P7 Transition Ceilidh

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

Transition Ceilidh on PhotoPeach

P7 Coasteering

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

MSP at North Berwick Beach!

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.

By Katie and Andrew P7B

Last day at Loch Insh

The weather this morning is fantastic – blue skies and calm, although still not very warm.  The loch is like a millpond so lucky we are not sailing this morning.  The only group on the water are canoeing, but they will be able to explore a bit more of the loch and go on a bit of a journey towards the end of their session as it is so still.  Yesterday the waves made the kayaking and canoeing very challenging.

The disco night last was awesome with everyone in their disco gear and some cool moves on the dance floor!  The disco was organised by the instructors and there was an impromptu limbo contest.  After the disco all the children were presented with a certificate for their achievements this week and then we watched a film of all their exploits.  Centre staff have been filming all week and created a compilation of all the activities.

The first sitting have had their breakfast and are away now to pack, strip beds (so that is another skill they have mastered this week) and do a final tidy of the dorms before starting our final activity session.  Mrs Baillie is getting on to the water for the first time this week (we think she has been watching the weather forecast secretly and waiting for the best weather) and Mrs Wareham is going to try the skiing.  Archery, problem solving, and the tour boat are also on the timetable for this morning.  The tour boat has not run so far this week as the conditions have been too rough, but we are hopeful that the last two groups today will get a chance to do this.   Loch Insh is a beautiful spot and there is still snow on the hills around us.

PC Dobbie has been with us all week and has had a ball!  She has been impressed by the behaviour and attitude of the children, as have the centre staff.  She has been a real asset to the staff team and we are delighted that she was able to come.  Mr Barnes is of course an ‘old hand’ at  Loch Insh and has enjoyed being back with the children.  He is also looking forward to waving goodbye at the end of today!  The children have learned a lot about personal independence, getting themselves and their kit organised, keeping to time schedules, living and working alongside others, teamwork and many other life skills.

We anticipate leaving here around 1pm and being back in NB around 4pm.  We will phone school when we have a pit stop at Kinross and any changes to the timings will be put on the blog later on today.