Tesco Donation

Today during assembly Jane from Tesco presented the school with lots of new books and a cheque for just over £115.  She had heard how much the children at the Burgh like to read and had then organised a collection in the store during World Book Week.  Freya and Amelia  gratefully accepted the cheque on behalf of the librarians and the whole school.  We are all looking forward to seeing the books in our library after the holidays and being able to take them home to read.IMG_2965

50th Birthday Update

Burgh 50th Birthday Update


Information regarding our 50th Birthday celebrations.


  • On Friday 16th January from 9.00a.m. to 12.30p.m., there will be a Birthday Party in school for all of our pupils. This will take the form of a fun activity morning and will include: bouncy castle, face-painting, craft activities, dancing and party food. The children will not have to wear school uniform on the 16th. There will be no charge to the children for the party.
  • On Friday 16th January from 2.00p.m. to 6.00p.m., there will be a Birthday Celebration for ex-pupils and their families, ex-staff and current staff of the Burgh. Our P6 pupils will be taking visitors on guided tours of the school, there will be an exhibition featuring photos and memorabilia from the past fifty years of the Burgh. There will also be a finger buffet and birthday cake!
  • Throughout the following week (Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd), the exhibition will remain open to visitors between 9.30a.m. and 2.30p.m. with the option to have a guided tour of the school. Additionally, on the evening of Thursday 22nd January the exhibition will be open from 7.00p.m. to 9.00p.m.
  • On Friday 23rd January from 9.30a.m. to 11.30a.m., we would like to invite the families of our current        Burgh pupils into school for a coffee morning and look at the exhibition.If you are able to help with the birthday party for the children on 16th January, please return the tear-off slip to let us know when you will be available. We will need helpers throughout the school for face painting, party food, crafts etc. for the whole morning.
  • Please pass on this invitation to any friends or family who may be interested in coming along.
  • Could you also please let us know if you will be attending the Coffee Morning on 23rd January (for parents of current Burgh pupils).
  • Please let us know  if you plan to attend the Birthday Celebration on the afternoon of 16th January (for ex-pupils of the Burgh).
  • If you are an ex-pupil of the Burgh and you have any old photos or memorabilia, we would be very grateful if you would be prepared to lend them to us for the exhibition.


Grandison cup champions

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On Friday 24th October the newly formed P7 football team from Musselburgh Burgh Primary School took part in the Grandison Trophy at Pinkie Playing Fields. The Burgh played some outstanding football and were victorious, winning the competition for the first time in its 34 year history. Congratulations to the whole squad!

To see a Grandison Cup newspaper article go to p7 or p6/7 page.

Dyslexia Awareness Week – ‘Dyslexia Matters’

imagesNext week (3 – 9 November) is Dyslexia Awareness Week and The Burgh, like schools all over Scotland, will be doing our bit to raise awareness of Dyslexia.

Moira Thomson and Anne Warden from Dyslexia Scotland visited the school last Friday to speak to the pupils and staff about living with Dyslexia and we will be encouraging as many people as possible to wear blue ribbons in support of Ellie’s Blue Ribbon Campaign. Ribbons will be given out to all pupils and staff at the beginning of the week.

For more information on Dyslexia Awareness Week, and to find out how you can get involved in some of the great events taking place, please visit http://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/

To hear more about Ellie – Dyslexia Scotland’s Young People’s Ambassador – and her Blue Ribbon Campaign, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1g3IB5kEkQ

Information on supporting children with Dyslexia can be found at www.supportingdyslexicpupils.org.uk and http://www.addressingdyslexia.org/

A programme of public meetings and events organised by Dyslexia Scotland South East (covering Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian) is available athttp://www.dsse.org.uk/

Newhailes NTS Detectives Nature Club 2014

18th October Survival Skills 10-11.30 – Learn how to build shelters, make non trace fires and learn how to survive in the Newhailes Woodlands.

15th November Flag Making 10-11.30 Fisherrow Harbour Beach – Let’s make some beach themed flags, whilst using materials from the beach to make them really creative.

20th December Nature Festive card making 10-11.30 – We will be making festive nature.

For more information on any aspect of the Newhailes NTS Detectives, contact: Lothian Ranger, National Trust for Scotland, Newhailes, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6RY. Tel; 08444932124, 07748766794 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk


Mock Court

Two solicitors came to visit P6, P6/7 and P7 to introduce the classes to the topic of Mock Court. Mock Court is a programme set up law society of Scotland to introduce children to the world of law. The Mock Court project is a competition between different schools across the Lothians.

The Burgh children were divided into two teams of defenders and pursuers and will be up against different schools. Keep checking the website to see what is happening.

Blue Triangle

On Friday 28th of March Musselburgh Burgh Primary School held a charity day to raise money for the Blue Triangle Housing Association in Musselburgh. The charity helps young adults who do not have a home. We all dressed in our pyjamas and onesies and had the chance to take part in lots of different activities. We looked at article 27 of the UNICEF Rights of the Child and gained an understanding that everyone has the right of a home.
Blue Triangle on PhotoPeach

Community Coffee Morning

Community Coffee Morning

Mrs Wilson would like to say a huge well done to Primary 4 for their fabulous coffee morning. You have all worked so hard to organise and run this superb event.

Primary 4 were asked to host our January coffee morning. As this is our month for learning about Scotland our coffee morning had a Scottish theme. Together we chose the songs we would sing and learned 2 dances – the Dashing White Sergeant and the Gay Gordons. A group of children from primary 4 were the committee responsible for purchasing the food and other items we would need for the event. They used the Asda shopping system to purchase the items and when they were delivered they checked all the products against what had been ordered. As a class we identified who we could invite in the community. A group of children went out with Mrs Blythe to deliver posters and leaflets and each child invited as many members of the community as they could think of.

On the morning of the event they each had their jobs but before starting they had to set the tables and lay out all the foods and drinks they had purchased. Our coffee morning was on from 9.30 – 11.30 and we had a fabulous turn out of members of our Musselburgh and East Lothian community. We took orders and served tea, coffee and juice to our guests, we entertained our guests with singing and dancing and were delighted when some of our guests joined us in our dancing. Thank you to everyone for supporting us with our Scottish themed community coffee morning.

Here are some photos taken by our photographer, Arran.

Community Coffee Morning on PhotoPeach