All posts by Ishbel Chalmers

Talent show for Breast cancer

On the last Thursday before Easter P7 pupils from Cockenzie primary ran a talent show to raise money for Breast cancer.  They  organised the auditions at lunch times and eventually selected the main contenders for the event.   Miss Drummond and Miss Leith helped to supervise the event but took a back seat throughout the proceedings.   There was quite a range of performers  with singing and dancing, some in groups and even solo performers.   The classes who came to watch voted for their star performer and a panel of P7 experts passed comment on the acts.   This was a most enjoyable afternoon for all concerned, the parents of the finalists came to watch too and £250 pounds was raised for Breast Cancer.  Well done P7,    and well done to Anna MCSorley who was voted best act.

Successful P7 Bookfair

P7 D pupils organised a book fair for the school recently.  The children had to apply for the jobs they thought they would be good at.  

Chloe was general manager and said, ” This was very enjoyable but a real challenge at times.  It was hard keeping track of evrything and everyone.”

Casey who was process orderer said,  “I really enjoyed it.  I had to keep track of all the orders that were placed. It was really hard to hear the nursery children, they were so small and quiet.”

Craig was responsible for finance and selling.  “It was really difficult at times, ” he said,  ” customers would crowd round instead of making a queue and they all wanted served at once.   I liked filling in my job application but I found writing my CV hard. 

Kyle said,  “I applied for a job as a runner because I like to be active and on my feet.  I had to collect the classes and bring them to the hall.  When I wasn’t doing that I learned how to fill in the order book.  I want an active job when I’m older.  My mum helped me with my job application because she used to do that in her job.”


They had to timetable viewing vists fot the 15 classes in the school as well as the 6 classes in the nursery.  These took place in the 1st week and in the second week the children bought their books.   The bookfair was a resounding success,  the childen enjoyed their visits and then bought books to the tune of £2500.    This, of course, means that the  school can now order books with the commission from these sales.   Mrs McKirdy, one of the P7 parents,  came in to help the children on a daily basis.  

 A big thank you to the P7D pupils,  Ms Drummond, Mrs borthwick and Mrs McKirdy for all their hard work.

Red Nose Day at Cockenzie Primary

This morning children and teachers came to school dressed funny to raise money for Comic relief. All that was needed to take part was a donation for dressing up. There were people wearing red, people with their clothes on back to front, boys dressed as girls, pants on the outside to name but a few.
Red noses had also been on sale during the week and every single one was sold! There were red noses galore in the corridors and classrooms.
We sang the comic relief song at assembly and a goodie bag was given to the best dressed up child in each class. Over £500 was raised by Cockenzie for Comic relief, Well done to everyone.