From 9th to 13th of March, Primary 7 went to school camp at Lagganlia. We met lots of other children who will be going up to St. David’s with us next year and took part in loads of fantastic and challenging activities which included: orienteering, archery, snowboarding, mountain biking, tree climbing, mountain walking, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking and skiing.
We also had evening activities. On Monday evening, we did a nightlines activity when we were blindfolded and led through the trees and over nets. On Tuesday we had night time orienteering where we had to finds letters of the alphabet and then make names of animals with our letters and Wednesday we had a treasure hunt which proved tricky but fun. Finally, on Thursday it was the best – we finished with a disco. The music wasn’t that great but, we all danced and we had a good laugh.
By Amy and Chloe P
We all enjoyed ourselves very much during the week. Here are some of our achievements, most memorable moments and funniest memories:
“My greatest achievement was climbing the wall and nearly getting to the top and getting support from a boy from another school” – Rebecca
“My greatest achievement was skiing on a dry slope!” – Holly
“My greastest achievement was rock climbing” – Shannon M
“My greatest achievement was completing the ropes course and climbing the mountain.” – Brodi-lee
“My most memorable moment was learning to snowboard backwards!” – Daniel
“My funniest moment was skiing into the water – funny or what?!” – Marie
“My funniest moment was when Mrs Capaldi fell up the gorge.” – Talia
On Tuesday the 24th of March P6 classes from some schools in Musselburgh took part in a Hockey Festival which took place at Pinkie playing fields. We were split up into 6 teams of 4 people, they were called Cheetahs, Pumas, Panthers, Dolphins, Gazelles and the Lumas.
There were students from Telford College there to help referee the games. One of our P6 pupils were injured so they got given a job – he was the time keeper of all the matches. He had to blow the air horn to start and end the games.
The festival started at 10 am and finished at 12 noon. It was a cold day but we were all warm because we were playing Hockey the whole time and we were filled with excitement.
“I thought it was a really good day out and very successful” – Jamie
“I thought it was really enjoyable and I recommend it to P5” – Beth
“It was fun to do something with other schools in Musselburgh” – Amy
“When the Dolphins were a player down a player from Stoneyhill came to join our team to help out! I was very thankful and made him feel very welcome by giving him some support” – Fraser
The Eco Committee are working very hard to compost our fruit waste and recycle used paper. We compost everyday after lunch. One of our Eco reps collect the composting bins from the lunch hall and then empty them out at the big composting bin, then wash the bins out . On a Friday we recycle paper. Eco reps from each class come round the classes and collect the recycling bags and then the janitor puts the recycling in the big recycling bin and it gets picked up by East Lothian Council. We have a light monitor in each class, to make sure the lights are only on when needed to be.
By Marie Howie, Primary Seven Eco Rep
The nursery was inspected by the Care Commission on 19 September 2008. The report is now available to see in the nursery, and also on the Nursery Class page on this website.
The next Parent Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th Feb at 6.30pm in the School Dining Hall. All parents welcome to attend.
On Thursday 15th January p2/3 did their class assembly in the gym hall. (Rachel)
Everyone in the school came to see our assembly. (Santana)
The assembly was all about recycling. (Thomas)
I did a drama about reducing, reusing and recycling. (Sean)
I talked about making junk into toys and models. (Ceri Ann)
I played the part of a recycling expert and I held up a sign. (Liam)
We sang songs and my favourite was Build Up. (Paulina)
I was nervous but felt good at the same time. (Jessica)
I felt super. (Callum)
I felt fantabulous! (Nathan C)
P6 Christmas Charity
What a fantastic day everyone had! All of us in P6 worked really hard to make our enterprise project as successful as possible and boy was it successful – so many people turned up to support us and our charity. We would like to thank everyone that donated their things, baked for us and came along to spend their money.
After a hard day at work buying and selling in P6 classroom we were all very tired. Miss Gilhooly said that she would take the money home to count and that we could all count it in the morning to double check what we had made – we all split up into groups and then together added all the money. We made an amazing £503.73! We are so delighted that all our hard work had paid off – it is great to know that with this money dogs will be trained to help deaf people.
Thanks again to everyone that participated in one way or another, we had a fantastic day and we hope you did too.
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By Primary 6
The nursery put on our Christmas show today for the parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends. The children have worked hard practising thier songs over the last few weeks, and performed really well.
The children sang Winter Wonderland, Twinkle Twinkle, Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells, Rudolph, When Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney, Here We go Round the Christmas Tree and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
A special mention should go to our stage manager, Arron, who kept us right on the day!
Many thanks to all the parents who have helped us with the party and show over the past 2 days. We couldn’t do it without your help!
We had our nursery Christmas party today, and had a great time. We had an entertainer who did some magic and put on a puppet show. We then ate our party food which we all enjoyed. We played pass the parcel and musical statues. We also danced the Conga and the Cha Cha Slide which was great fun! Santa found time to come to our party and brought the boys and girls a present of a book each.