Unicorn Quest Game 2

We are pleased to announce our second game of the Unicorn Quest. The theme of this one is Along the Shore and starts on Monday.

This game is focussed on an orienteering kind of activity. Where families can walk along and write down the numbers and letters along the route. The letters make up a word and the numbers make a total number.

This game is not only fun but safe, free and a great way to see the natural heritage of the PSG area.

You can find more information about the Unicorn Quest on the following link:


Click here for a copy of the map and recording Sheet

Jonathan Sharples
The Pennypit Community Development Trust
Fundamental Foods

Children’s Parliament’s ‘Big Vote’ – 15th to19th January 2021

On Friday 15th January 2020, Children’s Parliament launched The Big Vote, a national vote for 8 – 14 year olds that will ask how we can make Scotland a more fair, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous place now and in the future.

How can children take part in the vote?
The vote will take the form of an anonymous survey and can be completed on the Children’s Parliament website at the following link from January 15th: https://www.childrensparliament.org.uk/the-big-ideas-big-vote/

What will children be voting on?
Throughout 2020 Children’s Parliament has been listening to the views and experiences of children across Scotland. Children identified four ‘Big Problems’ – climate change, discrimination, poverty and digital inequality – that they think need to be fixed now. We asked children across Scotland to share their ‘Big Ideas’ for how to fix the Big Problems and this vote is all about finding out which Big Ideas children think would make the biggest difference.

How long will the vote run?
The vote will be open from January 15th at 9:00am to January 19th at 6:00pm.

How can I help?
We want adults across Scotland to help make sure as many children as possible take part in this vote. You can help by sharing this with anyone who could support children to take part in the vote.

Why is The Big Vote happening?
Children’s Parliament is working in partnership with the Scottish Youth Parliament as part of The Action Project, hosted by the David Hume Institute, which aims to get children and adults all across Scotland thinking about what we need to do to move faster towards a country that is more ‘prosperous, sustainable, inclusive and fair’. Very importantly, this Project will develop ambitious yet concrete Big Ideas to do this that can be turned into real action. This vote will help us to know which Big Ideas are most popular amongst Scotland’s children.

What will happen as a result of the vote?
Children will vote on the Big Ideas using a range of criteria and the top two Big Ideas will be made into animations. These will be presented to the Action Project for consideration alongside other ideas from children, young people and adults across Scotland.

Instrumental Music Service

Instrumental Music Service are delighted to share their performance of Thriller that was released on New Year’s Day. This has already been watched 21,000 times and was a superb way to further showcase the talents of our young people.

Facebook link to Thriller – Click Here

Remote Learning – We are here to help

Good morning everyone!😃

Remote learning begins this morning on Google Classroom and we are here to support our families with this.

If you require some support or advice with any aspect of remote learning, please contact the school on 01875 811327 or admin@cockenzie.elcschool.org.uk

Learning activities posted in Google Classroom will also be made available here on the School Blog (click here).

Please continue to check Twitter (@CockenziePS) and your emails for any up to date information.

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone

On this, the last day of school/nursery in 2020, I wanted to share some Christmas joy with you all.

Cockenzie Teaching staff have made you all a video.

Thank you to Miss Hay’s sister for her exceptional IT work in putting this video together.

The staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery would like to wish you and your family a  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lynda Banks
Head Teacher

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