Congratulations to Peter, one of our ex-pupils, for winning the Great British Bake off this week! We have all been glued to the programme each week cheering Peter on and were all super excited to see one of our ex-pupils doing so well!
We’ve been paid by easyfundraising! Thanks to everyone who has signed up to easy fundraising – we have received a cheque for £107.23 for all the shopping you have done up to the end of September 2020!! I am sure more shopping than ever will be done for Christmas on line – if you’re not supporting Currie Primary School PTA – Currie, please sign up now. It takes 2 minutes & 4,300+ shops will donate to us for free every time you shop with them!
We took part in raising money for Children in Need in school on Friday raising £455.50 with a dress down day. Thank you to everyone who took part both by dressing down and / or contributing to our collection. A very special well done to P2/1 who raised £30 on the day with a 15 minute sponsored challenge, made up of a sponsored 5 minute silence, a sponsored 5 minute dance and a sponsored 5 minute spelling challenge!
A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to do something to raise money for people who were sick. I know that people at our school have had to get help from the Sick Children’s Hospital before, for things like broken bones, and when they have something more serious wrong with them, like having cancer, cystic fibrosis, and brain tumours. I really wanted to do a sponsored swim, but that was going to be very difficult because of the current pandemic, so my mum helped me decide to do a walk for 5 miles around Pentland Park. We set up a just giving page (www.justgiving.com/jacobburnett1) which meant that people could donate online. We walked around the park one day and worked out we had to walk round the park 14 times (which was 5 miles). After we set up the fundraising page, I received an email from the person in charge of fundraising at the hospital who posted me out a T-shirt to wear when I was doing my walk and some stickers.
On the day of the walk the weather was horrible (storm Aiden to be exact). My jacket stopped being waterproof because the rain was so heavy !!!!!!!!! The walk around the park was very boring and there were times when I really wanted to give up, but I didn’t. It wasn’t a really long distance, but it was hard to keep going round in circles. I was kept going by remembering all the people who had donated and knowing that the money would hopefully help people in the hospital to get medicines and maybe buy them some Christmas presents too.
My current total is £410. THANK YOU PEOPLE WHO SPONSORED ME!!!!!.
We said good bye to Mr Cairns on Friday as he retires from his duty as Crossing Patrol Officer. Mr Cairns has safely crossed so many of our pupils over the last 8 years and always with a cheery smile or word, no matter what the weather is doing! We all wish Mr Cairns a long and happy retirement.
We are aware that parents and families have been unable to visit school this term so we thought you might enjoy having a look around, here on the website.
We thought you might to see some of the fun we have at break and lunchtimes in our different zones.
It has been an emotional day at school today as we said good bye to Mrs Griffin who is moving to work at Longstone Nursery after 24 years at Currie. I know Mrs Griffin has been very touched by all the cards and messages from pupils and parents, past and present and wishes to thank everyone for the kind words and for taking the time to pop in and see her over the last couple of weeks. Over the last 24 years Mrs Griffin has been a driving force behind new initiatives and the development of our nursery alongside the rest of our nursery team and I would like to thank her for her hard work and dedication to nursery and school over the years. We wish Mrs Griffin all the very best in her new adventures at Longstone Nursery.