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Parliament Outreach Visit

This week we had Iain Clark from the Parliament Outreach visit P6/7 to talk to us about all sorts of things to do with the Scottish Parliament.

We learned about the building, about MSPs and about its history. We also held an election with ballot papers and everything. We then had a debate to see if we could pass a law – and we did. The class decided to ban smoking altogether!

We all found out lots of things and had a great time. Thanks Iain!!

 

P7 Camp was fantastic!

We are just back from our P7 camp. What a great experience! Here are a few of our thoughts.

Ollie – The food was absolutely outstanding. I have made some great new friends who I hope to keep in touch with at the transition events and then into Secondary school. The activities are amazing. My favourite was the canoeing even although the water was freezing!

Billie – Camp is fantastic. The dorms are plenty big enough and the beds are comfy. Everything is nice and clean. I have made so many new friends( Connor, Kelly, Evie, Ava, Katie) that I don’t want to go home. My favourite food was the chocolate brownie & ice cream. I would 100%, totally recommend going to camp.

Daniel – Camp has been so much fun. The activities are varied and always exciting. My favourite has been the mountain biking. Cycling over rocks and branches and down slopes feels fantastic. Dylan from West Barns is one of the new friends I have made since coming to camp.

Jennifer – The big building is really smart and clean. The showers are nice and hot and the bunk beds are comfy. I have met new friends who I hope to keep in touch with. My favourite activity has to be the zip wire. You just go down so quickly. P6’s – don’t miss camp. It’s AMAZING.

Mackenzie – Having such a good time. It has been a lot of fun in our dorm. And in our spare time we have being enjoying, table-tennis and bar-football in the games room. The food is really good and you even get seconds. The spag bol was delicious. Met new friends like Darwin from Stenton. My favourite activity was the zip wire.

Ellie – I am having a really good time. I have enjoyed the zip wire, crate climb and the abseiling most of all, although all the activities are great. I have become good friends with Emma and Amy and it is good to know other girls before we go up to secondary school. I would definitely recommend camp.

Archie – The food was really good which was surprising to me (because I’m a fussy eater). My dorm was good and we all got along really well. I enjoyed all the activities although the mountain biking, canoeing and crate stack were my favourites. The spare time in the games hall or playing in the grounds was a lot of fun too.

Naomi – I have really enjoyed camp. Everyone has got on really well and I have made new friends like Amy from East Linton. The activities are all fun and the zip wire, ropes course and archery were some of my favourites. The food is really nice too. Everyone should go to camp. It is that much fun.

Morven- I have met lots of new friends. It is good because you meet others in activity groups, in our spare time and you can visit other dorms too. The food is really good and my favourite was pizza and chips for tea and the big bowls of coco pops for breakfast. I am having a great time. You’d be crazy not to want to come to camp.

 

Nature Play 2017

We are so happy that our Nature Play sessions have finally started! Yesterday we enjoyed a lovely, sunny morning exploring the small woodland in the school grounds.
This week we had fun hunting for mini-beasts (we actually found two caterpillars!), putting on a puppet show, making mud soup and endless cups of “daisy” tea, before enjoying snack in our den. We really enjoy these weekly sessions where we can play and learn together in the outdoor environment. Thank you to all the parents who have kindly offered to help with the sessions in the coming weeks.