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Edinburgh Castle – school activities

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Teachers – why not bring your class to visit Edinburgh Castle and take part in a session specifically designed for Early Years?  Learn more about life in a castle with an interactive castle tour and activity session involving handling objects and replica medieval costumes.  Give us a call for more infomation and to book  on [...]

Daybreak to broadcast live from Edinburgh Castle

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JUBILEE JAMBOREE.  Gethin Jones from ITV1’S flagship breakfast programme, Daybreak, is coming to broadcast live from Edinburgh Castle (Crown Square) on Monday 28th May 2012 to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and we want SCHOOLS to join us for a fun packed morning.  We’ll be putting up the bunting to celebrate her Majesty’s reign and [...]

MEDIEVAL CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE SHOWS COME TO EAST LOTHIAN

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Historic Scotland’s Medieval Construction Science Shows are heading to East Lothian for the first time.  The shows are free to schools (and free for families when paying entry to the sites). 
The shows will take place at Dirleton Castle, one of the oldest surviving castles in Scotland, and Seton Collegiate Church, which has a 15th century [...]

Work by Ross of Mull and Tobermory Brownies is on display

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The girls who make up the two groups, aged 7-10, worked together to learn more about the history of the nunnery on Iona.  Their art work then went on show at St Ronan’s Chapel on Iona for visitors to see. The exhibition has moved to Bunessan in time for Scotland’s Festival of Museums and then [...]

Teacher CPD in Dundee

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Discover how Claypotts Castle can support your learning and teaching, particularly relating to the P2 topic of Old Buildings and Castles, and find out what your pupils will experience during a visit to “A Maid’s Story”.  Wednesday 9 May 2012, 4pm for 1 hour. FREE.  Contact Learning Services on 0131 668 8793/8736 to book.

Edinburgh Castle on your iPhone

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Tourism students from Cardonald College Glasgow have worked with Historic Scotland’s Learning Services team to produce an innovative, multi-lingual guide to Edinburgh Castle.
The video guide, which is being distributed to a global audience via iTunes, provides insider tips on the best things to see at the Castle. 
The students voted the view of the city from [...]

Good Citizenship Project

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Castleview Primary School took part in the “Good Citizenship Project” on Tuesday 27th March 2012.
The aim of the project is to encourage young people to demonstrate their good side to the rest of the community, as well as learning to become good responsible citizens; encouraging them to take responsibility for what goes on around them; help to [...]

New resources for teachers

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There are 2 new resources for teachers in the Investigating… series;  “Holyrood Park”, and “Heritage on Your Doorstep”.  Download these and others from the Historic Scotland website, or order a free hard copy by phoning 0131 668 8793/8736.

New artist-in-residence scheme launched at Huntingtower Castle and Jedburgh Abbey

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A new artist-in-residence scheme has just been launched at Huntingtower Castle, Perthshire and at Jedburgh Abbey in the Scottish Borders.
 This follows a highly successful pioneering artist-in-residence initiative launched by Historic Scotland at Stirling Castle and is part of a new strategic partnership between Education Scotland and Historic Scotland with a focus on creative community learning [...]

CPD session for teachers at Holyrood Park

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“Outdoor Learning & Curriculum for Excellence.” A free CPD session for primary and secondary teachers on Friday 23 March 2012 from 2-4pm. Find out how Holyrood Park can help to support outdoor learning and deliver Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes. Celebrate the launch of a free new self-led teaching resource. For further information and [...]