HONOURS A number of children have been performing with the Glee club and recently were awarded the Spirit of Glee cup when performing in a recent Edinburgh competition. They are in the process of practising for the Edinburgh finals. One of the children has also won national Kayaking competitions.
Children have attended workshops linked to the Edinburgh Science Festival. This year (2018) our school is one of only 11 Scottish schools to receive a golden ticket for access to Dynamic Earth.
Title: Laura and Doris Music by: Frances M Lynch Words by: Frances M Lynch and Clovenstone Primary 6 Written in: 2018 For: Mixed Voices and Guitar Performed by: The children of Clovenstone School (Primary 6) Catherine Booth (narrator), Herbie Clarke (guitar), Margaret Cameron (mezzo)
“Laura & Doris” is a sing-along song for children developed during workshops at Clovenstone Primary School in Edinburgh in 2017. It is based on the imagined early lives of Aberdonian Zoologists Doris Mackinnon, and Laura Florence. The enthusiasm of the children is catching – so do join in!
Title: Clovenstone Primary 6 Scottish Superwomen of Science Workshop Sounds Composed by: Primary 6 and Frances M Lynch Recorded in: 2017 For: Voices and electronics Performed by: Primary 6
These are the sounds of the children of Primary 6 at Clovenstone School in Edinburgh. From October 2017 – January 18th 2018 we met and made noises together. The piece start with their sound interpretation of the words: Scottish Superwomen of Science and then some of their favourite science sounds.
Title: Physics Scientist/Science: PHYSICS Composed by: Primary 6 Medicine Group Written in: 2017 For: Voices and electronics Performed by: the composers First Performed: Clovenstone school November 2017
Title: Medicine Scientist/Science: MEDICINE Composed by: Primary 6 Medicine Group Written in: 2017 For: Voices and electronics Performed by: the composers First Performed: Clovenstone Primary School November 2017
Title: Engineering Science: ENGINEERING Composed by: Primary 6 Engineering Group – including Nicole Laidlaw, Skye McDougall, William Bartusik, Kornelia Mandla Written in: 2017 For: Voices and electronics Performed by: the composers First Performed: The National Library of Scotland, January 18th 2018
Title: Astronomy Science: ASTRONOMY Composed by: Primary 6 Astronomy Group – Brian Kaniowski, Tyler Angus, Owen Mears, Nicola Zaleska, Priscilla Adebambo Written in: 2017 For: Voices and electronics Performed by: the composers First Performed: The National Library of Scotland, January 18th 2018
Title: Chemistry Science: CHEMISTRY Composed by: Primary 6 Chemistry Group – including Darren Korfanty Written in: 2017 For: Voices and Electronics Performed by: the composers First Performed: Feb 2018, Clovenstone Primary School Assembly
Title: Biology Science: BIOLOGY Composed by: Primary 6 Biology Group – including Ellie Brammer, Amy Heath and Alex Podkalicki Written in: 2017 For: Voices and Electronics Performed by: the composers First Performed: Feb 2018, Clovenstone Primary School Assembly
A number of children are in an after school Glee club run by 3 teachers.
2 children have lessons in school learning to play the clarinet.
1 child has been learning to play keyboard out side of school.
1 child is learning piano and sings in the church choir.
In class we learn a broad curriculum with the emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
Out of 18 pupils 3 want to be scientists, 11 want to be singers and 1 wants to be a composer.
The glee Club performed outdoor on stage as part of the city of Edinburgh Christmas celebrations 2017. They also were on radio and local TV performing Christmas songs. They have been taking part in Edinburgh competitions against other schools.
Did You Know?
The children found some very unusual places around school to do their reading – under desks and in a dusty old cupboard being a few of them.
An Inspiring Woman
Music: The Glee teachers; Saskia on The voice Science: Marie Curie