Yesterday we welcomed the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham to the school. Our school had been chosen because of our Learning for Sustainability work and she met a group of children who spoke so passionately and enthusisatically about the work they are doing. You might have even spotted us on BBC Reporting Scotland. We are so proud of the work the children are involved in and how well they represented our school. A big ‘thank you’ also to Mrs Latimer for the wonderful LfS work she does with the children.
Congratulations to all of our children and families who have cycled and scooted to school over the past two weeks. Overall, we were the second place primary school in Edinburgh and we recorded our highest result ever in Scotland, coming 11th! An amazing achievement. Well done to all of our pirates and pirate ship bikes on Friday which we celebrated at assembly and most importantly with 43% of our school population cycling over the past two weeks we have increased our physical activity and decreased carbon emissions. Keep cycling!
The whole community came out on force on Friday to support our friend Kira Noble and support her campaign to raise £340k to get to America for life saving surgery. We were overwhelmed with the response. Huge, huge thanks to the parents who organised Friday’s bake sale and our amazing P7 helpers who were inundated with customers. One things for sure…we have the most incredible community (and we LOVE cake!) £1170.57 raised! Lots of fundraising was going on all over the weekend with bake sales, book sales and our crazy P7s jumping in the canal all raising another £1234! The bucket collection will be ongoing this week and keep bringing in the old pound coins and £5 notes. THANK YOU!
Primary 7 put on an amazing show last week at their WW2 Wax Work Museum. As part of their project, they researched a real or fictional character from World War 2 and created a museum piece all about them. What surprised me was their creativity and uniqueness. No-one had gone for obvious WW2 characters so there was a feel for the unheard stories, including amazing stories of bravery and strong female characters. It was lovely to hear stories of family members and their role in the war and the level of professionalism and hard work from our brilliant P7s was a joy to see! Well done.
Thank you so much to all of the P2 and P3 parents and carers that came along this morning to participate in our Read, Write, Count Launch and Gifting Party, the children were absolutely delighted so many of you could attend and it was standing room only in the back of the hall! We loved sharing the Read, Write, Count activities we had been doing in class but the highlight for all of us was opening the presents to find out we all had our very own bag full of books and resources to use at home with our parents. And of course a party is not a party without cake so we had some of that too! Once again thank you to the teachers involved and to our amazing community for such a turn out.
BRILLIANT NEWS! Yesterday our amazing Sporthall team of P6 and 7 children attended the East of Scotland Sportshall Final having previously qualified in the Edinburgh round.
After months of hard work in their own time by the children and their superb coach Mr Sweet we are delighted to say that we won the championship! The children have worked so hard and it is a very well deserved victory. Congratulations, we are so proud of you all!