Well done to all of the boys and girls for their efforts today at Sports Day. We sprinted, jumped, welly wanged and sack raced and the weather thankfully held. A big thank you to our P7s who helped out at this morning’s Infant Sports Day and an extra special thank you to Mr Huggard who organised the whole day!
On Friday we had our second sharing assembly as part of the Building Resilience project. The children shared their brilliant work which has been happening in classes all over the school. The main things we have been learning are:
- Relationships are important for our health and wellbeing
- Belonging to a group can be a good way to build friendships
- Good relationships are a two way thing
From puppet shows to story telling, cartoons to creating jigsaws, musical performances to recipes; check out the brilliant work the children have created!
Thank you to the 200 of you that came along for Breakfast to mark the end of The Big Pedal. Our Junior Road Safety Officers did a fantastic job organising the food and running the event. We were just pipped into 2nd place in Edinburgh but came a very impressive 16th in the whole of Scotland with over 40% of our school population cycling and scooting to school over the two weeks. Well done everyone who took part!
Having applied for Food for Thought funding last year, we were awarded £3000. We bought tonnes of gardening equipment, fruit trees and herbs and have developed our Centenary Garden into a sensory garden, full of wonderful smells! Some of our P6s and 7s helped clear the beds and P5A planted all of the new plants, some of them even working on into the evening at After School Club. It looks wonderful and we hope we can use some of the produce in our own teaching kitchen.
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!
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!