Thanks to BNS Nuclear Services , Oscar the Robot entertained the pupils at assembly on Friday as part of an introduction to the Torness Challenge. Each school taking part has been provided with two Kinex kits and have been asked to produce an operating wind turbine. The end product will be tested at Torness using a fan and the amount of electricity generated will be recorded. This project will be undertaken by P7 – good luck to them!!
There are two other elements to the project which other classes work on – designing a safety poster based and researching the history of wind turbines an alternative source of power.
The challenge is on….we have six weeks to complete our mission!
On the last day of term P4 had a Roman Feast. Did you see the photo in the Courier? The feast was called Fontinalia which was held each year in October in honour of the Goddess of Water, Fons. Traditionally, Romans garlands were thrown into fountains as an offering – P4 threw their garlands into a makeshift fountain (Amelia’s paddling pool!) before tucking into the feast. Visitors from other classes were treated to food, songs and gladiator fights.
A really fun morning was had by all to end a busy and exciting Term 1.
The Parent Council would like to invite members of the Parent Forum to our first Annual General Meeting which will be held in school on Thursday 9Th October at 7.30pm. Agenda items will include our Annual Report, Election of Office-Bearers and Annual Accounts. (This will be followed by an ordinary Parent Council Meeting.) We hope that a good number of Parents & Carers will be able to join us for our first AGM.
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Here is a picture of Pvblivs Clavdivs Tacitvs. He visited our class on Tuesday. He had a real sword, a real dagger, a real wooden shield and had red feathers on his helmet. He had brown leather sandals and stinky socks!
We were a bit scared till we found out he was not a real soldier, just a man dressed up as one. He told us lots of stories about what it was like being a Roman soldier.
Report by Finlay and Amelia
Well done East Linton!
Our village received silver in the large village category of Beautiful Scotland Awards and was also named as the most improved village.
A Special Award for Something Special was given for the school’s extra curricular work about John Muir. David Affleck showed us the awards at assembly.
P4 are learning about the Romans and a visitor called Sarah came in from the Museum Service to tell us about Roman things that have been found in Scotland. P4 really enjoyed having Sarah to our school. We looked at stuff that archaeologists found. Sarah gave us jackets to wear.
by Hamish and Eddi
The opening of our Wildlife Garden will take place on Friday 3rd October. All parents and carers are cordially invited to come along and witness representatives from each class cutting a ceremonial ribbon. Pupils can take part in a Garden Hat Competition and we will also be a venue for The Big Draw event where we aim to cover the playground in chalk nature drawings.
Fingers crossed for good weather!
Huge congratulations to Mrs Currie who gave birth to Joshua Issac at 9.12pm on Friday night
Joshua weighed in 10lb 4oz. Both mum and baby are well and Connor and Caleb are delighted with their baby brother. Lots of love from all the staff, children, parents and friends at ELPS.