Happy News

We will use this page to keep you updated with positive news and stories from around the world, as well as a little glimpse into what your teachers are up to whilst working at home!

Do you have any Happy News that you would like to share? If you have any news/photos that you would like posted on this page please email them to Sophie.smith@duddingston.edin.sch.uk

We can all look at the same situation from different perspectives. Sometimes the way we think about things that happen to us can have a bigger impact on our wellbeing than the event itself.

When we get stuck in the negative, research has found that focusing on the positive things in our life or what we can be grateful for can be a helpful way to change our mood.

-Be Resilient, Look on the Bright Side

Happy Friday everyone!

We’ve made it to the end of another week. Not just any week, week 10! That means, that today, we are celebrating 50 pages of Happy News. In the words of John Krasinski (if you haven’t watched Some Good News on YouTube, then I highly suggest you go and watch every episode) “no matter how hard things get, there’s always good in the world.”

Today is an especially happy Friday. From today, we can safely (outside and 2m apart) begin to reunite with our family and friends that we haven’t seen for 10 weeks. The first person I am going to see is my little sister and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to see her and have a Nandos in my garden. I feel like I haven’t seen her in forever and I have missed her so terribly much. Today is going to be a good day!

Have the most fantastic weekend everyone – you all very much deserve it.

Big love, your incredibly proud Duddy Team x


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our 50 pages of Happy News. In years to come, we can look back at all the amazing things our Duddy community got up to during this difficult time.


This certainly needs to be included in today’s happy news. Remember your sun tan lotion!


Miss Smith cannot wait to go and see our Covid Duddy snake on Monday. She has been enjoying checking up on the Bruntsfield snake.


If we were to look for a positive of lockdown, it certainly would be the impact it has had on the environment. Look how beautiful and clear the Forth is!

Copyright: Edinburgh Spotlight Twitter

101 (well, actually 14) Dalmatians (well, actually Labradors)

A six-year-old dog shocked her owners after giving birth to 14 puppies in what is believed to be the biggest labrador litter in history. Read more here.


Edinburgh’s floral clock pays tribute to our NHS.

Copyright: Edinburgh Spotlight Twitter
Copyright: Edinburgh Spotlight Twitter

Meet Ash

An Australian wildlife park has welcomed the very first koala born at the park since the devastating Australian bushfires. Read more here.