Enchanted Garden Working Session – Health and Safety

Hi everyone,

There have been a number of enquiries and volunteers in the last week about this event. I thought it would be important to share the Risk Assessment undertaken by the Headteacher  -it would be good if you could take a moment to check it out  –  you can read it here.

We are going to be undertaking some heavy manual work and will depend on some reasonable common sense precautions. Whilst we will supply wheel barrows and some shovels; we must rely on volunteers themselves to have the appropriate footwear, gloves and any other clothing. Equally, this is an event where children’s participation is going to be limited and obviously parents/carers will be responsible for the control of their children. We can not allow unaccompanied children on the site.

If there are any questions or queries about arrangements – please email me directly  csmith@edubuzz.org and I will endeavour to clarify. Thanks again for your interest.

P5A’s John Muir Award Update

We were so busy last week, we forgot to finish our blog post and update you on our John Muir Award!

Litter Picking

We are ‘little litter pickers’. We have went litter picking for the first time in the woods we named the woods the hollow woods and the river woods.

When got back from the woods we weighed them with a coil spring measure, then we measured all the bags together. It was 14.9kg!

There were glass bottles, cans, wrapper and so much more “you will not believe it”, and we did not believe it either.

Mr Macniven visit  

Mr Macniven came to tell us about John Muir and there were some facts  we never knew  about. He knew lots about John Muir but we think we know more than him.


We enjoyed working on and presenting the assembly and we hope you enjoyed it too. We tryed really hard even though we only had 2 weeks to practise super hard.

Marathon posters 

We designed and put up posters to convince people to  stop dropping litter. We did it because we worried that the problem would be worse when the marathon came to our school.

Well done to Paton, Connie, Natalia and Jayden who worked together to write this!

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

Week beginning: Monday 11 June 2018


P7 Transition day at Musselburgh Grammar School


P7 Transition day at Musselburgh Grammar School
Music Sessions (various classes)
PE Sessions (various classes)


Music Sessions with Nursery Pupils
Drop-in “Tea & Toast” (Nurture Room)
New P1 Transition Event (pm)
Volunteers to work on Enchanted Garden (pm)


P1 Assembly
PE sessions (various classes)
Cello & Violin Lessons


PE sessions (various classes)

Enchanted Garden – Evening Working Session – Wednesday 13 June

Hi there,

As many of you know , some of the P7 pupils were successful in their “Your Voice, Your Choice” application to build an Enchanted Garden.

We are now at the stage in these plans, with end of term approaching, that bases for summer house must be made, sand pits excavated and holes dug for’wishing trees’.

We propose to make a start after school, from 4pm until 8pm on Wednesday 13 June. There are a variety of heavy  and light jobs which have to be done. Because of the restricted access, we will have to transfer slabs, top soil and sand by wheelbarrow and trolley. To plant a tree , a substantial hole must be dug.  A sand pit needs to be cleared of grass.  And slabs laid for a summer house base.

We already have some volunteers and more hands would always be appreciated. Pop along at any time between 4pm and 8pm as you are able to and do as much or as little as you are able. Our budget is limited and the more donations of materials; the more we can  stretch the size of the big summer house and other items. If you could help with a donation or loan of;


tarpaulins/weed control membrane

slabs for shed base

rubble bags

bags of top soil/play sand

acrylic paints ( red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet )

If you have questions or queries or can offer materials or equipment ( including helicopter lifting ) then please contact Mr Smith directly  ( csmith@edubuzz.org …especially the helicopter bit.)

Come along and help out as you can. Thanks again.

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