Category Archives: P5/6

Football Tournament

Primary 6 took part in the East Lothian football tournament today.  Braving the pouring rain and cold winds, the team and loyal supporters walked to the Hibs Training Ground and played three games.  Our team played really well and were unlucky not to reach the semi-finals.  Well done the footballers and their fans who showed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. You were a credit to Ormiston School!

Election Fever!

Well done to P.6/7 for their ‘Election Fever’ assembly on May 7th.  Everyone worked so hard to complete all the campaign challenges which resulted in a slick, professional Question Time finale to the whole school.  I was very proud of you all, not only because of the successful assembly but because of the ways in which you worked together all week.  Great work, everyone!

Camp Stories

We arrived at Benmore yesterday and have been busy ever since.  When we got here we had some juice then we were put into groups and met our instructors.  They showed us where our dorms are and we had to make our own beds.  It was really hard because nobody in our room was used to putting sheets on.  We got waterproofs and massive boots and we went for a tour of the grounds that normally costs £3.50 to see the Botanic Garden.  There were loads of puddles and we splashed in them and went through tunnels and over bridges.  Last night, tea was fish and chips.  After diary time we went on a night walk.  It was dark, muddy, foggy, wet and the best part… we weren’t aloud torches!  We had to go in a line and hold a rope to get to the other end. 

Today has been busy too.  Each group has done 2 activities.  Here are some pages from our camp diaries…

“Today my group went canoeing.   Before we started I was nervous then when when we started it got easier, then we started to race.  Half way through it I wished I had more layers of clothes on.  It was freezing but we stopped for hot chocolate.  “Woo hoo!” I said to myself.  We played a game when we had to get rubber ducks.  It was really funny.”  Connor C


“Today is my birthday!  As soon as I got up I opened my presents and I got lots of cards.  Then we tidied up our room.  Boring!  Then the activities began.  We got our waterproofs and wellies on and set off in the bus to the forest.  We went forest walking.  This was the best part of camp so far.  We walked through the forest, round trees, up waterfalls and through a waterfall.  I fell over walking through the waterfall.  It was FUN!!!

When we got back, everyone sang Happy Birthday.  I had fits of giggles and I couldn’t even blow out the candles.  I’m so happy I came.”  Chloe


“Today Benmore offered a choice of either abseiling down a 50ft rock or walking down a boring track!  We all abseiled down the rock with no fear at all.  The climbing was great. 

The chores were not at all bad and we were all late for room inspections which lost us a mark but we still got 9/10.  We did orienteering too which was really hard.  We had to read the map whilst running which made it bounce all over the place.  The highlight of the day was getting a piece of Chloe’s birthday cake and seeing her face when all the room sang to her.”  Connor L


“Today I fought my fear because I went abseiling.  I was really scared to start with.  I went with Connor and Sonny.  We started off with a 17ft indoor abseiling course then we had to do a 50 ft quarry.  We also had to climb up it by bits of rock that stuck out then we tied a rope to our harness.  Next I had to lean back and then I walked back and in my mind I kept thinking I am going to make it.” Sean