Today, St Gabriel’s was filled with the sound of African Drumming. After lunch the whole school gathered in the gym hall for a demonstration of African Drum Music, Song and Dance given by the Kakatsiti Group from Ghana and who are touring Scotland at this present time.
The children were encouraged to join in with the beat and with the songs.
Then we were shown some African Dance and encouraged to have a go.
The Primary 4 class were then given a tutorial on drumming and dancing.
An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Thank you to the Kakatsiti Drumming Group for visiting us and sharing your traditional music, song and dance with us.
On Wednesday of this week, the children participated in the Transition Challenge Day which gives them an opportunity to work with children from the other Primary schools who will form their first year in Preston Lodge High School. It was a successful day and all the children had an enjoyable time while meeting the challenges presented to them.
Today as our friends continue their journey around the area of Barga, back here at School the Primary 6 and 7 children also got into the Italian culture by making pizza.
In the afternoon P7 had a fashion challenge. They worked in two teams and had 30 min to design and create a full set of clothing using paper. This was then modelled and judged by Mrs Weir and Ms Thomson from the school office.
Meanwhile, the P6 class were working with Miss Nicol and Mrs Gordon on wind resistance and measurement using paper aeroplanes. (Photos to follow.)
On Tuesday the 21st April, children from Primary 4 were conferred with the Sacrament of Confirmation by His Grace, Archbishop Leo Cushley in Our Lady of Loretto and St. Michael’s Parish in Musselburgh.
This year, for the first time, all three Catholic Schools in this area were brought together for the one celebration with the Archbishop. Each School processed in with their School Banner and at the end of the celebration the children gathered with the Archbishop for a group photograph during which the Archbishop presented their certificates as a group to the class teacher. These certificates were given to the children at our Friday Assembly.
Congratulation to all the children who were confirmed!
On Thursday the four Catholic Primary Schools; St. Mary’s Haddington, St. Martin’s Tranent, St. Gabriel’s Prestonpans and Our Lady of Loretto Musselburgh, came together to celebrate Catholic Education with a Mass in Our Lady of Loretto and St. Michael’s Parish Church in Musselburgh. Children from each of the schools participated in the Liturgy and there was a fabulous turn out of staff, parents and parishioners at the mass showing the three pillars of Catholic Education: Home, School and Parish.
A big thank you to all the children, parents and staff who supported this important event.
Nex week in school we are celebrating Catholic Education Week. The theme this year is: Proclaiming The Gospel Of Joy. Each class has made a poster that takes up this them. Here are the posters which will be on display in St. Gabriel’s Parish Church during Catholic Education Week.
We thought you would like to see how amazing our halll looks on the eve of the BIG event! Thanks to Mrs Kenderdine and her Mum, we have very fancy crockery and beautiful plate stands. Everyone in P6 has been so busy preparing for this special day. There will be an exciting tombola, our outstanding raffle (with first prize of a weekend break), cake and candy and of course our ‘hot-of-the-pan’ home made apple and damson jelly for sale! We would like to thank everyone who has supported us already and we hope you can all
join us at 10:00am to hear Prestonlodge Pipe Band open the event.
See you there!
What a fantastic turnout in costumes for Roald Dahl day in P4. All the boys and the girls made a superb effort and needless to say looked smashing all dressed up. We had the BFG, monkeys, a golden ticket, Fantastic Mr Fox, a witch, Willy Wonka’s and even an American President and lots more!
The children enjoyed making and tasting wormy spaghetti with sauce, some artwork with Laura from A Place2Be, making Mr Twit beards and lots more activities.
Well done Primary 4. You truly made a wonderful effort!
At the end of the last academic year the children of Primary 6 (now Primary 7) wrote to Archbishop Cushley and invited him to come to the school to celebrate Mass and visit them in their class. They did this as part of their Pope Francis Faith Award.
On Friday 29th August 2014, Archbishop Cushley visited St. Gabriel’s to say Mass for the whole community and to visit the children of Primary 7. It was a wonderful occasion enjoyed by all the pupils, staff, invited guests and members of the local Parish Community.
The Staff, pupils and community; particularly the children of Primary 7, are deeply grateful to Archbishop Cushley for giving up his time to visit us at St. Gabriel’s. During his visit the Archbishop was presented with a cheque for £100 to be donated to his personal charity.
Life at a Prestonpans Primary School – find us easily at www.stgabrielsprimary.org.uk