I want to start by thanking you all for your support over the past term as we all try to keep your children, our pupil’s, safe in school. I really appreciate that anyone picking up pupils are keeping a 2m distance and wearing face coverings.
Covid-19 As you will be aware there have been a number of positive cases in both Campuses, which has resulted in us having to self-isolate classes, together with class teachers, members of the support team and our office staff. Please can you help the school by continuing to ensure you do not send a pupil to school who is not well, or you suspect have the symptoms of Covid 19. Please take them to be tested. I really want to keep the school open until the last day of term so we can finish the term this year by saying goodbye and good luck to P3 as they move campus, and to P7 as they move to Dunbar Grammar School and beyond. Read more below……………………
Be safe at the beach
When warm weather arrives the beach is a popular destination for many people however playing or swimming in the sea is not the same as being in an indoor swimming pool.
Waves can be great fun but are also unpredictable. Always supervise children playing in waves as they can easily lose their balance if struck by a larger wave.
Inflatable toys, dinghies or lilos are a well-known hazard – with many incidents of people on inflatables blown out to sea. They are not designed for use in open water and should be restricted to sheltered and confined spaces only such as rock pools.
You might want to enter the sea simply to ‘cool off’ but the water may be much colder than expected. The average sea temperatures in the UK are just 12°C – below 15°C is defined as cold water which can seriously affect your breathing and movement.
Be also aware of tides, and if planning a walk across a beach, check when the incoming tide is expected so you are not cut off.
Finally remain aware of hidden dangers and don’t swim near or dive from rocks or cliff faces. Check safety notices at beaches which may indicate specific local hazards.
If you do see someone in difficulty in the sea call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Civic Week Treasure Hunt Competition This will run throughout Civic Week, from last Saturday 12-19 June – details attached. There are lots of prizes to be won
P7 Leavers Photographs
The P7 supplement is appearing in the Courier and Musselburgh Courier on Thursday, June 17.
Brunton Theatre Summer School are looking for enthusiastic individuals between the ages of 8 and 18 to star in our production of MATILDA JR. – one of the UK’s best-loved musicals.
Overseen by a professional production team, the 2-week Summer School will culminate in 6 fully-staged performances of MATILDA JR. on The Brunton stage.
Throughout an intensive rehearsal period, participants will also take part in drama games, workshops, improvisation, vocal technique classes, movement and much, much more. Not only will participants get to perform on The Brunton stage, they will also develop many invaluable life skills along the way.
Daily rehearsals will take place at The Brunton.
The cost for the 2-week Summer School is £175.00. Some assisted places are available.
To register your interest, or for more information, please email: