Let’s Get Creative! And explore Maths! Play with lego! And creepy crawlies!

Here are some links and ideas to lots of different activities you can get busy with over the summer.

  1. Edinburgh Art Festival:

DIY Art – Home Creativity Kits – one which is for those aged 16+ (but might be fine for slightly younger) by artist Alexa Hare and another which is for kids by artist and illustrator Sofia Niazi. They can be downloaded here:


National Museum of Scotland

Using LEGO® , DUPLO® or building bricks, pupils can try different activities inspired by our museums. Build a museum object, design a ‘hide and seek’ trail, create a mini-figure story, or experienced builders could try our aircraft instructions!

Brick-based awesome activities https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/resources/awesome-bricks-at-home/?utm_source=Schools&utm_campaign=e4adfe5244-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_23_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_92c355afbb-e4adfe5244-215936069&mc_cid=e4adfe5244&mc_eid=e4597e1264

Maths Inside summer competition Challenge pupils to find the maths inside everyday objects, snap a photo and add their own commentary. Winners receive Amazon vouchers and the chance for their image to be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland.      Find out more or at  https://mathsinside.com/

Women in maths films Hear the stories of four women, for whom maths is at the core of their work, through our fun short films. Pupils can hear from a Lighting Designer, Civil Engineer, Statistician and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance.

Watch the films

Discover more about Parasites Perfect for a STEM challenge, pupils can discover more about the world of Parasites. Resources include online games, films about different careers related to the topic, and comics telling the stories of the scientists working to understand parasites and diseases.

Find Out More

Birliebane Theatre

BIG: An activity pack to help the transition from Nursery to Primary School

Three nurseries were involved in the development of BIG. Using drama games and exercises, we explored the children’s thoughts, worries and excitement about going to Primary 1. We discussed this transition period with teachers and Early Years Professionals. We then created BIG and toured to nurseries and venues in Edinburgh, Easterhouse, Perth and Kinross and Fife.  

Here’s the link to our BIG trailer; https://vimeo.com/360562045.

SPACE: Our company, Dirliebane Theatre, have a theatre show called SPACE, which is for Primary 7s preparing to transition to S1. We were scheduled to tour SPACE to schools this term, but with the emergence of COVID-19 the tour sadly had to be cancelled. (Boo!) See attached and here: http://dirliebane.org.uk/our-shows/space/