Tollcross Primary School

supporting every child to be a confident lifelong learner


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Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers

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Kate and Alchemy Arts would like to thank all the staff and pupils of for all the ideas and inspiration you have given for the Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers Trail. The wonderful ideas and artwork contributed by staff and pupils are now with the Edinburgh art Festival artists and designers and being made into the Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers guide and map.

From the 1st August the map and guide will be available to collect from the City Art Centre, Fruitmarket Gallery and Dovecot Studios. Families will be able to follow the guide, completing creative activities and collecting stamps along the way.  Once all the stamps have been collected, families will be able to redeem a special limited edition prize from Trinity Apse, where they will also have the chance to play an extraordinary musical art piece!

We will be launching the Map and Guide at International Play Day on Wed 31st July.  This will be the very first time the map and guide is available to the public.  We would like to invite all Tollcross staff and pupils along to collect their map and guide and to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into it.  We will also be running large scale
interactive art workshops which families can join in with.

International Play Day will take place on the Royal Mile between 12.30-4pm Wed 31 July.  The whole Royal Mile from the city Chambers to North Bridge will be taken over by exciting play activities including a giant sandpit, huge water play area, magic potion making and the Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers art zone.

Edinburgh Art Festival Explorers can be found in the quadrangle of the City Chambers and will be creating some weird and wonderful art works.
We hope to see you there!


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Outdoor PE Project

IMG_0662Tollcross Primary was awarded £3000 from Education Scotland to develop core skills in P.E.  Our project involves setting up stations along the canal basin to develop core  skills, using QR codes to provide instructions. A QR  reader will be used to download the instructions to complete the course and a certificate will be available to download once the course is complete. Yesterday P6/7 pupils were out at the canal to find out how it is being used.
Pupils used a mind map to plan their ideas and are working with Ms Chadwick and Mr Devine to design and create a course to develop core PE skills. Follow our blog for further updates.