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Having Form 8 back at school for three days before other years start to return enabled us to try out the new routines and procedures we have put in place to ensure the safety and well being of all members of our community in line with Government guidelines. 

As well as enjoying some face to face teaching once again, each afternoon, the children took part in some fun problem solving and leadership activities, working in groups and doing various challenges that would normally have taken place during their boarding weekend. 

It was a lot of fun and it was certainly good to see the children enjoying each others’ company and renewing friendships which bodes well for the new school year!


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Having Form 8 back at school for three days before other years start to return enabled us to try out the new routines and procedures we have put in place to ensure the safety and well being of all members of our community in line with Government guidelines. 

As well as enjoying some face to face teaching once again, each afternoon, the children took part in some fun problem solving and leadership activities, working in groups and doing various challenges that would normally have taken place during their boarding weekend. 

It was a lot of fun and it was certainly good to see the children enjoying each others’ company and renewing friendships which bodes well for the new school year!


Read more here.

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P3 have been learning about pets this week, in our staggered reopening of the school. 

So Mrs Harber and Mrs Buchanan brought their pet dogs to school!! Ruby (the bassador - basset hound and Labrador cross) and Jeffrey Bear (cockapoo) had a fabulous time and the children were pretty thrilled too!!

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P3 have been learning about pets this week, in our staggered reopening of the school. 

So Mrs Harber and Mrs Buchanan brought their pet dogs to school!! Ruby (the bassador - basset hound and Labrador cross) and Jeffrey Bear (cockapoo) had a fabulous time and the children were pretty thrilled too!!

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P3 have been learning about pets this week, in our staggered reopening of the school. 

So Mrs Harber and Mrs Buchanan brought their pet dogs to school!! Ruby (the bassador - basset hound and Labrador cross) and Jeffrey Bear (cockapoo) had a fabulous time and the children were pretty thrilled too!!

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P3 have been learning about pets this week, in our staggered reopening of the school. 

So Mrs Harber and Mrs Buchanan brought their pet dogs to school!! Ruby (the bassador - basset hound and Labrador cross) and Jeffrey Bear (cockapoo) had a fabulous time and the children were pretty thrilled too!!

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After over 25 years as Minister at Cramond Kirk, Dr Barr has decided to stand down at the end of October.  He has been our school Chaplain for all that time, and we really have valued his support of the whole Cargilfield community for so many years, coming in each week to talk to us in Chapel, to officiate at  major Chapel services throughout the year, and he has married a number of members of staff over the years too! His commitment to the school has helped us in times of need and sadness as well, and he also stayed in touch throughout Lockdown by sending in weekly messages each week for the wider Cargilfield community to share in.  He really will be terribly missed by us all, and we look forward to seeing him over the next few weeks, before he retires and is able to spend more time on his beloved golf course!

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After 160 days apart, we were delighted to be able to safely reopen the school this morning to children in P3 and Form 8, as the staggered start to the term begun.  It was lovely to see so many smiling faces on show, and despite some nerves, all the children enjoyed seeing their friends and teachers again and settled in quickly in to their new classes.

We look forward to seeing more children on Monday as we head towards the whole school being back next Wednesday!

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We look forward to seeing more children on Monday as we head towards the whole school being back next Wednesday!

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It’s great to be back. 

The issue of promoting positive mental health for all members of our community is one of things that we, as a school, I have been focusing on in advance of our return. Obviously, providing a safe and welcoming environment is key to this. You will have seen that we spent time on  very detailed Risk Assessments to ensure the safety and well being of all those connected to Cargilfield,  but we have also been working behind the scenes on the “softer side” of our school experience. As you will know, many things are different here for now but the one thing that remains the same is our excitement to be back together and getting on with what we are supposed to be doing. 

When staff came back this term we had a two day INSET as normal. This time we focused on the idea of mental health and moving forward as a community into a period of recovery. We had a brilliant session from Hive of Wellbeing about developing our own resilience as staff and manging the new workload. As you will know from your own experience the whole work/ life dynamic has been fundamentally altered by the past few months and we were keen to explore what lessons, both good and bad, could be learnt from this. 

One of the things I found particularly useful was a discussion on the Process of Transition. You might relate to diagram below. I think I have been up and down this slope quite a few times in recent months.

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It’s great to be back. 

The issue of promoting positive mental health for all members of our community is one of things that we, as a school, I have been focusing on in advance of our return. Obviously, providing a safe and welcoming environment is key to this. You will have seen that we spent time on  very detailed Risk Assessments to ensure the safety and well being of all those connected to Cargilfield,  but we have also been working behind the scenes on the “softer side” of our school experience. As you will know, many things are different here for now but the one thing that remains the same is our excitement to be back together and getting on with what we are supposed to be doing. 

When staff came back this term we had a two day INSET as normal. This time we focused on the idea of mental health and moving forward as a community into a period of recovery. We had a brilliant session from Hive of Wellbeing about developing our own resilience as staff and manging the new workload. As you will know from your own experience the whole work/ life dynamic has been fundamentally altered by the past few months and we were keen to explore what lessons, both good and bad, could be learnt from this. 

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Cargilfield is a Boarding Schools Association Safe COVID School and we have signed up to the BSA Charter. We follow the principles within the Charter as well as adhering to guidance from the Scottish Government and as required for our own school risk assessment. Full details of the Charter can be found [here](http://www.boarding.org.uk/userfiles/bsa/Covid%20documents/Covid%20Safe%20Charter.pdf).

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The article appeared in the Sunday Telegraph on 23.8.20.

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The harmonious interplay between the woodwind and brass sections of a school orchestra has long brought delight to the ears of proud parents listening intently from the audience.

But junior ensembles will soon strike a different note, as they adapt to new Covid-19 rules by integrating a greater variety of string instruments into musical sessions because they are deemed more hygienic.

Schools should consider the “additional risk of infection” potentially posed by wind and brass instruments when played, Department for Education (DfE) guidance suggests.

So, in order to resume in-person “music-making” in line with the rules, some directors have resorted to buying ukuleles for their junior musicians to play in limited, socially distanced groups.

Consisting of four strings with a small guitar-like body, it is considered safer than more commonly used orchestral devices such as trumpets and flutes, or class instruments like recorders.

Music stores have reported a surge in demand for ukuleles since the lockdown began, with many children picking it up as a hobby while stuck indoors and away from school friends.

Now, conductors are wanting to introduce the instrument more widely as part of their music sessions, as they cast doubt on the near future of the school symphony in its traditional form.

“I have already started tuning the 37 ukuleles I ordered, now that we can’t have any wind instruments in school ensembles,” Dr Joanna Allsop, director of music at Cargilfield School, in Edinburgh, told The Telegraph.

“They are something we can play and can be cleaned when used in ensembles across the different years. I think the children who haven’t played it before will be excited. 

“They have missed out on group playing for the whole of the last term, so we already have ground to make up,” she continued.

Dr Allsop conducts a full orchestra, composed of 35 students, and a separate 24 member junior string ensemble and wind band, at Scotland's oldest preparatory school, founded in 1873.

Where possible, she envisages outdoor classes in set year groups from next term, after spending the last few months organising virtual music sessions with the children from home.

Elsewhere, other music directors have expressed doubts about the evidence informing the Government's guidelines, citing a study by the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra carried out in May.

It concluded that there was no enhanced risk for musicians playing together in an orchestra as long as they were distanced at least a metre apart from one another.

Russell Crann, the English Schools' Orchestra course director, who is joining an academy in Cheltenham as head of music next month, said: “We are hoping that having seen studies like these, the government advice will allow students- initially within the same year group bubbles- to be able to play wind instruments together from September.”

“We hope that by the end of October we will be able to hold our course and concert to a limited audience. It will allow the students an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of music making together.”

Positioning pupils “back-to-back”, avoiding the sharing of instruments and limiting group sizes to 15 or under are among the safety suggestions included in the DfE guidelines for the full reopening of schools.

The department will publish further safety advice about school music provision, including orchestras, “shortly”, a source said. 

Bridget Whyte, CEO of The UK Association for Music Education, Music Mark, added: “The DfE says they will provide additional guidance on music making, which everyone is waiting for. It will hopefully help with working out how music will happen in schools again. 

“We have questioned the fifteen figure because that number in a small classroom is perhaps too many but in a large school hall this number might be too over cautious.” 



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The harmonious interplay between the woodwind and brass sections of a school orchestra has long brought delight to the ears of proud parents listening intently from the audience.

But junior ensembles will soon strike a different note, as they adapt to new Covid-19 rules by integrating a greater variety of string instruments into musical sessions because they are deemed more hygienic.

Schools should consider the “additional risk of infection” potentially posed by wind and brass instruments when played, Department for Education (DfE) guidance suggests.

So, in order to resume in-person “music-making” in line with the rules, some directors have resorted to buying ukuleles for their junior musicians to play in limited, socially distanced groups.

Consisting of four strings with a small guitar-like body, it is considered safer than more commonly used orchestral devices such as trumpets and flutes, or class instruments like recorders.

Music stores have reported a surge in demand for ukuleles since the lockdown began, with many children picking it up as a hobby while stuck indoors and away from school friends.

Now, conductors are wanting to introduce the instrument more widely as part of their music sessions, as they cast doubt on the near future of the school symphony in its traditional form.

“I have already started tuning the 37 ukuleles I ordered, now that we can’t have any wind instruments in school ensembles,” Dr Joanna Allsop, director of music at Cargilfield School, in Edinburgh, told The Telegraph.

“They are something we can play and can be cleaned when used in ensembles across the different years. I think the children who haven’t played it before will be excited. 

“They have missed out on group playing for the whole of the last term, so we already have ground to make up,” she continued.

Dr Allsop conducts a full orchestra, composed of 35 students, and a separate 24 member junior string ensemble and wind band, at Scotland's oldest preparatory school, founded in 1873.

Where possible, she envisages outdoor classes in set year groups from next term, after spending the last few months organising virtual music sessions with the children from home.

Elsewhere, other music directors have expressed doubts about the evidence informing the Government's guidelines, citing a study by the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra carried out in May.

It concluded that there was no enhanced risk for musicians playing together in an orchestra as long as they were distanced at least a metre apart from one another.

Russell Crann, the English Schools' Orchestra course director, who is joining an academy in Cheltenham as head of music next month, said: “We are hoping that having seen studies like these, the government advice will allow students- initially within the same year group bubbles- to be able to play wind instruments together from September.”

“We hope that by the end of October we will be able to hold our course and concert to a limited audience. It will allow the students an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure of music making together.”

Positioning pupils “back-to-back”, avoiding the sharing of instruments and limiting group sizes to 15 or under are among the safety suggestions included in the DfE guidelines for the full reopening of schools.

The department will publish further safety advice about school music provision, including orchestras, “shortly”, a source said. 

Bridget Whyte, CEO of The UK Association for Music Education, Music Mark, added: “The DfE says they will provide additional guidance on music making, which everyone is waiting for. It will hopefully help with working out how music will happen in schools again. 

“We have questioned the fifteen figure because that number in a small classroom is perhaps too many but in a large school hall this number might be too over cautious.” 



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‘I was a bit sceptical at how it was all going to work to begin with but I was so impressed at how engaged my child was in their remote learning and the real care that her teachers showed during the lessons. She really enjoyed interacting with her classmates via Teams, and had so much fun.’ (A Year 4 Parent)

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‘I was a bit sceptical at how it was all going to work to begin with but I was so impressed at how engaged my child was in their remote learning and the real care that her teachers showed during the lessons. She really enjoyed interacting with her classmates via Teams, and had so much fun.’ (A Year 4 Parent)

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We welcome you to join in with our Open Morning events running on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October both virtually and hopefully onsite. Please register your interest here: https://cargilfield.com/open-morning

For now, we hope that this video, presented by our Headmaster, Mr Rob Taylor, will give you a flavour of what life is like here at Cargilfield. Our website and social media channels are kept up to date and hold a wealth of information about our school.

Our Registrar, Fiona Craig is available to contact via email: registrar@cargilfield.com and she will be happy to help you.

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