See the attached flyer about supporting adult learning in East Lothian.
Some of the classes had great fun with a taster from the local table tennis today. Junior Sessions run from 6-6.45 pm on Wednesdays in the Village Hall. The next one is on Wednesday 2nd of October and you can find more information here.
Here are some photos of P3 having their taster.
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.
Primary 6 pupils across Scotland are invited to enter the regional heats to win a coveted place at the Euroquiz Finals. There were a total of 420 schools in 32 local authorities across Scotland who took part. The regional winners were invited to the Scottish Parliament for the final and… Gullane Primary were there! The regional heats were very exciting with a nail biting final tie break round between us and Loretto School. The final started with Christine Graham, MSP, as quizmaster. The questions are really challenging and the children have to know their onions (not necessarily French!).
The whole event was streamed live from the Scottish parliament and many of our classes watched the event. The two schools with the highest scores went into the final round. Sadly, Gullane wasn’t one of them but we all thought how well they had conducted themselves in such a pressured environment. We relaxed and felt very proud of them all. Then the score table came up and Gullane Primary were in third place with an excellent score- not far behind the top two teams. We watched with pride as they were presented with their certificates and their medals.
Well done to Sam, Freya, Christian and Jude – our P6 team!
My thanks to their parents for supporting their studies and coaching them and my huge thanks to Mrs. Jones for transporting them, supervising them and generally taking care of this group for the whole day. She was also a ‘marker’ for another team so the pressure was on her too! Thank you so much.
P5, 6&7 are working with the above company on a world premiere of a musical which highlights the work of Alexander Fleming.
There is no cost for the families as such and the company is working on raising the funds to pay for the hire of the museum for the evening performance. The charge is high but we can’t find a way round it so they came up with this possible solution. As a result, Robin Hiley (head of the company) has made a short video using our classes to place a campaign on a crowd funding website.
I would like to underline that we are not expecting our families to donate to this but you may know people who would feel they could.
One of our school ‘friends’, Mr Roy McGregor, has already gifted us the funds for one of our coaches which is so generous. Edinburgh Art College has made the costumes for the event so they should look fantastic.
Please return your slips so that we can get the additional tickets out to families. There is no need to reply as we are dealing with this side- the slip is basically your reply and you get the ticket to ‘book’ your place.
The link is:
May Newsletter Item
We have been asked to make all Childminders aware of the following meeting:
Join East Lothian Council’s Early Learning and Childcare Team for a discussion on the Scottish Government’s proposal to provide 1140 hours of early learning and childcare for all 3 & 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds by 2020
A Huge Thank You
Prior to Christmas we held a Rainbow Bake Sale to raise funds for the High Dependency and the Intensive care wards within the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
We raised an amazing total of just over £732.
The house bake sales will focus on Shelterbox and we hope to purchase another one this session.
The Shelterbox costs £590 and provides shelter, cooking facilities, bedding, clean water and so on for a family of four.
They are sent all over the world to help people following a range of catastrophes.
The next bake sale is for Kilspindie on Friday 3rd March ( Green!)
The online Calendar has been updated with dates from the March newsletter. These should sync with your gMail account on your tablet, phone, computer etc.
School closes for the end of term at the usual times on Thursday 24th March.
Friday is Good Friday so no school!
Pupils return on Monday 11th April.