Law Primary entered two P7 teams into the East Lothian schools’ basketball tournament held on Tuesday 3rd March at Meadowmill. Both teams did extremely well and won both their groups. In the play-offs for 1st and 2nd place Gullane and Law 2 emerged as the overall winners and now go on to represent East Lothian in the Lothian Schools’ final.
The standard of basketball throughout the tournament was very high and there was a great atmosphere. Well done to all the teams who took part and thank you to Gordon MacKenzie for organising a successful tournament.
Law 1 – Anakin, Angus, Anna, Amelia, Fergus, Nikita, Pippa, Rebecca, Stuart, Tom
On Thursday 28th November the P7s had their first ever Christmas Transition ceilidh. It was really fun and there were loads of people there. First we danced to the Gay Gordons, then one in threes called the Britannia Two-step. Half way through we got crisps and juice or water and sat in tables of eight with pupils from other schools like Athelstaneford, Dirleton, Aberlady and Gullane. Mrs Rodger the High School head teacher was there as well as Mr Jeffries, Mrs Neri and the band called Clappy Doo.
By the P7 boys from P6/7
Over 3 separate days in September and October most of P7 went Coasteering with our Outdoor Education specialist, Martyn Pegg.
Read what some of us had to say:
I really enjoyed the coasteering because I love the water and the jumping off rocks was really fun. It was an all-around good experience. Sam F
I thought coasteering so much fun we had to jump into rock pools, swim down a long thin channel and swim under a rock arch way. Before I did coasteering, I was really nervous and didn’t want to do it but then I did it and I loved it I would definitely do it again. Fiona
It was one of the best experiences of my life so far! Everyone in my group had fun and it was great to experience the life of sea creatures and how they survive. Heather
I really enjoyed coasteering it was one of the best things I’ve done. I would love to do it again it was really fun. Jack R
It was a VERY fun activity because you had to think at all times for different routes in case one was too dangerous. Jedd
I found the coasteering really fun it was cool jumping into the water in both ways and I wish I could do it again. Coasteering was the best trip yet and I really enjoyed it. Peter
Coasteering was extremely fun! We learnt how certain animals live in those conditions on the rocks. It is really slippery at parts but the whole group enjoyed it immensely. The hardest part was putting on the wetsuits and taking them off. It was the greatest experience. Sarah
Coasteering was the best trip I’ve done so far. All though it was raining I still loved it. Scott B
Mike Russell, MSP for Education and Lifelong Learning was at North Berwick Seabird Centre on 12th September to meet five members of the Wildlife Club from Law Primary and Jenny McAllister, the Wildlife Club teacher. He was there to congratulate Jenny for winning the finals of the Scottish Teacher of the Year awards. Everyone went down to the beach to hunt for crabs and other sea creatures and had photos taken.
The week beginning 20th August is Health Week (many thanks to Mrs Baillie for organising everything!). Please come to school in your joggers. Polo shirts and school sweatshirts are still to be worn, as usual. We’ll be out of school on Monday for bowling (wear trainers please) and on Thursday for golf (sunshine on order!). Let’s all make an effort to have healthy snacks next week!
Tonight was our traditional Primary 7 Transfer Ceremony. All the pupils looked incredibly smart in their shirt and ties as they filed in to take their seats at the front of the hall. Mr Barnes began by speaking about seven Olympic values and how the current year group had embodied these values. Miss Skinner, Mrs Macniven and Mr Barnes presented the books to each of the pupils. The Primary 7 choir gave a moving Proclaimers medley while several pupils told of their memories of Mr Barnes. A highlight of the evening was some of the comments by made the Primary 1 buddies about their perceptions of the Primary 7s- whether girls or boys made the best paired readers, whether if was worth going to Loch Insh if there was a possibility you could fall off the bus and whether all the fun trips in primary 7 made up for the fact that they did not get to use the Playbase! Next was the vote of thanks from the Primary 7s, acknowledging all the people who help them on a daily basis. Afterwards Mr Sutherland spoke about his expectations and hopes for the next part of their educational journey. Finally while the parents were invited to have tea and coffee in the dining room, the Primary 7s escaped to their area to have a well deserved treat and examine their new books!
Well done Primary 7- I know all your teachers are very proud of you and wish you every success as you move forward to the HIgh School (seven weeks tomorrow as Mr Sutherland reminded you!).
Following last night’s blog post we packed our bags and had a fantastic disco, organised by our great instructors. We all hit the floor and felt those rhythms – well sort of! As a wee extra `last Loch Insh’ treat Mr Barnes was taken on an mountain bike ride on some very expensive wheels. He had a great time and emerged in the disco very mud splattered. Once we were boogied-out Johnny shown us a video made from his favourite video clips from our trip. It was great trying to spot each other. So looking back on our week there has been some tears, some injuries, some soggy pants, some late nights and lots of amazing experiences. Thank you to all of P7 for your company, for the laughs and for such a great trip. You did it !! Here are the last photos, Miss Brodie.
Day 4 – Loch Insh on PhotoPeach
We made it and have had a busy and wet start to our week. We will post photos and videos of our exploits here everyday and plan to also add a podcast update too. So watch this space and all comments much anticipated by us all!