students at work

Weather Warning

The Met Office have issued a weather warning (amber) which covers the Edinburgh area. The warning is for Thursday 23 February (0200hrs – 1800hrs). The Met Office have advised that the snow could lead to disruptions to transport and perhaps to power as well.  School will be open as normal but please check our website and listen to Forth 1 for updates.

In the case of emergency situations/school closures text messaging will be used to update parents. For this reason it is very important that we have your most up to date mobile telephone numbers so we can contact you. Please let the school office know straight away if you change your number. You can contact us on 0131 337 3488 or by email at admin@tynecastle.edin.sch.uk

Our Week of Digital Learning Festivities

(l-r) Councillor Cathy Fullerton, Councillor Cammy Day, Head Teacher Hazel Kinnear, Jenni Robertson

It’s been a fun week of Digital Learning here at Tynecastle. On Tuesday morning we had a reception to celebrate the recognition of our digital learning programme as an ‘Apple Distinguished Programme‘. Attended by a number of local dignitaries, business leaders and educators, Councillor Cammy Day, Education Convenor for the City of Edinburgh Council, unveiled our new Apple Distinguished Programme plaque! The story also featured in the Evening News – read the article by following this link…

On Tuesday evening we held our first evening community event celebrating digital learning. Families from our four associated primaries and from Tynecastle attended, taking part in science experiments with wireless temperature probes, beat the goalie including video analysis of your footwork!, animation, digital drawing, robotics and more. Linking in with this year’s National Internet Safety Day, we also heard about how to develop our Digital Resilience from Sarah at Place2B, our community police officer, PC Scott, and one of our student support leaders, Louise Moultray.

Krissie Davis, our Curriculum Leader of Science, ready to test temperatures!

On Wednesday and Thursday P6 classes from our associated primaries (Balgreen, Craiglockhart, Dalry and Stenhouse Primary Schools) came along and took part in digital learning workshops with a number of our teachers and students. The students took part in workshops around art, history, modern languages, music and science. It was great to have our learning communities come together and learn from each other.

Exploring the Carbon Cycle through stop-frame animation
Some more carbon cycle animation!
Practicing our French conversations using Puppet Pals 2