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Euroquiz – By Sam and Freya P5/6

On the 20th of March was the Euroquiz and Gullane competed. Us, Christian and Jude were the competitors for the team.  We all had to do lots and lots of practising at school and home.

We went to Preston Lodge High school for the East Lothian Heat. The quizmaster was Mrs Tremmel, our headteacher. The other schools were Dunbar, Loretto, Pinkie, Musselburgh, Saltoun, Macmerry, Prestonpans and Gullane. The 1st round was geography. The 2nd round was language. The 3rd round was basically politics. After the 3rd round there was a break and we got sweets. We were tied with Loretto at that point! The 4th round was general knowledge. After the 4th round we were  ahead of Loretto by one point but we had to go into a final with them .By the 5th round only the top 2 teams remained, us and Loretto!!!! We drew the 5th round. Then we drew the tiebreaker. It was super tense. Then it went to sudden death. Then Loretto got an answer wrong so we won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That means we get to go to the Scottish Parliament’s Debating Chamber for the final.

We went to the Scottish Parliament to go to the Euroquiz final.  There were three rounds, Geography, Language and understanding europe.  It was a lot of fun and some of the questions were quite hard. We came 3rd out of the 31 schools (470 overall) who made it to the final we got bronze medals and pencil cases and we also got our goody bag.  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

The winners were St  Mary Duntocher and Strathblane were 2nd.

We enjoyed taking part and the main things we enjoyed were being away from school for something different and coming 3rd.






Sporting Successes

We sent two teams consisting of P6 and P7 pupils to the recent ELPSSA hockey tournament at Meadowmill, where a great day was had by all. One of our teams made it to the final, where a defeat to Kings Meadow Primary resulted in second place, but a qualification to the Regional Finals at Peffermill in the summer term.

Our other team came in third place on the day, and qualifies for the SHU National Hockey Day to be held in Glasgow in June. What a superb achievement for both our teams.

The team members were: Freya L, Imogen C, Morven C, Amy C, Iona S, Megan F, Ellis M, Anna D, Isla M, Emily C, Freya E, Lily W, and Olivia T.

A team of our P7 girls recently took part in the annual football tournament, an event that we have not had much success in in previous years, being up against very strong opposition from other schools. This year the opposition was of an equally high standard but our girls rose to the challenge, beating every team they played and bringing the trophy back to Gullane. Fantastic job, ladies!

The team members were: Lucy T, Anna D, Ellis M, Megan F, Iona S, Morven C, Ella D and Freya L.

In October, a team of P7 girls and a team of P7 boys took part in the East Lothian Rugby Tournament, with the girls in a pool of 18 teams and the boys in one of 20 teams. The standard of rugby was superb and the opposition was strong, but both our teams reached the semi-finals. The girls lost to Kings Meadow at this stage, but the boys had a good win against Kings Meadow to reach the finals. Up against Yester Primary for the last match of the tournament, the boys performed fantastically well, with a good win to secure the trophy for Gullane, an achievement that we have not seen for the last fifteen years. Huge congratulations to both teams for such impressive results.

The team members were: Lucy T, Anna D, Ellis M, Megan F, Iona S, Amy C, Imogen C, Morven C, Calum M, Scott M-N, Tom M, Alex S, Alfie A, Duncan L, Ben S and Seamus T.

Well Done From May Newsletter

A well done to… Cole Lennon in P3 on achieving 5th Kai at the recent judo grading, and on getting the trophy for player of the week in both Tranent and Kelso clubs.”

Well done to…Amy Crummey who passed both her ABRSM Grade 2 Singing and Grade 2 Violin with high merit passes in both. All that hard work paid off! Very proud of you.

And well done to… Ellis Marriot in P5/6 and Amy Crummey in P6 who made it into the East Lothian Hockey Squad – well done girls!

Well done to… Emily Mae Thomson P5. She entered the Scottish Gymnastics competition in Perth recently where she put on an outstanding all round performance to get an amazing score and receive a distinction at Grade 5. We are all extremely proud of her.

Well Done’s From March Newsletter

Well done to… Hannah Martin in P4 and Ella Martin in P2 for both passing their recent ballet exams with distinction – we’re so proud of both girls.

And well done to… Emma Morrison in P4 who passed her Grade 1 ballet exam with distinction. Mum and Dad are very proud.

Well done to… Remy Dowsett in P3. The Dowsett family wanted you to know how incredibly well Remy did in her latest dance competition! This is the second competition she has entered this year, doing three dances, two group dances and one solo. In the first competition (in Aberdeen in February) her group dances came first and second and her solo placed first! In this competition (a much bigger competition at The Brunton at the weekend), her group dances again came first and second and her solo placed second! We are all extremely proud of her! Next competition at the EICC in the Easter hols! Fingers crossed!

And well done to… Molly Pepper and Kirsten Newlin, Primary 3, who have successfully achieved their Primary Level Examinations for Scottish Highland Dancing with excellent marks. Well done to the girls. We are very proud of you!

And well done to… a group within the Gullane Swim Team who were invited to swim in a Gala competition at Dunbar Leisure Pool. There were 3 teams; Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar. The children all behaved impeccably and were delighted to win the trophy with a lead of 64 points. Well done Gullane. Well done to all children swimming: Gilbert McLelland, William Hamel-Shillinglaw, Owen Malcolm, Christian Lindsay, Maddie Chapman, Cameron Fyfe, Tom McKay, Rachel Boswell, Imogen Capaldi

Well Done

Please remember to let us know if your child has done something out of school no matter how small or large – we love to know and we put up a card in school and mention the child and the achievement in our newsletters. We value your opinions and comments also. We are happy to accept the text for the information via email.

Well done to… Kirsten Newlin in P3 who participated in The Scottish Official Highland Dancing Association Competition at Broughton High School on 18/2/17 and was awarded a Bronze Medal for The Highland Fling. This was only Kirsten’s second event and her family are very proud of her!

And well done to… Martha Cavers in P4. We are very proud of Martha as she has just passed her Grade 1 Ballet exam with distinction.

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Well Done

Well done to…Owen Malcolm in P7 for winning the Category C Glen Golf Club Championship and for representing the Glen in the East Lothian County Cup. He helped the team make it into the semi-finals.

And well done to…Grace McCallum (P5/6) who did incredibly well at a recent gymnastics club championship event. Grace achieved 2 gold medals, a silver medal and a shield for her performances on vault (1st), floor (2nd) and age group club champion (1st). Grace’s family are very proud of her performances.

Well done to…Emily Mae Thomson (P5/6) on her fabulous efforts in gymnastics, winning 5 golds and the intermediate 9 years club champion trophy at this year’s club championships.

And well done to…Jake Thomson (P3) for his wonderful performance on the big stage at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh Dance Academy’s biennial production.

A family affair! Mum and dad want to say that they are very proud of them both for their constant effort and dedication.

Congratulations & Well Done

Well done to … Mrs. Annette Fox! (Mummy of Gullane PS) She was nominated for an award in tennis coaching and has been voted The Tennis Scotland “Coach of the Year” for 2015. As an award winner Annette will be put forward for the British Tennis National Awards in London, winners of which will be announced in June 2016. Well done and well deserved Mrs. Fox!

And well done to … Mrs. Laura Young! (Former Mummy of Gullane PS). She was awarded an MBE for her services to Chronically Ill Children in Scotland. She is the Co-Founder of The Teapot Trust. The charity fund raises to provide art therapy for children with life limiting illnesses. Congratulations!

Well done and Congratulations to… Amy Crummey in P5/6 who passed her ABRSM Grade 1 Violin Exam with Merit. All that practicing before school did pay off!

And well done to… Hannah McCluskey, Anna Wait, Gloria Morrison auditioned and gained parts in the pantomime at the Brunton Theatre. The girls put a great deal of time and energy into their roles and had a wonderful time.

Also well done to… Lucy Thomas in P5 who achieved a bronze medal in her recent Micro- Team Gym competition, fantastic result!

Well done to… Oliver Thomas in P1/2 who took part in his first 2 piece gymnastics competition, you did brilliantly!

Super Show! – by Ellie, Amy and Mhairi

We would like to write a quick ‘congratulations’ to the whole school for displaying a successful Christmas concert.

Firstly, we would like to thank the staff, teachers and helpers from the PTA to make our concert a big success, especially Mrs Bailey, Mrs Cameron and Mrs Elderfield for putting together some amazing costumes. The teachers have also been a big help since Mrs Roberts, our specialist music teacher has been off ill. Miss Swaney, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Cowie and Mrs Jones have made the little one’s show, stargazers, a big amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The P4’s show ‘Hosanna Rock’ was a brilliant musical thanks to the help of their teacher, Mrs Gordon.

Last but not least, the P5-7’s show, Snow White, was incredible thanks to Mr Adamson, Mrs Valente, Miss Salmon and Mr McEwan!

The show was awesome, so thanks to all those people we have mentioned and many more.

Pedometers to Celebrate Improved Walk To School

We recently welcomed Iain Reid, the Sustainable Travel Officer for East Lothian Council, to our assembly. He informed us that we were the most improved school and presented us with a banner and pedometers for each child.

The children loved to receive their gift and many of them have been keen to walk more and compare their step count in class.

This is something parents might want to encourage them to do at home.

Walk to School Week is the last week of this short term and we are hoping to improve even further.

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