Check out our new School Charter written by our Pupil Parliament using The United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child. This will form the basis of our new Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy and is the start of a revamp of our whole behaviour system. We think the Pupil Parliament has done an incredible job!
A huge congratualtions to our team of P6 and 7 boys and girls who attended the Sportshall Athletics Heats at Meadowbank…and won! They have trained incredibly hard and represented the school beautifully. they will be off to the finals later in the year. A huge thank you and well done to their incredibly dedicated coaches, Mr Sweet and Mr Huggard!
Benmore was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. The children all did themselves proud, challenging themselves with activities they had never done before, overcoming fears both physical and emotional. For some it may have been the first time away from home for a week, for some they may never have made a bed and for other’s they managed to push themselves to do things up high, in water, in the dark or on their own. What was wonderful to see was not only their individual will power and resilience but also their team work, cooperation and ability to encourage each other. They were truly a wonderful group to take away. Huge thank you and well done to the children and to Mr Digan, Miss Welsh, Mrs McMahon and Miss Frater who were there to support them and cheer them on every step of the way!
We have just heard from Keep Scotland Beautiful that we have achieved Green Flag status! We are all delighted as it has been a long time coming and is down to the hard work and commitment of the Eco Committee along with the whole school community to make lasting improvements in the areas of Litter, Bio-diversity and Waste Management. Eco Schools has changed recently and will now be linked to the Global Goals. The Green Flag status has to be reaccredited every two years so the work does not stop here and we look forward to making Craiglockhart, the local community and the planet a greener, cleaner, more equitable place!
Message on behalf of the council.
From Sunday 31 July, the legal speed limit in streets across much of Edinburgh’s city centre and rural west area went down to 20mph, the first phase in a planned rollout of lower speeds across the Capital.
The new speed limits are designed to increase safety for all road users in Edinburgh as well as creating a calmer, more people-friendly environment in shopping and residential streets. A network of key arterial roads across the city will be retained at 30mph and 40mph, resulting in a modest impact on journey times overall.
Our phased 20mph rollout between now and early 2018 brings to fruition many years of planning and public consultation and the network has been designed in line with robust criteria in partnership with key stakeholders such as Police Scotland and Lothian Buses.
Police Scotland will enforce the new limit, focusing on areas where particularly high levels of contraventions are recorded. Anyone caught breaching the limit risks a £100 fixed penalty and three penalty points on their licence.
We have long recognised that a majority of city residents want to see speed limits reduced in the city centre, around residential areas and in busy shopping streets.
Phase 1 ‘go live’ marks the start of sharing these benefits right across the Capital. Further information and a detailed map of the 20mph network is available at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/20mph or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/edin20mph.
Thank you to all of our ‘Mad Scientists’who turned up for breakfast this morning to mark the end of the Big Pedal and dressed up themselves and their bikes in spectacular fashion!
The Junior Road Safety Officers did a wonderful job serving breakfast to 198 children and their families and cleaning up afterwards and chose some of the amazing bikes to take up to assembly and share with the school. We even had one with a working electrical circuit that made a buzzing noise! Incredible!
Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Fairtrade morning to learn all about the Global Goals. Our Global Citizenship group were incredible at their different stalls with such wonderful knowledge to share about the goals. Parents were greeted by dancers, delicious Fairtrade baking was on offer thanks to Miss Frater and it was all brought together by the brilliant Miss Ramsay. Well done to all involved!