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Camphill School Aberdeen -

Archive News

Spring Fayre

Our annual Spring Fayre will take place on Saturday 11 May, 2-5 pm, at Murtle Estate, Bieldside.

World Book Day 2019

Pupils and co-workers dressed up and enjoyed the celebrations!

Open Day 2018

Our annual Open Day will be held this year on Saturday 22nd September, 2-5pm on Camphill Estate, Milltimber.

Nature Nurture session 4

The children in our Under 5’s programme have been enjoying the glorious sunny weather this week.

Animal Magic

The Care Inspectorate visited and filmed our animals for their upcoming 'Animal Magic' resource about the benefits of animals in care settings.

Nature Nurture CSA

The children in our Under 5's group have been putting their new tool skills into action.

Burns Night Ceilidh

Celebrations to mark Robert Burns Day

Director of Social Pedagogy

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Executive and Senior Management Team as Director of Social Pedagogy.

Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year

A group of Christmas carol singers at Sainsbury's in Cults, our local partners.

BARCC Graduation

Congratulations to Leigh and Pascal, two of the first graduates with a BA in Residential Child Care from Robert Gordon University.

Students' Charities Campaign

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Students Charities Campaign at Aberdeen University for choosing CSA as one of their charities!

Children in Need

Pudsey came to Camphill for a Children in Need fundraising cafe and £100.02 was donated! There was good company, food, singing and games ... all for a good cause.

Thank you Tesco

Last year Tesco 'Bags of Help' awarded us £8,000 towards Cairnlee’s new greenhouse. During the year our gardening activities have flourished and we would like to say a big thank you to Tesco and to everyone who voted for us!

News from the Farm

Spotted in the Aberdeen and Northern Marts' sale report was the note that our farm sold a group of wether (male) lambs last week and achieved the top price for the day, for their breed type, of £86 each. Well done to the farm workers!

Current affairs group

Some of the current affairs group young adults at Cairnlee house reading through the papers in preparation for their weekly meeting.

Remember, remember ...

the 5th of November! The weather was perfect for outings (Murtle group went to St Cyrus beach), bonfires and fireworks.


Halloween celebrations on both Murtle and Camphill Estates

Harvest time

It's the time of the year we turn to our land and all that our land produces. The community has been out in Cairnlee, Murtle and Camphill harvesting in preparation for the harvest meals on Michaelmas day.

Open Day 2017

Wow! What a fantastic Open Day. Hundreds of people, many new to Camphill, came to join us for an afternoon of fun in the sunshine. Thanks to all who helped and especially to the Culter Pipe Band who set the tone for a festive afternoon. See you next

Forest School Networking

Camphill School Aberdeen hosted a North East Scotland Outdoor Learning Group - Forest School Networking event. So many glorious autumn activities were shared in the beautiful grounds of Murtle Estate. Thank you to all the workshop leaders and to the

We're Famous!

The students at Cairnlee house were very proud to be in the P&J.

Welcome New Class 1

The new school year began on 9th August 2017 and we are particularly happy to welcome the new Class 1!

Aberdeen Asset Management

A group of Aberdeen Asset Management employees spent the day with us at Camphill Estate painting the sheds and garage doors at Witiko and St Hilda's – they did a fantastic job!

Local Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Camphill School is Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year 2017 (North Deeside Road store).

Festival of Learning

Camphill School Aberdeen celebrated its first Festival of Learning at the end of the school year. Children and young people from across the school, individual therapeutic programmes and young adult programmes gathered together in the hall for some pe

Please vote for us!

Please vote for Camphill School to be Sainsbury’s local Charity of the Year!

Murtle Estate Walled Garden

In the walled garden on Murtle Estate the new greenhouse and toilet block are almost ready to be used by the children and young people that work in the garden.

Sports Day at Cairnlee

Cairnlee celebrated sports day with water balloon wheelbarrow racing, an obstacle course, tug of war and a water slide.

Activities' Week 2017

Camping fun at Glen Tanar and Forest of Birse.

International Dialogue

The International Camphill Dialogue took place in Aberdeen between 24 and 28 May, opening with a Civic Reception in the Aberdeen Town House on the evening of 24 May.

Whitsun Play 2017

We gathered in Murtle Hall to watch the Whitsun Play prepared by some youngsters, coworkers and teachers.

Ascension Day 2017

During the traditional Ascension outing, a group from Murtle Estate broke with tradition and climbed two hills instead of one: Oxen Craig (529m) and Craigshannock (480m).

Thank you John Lewis

Thank you to John Lewis Aberdeen and Benugo Scotland for inviting Camphill School Aberdeen to breakfast at the new Benugo cafe in John Lewis Aberdeen.

Cairnlee outing 18th May

The young adults from Cairnlee had a great time at St Cyrus beach for the Thursday outing.

£2000 gifted

A massive thank you to the Aberdeen University Students' Association for gifting an amazing £2000.00 to Camphill School Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Student Show 2017

Well done to the Aberdeen Student Show for raising an incredible £92,194 with their performances of Sister Echt.

Cairnlee outing 4.5.17

The young adults from Cairnlee went to Cambus O'May for a walk along the River Dee in the glorious sunshine.

May Day 2017

May Day celebrations

Nature Nurture looking for volunteer driver

Nature Nurture are looking for a volunteer driver.

Easter wishes

Wishing you all a Happy Easter from everyone at Camphill School Aberdeen

Cairnlee outing 30th March 2017

The young adults from Cairnlee went to the beach at Rattray, just north of Peterhead, for the Thursday outing.

Red Nose Day 2017


Fundraising Cafe

A traditional annual fundraising cafe was held to celebrate International Women's Day.

Shrove Tuesday Celebrations

Shrove Tuesday was celebrated in Murtle with a 'Movie Heroes' Carnival.

Emotion Works free event

Camphill School Aberdeen will host this free event on 16th March 2017.

Valentine's Day fun

Valentine's Day fun at Camphill School

Charity of the Year 2017!

Aberdeen University Charity Campaign has chosen Camphill School as one of its charities of the year!

Tesco Bags of Help

Following the Tesco voting, we are delighted to announce that Camphill School won £8,000!

Vote for Camphill School in Tesco - last week!

Please vote for Camphill School at Tesco between 31st October and 13th November to help us win £12,000 for our new greenhouse!

P&J Minibus Competition

An amazing 2,850 tokens were collected for this competition to win a minibus for Nature Nurture

The Nature Nurture Project Oct 16

Nature Nurture is looking for volunteers for our holiday projects running 10, 11, and 12 October and 17, 18 and 19 October. This would be an ideal experience for student teachers, Forest School trainees or those working in schools/nurseries. PVG is e

Michaelmas 2016

We celebrated Michaelmas Day by harvesting fruit and vegetables from our gardens and then eating a community meal together.

Open Day - 24 Sept 16

Join us at our Open Day: Saturday 24th September, 2-5 pm, Camphill Estate, Milltimber, AB13 0AP. Look forward to seeing you there .....

Visit of Minister for Early Years - Sept 16

Mark McDonald, the Scottish Government Minister for Early Years, was welcomed to Camphill School Aberdeen. While with us he visited our integrated primary school class and heard them recite a poem, and then saw our children in Amber Kindergarten befo

NEOS 2016

NEOS will be at Camphill Estate from 10-18th September with Marga Schnell having her studio open from 12noon to 5pm every day except Tuesday. You will be invited to try your hand at printing and painting a flower on the cat!

Visit of MSP - September 2016

Ross Thomson, MSP, was welcomed to Camphill. He visited Cairnlee and had lunch with the house community and then toured the young adult facilities on our Murtle campus.

Student Council Meeting June 2016

The student council had its last meeting of the school year in Newton Dee cafe with coffee, cakes and a review of the year's work. The students have achieved a lot and met most of their objectives. Congratulations to them!

End of School Year Festival 2016

We celebrated the end of the school year at our School Festival, where both co-workers and children/young people performed ....

Class 12 Graduation June 2016

Congratulations to the youngsters of Class 12 who graduated at a wonderful celebration with family, former co-workers and friends in Camphill.

St John's Day

We celebrated St John's Day on 24th June - a midsummer festival with a play, St John's fire and school picnic, and a good time was had by all!

Social Pedagogy Seminar - 9 to10 June

Social Pedagogy Development Network seminar to be held at Camphill School Aberdeen and RGU.

Activities' Week

The sun is shining and it’s the beginning of activities’ week - camping, walking, outings near and far ....


CSA has raised over £1000 from events such as the Open Day, Advent Sale and Bake Off, and has made donations to Children in Need, the Scottish Refugee Council and the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal through Save the Children.

Ascension Day

On Thursday 5th May our estates largely emptied as we climbed local hills on Ascension Day, some going to Clachnaben and others to Tap o'Noth.

May Day 2016

As part of our May Day celebrations, we enjoyed Maypole dancing in the sunshine and a community lunch.

Workshop on Teenage Issues 30 April

Half-day workshop, 9 am to 1 pm, at Camphill Estate, organised by SCILL.

Sport Relief 2016

Hop, skip and jump all the way from Camphill to Murtle Estate along the old railway line for Sport Relief!

Student Council Presentation

Congratulations to the Student Council on their excellent presentation to the Aberdeen City Voluntary Sector Providers' forum meeting.

Palm Sunday

What a beautiful Palm Sunday, first with a puppet show, then a walk around the estate followed by brunch ....

Discovering Camphill Course

40 co-workers from across the Camphill Communities in Scotland gathered in the Camphill Hall, Camphill School Aberdeen to deepen their understanding of the history and ethos of Camphill as well as meet each other and forge new friendships.

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Winners

Two of our Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award winners were at the Aberdeen Town House in February to meet the Lord Provost and received the 'Royal Seal of Approval' along with 100 other people involved in the scheme.

Student Council Visit to the Town House

The Student Council availed itself of an invitation to attend the Aberdeen Youth Council Visit to the Town House, and had the pleasure of meeting the Chair of the Youth Council, a councillor and the Lord Provost of Aberdeen.

Education Scotland Inspection Reports Published

The Education Scotland Inspection reports from its visit to Camphill School Aberdeen and Amber/Mica Kindergartens in December have been released.

Celebration of Candlemas

Photos of the Candlemas celebrations at the school.

Board of Trustees

Tony Crabbe has laid down his role as Chair of the Board after 10 years. He will remain a Trustee. Norma Hart has agreed to take on the role of Chair of the Board.

Retirement of Long-Serving Trustee

After serving for 41 years on the Camphill School Aberdeen Board of Trustees, many of them as Chair, George Morgan retired at the AGM last week. Our heartfelt thanks go to him and we send him our best wishes for his retirement.

First Week of Advent

This weekend we celebrated the entry into Advent.

Positive Care Inspection Report

Camphill School and Care Home Services receives positive Care Inspection report

Children in Need Event

Camphill School held a fund-raising 'Camphill Has Talent' show and cafe

Scottish Parliament Reception

Camphill celebrates its 75th Anniversary at a special reception at the Scottish Parliament

Recruiting Now

Vacancies for Senior Practitioners - Vocational and Employed Opportunities. Please go to the Recruitment and Volunteering section.

Open Day 26th September

Our annual Open Day will take place on Saturday 26th September, 2-5pm at Camphill Estate, Milltimber.

World Wide Weave

Amazing collection of woven tapestries created by Camphill Communities throughout the world as part of the 75th Anniversary celebrations.

Student Council

New Student Council formed

Activities' Week

During Activities' Week many are camping out in the Highlands.

Camphill's 75th Birthday

On 1st June 1940 the international Camphill Movement started at Camphill House.

The Juggler's Tale

Class 12's production of The Juggler's Tale by Michael Ende was a wonderful, mesmerising 90-minute performance .... congratulations to all who were involved.

Sports Day 2015

Egg and spoon races, sack races, three-legged races and tug of war, along with the water slide, made for a very enjoyable sports day.

Whitsun Celebration 2015

To celebrate Whitsun, everyone met to share poems, songs and dance from around the world, followed by an international buffet.

'The Lazy Monster'

Rohan Stevenson-Robb, a student at Cairnlee, has created a book called 'The Lazy Monster', the proceeds of which will go to Camphill and Down's Syndrome Scotland.

Coast-to-Coast Cycle Challenge

50 cyclists from BP raised money for Nature Nurture by successfully undertaking a three-day west to east coast of Scotland cycle challenge.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award Expedition

Eight young people successfully completed their three-day Silver Duke of Edinburgh award expedition.

Presentation of Bench

The Cairnlee Woodworkers presented a bench they had made in memory of Stuart McNaughton.

Spring Fayre a Huge Success

The Spring Fayre on Saturday 9th May at the Murtle campus was a huge success with more than 300 people enjoying the activities on offer.

Spring Fayre

A Spring Fayre will be held on Murtle Estate, Bieldside, on Saturday 9th May, 2-5pm.

The Day the Eclipse Came to Camphill School Aberde

Pictures from the day of the eclipse at Camphill School Aberdeen.

Camphill a "Centre of Excellence"

Camphill School Aberdeen has received a glowing report from the expert review panel who were re-assessing the school for the internationally recognised Autism Accreditation.

New Camphill school newsletter out now

The latest edition of Camphill School Aberdeen's 'Network' newsletter has just been published and is available for download

Camphill School Open Day on September 20

Camphill School Aberdeen will be holding an Open Day on Saturday, September 20 from 2pm to 5pm at the school’s Camphill campus on Milltimber Brae in the Milltimber area of Aberdeen.

Nature Nurture Shortlisted for Award

Nature Nurture, the programme that helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds has been shortlisted for a national award. Voting is now open.