We all enjoyed dancing the night away at our P7 Quali last night to the sound of Iain McPhail and his Ceilidh Band! P7 all looked amazing and it was lovely to have so many staff and parents and family members come along to join in the fun! A huge thank you to Mr Frew for the beautiful photographs.
On the 3rd of June 2019 15 students went to George Watsons College to participate in the Interscholastics Athletics Event.
The students who participated were:
P6 girls – Charla Pretorius, Katie Kemp, Kelsey Reid, Callie McIver, Skye Marshall.
P6 boys – Scott Campbell, Ben McDonald, Seby Lumsden, Josh Mckenzie
P7 girls – Anna Ryce and Jess McCann.
P7 boys : Sam Beaton, Sandy Bishop, Euan Ingles, Aaron McGinty.
There was boys and girls cricket ball, 300 metre relay and 80 metres sprint. The boys won a gold medal for the boys relay and Ben McDonald also won a gold medal for the boys 80 metres. We managed to set a new record for the boys P6 relay and the boys won gold medals and are the champions of 2019. Ben also won the 80m sprint and we got into the semis for the P7 relay. Callie managed to get into the semi-finals for the P6 girls 80m sprint. Skye did really well running against P7 girls in the 600 m.
Charla, Katie, Kelsey and Callie were in the P6 girls relay.
Anna, Jess, Katie and Kelsey were in the P7 relay.
Ben, Josh, Seby and Scott were in the P6 boys relay.
Sam, Sandy, Euan and Aaron were in the boys P7 relay.
Charla Pretorius and Sandy Bishop were doing the cricket ball.
Callie, Anna, Ben, Sandy for the 80 metres.
Euan for the 600m
Skye for the 600 m
We enjoyed a busy day in school yesterday with Nick from STEAM CO. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and maths. P1- P3 learned about rockets in assembly then built one, while after assembly P4 – P7 rotated around 4 different workshops, based on building rockets, coding, inventing and robotics. The day ended with everyone in the playground as some of our older children launched their rockets before Nick launched his rocket using dynamite. It flew really high before the nose come fell off and the rocket parachuted safely back to earth!
P2 were given a special space mission yesterday! We read the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and received the terrible news that some special pants were still being kept hostage on the moon by the aliens. Luckily a rocket was due to leave the school playground this afternoon and a brave puppy had agreed to take the flight and rescue the pants. Unfortunately he was completely unprepared for space travel so P2 eagerly took on the task of making everything he would need for his mission. They created space suits and a range of equipment to keep him safe, made him a packed lunch, designed and made flags for him to place when he landed, drew maps so he would know how to get there and even made sure he had some home comforts like toys and blankets as it would be a long journey. We were amazed by their creativity and teamwork. Our pup went up on a test flight before the big launch in the playground and we look forward to hearing how he got on when he returns. If he returns!
Our lunch time team went to a huge effort with our Summer Themed lunch last week which looked lovely and tasted delicious!
Congratulations to our P6 football team who were paying in the Wardie Cup Football Festival at the weekend, winning 4 games! The team played brilliantly with good respect. Well done boys! We are very proud of you all.
Currie Primary hockey team were in League 2 at the tournament. They won their first match 3-0 against St Peter’s Primary 2’s and then managed another win after a long battle against Juniper Green 1’s with Currie winning 2-1.
As Currie won their group they then played the winners of League 1 who were Juniper Green 2’s. A quick goal from Sam was sadly disallowed but Currie quickly scored again to the delight of the parents and grandparents who were watching nervously. Juniper Green then equalised and unfortunately managed to get another goal past us just before the whistle went, 2-1 to Juniper Green so we came second place overall.
Trish Lumsden, Coach
Congratulations to our staff teams who took part in the Hairy Haggis Relay as part of the Edinburgh marathon today. Our teams ran really well and raised lots of money for our two Charities of Alzheimer Scotland and British Heart Foundation. Thank you to everyone in our school community for your messages of support and generous donations – we have raised around £2600 for the two charities so we are absolutely delighted.
We know a number of our pupils and parents were also taking part in the half or full marathon and the children’s race over the weekend and we hope you all enjoyed these events too. We look forward to swapping stories and seeing everyone’s medals!