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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

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 11th December

This Friday 11th December is Christmas Jumper Day 2020.

Pupils can wear their favourite Christmas jumper to school for the day. If you do not have a Christmas jumper, you are welcome to decorate a t-shirt or jumper with any spare festive decorations you might have. 

An optional donation can be made online at https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day

We look forward to seeing everyone’s jumpers on Friday!

Christmas Fayre

Due to the pandemic this year, the PTA are unable to hold our Christmas Fayre. However, we won’t let something like a pandemic stop us from spreading Christmas Cheer! Masks on, of course.

Therefore, this year, we are holding a Virtual Christmas Fayre for 24 days of fabulous fun and shopping!

The Fayre starts Wednesday 18th November ending Saturday 12th November with our Big Prize Raffle at 1pm. You can access all of this from our website www.cpspta.co.uk

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets you can by contacting us at admin@cpspta.co.uk or via our media channels on Facebook and Twitter. You can also catch us in the playground but we will ask for bank transfer wherever possible. Tickets cost £1 and as always we have the best prizes!!

Don’t forget to check out our website for free personalised letters from Santa along with Christmas Crafts and Games!

Hope you can join us for some Christmas Fun and help us raise money for our school.

Many thanks,
Cockenzie Primary PTA

P.S. If you would like a stall at our fayre, closing date is Monday 16th November. Please send us an email at admin@cpspta.co.uk and we will send you a form for completion.”

Children in Need – a HUGE thank you !