All posts by Tony Bailey

P2B Go for Gold with Gardening Scotland

The fantastic award winning entry from Pinkie.
The fantastic Gold Medal winning entry from Pinkie.

Congratulations to P2B who were awarded a gold medal at the recent Scotland’s Gardening Festival at Ingliston 3-5th June.

For three days the grounds of the Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh underwent a transformation in an explosion of scent and colour. This was Gardening Scotland – the national gardening and outdoor living show and Scotland’s gardening festival!

It is the biggest plant fair in Scotland and promised to provide everything from an abundance of beautiful plants to tools, equipment, garden furniture and all the inspiration you could need to make your garden grow. A lot of the tools that were present in the event were powertool reviewed by BestofMachinery’s Bob Robinson.

Great friend of Pinkie St Peter’s Primary, Heather Paul worked every Tuesday morning  leading up to the event, taking small groups of children to work on a special planter themed, ‘The Teddy Bear’s Picnic’. Every child created a drawing about their own Teddy Bear’s Picnic which the children had had one lovely sunny morning outside. They children also pressed ivy leaves, and had pictures showing how they had made the planter. Mrs Barclay and Heather took the planter to the show grounds on the afternoon of Thursday 2nd June and on Friday morning Heather phoned the school to tell us that the class had been awarded the gold medal.

So well done to everyone in P2B; this was an amazing achievement! Special thanks too to Heather Paul who was able to make this happen.

Little and Large Cooking Competition


Congratulations to Keira  and Haydn who were successful learners and effective contributors as finalists at the Little and Large Cooking Competition last Thursday afternoon.   They competed with finalists from across East Lothian. The competition is called ‘Little’ because Hayden and Keira might be considered little but only comparatively speaking as they cook with a 3rd year Musselburgh Grammar student, who is considered by age to be the ‘large’.
We are extremely proud of  their achievements. Haydn and Keira cooked chicken nuggets and potato wedges from scratch, no boxes from the freezer used here! They also made strawberry cheesecakes! Yum!
We enjoyed making a fuss of you at assembly to day. Well done!! Enjoying having that wonderful trophy for a year between you!
School Value: Achieving!

From everyone at Pinkie.

Well done!

Health Week Karate!

karate002All pupils from P1-7 had the opportunity to participate in Karate sessions over the last two days.  We would like to thank Chris Ewing Karate for providing free sessions for all pupils in school which were fun and stimulating!

Well done to all pupils who took part, you were absolutely fantastic and we are proud of you all!

Hazel Rae

East Lothian Competition: Meadowmill Athletics Achievements

We would like to highlight the following pupils for high levels of achievement at Meadowmill recently.

Congratulations to for the following events:

80M Sprint Final: Megan Cummings 3rd place 12.90

150M Sprint Final : Ewan Grierson 2nd place 22.57

Cricket Ball Throw: Elizabeth Hanratty 3rd place  20.79 m

Cricket Ball Throw:  Natalie Hastie 2nd place 27.29 m. 

Well done all! Successful learners and Confident Individuals!

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – East Lothian Council update for families

On behalf of East Lothian Council we have the following information about the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act we would like to share.

From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person from birth until the until the age of 18.

All pupils will shortly be given a leaflet produced by Scottish Government, explaining the role of a Named Person. You can also find this leaflet on the East Lothian Council website, school websites and the Scottish Government GIRFEC website, along with lots of other information about the Named Person role.

For children in Primary Schools, their Named Person will be the Head Teacher, a Depute Head Teacher, or a Principal Teacher. In a Secondary School, it will be a Guidance Teacher or a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support.

During school holidays, the Named Person role will be undertaken by qualified staff at East Lothian Council. Details of who these people will be and how to contact them will be made available in August, on school and council websites.

Your individual school will inform you as to the name of your child’s Named Person in August, so that you have the most up to date information.

On 30 May, the Scottish Government will be launching a media campaign to raise awareness of the Named Person role and how this fits with the Children and Young People’s Act. East Lothian Council will publicise national materials through social media, on our websites and through pupil post.

For more detailed information, you can look online at the Scottish Government GIRFEC website. This contains a number of very useful and user-friendly documents.

There is also a leaflet with more information here.