Bee-ing Kind

It is only the start of the first full week back at school but Abbeyhill Primary School is already a hive of busy bees working on a school-wide Bee Kind art and craft project to be launched at Colony of Artists – our favourite annual festival taking place across the school and the local area … Continue reading Bee-ing Kind

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

Surrealism for Surreal Times

The surrealists who pioneered this movement in 1924 would probably feel 'well at home' in these surreal times of COVID-19 pandemic. Our artist-in-residence Sylwia Kowalczyk has just launched her first stay at home and be surreal workshop for her team of Primary 6 co-artists complete with some practical ideas for collage and montage-making – some … Continue reading Surrealism for Surreal Times

First artist residency in a virtual classroom

Who would have thought that when we announced Sylwia Kowalczyk's artist residency at Abbeyhill Primary School back in September 2019 as part of Colony of Artists that Sylwia – as the latest, 10th resident artist in our ongoing POLSKI initiative – would not be able to meet her young learners and co-artists from Primary 6 … Continue reading First artist residency in a virtual classroom