Category Archives: General School News

What’s happening at Pinkie this week……..

Week beginning: Monday 13 June 2016


Visit to Nursery by P C Smith (“Keeping Myself Safe”)
PE Sessions (various classes)
Pupil Council Meeting


Nursery/P1 Transition (Music Session)
Music Sessions (various classes)
P7 pupils – transition day at Musselburgh Grammar School
P1-P6 classes to meet their new teacher for next session


P7 pupils – transition day at Musselburgh Grammar School Homestart Drop-in – “Tea & Toast” (Nurture Room)
Nursery/P1 Transition (children meeting their teacher)
Pinkie Strings Rehearsal
Riding of the Marches Rehearsal
P4 Rugby Festival
P3 Science Afternoon


P7 – Water Event (Musselburgh Outdoor Education Centre)
PE Sessions (various classes)


Donations for Homebaking Stall (School Fair)


School Fair

The Riding of the Marches Exhibition


We had a fantastic exhibition about the Riding of the Marches. The whole school from Nursery to P7 made artwork, books, models, pictures and posters. We also invited parents, families and friends and the whole community to come and see our work. If you missed it – we also made three special films for. One is about the models in boxes we made, the second one is what the whole exhibition looked like before our first visitor. The final film is by the world famous ‘5 X 5’ photography collective. These five artists came to the school to shoot 5 photographs and they kindly let us have this short slide show.

Learning about Nelson Mandela in P5/6

Last week during Health Week, P5/6 were given the country of South Africa. As we were doing our research, we were really keen to find out more about Nelson Mandela and his life. This week we decided to take a closer look and the children from P5/6 have said what they know so far, take a look:

Aaron: He was in prison for 27 years

Keira: He was the first black president of SA

Carys: His Dad died in 1930

Levi: He was fighting for black people’s rights

Beau: He joined ANC – African National Congress

Holly: He died in 2013

Charlie: He won the Noble Peace Prize in Dec 1993

Eve: He was put in prison for standing up to the government

Sara: He became president in 1994

Edmee: He was born in 1918

Harry: He was in prison on Robben Island

Jude: He is pictured holding a dove – perhaps for jail bird?

Carys: He was born at end of WW1 and lived through WW2

Holly: He was one of the most famous presidents in the world

Eve: When he was growing up, black people had to work as servants

Harry: He retired in 1999

Keira: He was 12 when his Dad died.

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.

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.