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A warm welcome to the Flora’s Family!

Join NYOS Training Ensembles 2022 – applications close on Tuesday 22 February! Click here to apply now.

This is a reminder that applications for the NYOS Training Ensembles are closing soon! Places are still available for most instruments, particularly lower strings, lower brass, harp, and percussion. If a section is full, applications can still be submitted and will be placed on the appropriate waiting list.

The NYOS Training Ensembles comprise four short non-auditioned, summer residential courses for strings, wind, brass and in 2022 we also mark the return of our percussion course for the first time since 2019. The courses are designed for younger players around the age of 8 to 14 (please see our website for approximate standards) and focus on learning repertoire, playing together as an ensemble, audition preparation and having fun!

NYOS is delighted to be welcoming our musicians back for in-person courses this year. We are continually assessing the ongoing situation with Covid and monitoring guidance to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all participants. The well-being of our musicians, staff and audiences is our main priority so please do get in touch should you have any questions regarding this.

We would be extremely grateful if you could help us spread the word and forward this email on to anyone you think may find this of interest. If you would like to sign up to our teacher mailing list to receive information when all applications open, please click here.

NYOS Training Ensembles Course Dates:

String Training: 27 – 29 July 2022

Wind Training: 30 July – 1 August 2022

Brass Training: 2 – 4 August 2022

Percussion Training: 2 – 4 August 2022

Applications close on Tuesday 22 February 2022

Bursaries

The NYOS mission is to ensure that our work is open to young people from all backgrounds and circumstances each year and that no young person misses out on our life-changing projects due to financial circumstances. Thanks to external support, bursaries are available for participants who find it difficult to meet the costs of our membership fees. Each case is assessed individually, and all applications are treated in the strictest confidence. To find out more please click here.

To find out more about the NYOS Training Ensembles, please click here or contact course manager Jill Dykes via email ensembles@nyos.co.uk or call 07392 934438.

With best wishes


National Youth Orchestras of Scotland

Would you like to help our school community by keeping our crossings safe? If so the City of Edinburgh Council are recruiting crossing patrols for all across the city. Click the link below for more information…

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/city-edinburgh-council/jobs/school-crossing-patrol-guides-citywide-locations-256902

Please click here for NHS Lothian ‘s video links in multiple languages about the LFD and PCR tests.

FOR ANYONE TRYING TO ACCESS TEAMS FROM A MOBILE DEVICE PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

Please read the Edinburgh Learns Guidance for Parents which will hopefully answer any questions related to current arrangements for Home Learning.

Access through apps on mobile devices requires an additional login step at the beginning of the process which asks to sign in using ‘your work, school, or Microsoft account’.

Learners should enter their ScottishCandidateNumber@ea.edin.sch.uk the Scottish Candidate number is the numbers before the @ in your email address.

e.g. 123456789@ea.edin.sch.uk

On the following screen enter the Scottish Candidate Number and the password provided by the school.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO ACCESS YOUR CHILD’S HOME LEARNING TEAM

Our school motto is At Flora’s we matter, At Flora’s we achieve. As a school community we all work together to ensure that we respect ourselves, respect others and respect learning.

Our School Values are based on the name of our founder Flora Stevenson.

F Friendship

L Love learning

O Honest

R Respectful

A Ambitious

S Successful

We are proud of our school history and our values reflect and remember the important work that Flora Stevenson did for children and education in Edinburgh and in Scotland.

We hope you enjoy visiting our website. Please read our School Improvement Plan for Families which tells you about our key achievements and outlines our focus for this year

Mrs Brown and everyone at Flora’s