Food Bank East Lothian

The Fundraising Group organised a food collection for Food Bank East Lothian. Peter Dicker visited our school and explained to all children how the food bank helps people who really need it. We were warmly welcomed when we dropped off  81 kilo’s of food.

Thank you very much for all your donations.

World of Work Week – Workers Wanted!

We are holding a World of Work Week starting on Monday 6th February. Our aim is to raise awareness of the jobs people do and of the qualities needed to do those jobs. We are looking for parents or other members of the community to tell us about their working life. We are especially looking for people who work in a science, technology, maths or engineering field. If you are able to come in, answer a few questions and inspire some young minds please call Mrs Cameron on 01620 880241. Thank you!


Seabird Centre Visitors in P1-3

Thank you very much to Grace and Andrew from the Scottish Seabird Centre for their interesting visit last Thursday. We were very excited to learn about some of the amazing creatures that live in the seas around Scotland. We also heard about the planned new Marine Centre, where we will maybe be learning more about these fascinating creatures in the future! We enjoyed being hands-on as we learned about food chains with masks, games and objects to touch. Thank you to J for persuading his Aunty Grace to come along!



Saltire Festival – St Andrew’s Day Service

All families are very welcome to attend the St. Andrew’s Day Service on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 11am.

All the children have been very creative, making pictures which will be on display. The nursery have made delightful, colourful fish after listening to The Rainbow Fish and learning about St Andrew.  P1-3 have used torn paper techniques to make a picture of St. Andrew and have produced beautiful,  fish by folding and cutting. P4-7 made amazing  portraits of St. Andrew using only one line – very challenging to not lift your pen from the paper.

Following the raising of the Saltire Flag and singing of the Saltire Anthem, refreshments will be served in the village hall.

Amazing ‘Spotacular’ at Athelstaneford Primary

All the children in our school enjoyed a fun morning of activities in aid of Children in Need. The fundraising committee planned and organised a coffee morning for the parents to come along to and then the children were very active taking part and lots of different spotty activities.

They raised an amazing £252.27 !!

A huge thanks to all who contributed with baking and coming along to buy and eat the cakes! It is a really wonderful effort by everyone 🙂
‘Spotacular’ on PhotoPeach

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P1-3 RNLI Questions Answered!

Thank you to Sylvia for coming in to speak to P1-3 about working for the RNLI. You answered lots of questions about people who help us at sea. It was fascinating to hear about the history of the RNLI and your experiences too! We plan to use what we have learned to write some rescue stories next week!


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Saltire Festival

Each year the Economic Development Team organise the Saltire Festival (, which takes place at the end of November to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. This is a series of family-friendly events, which celebrate all of the facets of Scottish culture – music, comedy, food and drink, history and the beautiful outdoors.

This year our family programme includes:
• The Saltire Ceilidh, Archerfield Walled Garden – 25 November
A fun family ceilidh accompanied by delicious local food. Continue reading Saltire Festival

Help needed to improve playground fun

Dear Parents,

The playground improvement team are wondering if you have some things to make playtime more fun. We are looking for: car tyres, costumes, wigs, hats, masks, capes, life jackets,  suitcases, wooden planks, guttering,  tarpaulins, pegs and bungee ropes.

If you have any spare time, please could you also help us take some things to the tip to tidy up our playground? We are looking to get rid of 2 old tables, 3 bookcases and a pallet. If you can help with this please see Mrs Little.

From the Playground Team

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