Family Learning and Fun in the Holidays- Read Write Count Future Me!

Are you looking to have a bit of fun with your kids in the holidays but maybe stuck for ideas. The Read Write Count Campaign is full of fun ideas to help parents and families.

The ‘Future Me’ campaign lets you share your hopes and dreams for the future. Have  a look at their website and let us know if you tried any of the ideas at home.


Cross Country

On Monday 13th March 12 children from Loretto took part in a Cross Country event at Meadowmill. They had to run 1.2miles and were competing against a large number of schools from East Lothian. All the children did their very best and competed against not only the course but against the weather and the conditions too. It was a very windy day and by the time they crossed the finishing line they were out of puff! Well done to all who took part – you were a credit to the school; not giving up when the going got tough or when you had to pick yourselves up after falling in the mud. It was a great team effort.

Our Lady of Loretto & St Michael Archangel – A Carbon Fast for Lent 2017

Our Lady of Loretto & St Michael Archangel

A Carbon Fast for Lent 2017

In our parish this Lent join us in a Fast with a difference.

Every year the Church encourages us to fast as part of our Lenten observances. This year we invite you to fast in an additional way, to consider reducing your carbon (or energy) consumption, to help us be more aware of how our consumption can impact negatively on our planet and all who live on it.

Please click the following link for more information Carbon Fast for Lent 2017

World Book Day Thurs 2nd March

As we love our reading we will again celebrate World Book Day. Come to school dressed as a character from a book. Have some fun and let’s enjoy our reading. But-we don’t want you to spend money on this. We are looking for homemade, creative and eco -friendly or  reused costumes. There is no money involved. We will have a costume parade and SOAR when everybody Stops and Reads-we don’t know when, just listen for the bell. The House Captains will give prizes to the best low/no cost costumes.

Looking forward to seeing everybody and hearing about your favourite characters. Looking for ideas check out

Burns’ Competition

Well done to all of the children who participated in our annual Burns’ competition on Wednesday. We are all so impressed with the high standard!
Today three children from each class were chosen to perform for the school at assembly. They received a certificate and a huge round of applause from everyone!
What a fantastic achievement!

Para Sport Festival

Please find the information attached and below relating to the East of Scotland Para Sport Festival 2017, targeting school aged young people with a physical or sensory impairment from East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

The Para Sport Festival (previously the Paralympic Experience Event) is designed to allow young people with a physical or sensory impairment the opportunity to experience a wide range of Para Sports delivered by some of the best clubs and coaches available in Scotland.

During last year’s event, video footage was captured highlighting the aims and potential impact of the event featuring testimonies from young people, parents, club coaches and professional officers.  We hope this footage will prove a useful tool in providing an accurate insight to the event – please find the link to the video clip below:

Para Sport Festival promotional footage:

The event details are highlighted below –

Event:   East Para Sport Festival 2017

Date:     Friday 24th March 2017

Time:    9.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: Forrester / St Augustine’s High School Campus, Edinburgh, EH12 9AE

We will be putting on transport to this event so please contact me if they wish to attend and require a space on the bus!


Anna Potter

Active Schools Co-ordinator for the Musselburgh Cluster

P3/4 Tesco Trip

P3/4 were visiting Tesco this morning. We learned about where our food comes from and about food and drink that would be suitable for athletes. We tried different fruits and vegetables and made fruit kebabs. We also tried different kinds of milk including goat’s milk. It was really good fun.

New Lanark Trip Postponed

Due to weather warnings and the route required to get to New Lanark, we have had to postpone our school trip today. We hope to reschedule this in the better weather, and will keep parents posted on when this might be. Please arrange to collect your child at the usual time today. Thank you.