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.)
Whilst our friends are away to Barga, we have come together to have the most amazing week ever! At the beginning of the week we looked at a range of activities together. In a truly democratic way we voted for the ones we were most interested in.
So far this week we have designed, made and flew our own kites, played in a football tournament, created HUGE story webs and passed the hula hoop around a human circle without breaking the chain of arms! Here are some photographs that show you what’s been going on! TODAY we are making our own pizzas. We will let you all know how we get on.
Yesterday we were building kites in the gym hall and we had lots of fun but we miss our friends. (Maisie and Cameron)
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.
This week we explored why and how we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost and shared how The Holy Spirit works in us and others in building a loving kingdom of God on Earth! We were so very lucky to have a visit from Mrs Hall’s son Scott who shared his experience of Pentecost at the Cathedral in Edinburgh and also told us all about his audience with the Pope in Rome earlier in the year. We had so many questions! Scott was brilliant and very entertaining!
Life at a Prestonpans Primary School – find us easily at www.stgabrielsprimary.org.uk