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Exciting Art Competition News from Flora Stevenson’s Primary School


This just in from our feeder school, Flora’s.  Our congratulations to everyone there!

‘ have announced three finalist schools in the UK for Art Sparks LearningTM, an international programme that supports art education to help inspire the artists of tomorrow. Flora Stevenson’s Primary School are delighted to have made it into the final as the only Scottish school in the international campaign. have awarded us with 18 pieces of our favourite framed artworks to display around our school in recognition of our achievement to date. The pupils’ engagement in the selection of these artworks has stimulated a great enthusiasm in Art and Design. This interest has resulted in us planning and delivering additional art workshops across all stages and ages, which are led by local artists. Plus as a direct result of this development we have now created the “Rainbow Room” a dedicated art space for the whole school to share. From Monday the 28th April until May 23rd, 2014, family, friends, community members and visitors to are invited to vote for their favourite school on The school with the most votes will receive a grand prize – of £750 in art supplies. This resource would make a massive positive impact on our ability to provide exceptionally high quality art and design lessons.  To be able to continue to embrace the talents of local artists and have the materials to give pupils greater freedom of expression would be amazing. Help support our artists of tomorrow by visiting and voting for Flora Stevenson Primary School. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.’

Ella Duffy’s big year

getting there

Ella Duffy (now S6) has been successful in her selection for Project Trust! She plans on spending a year in Guyana after leaving school, on a social work project. She’ll be back in touch with us about fundraising — meantime, she’s off to a great start!

Ella has also won a place at the Oxford University summer school, studying Geography.

What a spectacular finish for year 5!

Isla Ratcliff’s musical triumphs

music notes

Isla has won the Amnesty International Songwriting competition, reports Tudor Morris, of the Music School.

She has just had a blog published about her artistic inspiration for the piece, in the Huffington Post.

She also features on the STV website.

Radio 1 has also interviewed Isla for a programme to be broadcast in September.

As if that weren’t enough, Isla played with Karine Polwart at a gig in the Edinburgh University Students’ Union on Sunday.

And she has been accepted to attend the Oxford University Summer School for music.

Well done, Isla — you’re doing us proud!

two up-and-coming S5’s


Congratulations and very well done to Daniel McIvor and Brandon McFarlane. Both S5 students have been successful in gaining a place on the Ernst and Young school ‘Internship’.

This will take place at the end of June.

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