Do you want to learn Spanish?

In preparation for their new Spanish teacher next year, some of the P2 children (and their parents) are going to try and learn a little Spanish over the holidays. Mrs Henderson has given us this link to a useful website:

P4 Go Bananas!

bananas.jpgbananas.jpgP4 GO BANANAS!


As part of our Health week, Primary 4 decided to organise a


We sold a variety of fruit every day for a week at only 10p each! and as it was such a HUGE!! success we have since then, sold fruit ONE day per week. There has been SUCH a good response from the ALL the classes – THANK YOU for YOUR SUPPORT (especially P6 who have bought the most! and Mags one of our Playground Supervisors who has been our STAR STAFF buyer! )


As a result of this, we are THINKING about having our



SO!!… Could you PLEASE let us know what you think?


Your ideas are VERY important to us!….. So get typing!!…….

We eagerly await your opinion!


We look forward to reading your comments on the blog.




Well done everyone!

congratulations.jpgWe have lots to celebrate today. This morning Lisa and Alex from P6 won the Dunbar round of the Little and Large Cooking Competition at Dunbar Grammar School. They are now in the final which will be held next week at Knox Academy. They cooked a pasta main course followed by banana muffins.

This afternoon all of P7 went to Meadowbank to the Inter-Schools athletics competition – some to compete and others to support the team. We were the defending champions and had a lot to live up to, but we managed a very good third place. We had a lot of excellent sporting performances and a nail-biting finish to the relay final. Congratulations to Fionn for his great long jump effort -streets ahead of the competition!



Our Wildlife garden is progressing quickly and looking fantastic. However, the west garden area in the rear playground needs some TLC.

If you can spare some time to help out with weeding, please get in touch with Mrs Gordon or leave your name with preferred dates at the office.

Planned dates for weeding with groups of pupils and Mick are

Thurs 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th June at 2.45

Frid 30th May, 6th, 13th, 20th June at 12.00

Open Meeting next Wednesday

Next Wednesday the Integration Team are holding an Open Meeting at School.  You can come along and join workshops on parenting skills, health or enjoy a fun fitness taster session.  It starts at 6.30pm and there will be creche facilities.  Letters have been sent home, but if you can’t find the slip just contact the office to book your space.

Murals brighten up our playground

Last Friday our three murals were mounted on the school building.  Thanks to Laura Young, our mural artist, who worked with all classes to produce these wonderful murals to brighten up our grounds. Two of them are situated in the infant playground at the rear of the school and the third is on the approach ramp to the Nursery.  The Nursery also has a new sign.  Thank you to East Lothian Council Arts Service who gave us financial support towards the project.  Thank you too to the parents  who came and helped supervise the painting and to Mick and Paul for putting them up.

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Gala Week: Bill Brodie Award 2008

Do you know a child or young person who deserves to win the 2008Animated Trophy


for exceptional achievement

The Bill Brodie Memorial Award has been donated by the East Linton Gala Day Association to recognise the many years of service that Bill gave to the local community and his commitment to local children and young people.

The award will be presented to a local young person on an annual basis on Gala day.

The award is to recognise young peoples’ exceptional achievements. This should be taken in its broadest sense. For some young people exceptional achievement may be easily recognised, such as making a county team in sport, however, for some young people managing to achieve full attendance at school despite difficult home circumstances may be an exceptional achievement.

The award will comprise a trophy which the recipient will keep for a year and a smaller trophy for them to keep in perpetuity. There will also be a small monetary award.


1. Nominations will only be accepted on the official nomination forms

2. All nominations should be passed to the Secretary of the East Linton Gala Day Association prior to 6th June 2008

3. Nominations will only be accepted from people over the age of 18 years

4. Permission for the nomination to be put forward must be gained from the young person being nominated and their legal guardian before being submitted

Further information and nomination forms can be obtained from the Secretary, Andy Baker, 2, School Road, East Linton. Tel: 861 040. e-mail:

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