Thank you to everyone who sent donations into school for our Harvest Table last week, which is being picked up by the SW Foodbank this afternoon. Mr Mackenzie took our Harvest Assemblies on Friday and told everyone about where these donations would go and the vital role Foodbanks play in Edinburgh.
Congratulations to Luca and Ben in P7 who have been picked to play football for The Edinburgh P7 Select Football Squad. Luca plays centre mid and Ben centre back.
As a school we are extremely proud to have of two our pupils selected for the second year running for this elite squad made up of players form across the city.
A huge congratulations to Max in P4, our second pupil to achieve their Blue Peter Diamond Badge. This is how Max achieved his badge.
“I got the Diamond Badge for drawing a picture about my favourite Blue Peter memory. I filled in a form about how I help people. I have a Blue, Blue Peter Badge so that made it a good opportunity to apply to get the Diamond badge.”
Thank you to everyone who came along to our PTA Beetle Drive, the first of our PTA events for this school year. We hope you all enjoyed the evening. It was lovely to see so many people returning for another game and also to welcome all the children and families who came along to their first Beetle Drive. Congratulations to Emma in P4 who won the Beetle game, to Mr Hogg for winning the ‘booby’ prize for the lowest score and to Oliver in P1 who won the Stand Up Bingo! A huge thank you to everyone in the PTA for their time to organise this event.
Our Week at Camp
On the 27th of August we went to our P7 camp at Kingswood in England. On the way it was a long journey by coach, but we got there and it was worth it. When we got there we had a big lunch. After lunch it was climbing and orienteering then dinner. Our night time activity was a murder mystery – it was fun!
The next morning we had a filling breakfast before starting our activities. We did leap of faith where we had to climb a high tower and jump off which was amazing. We then tried Jacobs Ladder which was wobbly and challenging. Our night time activity was a campfire and we sang songs, told stories, danced and laughed then we went back to our dorms and did circle time then went to bed.
On Wednesday we did obstacle course and aeroball which were so fun. We loved the obstacle course because we raced against the other team! We had dinner which was tasty then we watched High School Musical 2 which we loved. It was so cool with all the singing and dancing, after we went straight to bed because we were so tired.
Our last full day was our favourite activity – which was the 3G swing – it was the best activity by far. Our team pulled us up high with rope then we had to pull a cord once we got to the top. The instructor then shouted 1-2-3-G and we went flying forward, it was so high that we were all screaming. That night we had a disco which was so fun, then we went to bed early because we had to get up early to go home.
At camp some people really challenged themselves with their fears of heights, the dark and staying away from home for four nights. We were also challenged to work as a team on a various amount of activities.
It was the best week and we will never forget it!
Jess, Ben and Luca P7
Congratulations to Fia who received her Diamond Blue Peter Badge at the end of August 2018, a fantastic achievement. We are all very proud of her commitment to gaining this award. This is what Fia wrote:
‘My Diamond Blue Peter Badge arrived on Tuesday the 28th of August. To get a Diamond badge you have to already have the blue badge. You also have to do something a bit like an acrostic poem. Diamond was written down the side of the page and you had to do something for each of the letters (e.g. for D you need to Do It yourself, I inspire others and so on). The Diamond badge is only available until October because of Blue Peters Diamond jubilee.’