Our Holyrood Park

Abbeyhill Primary School is just a walk away from Holyrood Park – our school’s large outdoor learning classroom. We love exploring it throughout the seasons together with our artists-in-residence at the school and the rangers at Holyrood Park Education Centre. We seek inspiration for our environmental art, science and sport projects in the park, including … Continue reading Our Holyrood Park

Windows and Screens

With just a couple of weeks to the 15th annual edition of the Colony of Artists festival on 19 and 20 September 2020, we would have been busy transforming Ab🐝hill Primary School with its two Victorian buildings and large playground into one of the major exhibition venues. Instead, in these times when even our Colony … Continue reading Windows and Screens

Our drama company-in-residence goes viral

It's official. Our drama company-in-residence Citadel Arts Group has gone viral this summer. But before finding out how and why, let's rewind back to Abbeyhill Soundscape – one of the highlights of our Colony of Artists exhibition last year. It was when we launched Abbeyhill Soundscape as binaural sound walks in and around the Abbeyhill … Continue reading Our drama company-in-residence goes viral

Summer of Marine Conservation

To mark the last week of homeschooling we talked to Catherine Gemmell – our first ever marine conservationist-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School. Watch and get inspired to learn more, volunteer and work towards the recovery and protection of our amazing oceans. No one is too small to make a huge difference over this extraordinary summer … Continue reading Summer of Marine Conservation

We’re Going Dancing on a Bear Hunt

Eleanor Robertson, our Dance Artist in Residence at Abbeyhill Primary School pictured here, has been adjusting and learning new ways to engage with her pupils virtually while delivering live classes from her living room and backgreen during this ‘new normal’ of teaching online. We love her dance challenges (even on her birthday) but found her … Continue reading We’re Going Dancing on a Bear Hunt

A Right to Art and Culture for Every Child

Determined to champion the right to art and culture for every child at Abbeyhill Primary School through our artists-in-residence programme even during global pandemic and lockdown, we are very pleased to announce joining the Cultural Learning Alliance – the collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to art … Continue reading A Right to Art and Culture for Every Child

To our Marine Conservationist-in-Residence

Congratulations to Catherine Gemmell – our first ever marine conservationist-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School. Catherine is celebrating her 5th birthday at Marine Conservation Society UK! We are so proud to be part of Catherine's adventure of learning, volunteering and working towards the recovery and protection of our amazing oceans! You are welcome to our classrooms … Continue reading To our Marine Conservationist-in-Residence

#InternationalDanceDay

How do we celebrate #InternationalDanceDay while in Coronavirus isolation? Our favourite dance artist-in-residence Eleanor Robertson has been encouraging us to celebrate dance and make it a regular fun part of our homeschooling days. We love her dance challenges (even on her birthday) but found her #InternationalDanceDay tribute to the key workers and NHS staff quite … Continue reading #InternationalDanceDay