We had lots to celebrate at our special assembly this afternoon.
Firstly, Miss Curran told us about the huge amount of donations we have collected for The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. We have collected food, toys, blankets. chews, bowls and treats for cats and dogs. Each pupil who donated was given a raffle ticket and the names of eight children were drawn to go with Miss Curran to deliver the donations next Monday. The lucky pupils are: Connor (P5), Kirsty A. (P5), Ruth (P4), Holly (P4), Lauren (P1), , Katie, Rex and Alexander (Nursery).
Next, Miss Curran announced the good news that F. had won first prize and V. was one of three runners-up in a writing competition run by a book publishing company. They had to describe their favourite Scottish mythical creature. F. wrote about a Loch Nymph and V. wrote about a Gormflurry. We are very proud of them both. They will both receive special signed copies of books, and F. will be guest of honour at a reception at her local library.
Then Miss Curran congratulated pupils who had won swimming prizes. They had won medals, and a quaich and a huge trophy. Well done, everyone.
Next, we voted for the positions of captains and vice-captains of our School Houses for next year. Everyone gave very good speeches and the voting was close. The following positions were decided.
Pefferburn House: Captain: Rory, Vice-Captain: Iona
Gosford House: Captain: Davy, Vice-Captain: Eli
Craigielaw House: Captain: Stuart, Vice-Captains: Freyja and Ben
Luffness House: Captain: Ellis, Vice-Captains: Eve and Ellen
Next, we sang ‘You Are A Star’, led by Rory, Davy and Jamie, to celebrate everyone’s special successes.
Finally, Miss Curran revealed the new compost bin that H. had designed. It is very colourful and will certainly encourage everyone to compost waste matter such as apple cores and banana skins. Well done, H.!