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Enter to win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for your school – enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And just in case that warm, fuzzy feeling isn’t enough, you’ll also get £100/€100 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself!

Accepted in thousands of bookshops and online, National Book Tokens are the perfect way to reward, encourage literacy and inspire a love of books.

The winners of last year’s prize – Camperdown Primary School in Dundee – transformed their library and filled their bookshelves with new books. Will it be your school’s turn this year?

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ELC Summer Arts Activities

East Lothian Council Arts Service have put together a fantastic programme of summer holiday activities for young people, across the County.

These include: multi art camps, streetdance, musical theatre, stagecraft, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more!

To find out more click on this link or go to and click on Summer Holiday Arts Activities on the homepage.

Activities can be booked online at .

Visit to Tranent Parish Church

Today we had an amazing visit to Tranent Parish Church for a Summer Blessing. It was a wonderful interactive service which all the children REALLY enjoyed. Thank you to Erica and Debbie for being so welcoming and planning such a great morning for us.

Mini Mudder

What a fantastic day we had yesterday for our annual Mini Mudder! Everyone had a wonderful time even though some of us were soaked by others in the burn!!

We are still getting all our pictures uploaded and sorted but will have LOADS more asap!

A huge THANK YOU must also go out to all the parents and carers who came along yesterday to lend a hand. We couldn’t have done it without you, especially Megan and her team who organise, set up and tidied up the whole event.


Did you know…..?

Elphinstone Primary School has a long, ongoing partnership with Carberry Care Home. This term we are hosting weekly intergenerational lunch visits for the residents of the care home.

I can explain how the needs of a group in my local community can be supported. SOC 2-16a

Daily Mile

Today everyone who has managed to run 8/9 laps of the playground consistently took park in our first official individually timed 1 mile run. Our fastest finisher today was Huw, with an impressive time of 8mins 38secs. He was closely followed by Oli and Alistair. However, there were a huge number of children who worked really had to pace themselves and complete the course in a super speedy time. Well done everyone! What a fantastic effort.