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Little and Large Cooking Final

Having won the cluster ‘Little and Large’ cooking competition Euan and Lauren were through to the final. They did fantastically well and were awarded second place!  Well done! All of us at Elphinstone Primary are very proud of you! 

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Lauren and Euan returning to school with their winning dishes and prizes.

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Cooking Winners!

Well done to Lauren and Euan who won the Cluster heats for the Little & Large Cookery Competition on Thursday!

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I think everyone enjoyed the afternoon and it was great to see the pupils so interested in cooking. Lauren and Euan Elphinstone are now through to the final in Preston Lodge on Thursday the 26th of May! We wish them the best of luck.

Team Elphinstone

 

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P1/2 Bake Sale

P1/2 raised a magnificent £66.05 in their very successful Bake Sale on Wednesday! Well done! Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

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P5/6/7 Bake Sale

Yesterday, P5/6/7 pupils held a successful bake sale and made  a total of £71.70.Thank you to everyone baked and donated cakes, biscuits and breads, and to everyone who spent their money on our yummy baking.

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Buddying Citizenship Events Expressive Arts

Friendship Bench

Our newly decorated ‘Friendship Bench’ was launched last week! The bench offers a place in the playground where pupils can sit if they are lonely, upset or just want someone to play with. It acts as a signal to other children to step in and help.

Pupils gather around the new buddy bench.
Pupils gather around the new buddy bench.

The bench was built by Macmerry Men’s Shed and two of their volunteers, Jimmy Cunningham and David Dickson visited the school with parent, Stuart McKenzie.

P3-7 pupils enjoyed painting it in the colours of the rainbow and decorating it with detailed flowers and insects. The painting project was overseen by our art teacher, Mrs McLoed.

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Buddying Events Health & Wellbeing

Sports Relief

The children had a very active morning for sports relief. P1-7 were joined by the nursery in the hall for a warm up followed school home-team activities. The groups rotated around each sporting activity and then back in the hall to finish off with a cool-down session. Thank you for all the donations. We raised £126!

 

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Sports Relief Day

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Our Pupil Council has sent out letters on our forthcoming fundraising day on Friday 18th March. To celebrate this fun day and raise money for sports relief, children can come dressed in sports clothes and bring a donation for this charity event. Thank you for your support.

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Events Health & Wellbeing Literacy and English

Book Week Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who supported Elphinstone Primary Book Week. We had an excellent response and the children were clearly happy with the wide choice of books on offer.  To celebrate our Book Week, the children came dressed as characters from favourite books.  Each child had a chance to parade and even act out their character. The costumes were very imaginative and varied. Mrs Berry and Mrs Small had the difficult  task of choosing a winner from each class, including the nursery.

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Congratulations to winners who each received a book of their choice from the book fair shelves: P5-7 Rhys, P3/4 Abigail, P1/2 Erin and Nursery Rachael. 

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Fun Family Technology Day

Fun Family Technology Day

Saturday 16th April 2016, 11am – 4pm

Location: CALL Scotland, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Run by specialist staff (CALL, FAACT, KEYCOMM, SCTCI, TASSCC and others) and funded by Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland, this is a chance for families of children with additional support needs to try out and learn about software, hardware, and specialised communication technologies. If you are a professional you are welcome to come along with a family you work with.

The day is FREE, but please book a place in advance, and tell us the ages of the children you are bringing.

Click link below for further information.

http://Subject: Family Fun Technology Day

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Citizenship Events Outdoor Learning Social Studies

Fairtrade Treasure Hunt

Today we held a Fairtrade Treasure Hunt. The P1-7 children competed against each other in their whole school home-teams to try and find all the hidden Fairtrade objects in the playground. Some were trickier to spot than others! Altogether there were 35 Fairtrade products to find.

All the Fairtrade products we found in the playground showed the black, green and blue Fairtrade logo. These are now on display in the school:

Nuts and raisins, Chocolate bars, sweets & biscuits, drinking chocolate, bananas, green beanspineapple, brown & white sugar, cotton T-shirts, tea-towel, eco-bag, cotton buds, cotton pads, footballs, flowers, jam and marmalade, spices, tea, coffee and wine.

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