Calling all pupils interested in a Mandarin short course!

Students of Chinese from Edinburgh University are offering a series of 6 online lessons in Mandarin and Chinese culture.

Days and times will be agreed between us and Edinburgh University, but there is scope for the lessons to take place during school time (so you would be excused from other lessons).

The online lessons will cover any aspect of language and culture that you are interested in.

If you want to make the most of this opportunity, please sign up by adding your name and tutor group to the poster on Miss Ritchie’s classroom door (ML2) by Fri 16th October (the start of the October break), or send an email directly to Miss Ritchie at

SCO String and Wind A

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and St Mary’s Music School are delighted to announce our first online SCO String and Wind Academies for school-aged musicians.


String Academy | Sundays 8, 15, 22 November, 2pm – 3.15pm
Wind Academy | Sundays 8, 15, 22 November, 4pm – 5.15pm

SCO String and Wind Academies continue as a free opportunity for aspiring school-aged string and wind musicians who have reached Grade 7 or above and who are able to commit to a series of sessions.

The String Academy is led by SCO Violin Gordon Bragg and offers coaching to violin, viola, cello and double bass players, focusing on Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony. The Wind Academy is led by St Mary’s Music School Oboe Teacher Fraser Kelman and is open to flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn players. The Wind Academy will focus on Farkas’ Early Hungarian Dances and Arnold’s Three Shanties, and there will be short masterclass opportunities for participants to work on their own choice of repertoire.

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