We had planned to give pupils the opportunity to dress down for World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March, but as the children are having photos taken that day we are instead inviting them to bring in slippers and a dressing gown. You are still welcome to make a small donation towards decorating our new library if you wish.
The main event of the day – organised by the Friends of Gylemuir – will be going ahead as scheduled however. Storyteller Fiona Herbert will be in Gylemuir for the day and all the children will be given the opportunity to hear from her.
World Book Day – on Thursday 2nd March – is set to be an exciting day in school thanks to an event organised by the Friends of Gylemuir. The storyteller Fiona Herbert will be in Gylemuir for the day and all the children will be given the opportunity to hear from her.
In addition to our visit from Fiona we are inviting the pupils to dress down and bring in a favourite blanket, cushion or soft toy to relax with when they are reading or hearing stories. If your child is dressing down we’d invite you to make a small donation towards decorating our new library.
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) offer complete orchestral experiences to young musicians and are now actively looking for students between ages 8-14 for their Training Ensemble Courses. The NYOS Training Ensembles are 4-day residencies in orchestral family groups (Strings, Wind, Brass and Percussion) and provide a foundation in orchestral performance and musicianship to young musicians.
For more information please take a look at the flyer or visit www.nyos.co.uk
On Thursday morning the second Gylemuir Gathering of this session took place. The Gathering gives pupils and staff the chance to work with children from different year groups across the school and focus on a specific theme (eg. Safe on our Streets, Community Champions, Healthy Eating, Global Citizenship, etc).
There were a host of fascinating, fun, challenging activities going on around the school, all affording the pupils an opportunity to develop different skills and work in cooperation with others. Keep an eye on the big screen at reception over the next couple of weeks for pictures from the different activities, but in the meantime here are a few snaps from the Safe on our Streets session – where we made smoothies using pedal-power!
In celebration of Robert Burns’ birthday, here’s a poem he wrote in memory of William Muir in 1784.
Epitaph on My Own Friend
An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with His image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.