Edinburgh Local

Working with schools

We work with teachers, schools and parents to develop inspiring and educational programmes in schools across the region. If you would like more information about our work in schools, and current opportunities available, email local@ed.ac.uk.

Leith Community Crops in Pots

Leith Crops in Pots project, 2018
Leith Community Crops in Pots is a project that involves vulnerable children with emotional difficulties and needs in growing food.

Art third years embark on project with primary school children in Dunbar

Susan Mowatt drawing
Art students from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) have been working on a collaborative project with children from Dunbar Primary School.

Teaching scheme aims to inspire buildings specialists of the future

Stuart Forbes and Kelsey Wallace from Castlebrae Highschool
School pupils are to gain key skills needed by construction industry professionals in an initiative aimed at boosting recruitment in the sector.

Negotiating the complex world we live in

EDMUN project
Several Edinburgh schools work with the University’s Model United Nations Society to help pupils engage with world affairs and global challenges by learning more about how the UN works.

Reusable water bottles for Preston Street Primary School

Preston Street poster
Edinburgh Local teamed up with a local primary school to tackle the issue of plastic waste. We hear from parent and staff member at the University's Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Thomas Williams...

Supporting pupils’ move to high school

P2HS project
Children in Leith can get help as they make the sometimes difficult transition between primary and secondary school.

Psychology for schools

Psychology workshops in school
Undergraduate Psychology students have been working with pupils at Craigroyston Community High School to introduce them to the subject.

Informing choices and planning futures

Students walk through the meadows park chatting. They are underneath cherry trees in blossom.
We support and advise local pupils considering going to university, and their parents and advisers.

‘Dear Future’ with Royal Mile Primary School

Dear Future
Pupils seek inspiration for the future through viewing and making art.

Calling all Biology teachers: Supercytes are fun

Teachers playing the Supercytes card game in last year's CPD workshop
A free class for Biology teachers will equip them with a pack to teach immunology in a fun way.

Project DIEM delivers STEM workshops

Project DIEM
A student-led project is running workshops in local schools to inspire pupils to study science subjects.

Supporting pupils’ health and wellbeing

EUSA activities awards
Specially-trained students are supporting teachers in delivering personal health and wellbeing sessions in schools.

Classic poem retold in contemporary performance

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
More than 60 pupils from Leith Walk Primary School will take part in a breathtaking musical performance of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Old College from 21-23 March.

Teaching local pupils how to twist and tuck

EUSA trampoline Club
Students at the University's Trampoline Club are giving local primary school children an opportunity to try out the sport.

Scotland-China education in East Lothian

Children with microphone
An innovative programme to teach Mandarin in East Lothian schools has now been adopted by other local authorities

Women's Football Club teams up with local school

University women's football team and school children in the Meadows
A fun football tournament for a local after-school club was organised recently by members of the Edinburgh University Women's Association Football Club (EUWAFC).

GeoSciences in schools

Children learning in the classroom
GeoSciences students are helping local schools to deliver teaching on complex subjects such as climate change.

Jedburgh pupils get a taste of genetics

Pupils from Jedburgh Grammar School have participated in a Higher Biology workshop on DNA.

It all adds up

Female student sitting on desk in Maths classroom
Maths students are supporting pupils while gaining valuable classroom experience.

Schools across Lothians getBRAINY!

Volunteers at getCONNECTED workshop
Every year since 2008, our Edinburgh Neuroscience team here at the University organise a series of getBRAINY school workshops, coordinated by Dr Jane Haley, Edinburgh Neuroscience Scientific Coordinator.

SCI-FUN in the community

Fun activities at a SCI-FUN workshop
For over two decades, the SCI-FUN Roadshow has delivered a ‘science centre’ experience to schools and communities in the Edinburgh region.

Pupils inspired to aim high

Primary school children with BALTIC freelance artist Natalie Frost
University staff are working with local schools to nurture aspiration.

Partnering with Castlebrae High School

Stuart Forbes and Kelsey Wallace from Castlebrae Highschool
Staff at cutting-edge cell research centre mentor local high school pupils.

History for Schools

Steel-helmeted Scotts Entrenched and Cheerily Awaiting a Counterattack
History for Schools is a new programme at the University of Edinburgh that aims to get school pupils (from ages 13 to 16) excited about History.

Science Insights for local pupils

Science Insights 2017 Group
At Science Insights, the University’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine students teach pupils from local schools learn about careers in science.

Literacy through Latin

Sculpture of a head against Latin script
Literacy through Latin is a programme connecting enthusiastic student volunteers who know and love Latin, with classrooms in City of Edinburgh Council primary schools.

Read, Write, Count

Child playing counting game
Read, Write, Count is a Scottish government-led campaign that aims to encourage families in Scotland to include easy and fun reading, writing and counting activities in their everyday lives