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Blast Off to Bedtime

This week we have been learning about Learning to Sleep well in a funny assembly where Mrs Cameron was making all the wrong choices about getting ready for a good night’s sleep. Ask your child, they are bound to tell you how naughty Mrs Cameron was. This powerpoint will remind your child of the 10 steps to a good night’s sleep and also of our Sleep Song. Happy singing.


The Brunton Family Hogmanay 2016

Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun 2016
The Brunton is the place to be for Hogmanay celebrations

On Saturday 31 December The Brunton, Musselburgh hosts a day packed with fantastic activities for families, to celebrate Hogmanay. Ticketed activities and events for all the family to enjoy, run from 11am – 5.30pm, with an early evening FREE Lantern Parade and spectacular FREE Fireworks Display at Fisherrow Links.
New for 2016 – a second family ceilidh to meet demand, both with cabaret style seating at tables, new style lantern making for the parade, storytelling and puppetry with It’s In The Bag and Clydebuilt Puppets.

Paid for ticketed activities include:
Family Ceilidhs: Lively fun for all the family with pipers, ceilidh band and Scottish Country dancers.
Illuminated lantern making: These are kept at The Brunton to collect for carrying in the evening parade.
Edinburgh Samba School: Drumming workshops.
Sam & Rosie’s Tartan Tea Party: Storytelling and puppets from It’s In The Bag.
Sam & Rosie’s Highland Adventure: Storytelling and puppets from It’s In The Bag.
The Three Giants: A great comic story with life sized body puppets from Clydebuilt Puppets.
Aladdin: The Brunton’s own traditional family pantomime.
Hogmania!: See in the New Year at this family friendly ceilidh with live band, food, pipers and more.
Face painting and craft activities run all day: additional charges apply.

The FREE evening events start at 6.30pm as people gather at The Brunton for the Lantern Parade which sets off at 7pm led by the Edinburgh Samba Band, Apus walkabout illuminated birds and Jacks of Frost. This leads to Fisherrow Links for a spectacular Scottish fireworks display from 7.30pm to 8pm.

Hogmanay Celebrations in the Honest Toun are delivered by East Lothian Council and The Brunton and has received support as part of the Scotland’s Winter Festivals events programme.
For full details visit where you can download our Guide to Family Hogmanay in the Honest Toun.

Our Quiet Assemblies



All schools are required to have religious observance assemblies (and parents and carers have the right to withdraw children from this – just let us know). We do this by having Quiet Assemblies, usually about once a month. These are open and inclusive of all life and world views and religions. At Quiet Assemblies we sit in a semi circle in a darkened hall around a candlelit table. Music to help us reflect welcomes us into the hall and we come in silence. There is a short talk, we listen to our special Feeling book being read and have a short period of silence or music before we leave in silence. This Quiet Assembly was a celebration of our teachers, coupled with building our resilience with a story that led to children whispering together, “Keep Going” and “You CAN do it”. One of our P3 children is learning to say, “I’ll give it a go” when she is feeling anxious so we thought about that too. We finished with our beloved Fischy Music song, RELAX….
… just a precious time in the life of the school community, look at their wee faces…