P6/7 decided to ask all the classes in school to fill a water bottle with their spare pennies. Each class was given an empty bottle to fill and when the pennies were counted the amazing sum of £200 was raised. This money is going to help children in The Gambia have access to clean water. The children were inspired to do this through their ES topic which was about Africa. They have also been making tie-dyed material which they are going to turn into cushions, selecting their colours very carefully. Well done P6/7.
P6N and 6D pupils at Cockenzie primary organised a fantastic Burns supper for nearly 200 people on Tuesday 29th January. All the P6 pupils in the school took part in the Burns supper including the P6 children from P6/7 and P5/6. They managed to run the Burns supper without it costing too much and make money at the same time. McKirdy’s donated the haggis, the Co-op gave £50 in vouchers which bought the juice and shortbread and to help the day go with a swing the children made sashes, badges, corsages and held a Wear Tartan Day on Rabbie’s birthday. The haggis was piped in by Struan , one of the P6 pupils learning to play the chanter and Robbie gave the address to the haggis. The assembled parents and grandparents enjoyed the afternoon’s entertainment of songs and dancing, poetry readings, recorder playing, piano recitals and speeches which were all introduced by by Jordan, the master of ceremonies.
Miss Nisbet and Miss Daly were extremely proud of the children in their classes who all worked hard so hard to make the occasion a great success with their excellent organisation.
This week the children are learning about different cultural festivals by celebrating Shrove Tuesday and Chinese New Year. For both events cooking plays a major part. We are making pancakes, of course, and preparing a Chinese Banquet. The children are also taking care of their “Little Pots Of Care” – daffodil bulbs planted in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care which have brought in from the dark now that shoots are showing.