A massive congratulations to our brilliant P6 and 7 athletics team who have won the East of Scotland’s Sportshall Championships for the second time in a row. The children give up a lot of their own time to practice during lunchtimes and their hard work and perseverance has paid off. They are the most supportive and wonderful team and always pull together to do the best they can. A huge thank you too to Mr Sweet, Mr Huggard and Mr Garden, their coaches, who give up so much of their own time to support the team. we are so proud of you all!
We have just heard the fabulous news that we have been awarded our second Green Flag for our work in Learning for Sustainability. The panel were particularly impressed by the action taken by all classes in areas of their choice including the beach clean, campaigning at fast food restaurants about food and packaging waste and our visit and work with a local food bank. Well done to the Eco Committee for putting together our successful application and a special thank you to Mrs Latimer for her wonderful work.
Well another Benmore is over. Primary 7 had an amazing time and despite the very wet weather, they didn’t let it dampen their spirits! Groups climbed and abseiled, gorge walked, biked, kayaked, orienteered and went on forest adventures. All topped off with some spectacular dancing at the final night disco with our new friends from Stockbridge Primary . They all had an absolute ball and were a pleasure to take away. Many thanks to Ms Hart, Ms Saunders, Mr Garden and Miss Montero for all of their hard work and enthusiasm. Here’s to next year!
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.