Wednesday, 29 March 2017

P5 Napier University Science Festival Robotics Workshops

Grateful thanks to Brian Davison, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Ednburgh Napier University School of Computing and his team of students, including project managers Kyle and Cristian, for leading exciting robotics sessions for all three P5 classes on Tuesday 28th March, ahead of their Edinburgh International Science Festival event.

Come and meet the team and try out the wonderful range of computing activities for free on 11th and 12th April at the National Museum!

Pop-up Science: Our Wired World

Tuesday 11 — Wednesday 12 April

Come and see what happens when you get creative with technology! Get hands-on with mobile robots, play games and have a go at a bit of programming. These interactive exhibits developed by students from Edinburgh Napier University will make you think… and laugh. Are they visions of the future, or just flights of technical whimsy? You decide…
Presented by Edinburgh Napier University
Age: Ages 5+
Activity Type: Activity
Time:10:00 — 17:00
Venue: Hawthornden Court, National Museum of Scotland

P5 Shinty!

Many thanks to coach Ian MacDonald from for stepping in to deliver shinty taster sessions on the Meadows for all three P5 classes on Monday 27th March. Ian pedalled home and arrived with helmets and sticks to provide an exciting and fun filled introduction, thoroughly enjoyed by all the pupils. Above and beyond! Thank you to coach Paul MacArthur for arranging and hope we see many of our pupils taking up the chance to join JGHS shinty clubs running after the holidays on Saturdays and Tuesdays for P5.

All regular shinty has now resumed for 2017. Saturday sessions on the Meadows are running half an hour later than normal, up till the start of next term, as follows:
11.00 – 12.00   Development (P1-3, and newer players)
11.30 – 12.00    Additional skills and fitness training for those attending at 12.00
12.00 – 1.00     Intermediate/advanced (up to high school)

Regular training times as follows:
Saturday open sessions on the Meadows at 10.30/11.00/11.30 am (but see above)
Friday sessions in Pilrig Park/Taobh na PĂ irce Primary, 12.30-1.30 pm, P1-P7
Wednesday Active Schools sessions, on-campus at James Gillespie’s High School for S1-S6, from 3.40 – 5pm.
Wednesday Active Schools sessions, on-campus at James Gillespie’s High School for p6/7 in cluster schools, from 5 – 6pm. Starting after Easter
JGPS training Mondays 8 – 8.40 am – meet on the Links from 7.45 am. P3-5. (Active schools only)
Sciennes Primary training Tuesdays 8 – 8.40 am – meet on the Meadows from 7.45 am. P3-5 (Active schools only)

Saturday, 18 March 2017

P5A Zoo Lab

P5 learned so much from Zoo Lab animal handling expert, Tristan, who visited all three P5 classes on Monday 13th March and explained how several rainforest animals are so well adapted to their environment. Even though the children were super excited, they were extremely caring and careful in handling the animals.