P7 World of Work Week

P7 had a great week learning all about skills for learning, life & work.  Activities in class have all been based on the ‘World of Work’ and we’ve had a huge range of visiting speakers!

Dr Liz Fletcher (science manager at The University of Edinburgh), John Ferguson (retired firefighter), Mr Orr (teacher), Matthew Alsop (financial consultant), Calum Robertson (principal software engineer), John Sparksman (retired special constable), Iain Gray (MSP), Jane Wood (managing director), Miss Todd (teacher), Richard Illingworth (chartered accountant), Douglas Wight (journalist & writer), Callum Maguire (Queen Margaret University), Barry Chisholm (mechanical engineer), Lawson Auden (owner of CrossFit East Rocks) & Dr Mark Brougham (hospital doctor).

Thank you so much to all the visiting speakers!  The week would not have been successful without your input.

P7 Spring Fling!

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P4 – P7 Rugby at Hallhill

A team of P4 – P7 pupils played Kings Meadow, Compass School, Tranent cluster & Musselburgh cluster yesterday after school at Hallhill.

P7 Technology Workshop

Yesterday, P7 engaged in an exciting technology workshop run by the Museum of Flight. We started our workshop by discussing of the role of an engineer when designing different parts of an aeroplane. P7 were then set the challenge of working in a team to design a new model drinks trolly for an aeroplane.

There was strict criteria for the trolly, including the length and height. The trolly also needed to be able to hold a fizzy drinks can and survive going down a slope (the idea of turbulence!)

All groups demonstrated fantastic communication and team working skills as well as key measurement skills!

Take a look at the work in progress and the finished results. A big well done to ‘Team Cola’ who were voted by the the rest of the class as the team who constructed the best trolly. A great warm up for learning more about the world of work next week!

P7 Scottish Landscapes

P7 have been studying the Scottish artist, John Bellany. He was a painter, born in Port Seton in East Lothian. His father and grandfather were fishermen in Port Seton and Eyemouth. During the early 1960s, he studied at Edinburgh College of Art and attended the Royal College of Art in London.

Many of Bellany’s famous paintings are inspired by the Scottish Seas and life by the harbour. Bellany painted landscape scenes of both Port Seton and Eyemouth harbours. He also painted protraits of fisherman and woman. Many of his paintings show the colourful countryside of Scotland.

Inspired by his colourful paintings, P7 painted their own harbour landscapes complete with fishing boats. Each finished piece looked very unique with each pupil adding some personal touches.

During this art project, we were also lucky enough to see some of Bellany’s original work. Dylan kindly brought in his Gran’s painting of a fishwife. We also found out that Dylan’s Gran was lucky enough to know John Bellany!

Well done to all the P7 artists. The finished pieces look great!