Category Archives: Cockenzie Primary

P6 Learning Festival at Cockenzie Primary

9th November 2007
This morning P6N and P6D held a learning festival in the school assembly hall. The children decided that this was the way they wanted to show what they had learned. They prepared displays and activities and organised a Remembrance ceremony too. The children opened their festival to all the classes in the school who thoroughly enjoyed looking at their displays and trying out their activities which ranged from dancing to the music of Glen Miller, bombing a power station, a display about rationing, getting dressed in the dark in a blackout, how to set a table and go inside an Anderson shelter, to name but a few. They also invited their families to come and look at what they had learned. They were also treated to wartime sandwiches, cakes and biscuits and a nice cup of tea. The children held a minute’s silence during their Remembrance ceremony and Rev Glover led the children and parents in prayer. The children also collected donations for the Poppy Appeal. Congratulations and well done P6N and P6D.

Cockenzie’s Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Pupils in P5D have built a green house in the quiet garden and they hope that by they will have grown some food that can be eaten by pupils in the school.   The children organised the collection of the 2000 bottles needed to build the greenhouse.  They worked in groups with parents and Richard , from  Sustainable Communities, who knew exactly how to help them build the greenhouse.  Some of the bottles were decorated and the finished article looks great.   The children were also involved in monitoring the wastage from school dinners.  They used empty fruit shot bottles to edge one of the gardens in the quiet garden.  They organised the collection of plastic sandwich cartons and pointed out how much fruit was being wasted by the boys and girls in the dining room.