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.
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!
As part of Health week, we were very lucky to have a visit from a professional footballer called Paul Hanlon. Paul Hanlon came to visit all of the children at Pinkie and the children had prepared some excellent questions! Paul Hanlon is a defender from Hibernian and was talking about his life as a footballer. He discussed what skills and attributes are required to be a successful footballer! The children were all very excited and said they really enjoyed their time with Paul Hanlon. Here are some more comments from P5.
Robbie “ Paul Hanlon came to see the whole school in Pinkie and spoke to us about how great it was winning the Scottish cup!”
Jay J “ Paul Hanlon came to the school to answer some of the questions which had already been prepared by the children. Kyle asked the question from our class. When he came he gave us all an autograph and he signed some footballs, scarves and books.”
Rhys “Paul told us he was very happy when he won the Scottish cup and said it was the best day of his life!”
Demi “ Paul Hanlon came to speak to us as part of Health week and spoke about his life at Hibs!”
Anna “ Paul Hanlon said that if he was able to choose what team he played for his dream team would be Manchester United.”
Kyle “ His favourite player was David Beckham before he retired. He now would say his favourite player is Sergio Ramos.”
Aaliyah “ To be a football you need to have a healthy diet. He goes to training five days every week and usually has a weekend game. He only gets one day off a week.”
Maddie “Miss McLaren brought in Paul Hanlon and stood at the front of the Assembly with him. Miss McLaren asked him questions and then we all got to ask more. We all listened very carefully.”