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Principal’s Post - Film Festival

Summer in Edinburgh

Summer must be here, Edinburgh is hosting the first of its many festivals that are held at this time of year.  The 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival runs from the 19th – 30th June and is the world’s longest continually running film festival. It begins with an opening night gala of the American film ‘Breathe In’ and ends with a closing night gala of the British film ‘Not Another Happy Ending’.  In between you can watch outstanding films from more than sixty different countries – and not all in English.  If you are an avid film buff then this is the time to be in Edinburgh.  

Otherwise you might want to wait until July for the Jazz & Blues Festival and August for the Art Festival, the Fringe Festival, the International Festival, the Book Festival and the Tattoo! 

News from the school

We are currently busy gearing up for the summer rush of students, who we are always happy to welcome. This summer we already have bookings from over 14 different nationalities – from Turkey to Iceland and many countries in between.

Flora, one of our teachers, is away sailing at the moment and today starts racing with more than 40 other yachts across the North Sea from Bergen in Norway to Shetland as part of the 2013 FjordSailing Shetland race. She is sailing on the boat Erin and you can follow her progress at http://www.seilmagasinet.no/regatta?regatta=1042&act&changelanguage=1  

Nautical idioms

In keeping with Flora’s exploits, let’s hope that when ‘the sun is over the yardarm’, the crew don’t get ‘three sheets to the wind’ and end up in ‘Davy Jones’ Locker’ – so we wish ‘fair winds and following seas’ to all those aboard Erin and good luck with the race.

Keep on studying English and let us have your snippets of news too.

FjordSailing Shetland race from Bergan (Norway) to Shetland (Scotland)

Blue sky and sunshine, summer has arrived!

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