Dalry Primary outdoor learning bus

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Dalry Primary outdoor learning bus

Dalry Primary outdoor learning bus

Angela  Smith By Angela Smith

We want our playground to provide the best most exciting & ultimately safe learning opportunities for our children and the future children of Dalry.

Idea stage

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We hope to turn an old bus we've had donated into a unique outdoor learning venue.

What we'll deliver:

  • Make the bus Eco friendly by having it solar powered
  • Turn the lower deck into a calm area where small groups of children can have small reading groups or tutorials
  • Turn the upper deck of the bus into a learning environment that a whole class could use
  • Build facilities into the bus so that when social events are on at school the bus could be used as a point of sale
  • Develop the story of the Dalry dragon and promote the school children's diverse cultures
  • Having a weather station so the children can learn about the local environment

Why it's a great idea:

Dalry Primary school is situated in central Edinburgh it has a small school population of around 300 children but has one of the highest percentages of children who don't speak English as a first language and we also have a high percentage of children on the SIMD all of these things make our little school inclusive, diverse and unique. Dalry is a special school and through this project we hope to promote that further, we were donated an old play bus that we hope to turn into an out door learning space that can be used by both small groups and whole classes, as well as other groups (like the beavers and cubs who meet at the school). We also hope to develop the story of the Dalry Dragon and have art workshops and maybe even turn the story into an actual book to raise funds for the school. All in all this project is about making our unique and special school even more so.

Steps to get it done:

  • bus opening ceremony
  • Bus re fit
  • Dalry dragon book
  • Dalry Dragon mosaic



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City of Edinburgh Council

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