SSPCA Visit

The SSPCA visited school today.  We built and programmed a robot owl before playing a board game all about animals trying to build a habitat.

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P7 Serve Christmas Dinner

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Schools Mock Court Project

On Thursday evening both our Pursuers and Defenders were in the Edinburgh Sheriff Court for their cases against Davidson’s Mains Primary School to be heard.

Both teams were fantastic! Unfortunately I had to keep moving between the courts as they were being held at the same time so I missed a lot, but I did see all of our witnesses and they were brilliant – coping really well under cross-examinations. Our solicitors coped incredibly well with the pressure and completely destroyed the opposition witnesses under cross-examination.

 

I missed the Sheriff’s summing up for our Pursuers but heard it in the Defenders court and she was full of praise for the whole team – awarding us EVERYTHING! I understand the other sheriff was equally full of praise for everyone but didn’t actually give any findings at the end.

It was a marvellous experience for all involved.

Finally a big thank you to all the parents/grandparents/brothers/cousins etc. who came along to help with transport and to support us. Both courts were full!

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STEM at Edinburgh College

On Thursday P7 went to Edinburgh College Midlothian Campus in Dalkeith along with other P7s from the Ross High cluster for a day of STEM activities.

 

In the morning we were building rocket powered cars.  In the afternoon we were split into 3 groups each doing an activity related to Science, Technology and Engineering.

A fun and educational day was had by all.

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JOES Boxes

On Wednesday Prof. Joe Goldblatt from Queen Margaret University visited the school to talk to P5, P6 and P7 about JOES Boxes (Jewish Objects for Education in Schools).

He gave a very entertaining and instructive talk about Judaism using the props from the box and even included a bit of magic!

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Sky Academy

On Thursday P7 visited Sky Academy Skills Studio in Livingston to make a news report.

Before we went we researched the wildfires currently burning in California and wrote a draft script.  We also decided who was going to appear in front of the camera.

When we arrived we were shown a short introductory video and then the rest of the class were assigned roles – camera operators, directors, producers, editors etc.  We then made our news report:


 

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Schools Mock Court Project

We now have a date for the trials to be held.

Both trials will be at 5.30pm on Thursday 6th December.

Yes, this is the day we go to Edinburgh College so looks like being a busy day!

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Upcoming Events

It’s certainly going to be busy in the run up to Christmas in P7!

Thursday 8th November – Our 3rd visit from Julia, the solicitor who is helping us with the Mock Court.
Wednesday 14th November – Adjustments close for the Mock Court.
Thursday 22nd November – Visit to Sky Academy in Livingston.
Monday 26th November – Witnesses/Productions deadline for the Mock Court.
Friday 30th November – Diaries deadline for the Mock Court.
Thursday 6th December – STEM Event at Edinburgh College Dalkeith.
Thursday 6th December @ 5:30pm – Mock Court cases to be heard in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Wednesday 12th December – Christmas lunch.
Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December – Christmas Show performances.
Tuesday 18th December – P567 party.
Thursday 20th December – LAST DAY OF TERM!

 

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Rugby Continues ….

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday P7 hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning in the dining room and hall. We raised

£576.20

A massive thank you to everyone who contributed, whether by donating cakes or on the day.

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