Feb 27 2015

Indian Music Performance

Published by under Music

Today the whole school enjoyed a performance of Indian music. The musicians played a guitar and the tabla (two drums called a bayan which is a large one kept on the left of the musician, and a dayan played on the right). Later the P4-7 class took part in a workshop, learning about the instruments and having a go at joining in. You can see some more photos on the P4-7 blog.

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Feb 26 2015

Newsletter

Published by under Notices

Please have a look at our most recent newsletter which can be found in the About our School tab under Newsletters.

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Feb 03 2015

Enterprise Winners!

Published by under Achievements

Well done to three of our P7 pupils who were part of the winning team at the Enterprise Day at North Berwick High school. Around 20 teams made up of pupils mixed together from across the cluster competed to see who could make the most money. Just Smile certainly had something to  smile about when they beat everyone else. Checkout the P4-7 blog if you want to see more photos, including pictures of some of the lovely products our P7 pupils helped to make in their different teams.

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Jan 31 2015

How fast is your broadband?

Published by under Notices,Uncategorised

Access to good broadband connectivity has become increasingly important in people’s lives – for work, learning, leisure, using services and just keeping in touch with family and friends. Currently, however, connectivity varies across East Lothian. People in some of our more rural and remote communities are finding it increasingly difficult to take advantage of digital opportunities. The Haddington and Lammermuir Area Partnership, alongside community representatives from other rural areas, are working with Community Broadband Scotland to look at how better services can be delivered to these areas. The first step is proving there is demand from rural areas for Superfast Broadband. This is where you come in…
Please take a few minutes to complete our IMPROVING BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY SURVEY.

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/community-broadband

 

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Jan 30 2015

Please check out our Nursery news this week……..

The Nursery have been very busy this week please have a look under ‘Athelstaneford Nursery Class’ to see what they have been learning.

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Jan 28 2015

We’re in the news

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Pupils from Athelstaneford feature on the front page of this week’s East Lothian News, and there’s a lovely photo on page 7 of some of our judo competitors with Steph Inglis during her recent visit to the school.

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Jan 22 2015

Burns Supper

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Today we had our Burns Supper, and it was braw! The children ate enormous quantities of haggis and washed it all down with Irn Bru. We were fortunate to have one of our former pupils join us to pipe in the haggis, and one of our youngest pupils carried it in. Our supper followed the traditional format with the pupils on the top table leading us through The Selkirk Grace, The Address to the Haggis, The Immortal Memory and the Toast to the Lassies. We finished by singing Auld Lang Syne together. There were great entertainments during the supper, with pupils from P1-3 and P4-7 reciting Scots poetry, and some P3 girls sang Flower of Scotland to us. The Address to the Haggis was very spirited and the addresser finally had to be restrained from stabbing a hole right through the groaning trencher! A guid time was had by a’.

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Jan 17 2015

Steph Inglis visits Athelstaneford

Published by under PE and sport

It was very exciting to have a Commonwealth Games medal winner in school on Thursday. Steph was able to tell us all the exciting, interesting – and funny – stories about competing in Glasgow last summer. She passed round her silver medal so everyone could hold it and answered some very interesting questions about how she got where she is today. We learnt that Steph started judo when she was only four years old.  Afterwards she gave both classes a judo lesson across in the village hall. We have quite a few pupils in school who take part in judo and a number of them posed with Steph for photographs. We all felt so grateful for this amazing opportunity to meet a world class athelete.

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Jan 17 2015

Inter-house Football Match

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On Wednesday we had our first inter-house match. Where else but in Scotland would you find children playing football outside – wearing shorts – as a bitter wind whips across the field and flakes of snow fall from the sky? Perhaps Mrs Overmeer will send photos to amaze her family in Holland. Despite the cold temperature, the children really enjoyed the match. Well done to the nursery for walking down to the field to watch in that strong wind. We played 7-a-side, with lots of subs so everyone who wanted to play in P3-P7 could take part. The final score was close with Peffer beating Pendrachan 3:2. There will certainly be another football match before the end of the session, but other sports will also feature soon in the inter-house competition. Peffer won 10 points for their match and Robbie and Ruairidh (captain and vice captain) put the tokens in Peffer’s cask in front of the school on Thursday morning. This week Mr Devereux will be announcing the total number of points each house has so far. The misty mark on some of the photos was caused by condensation on the lens – we should have put the camera in the fridge before going outside!

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Jan 12 2015

Newsletter

Please note that our most up to date newsletter has now been added to the Newsletter Tab under the All About our School section above. Happy reading :-)

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