So far we have raised £1338.47 for Comic Relief. Thanks to everyone who wore something red and brought in £1 for Red Nose Day…thank you also to everyone who baked cakes for the cake stall or bought a cake!
Earth Hour is an international awareness raising event to signify a stand against climate change. On 26th March millions of individuals and organisations across 128 countries are expected to take part by switching off their lights between 20:30 and 21:30. Last year East Lothian topped the national participation league table and we hope to achieve the same success this year!
To sign up go to www.earthhour.org.
At the moment East Lothian are in 2nd place and we only need 112 families to sign up so we are in first place for the start of the event!
The Science Fest was a great success and you can see the all the photos on the below link:
It is estimated that over 2,000 people attended the festival! Thank you to Jon Savage – Kit and Poppy’s Dad who kindly took the photographs.
A huge thanks to everyone who dressed up as part of our Read-a-thon and World Book Day! Below are some pictures from the day.
The author Debbie Gliori came to talk to P4 and P5 about her books and being an author as part of Read-a-thon Week.
The pupils really enjoyed listening to her and aksed some great questions.
We’re in 75th place so far, but we’ve only just started. We can win this if we try! Please cycle to school and nursery if you can…lots of you already do, so keep up the good work!
To celebrate the end of Read-a-thon and as our own belated celebration of World Book Day we are asking all pupils and staff to come dressed as their favourite character from a book on Friday 11th March.
Due to work beginning (14 March for 50 weeks) on the construction of the new Dunbar Community Facility on the Bleachingfield site, East Lothian Council’s Transportation Division have notified me that they will be putting in a variety of traffic management measures to ensure our pupils continue to have “safer routes” to and from school. This will include
- closing (to vehicles) Countess Cres (between Countess Rd and the Telephone Exchange) with access for Residents and Blue Badge holders (small car park) only via Countess Ave
- the large Bleachingfield car park and the footpath will also be closed due to the works area and site compound
- enforceable double yellow lines will run both sides for the full length of Countess Cres – alternative parking for those that have to come to school by car has been arranged with the Masonic Hall
- the Pelican crossing at the top (north) end of Countess Cres will be switched off
- the School Crossing Patrol Guide will be moved from the Countess Cres/Countess Rd (Launderette) junction to the Countess Cres/Delisle St junction. Pupils can then walk westwards along Belhaven Rd and then the Parsonspool footpath to school.
If you require further information please contact Colin Baird Area Network Officer on 01620 827739.
In celebration of World Book Day the parent council are running their 3rd Read-a-thon this year to be held for one week from 4th March – 11th March. Pupils are encouraged to read, or be read to, as much as possible during that week. We hope that as many pupils take part as possible and there are some great prizes to be won this year! You will be able to return your Read-a-thon sponsorship form for 2 weeks after the read-a-thon ends on 11th March.
The Big Pedal is coming up 7th – 25th March – we need as many pupils as possible to cycle to school and hopefully we will win a prize! Check out the official website and sign up: www.thebigpedal.org.uk