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.
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.
Next Thursday morning we are having the second Gylemuir Gathering session of the year. 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, etc).
We had some really inspiring, thought-provoking and energetic tasks among the many activities last time – what will be in store for THIS session?!
Another year begins, and as always it’s sure to be an exciting, eventful one here at Gylemuir Primary School.
It’s been a great start to the new term this week, with lots of smiling faces around the school – pupils AND teachers!