Well done to the P3 girls who came third in a recent Hobbycraft Edinburgh Easter Bonnet Competition. Many thanks to all our parents and friends who voted for the bonnets when they were on display in the Edinburgh store over the Easter holidays.
The girls won a £25 Hobbycraft Classroom Hamper, and were happy to share their prize with the boys. They have all enjoyed using some of the new resources to create a name plate for their bedroom doors.
Today the nursery children had so much fun completing a Sponsored Adventure Course. The children had previously chosen the different activities to include, and these were set up in the nursery garden and in the main school playground.
Each child was then encouraged to complete 10 laps. Activities included: whizzing down the slide, crawling through a tunnel, wriggling under a scramble net, running, jumping, rolling tyres, throwing beanbags and wellies, and pedalling a bike or scooter around a track. All children showed great determination and perseverance, and amazed everyone with their stamina and energy.
We are going to use the sponsor money we collect to buy new resources for our Nursery, which the children will help to choose in the next few weeks.
Many thanks to all the wonderful parents who came along to help and cheer on the participants. Well done, everyone.
The teachers were VERY proud of you all!
UPDATE: The children raised £360! An amazing achievement for just 11 children.
Our pupils have had a great, but busy start to the new term.
This week the elections were held for our pupil council and Christina, Heidi, Jennifer, Ben, Rebecca, Jennifer and Sam were elected to represent our pupils from P1-P7.
Our P1 pupils have all been stars since they started nearly 2 weeks ago and Mrs Tolladay made them all her “Stars of the Week” for settling in so well.
Our P5/6/7 pupils took part in a Watersports event this week at Musselburgh Lagoons and they all received certificates on behalf of East Lothian Outdoor Learning Centre for their participation in the kayaking and canoeing sessions.
We are very proud of our pupils at Innerwick for being such confident individuals and successful learners in their first few weeks – long may this continue!!
[nggallery id=23] Today a group of 6 Innerwick pupils went to the Schools Engineering Challenge at Hallhill Community Centre in Dunbar. This event was organised by EDF Energy and was arranged through Torness Power Station.
This challenge followed a visit by Oscar the robot and some engineers from Torness Power Station who came to Innerwick in January to talk to the children about low carbon energy production and to encourage them to enter the Schools Engineering Challenge 2011. The challenge involved the children being provided with materials to build a mini water wheel which could produce energy.
The team from Innerwick which consisted of Carrie, Erin, Chelsea, Jodie, Katie & Aiden, went away to the Challenge this morning and came back VERY excited at lunchtime, as they won the challenge because their water wheel produced the most energy!!!!!
This in itself was fantastic news, but they also brought us back two cheques totalling £550.00. The first cheque for £250.00 was for taking part in the challenge and the additional £300.00 was their prize for coming first!
Well done to the Innerwick Engineers – the staff, pupils and no doubt, all of the parents are very proud of you!