Harvest Assembly – Bethany Trust

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Today the school had a harvest assembly where the children brought in lots of different types of food. The school arranged for the Bethany Trust to come in and collect the food. The Bethany Trust are a charity that helps homeless people in Edinburgh and the Lothians by providing food, clothing and shelter. Bethany Trust will use the food collected at our assembly to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Sophie & Chloe J (P7 pupil council)

Thank You

The class reps are pleased to announce they raised £75 from their Kilts for Kids day.  This money has been donated to to Children First to support children in Scotland who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Last week a collection for Water Aid was taken at the afternoon and evening performances of Born In a Barn. The nativity show was performed by P1, P1/2 and P2/3. The eco reps and everyone at school would like to say a huge big thank you for your generosity to our Water Aid Appeal. We have been working on saving water in school and this made us think about all the people who do not even have access to safe drinking water and we decided to help. With your help we have raised £260.66 A twin tap for a village costs £18 so we will be able to buy 14 taps so far.  (We hope to add to this total with the offering from the Christmas Service.)

We all enjoyed the show and we know that other boys and girls will enjoy a better life as a result.

By Pupil Council

P7 visit Musem of Flight

On October the 9th P7 went on a class trip to The Museum of Flight. We got to try on WW2 clothes, we practised  having an air raid and we looked at prisoner of war postcards. Our favourite part of the morning was when we got to try on WW2 clothes, that was fun!

After we had lunch we went to see lots of planes from WW2.We had a guide to tell us about the planes and show us around. Her name was Zoe. The first plane that we went to see was a Spitfire and then a Comet. They were very big and the spitfire had something like 10 guns and is very powerful.

Class reps meeting 24th October


Kilts for Kids day – charity event

school meals -themes

Helpers Game

Playground toys

We agreed

Charity event – Kilts for Kids day November 28th – P3/4 -P7 classes

Charity – We looked at Children 1st website and agreed Children 1st

Publicity posters to be finished for next Friday

Scottish theme for lunch one day that week

We did not have time for the rest of the agenda so have arranged an extra meeting next Friday – we will arrange a time when all the reps can come

Class Reps Meeting – 3rd October

We discussed:

suggestion boxes

request from cook

Suggestions from classes

a charity event

Playground rules

We agreed:

Classes must have a suggestion box or book by the next meeting

It was agreed to have the school cook at the next meeting

Some eco suggestions from classes were passed on to the ECO reps

There is no seets in the music room because it would be too cramped

P6 and P7 are not banned from the infant area of the playground but are not allowed to run there and are discouraged from playing too much with the younger children – we must allow the younger children to be more independent

We decided to have a Kilt day on November 28th and raise money for charity – which charity will be decided at the next meeting.

Items for the next agenda

Themes for school meals, Helpers game, Toys for the playground,

Playground play leaders, Middle school toilets.

Clean Up the World Weekend

A litter free Pencaitland

Calum and Lewis, the P7 Class Reps, realised it was Clean Up the World Weekend and asked the Eco Reps to organize an event. We got together a group of P2’s,a P3/4,a P4,P5’s,P6’s and P7,Eco and class reps and did a litter pick up around the area. Two teachers came with us, Mrs McBean(deputy head) and Ms Donaldson(playground superviser). We found lots of litter and Pencaitland is now a much tidier, litter free, zone.

                                                                              By Eilidh and Rachel (Eco Reps)