The Eco-group at Tranent Primary organised a very successful fashion show. Pupils were very creative and used recycled items to create outfits and accessories for the fashion show. Each class selected two pupils who had been exceptionally creative and they modelled their clothes to the whole school at the fashion show. The eco-group representative wrote the description of the outfit. The pupils had a fantastic time and each class got a chance to parade down the catwalk in their amazing clothes.
Primary 5c were involved in UNICEF’s Day for Change on 2nd February to help support education in Kenya.
The pupils raised money by doing a sponsored ‘helping hands’ and they organised a coin collection in the school. They tried to fill a map of Kenya with the coins. The pupils in 5c also organised an assembly. They reflected on their skills and applied for jobs on various teams to help with the preparations. There was a team of script-writers, an I.T team typing up the scripts, an advertising team, a team involved in decorating the hall and making flags and a finance team who collected the money. All ideas for the assembly were discussed in daily meetings. The pupils really enjoyed presenting their work to the school at assembly.
The P7’s had a very successful Burns Afternoon at Tranent Primary School. They prepared and arranged a Burns celebration by researching how a traditional Burns Supper is organised. They found out about the life and works of Rabbie Burns and many Scottish traditions and they produced booklets to present this knowledge.
Official invitations were given to invited guests and one child arranged for a piper to attend the ceremony.
The children wrote their own toasts to the lassies and replies to the ladies and their own Scots poetry to recite. In addition the classes chose both traditional and modern Scots songs to learn and perform on the day. Other youngsters recited the Selkirk Grace and the Address to the Haggis. An entertaining Master of Ceremonies led the proceedings.
A group of children from the year stage organised the running order of the event.
Servers were nominated to dish up the ‘haggis, neeps and tatties’ to the guests.
In addition to these events the children organised a small ceilidh and chose the dances they wished to perform. Some pupils prepared ‘party pieces’ in groups or pairs as entertainment, such as, highland dancing, singing and playing their instruments.
Jenna in 6A describes below what was involved in the making of the festive lanterns:
Last term Primary 6A made a Christmas lantern with Miss Maule and Mrs Herriot. We had to get two trays and pick the materials, acetate, polystyrene, soaked willow and an electrical circuit. We designed a picture then we put our pictures under the acetate and we went over it with black, gold and silver lead, we then waited till the lead dried and then we painted the pictures with glass paints.We started cutting the soaked willow to make it 15 cms and 22 cms. We used a glue gun to put our lanterns together.
After we glued the lanterns together and they had dried, we glued the polystyrene on and got them painted by the janitor, Mr Mercer. When they dried we stuck the battery on with the glue gun and we put the switch on with masking tape. Then we stuck the acetate on, they looked very eye catching. We put them on display in the Project Area so that our parents could see them when they came along to see us perform at our Fischy Musical Evening.
Lisa Martin – Enterprise Coordinator