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HWB KAT Group Publish First Magazine!

As part of our School Improvement Key Adult Time Groups, the ‘Health Hectors’ have been very busy planning and organising events and activities to improve Health and Wellbeing at Castlebrae. The first part of their mission was to produce a …

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School Improvement And a Pupil Voice Through KAT

Our Key Adult Time is now embedded in the school week, with staff across the school taking on the role of Key Adult, to provide personalised support to small groups of students.  The main aim of this time is to …

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No Business Like Snow Business!

We were lucky enough to be offered a fantastic two day opportunity through Snow Camp, an organisation which promotes Snow Sports with young people to build leadership and social skills.  A group of S3 and S4 students enjoyed an amazing …

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Edinburgh International Festival – Young People’s Awards

The Edinburgh International Festival have engaged young people from across the City in a project where school students form part of a judging panel, to present awards for shows and events they’ve seen in the Festival.  Four Castlebrae students were …

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Learning After The Bell…

At Castlebrae the message to our students is that Learning is an ongoing process and takes place in lots of different contexts, not just within the classroom.  A whole range of opportunities are available for our young people to engage …

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A Pizza The Action!

A group of our S4 students have been shortlisted for a top award celebrating innovation and initiative.
The prestigious gong, handed out by The Merchant Company of Edinburgh, challenges enterprising youngsters aged between 13 and 18 to make their ideas
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EDF Work Experience at Torness

4 senior students studying Physics took part in a fantastic week of work experience with EDF at Torness Nuclear Power Station near Dunbar. The students were given a unique insight into the different roles of employees across the plant and …

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Pedal Power! ‘My Bike’ Cycles Into Castlebrae

Through an application for additional funding to enhance the curriculum, the school is now offering bike maintenance sessions through the ‘My Bike’ Programme. Two members of staff have been trained to deliver the sessions which involve disassembling and stripping a …

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The Castlebrae Skiff Project Sets Sail!

After a long time planning and organising for the arrival in school of materials to build a Skiff (a rowing boat), work has finally got underway. With the expertise of tutor Stuart MacDonald on board, a small group of students …

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Young Engineers at Edinburgh College

6 of our students, from S2 through to S4 have been working at Edinburgh College on Tuesday afternoons, building an electric powered car from scratch.  The students are developing a variety of skills in planning, designing and then assembling the …