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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 …

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Alan Cumming Visits Castlebrae

We were delighted to welcome Alan Cumming to Castlebrae on Thursday 25th August.  Taking a break from his residency at the Edinburgh International Festival at The Hub, with his show, ‘Sings Sappy Songs’, Alan fielded questions from staff and students about …

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School Bulletin Week Beginning 26th September

Every week we publish a school bulletin that details events and activities taking place in the school.  This information for staff and students is collated by Ms Smith and shared during Key Adult Time sessions.  The Bulletin will also be …

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Edinburgh 20mph Speed Limits  – Go Live

From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area went down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower …

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Summer Newsletter

Our summer newsletter (which will be sent home to all parents as part of our summer holiday mail out) has been published. It features lots of information about events leading up to the end of the 2015/16 session and looks …

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Awards Ceremony 2016

A fantastic Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday 10th June to celebrate the achievements of our young people over the past session.  Mrs Prentice, Principal of the Castlebrae Learning Community, opened the event with a presentation that detailed some of …

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A Fond Farewell To Our Leavers…

A special Leavers’ Ceremony was held Wednesday 1st June to formally mark the moving on of senior students, ending their time at Castlebrae. Ms Downie and Mr Johnstone spoke about each student before presenting them with a commemorative scroll and …