Success & Achievement

Giraffe around the town 2022!

Gen L &sen art visited Warhammer (Castle Street) to get a sneak preview of Walter in his new home (for the next 6 weeks) Staff in Warhammer we’re keen to meet pupils and thank them for doing a great job with designing and painting Walter. Pupils were given a tour of the shop and given a small miniature to take away – to paint and create their own games.





Be on the lookout for amazing artwork around Edinburgh this Christmas!
Fantastic news from the Expressive Arts department – we have 3 amazing winners in this year’s Christmas Art Competitions!

Congratulations go to Alec Burrow (Gen R) for his winning entry in the ‘Edinburgh Winter Windows’ competition run by Arts and Creative Learning, City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Underbelly. This year’s theme is Edinburgh City Vision: How will Edinburgh look in 2050 and what will Christmas be like in the future. Alec’s successful ‘Christmas Fairy’ design has been made into a large light box for display outside St Giles Cathedral. Other winning entries will also be on display all around Edinburgh. These windows will be lit from behind illuminating the areas in a magical way! Thousands of visitors to Edinburgh’s Christmas and the City will see and enjoy the work throughout the festive period. Alec will be presented with his prize at a special ceremony at the Scottish National Gallery in November.


Congratulations also go to Molly Walker (S1) and Sean Brennan (S2) who have designed their own out-of-this-world Christmas characters which will be displayed on the side of the special Christmas Tram travelling in and out of Edinburgh this festive season and viewed by thousands in the city centre!


Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, together with Arts and Creative Learning and Edinburgh’s Trams invited pupils to use their imagination to draw a picture of who they think might travel by tram to Edinburgh’s Christmas or Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. The results are fantastic and you will be able to see the colourful tram travelling around Edinburgh for until Hogmanay. Can you spot Sean’s large purple creature or Molly’s small exquisite creation?

To celebrate the success of these amazing pupils, their designs will be made into cards, key rings and fridge magnets, for sale in school to raise funds for the Sick Kids Hospital. More details will be available soon.

Exciting news in Creative Arts at Woodlands

In March, pupils from Woodlands School took part in the annual Edinburgh Leon P.Festival Fringe Poster competition to create an image to represent the Festivals 70th anniversary.  The winning entry will be used for all Edinburgh Fringe Festival publicity and appear on the front cover of their catalogue.  One pupil design from Woodlands has been shortlisted and chosen to be included in the Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition alongside the winning poster, regional winners and other special shortlisted entries from around Scotland.

This is an amazing achievement for Leon Pryde in 2L.  His colourful design was chosen from thousands of pupil entries from all over Scotland.

The Fringe School Poster Exhibition will be held at Dynamic Earth from 6th June to 28th August where both winning entries and shortlisted designs will be Leon with certificateon display.  This is a free exhibition and showcases some of the most exciting artwork that is presently being created in Scottish Schools.

We are very proud of Leon and can’t wait to see his design in the exhibition at Dynamic Earth. Well Done !!


Woodlands School has a new winner! 

Congratulations to Andrew Moffat (S1L) one of the 12 lucky winners in the Edinburgh Winter Windows competition 2016. From over 200 entries, Andrew was chosen to be among the lucky winners who will have their designs displayed in Princes Street Gardens over the festive period. The displays are 1 x 2 meters in size and will light the way to Santa ’s Grotto in the East Gardens. Look out for Andrew’s beautiful design when you visit the Winter Wonderland over the coming weeks.

We are all very proud of Andrew’s achievement.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Poster Competition




 Daniel Crouch S2               Murrin Reid S3

Winner – Royal Scottish Academy Schools Art Award – Fiona Gray – 2016

Performer – Awfy Huge Variety Show – Festival Theatre – 2016

Participant – Project Wonderland – Lyceum Theatre – 2016

Participant – Project Narnia – Lyceum Theatre – 2015

Winner – Edinburgh Schools Film Competition – Group Effort – “Ball Boy” – 2014