Recognise anyone in these school photos from 1927 and 1956? Its our 140th anniversary next year – get in touch if you have some East Linton Primary school stories to share #eastlinton#school#memories#eastlothian photos courtesy of John Robson.
I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend! In wonderful Scottish fashion we’ve had bright sunshine, rain and hail – four seasons in one weekend (or one day).
Your Parent Council has been busy over the past few months, starting the year with the Quiz Night in January which raised nearly £1000. Many thanks to all participants and sponsors for your support, and to the events and fundraising group for their amazing efforts! The events and fundraising group also ran the Easter Disco for the kids last month. If you’d like to get involved or have any ideas for future events, help is always welcome, and you don’t need to be a member of the Parent Council in order to get involved. It’s a great way to get to know each other, and contribute to your kids’ experience at the school too.
Improving the outdoor space at the school is a priority, and has been for the past few years, however progress has been limited due to uncertainties around the upcoming school expansion and renovation, which is scheduled to be completed by August 2021. In the meantime, small improvements have been made in the garden – we’ve had a generous donation of soil from Caledonian Soil, and the planters at the back have now been re-planted with donated herbs and vegetables, thanks to the hardworking playground group. There are also donated planters at the front, which need to be filled with soil and planted. If you’re able to help the playground group either with labour (adults and kids welcome to help!) or by donating surplus seedlings or plants that have been split, that would be wonderful! Plans are also underway to replace the broken basketball hoop and relocate it to the rear of the school where there’s more space.
The next meeting of the Parent Council will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), where the adoption of the proposed updated Constitution and Equality and Fairness Policy will be voted on. The EGM is being held at 7pm on Tuesday, 14th May, at The Crown, East Linton.
Thank you to all parents who responded to the consultation on the draft Constitution and Equality and Fairness policy. Your input has been taken into account, and the updated documents, along with the notice of meeting and agenda can be downloaded by clicking on the link below or visiting the Parent Council page on Edubuzz.
As always, any parents and carers of children at the school are welcome to attend. Please RSVP either via the event page on facebook, or by emailing email@example.com. Please also feel free to get in touch via the parent council’s email address at any time with feedback, suggestions, concerns or questions. Please note that all Parent Council members are unpaid volunteers with other commitments, so while we will do our absolute best to respond quickly, we may not always be able to do so. Your patience is very much appreciated!
It may be that we can help, or alternatively we may be able to put you in touch with someone who can. We’d love to hear what your priorities are for the school, and how we can all best support the kids to have a positive learning experience.
P3 have decided on their project for this term – we have been spending a lot of time outdoors and have been looking at the barked area next to our classroom and feel it could be so much better, therefore our project is to create an area which could be used as an outdoor classroom. We are currently cleaning the courtyard area so we can use the green house to grow some plants. We were also using our maths skills outdoors measuring different items and taking measurements of the outdoor area so we can draw plans to help us decide how best to use the area. We also planted our first seeds today – ain’t no stopping us now!
We have had another wonderful day outdoors in our local community for the CONSERVE part of our John Muir award. First, we collected litter in the park and field next to our school to conserve the environment there. P5 couldn’t believe it when our litter weighed a stone! We were shocked and will now encourage other not to drop litter. Then, P5 returned to the river. While there, we learned about Native, Non-native and invasive species and their impact on habitat. We also learned how dangerous some plants can be.
P5 want to say a huge thanks to Sam, our ranger, for being so full of knowledge and enthusiasm. It has really helped to focus on the importance of being kind to our world. P5 showed great respect outdoor and should be so incredibly proud of themselves…they have even managed to convince Miss McKay that the outdoors are not so scary after all.
P5 enjoyed learning about the journey chocolate takes from the plants to our shops. We didn’t realise how hard it was. Sally from Field to Fork even gave us a taste of delicious Fairtrade chocolate. We had banana too so we were balancing it out!