Local o-Heroes

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Some breaking news …. Longniddry Primary School’s Maja Robertson competed in the W10A in The Scottish Championships at Balmoral Castle at the weekend. She finished second to a girl from Bristol, who had recently won the W10 British Championships. However, as she did not fulfill the eligibility criteria, Maja took the Scottish Champion title.

Her brother Calum did not badly too. He came third in M10B and got a bronze medal but was more taken with the packet of soor plooms he chose as an extra prize.

(Thanks David for the abridged text)

Longniddry Primary pupil tops Scottish Junior orienteers

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Maja Robertson, (Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club) of Primary 5 at Longniddry Primary School, took first place in the 10 years and under category of the Scottish Orienteering Sprint Championships 2016 at South Queensferry on Sunday the 7th February.

Maja ran two races on the day covering a total of 3.2k and having to visit 36 control points in order located throughout the town. She now leads the Women Young Junior 12 and under category of the Scottish Orienteering Urban League after two events, having taken third place in last years competition.

Waves of Empathy with Longniddry Primary

Longniddry Primary School P5 follwed up work that they had previously done on the seashore by joining the creatures and plants in trying to survive and thrive in the impact zone. ‘Littoral-ly a great day!’

The pupils took to the seashore armed with all their previous knoweldge which they shared with everyone and marvelled at the power of the sea and how the plants and creatures of the intertidal zone cling to the rocks day after day. On a relatively calm day the students were amazed at how difficult it was not to get swept off the rocks!

The students adapted themselves to surviving in this environment by spending time and effort getting into wetsuits; wetsuit boots; gloves; buoyancy aids; helmets. All participants agreed that this had been time well spent.

The pupils showed great responsibility in looking after one another in such a harsh and unforgiving environment.

Well done all

“Just wanted to say thanks very much for taking P5 Coasteering this week.  They all had a great time and a really positive experience.  Just gutted I didn’t get to come!”

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Preston Lodge Cluster Transition Challenge

Over 180 pupils from Cockenzie, Longniddry, Prestonpans and St Gabriel’s Primay Schools competed this morning on an outdoor challenge at Meadow Mill Sports grounds. This was the first of three days where all of the P7s moving up to Preston Lodge High School next year get a chance to work together. And, it also give the PL staff a chance to meet their next year’s S1s.

The format of the day was similar to the Secondary Challenges that these pupils will have a chance to compete in when the go up to PL.

The pupils were split into teams and had to journey around a number of different stations using a map of Meadowmill. At each station the team was tasked with a timed challenge. This was a team activity that involved a mixture of physical, and mental exercizes. All the challenges were different; at one the team needed to build a shelter, at another to identify local landmarks and give their direction using a compass. At each challenge tokens were awarded, these tokens would be needed to ‘buy’ equipment on their final challenge.

Due to heavy rain in the first half of the morning, the final challenge, where the pupils had to build and fire a catapult, had to be brought forward to lunchtime. Even with the early finish the event went well.

Well done to the pupils who competed so enthusiastically, in some pretty adverse conditions at times. Thanks very much to all of the staff who helped, survived the wet, and especially to Ms Binks from PL for organising and running the day.

Where’s wally?

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Today Longniddry Primary P5/6s enjoyed a lesson at the East Lothian’s premier indoor climbing facility – the Tranet Wall.

The lesson started with a number of bouldering games including blind-fold climbing and drawing a poster – while climbing. After these warm-ups all of the pupils had a chance to try and reach the top of the wall as well as taking their turn to belay their partner.