50th Celebrations – Thank you!

cake 50Thanks to everybody who came along to the school to support the events we put on for our 50th Anniversary celebrations.

It was great to have so many visitors attend our anniversary open day, taking the opportunity to view the various pieces of Gylemuir memorabilia which had been unearthed and to see our current pupils’ reflections on the past five decades.


Our very first outdoor concert – the anniversary Proms In The Playground – was also wonderfully well supported by the school community, and the children – and staff – performed brilliantly!

Your support really helped to mark this school landmark in style and is very much appreciated.

Gylemuir 50th Anniversary Concert – “Proms in the Playground”

Image result for singing clipartThe events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gylemuir Primary School’s opening culminate tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 13th June) with a special whole school outdoor concert – the Gylemuir Proms in the Playground.

Image result for 50th anniversary clipartTicket holders are in for a treat, as the Nursery children and P1-7 pupils will take them on a musical journey through the decades from the year of the school’s opening – 1968. We’re also lucky enough to have our brass & woodwind players performing for us and there might even be a special treat from some of the older members of our school community…! The Proms will begin at 1.30pm and we’re all hoping for a sunny afternoon!

Sports Days – This Week

DH-Sports-day-PIThis week we have Sports Days for the Nursery, the Hub and for the Primary 1 – Primary 7s. Assuming the weather stays fair (and why would it not?!) the sports are taking place on:

10.30amTUESDAY 5th June: NURSERY AM children

2.15pmTUESDAY 5th June: NURSERY PM children

9.30 – 11am – THURSDAY 7th June: Primary 1 – Primary 7

10.45amFRIDAY 8th June: HUB am children (Eligible 2s)

2.45pm – FRIDAY 8th June: HUB pm children (Eligible 2s)

Gylemuir Primary 50th Anniversary – School Open Day FRIDAY 1st June

As part of the celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Gylemuir Primary School, we are holding an OPEN DAY tomorrow, Friday 1st June, between 10am and 3pm.
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We’re really looking forward to seeing former staff, parents and pupils drop in during the day to share their memories of the school, or to see if they can spot themselves in some of the many old photos we have adorning the walls!

Our specially created Gylemuir Museum & Art Gallery will be open, offering a chance to look at Gylemuir through the decades and the children have been very creative, decorating stars to reflect major events of the past 50 years.
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There will be refreshments available, with all the entries from our 50th Anniversary Birthday Cake Baking Competition sliced and offered to visitors.
If you’d like to bake a cake for the competition you still have time, it just needs to be handed in to the office by 9am tomorrow (Friday 1st).

You can bake a cake of any shape, size or design (but please DO NOT use any nut products) and the winner will receive a voucher for afternoon tea for two at Bon Tearoom. Happy baking!