No words are really necessary – the joy of winning the East Lothian Cross Country Championships was plain to see on the faces of all the team today!
This was the 9th year out of the last 10 Yester have won the event. Well done to you all – a superb team effort!
Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday, 30 March 2017.
Benmore – the estimated time of arrival is 1.30pm approximately.
There was so much enthusiasm for dancing at the disco last night that it was extended for a full half hour. The girls were so impressed with the hair dressing skills of Mrs Mercer and Ms Kavanagh, they suggested that they should start up a business. Tired after a full day, everyone went straight to sleep. This morning the children will pack their damp, dirty clothes ready for their parents’ attention! They have all had a brilliant time, but are looking forward to seeing their families again.
It was quite warm today (though the gorge walkers didn’t think so) and it bstopped raining by lunchtime. Louisa wore five pairs of socks for the gorge walk so hopefully her toes were warm. Afterwards when Oliver took off his boot and tipped out about a litre of water, a live frog fell out and hopped through the door into the garden. It must have lived in his boot for about half an hour. Jessica proved that she is a human monkey by doing the overhang on the climbing wall. Rorie and Callum both overcame a fear of heights and abseiled from a cliff. Tonight is the disco so Mrs Mercer and Ms Kavanagh are running a hair salon. Mr Devereux is planning to play pool with the boys while the girls are doing their hair. Lots of excitement to come…
Hey! We’ve all arrived safely after a smooth journey with lovely views of the Arrocher Alps covered in snow. Everyone has enjoyed exploring as well as fish and chips for tea. We are about to head out on the night walk. More tomorrow when there’s more time. All very happy and excited.
Sit back and enjoy a fine selection of poems, speeches and instrument playing by some very talented Yester youngsters from P1 through to P7 and led by the P4 class earlier today.
The next Parent Council meeting is on Monday 16th January at 7pm.
Please contact your class rep if you wish anything to be raised.
Observers are very welcome.
Since 2011, Yester have been the Scottish representatives in a Europe-wide science-based project, the European Chain Reaction and this year for the first time, Mr Purves’ class managed to secure the services of a local drone owner, Gary Crowe from Dunbar, to help us in our quest to do as well as possible in the contest.
Around 30 countries are taking part, and the object for the pupils is to create a class chain reaction, which is videoed and uploaded to the project blog.
Next week, all the pupils in all the countries will evaluate all the entries and vote for their overall favourites. The winning country will receive a specially engraved trophy.
P4 proudly present our 2017 entry. Please let us know if you like it by leaving a comment!
This morning, P4 participated in a unique live webcam conference with pupils from Qworzo school in Belgium, and Freie Schule Kassel in Germany.
One hundred and two years ago at Christmas, while WW1 was raging, soldiers in the trenches of France and Belgium were thinking about their families and wished they weren’t fighting. One of them placed a small tree with candles out of their trench, and soon other trees and candles appeared. Eventually and incredibly that Christmas Eve, it wasn’t long before the soldiers from both sides laid down their weapons and joined together to sing songs and even play a game of football! One of the songs they sang was Silent Night.
We wanted to remember this occasion, and so the three countries joined together today to sing songs, including a special version of Silent Night, sung in Dutch, German and English!
Watch the recorded live webcam conference here and perhaps even join in with some of the singing!
Belgian pupils get ready to sing!
Yester pupils sing Silent Night!
Note: If you have any problems getting the link to work, please try this link here, and click where it says “Go to the Replay”. Note, this won’t work on a phone – it needs to be a laptop or a PC.
Our Christmas Service will take place in Yester Church on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 at 1.30pm. All welcome.