Celebrating Success

Grace’s dancing success

‘I like my dancing because I do well.  I win lots of trophies and do my best to win.  I go to lots of places like Perth, KinRoss, Cowdenbeath, Ayr, Glasgow and Meadowbank.  My biggest achievement is being invited to compete in Florida next year!’

Grace – P6

 

Well done Grace, we are so proud of you! Just look at that amazing trophy.

Alasdair and Cameron –  Super Swimmers!

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Alasdair and Cameron managed to swim 66 lengths at Leith Victoria during their swimming badge lesson.

‘We have to do a badge lesson every year where they see how fast and how far we can swim’ – Cameron

That is a wopping 1500m! Well done boys!

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Louis wins the2015 Green Pencil Award

Louis  was chosen as the overall winner of the Eco Schools 2015 Green Pencil Award! The theme this year was ‘Food for Thought’ and Louis wrote a fantastic poem.

Louis knew he was in the top 20 but was super surprised when he was announced as the overall winner for the year!  He is also very excited to attend the award ceremony again  next year to pass on the trophy to the next winner.

Read more about it here:

http://edinburghbrightfutures.com/2015/12/10/green-pencil-award-2015-awards-ceremony/#more-8647

 

Well done Louis!

  

Rebecca’s artwork lights up Princess Street!

When Rebecca  entered this year’s Stained Glass Windows competition she never expected to not only win, but receive a ‘Commended’ from the National Galleries of Scotland!  You can see her artwork in Princess Street over the festive period.

What a talent! Well done, Rebecca!

 
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Alba’s wonderful achievement winning the John Byrne National Drawing Competition

Alba Cooke Ribes has won first place in the John Byrne National Drawing Competition, beating thousands of other entries to take the top spot. The competition, now in its second year, aims to raise the profile of drawing and inspire young people from P4 to S3 to get creative. The children and young people were invited to enter artwork of any size and created in any media.

Alba received the award from John Byrne at a special exhibition of competition entries on Friday 18 March at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.

  

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Alba said: “I’m feeling very excited and happy. I love art and in particular I enjoy drawing. I’m really excited about meeting John Byrne. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without my teacher, Miss Watson because she taught us lots of techniques and helped me to improve my work.

I did this drawing after my holiday in the north of Ireland.I went there with my mum and brother to visit our friends.They took us to a beach and it was just like the one in my painting.It was very windy and we had a bit of rain.the wellies in the picture where the wellies I wish I had had. On the way back from the beach me and my friend spotted a light house .We counted how many seconds it took for the light on the light house to shine.It took 19 seconds only! It was a very special day for me and that is why I drew it.”

Alba received the first prize of a limited edition full colour print by John, a £100 voucher for art materials and a £50 book token.

  

In addition to the fantastic prizes, Alba’s artwork, as well as entries from the runners up, are on display at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery as part of a special exhibition

You can read more about Alba’s special day here:

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/newsandevents/educationnews/2016/pressreleases/march/news_tcm4875312.asp

http://edinburghbrightfutures.com/tag/arts-and-creative-learning/