P3/4 Woodland Performance – ‘The Big Bad Play’

P3/4 had fun on Thursday morning performing their ‘Big Bad Play’ in Strawberry Woods. Earlier in the year the class added a play performance to their Forest School wish list. Inspired by their favourite stories and nursery rhymes the children created a storyline and with Mrs Ritchie’s help they wrote their script.

Using their mathematical skills the children worked in teams to built woodland stage settings. They also explored the ancient craft of wattle fencing and included this in their final stage set.

Dress rehearsals were performed for both nursery and P1/2 pupils. Unfortunately the original performance day was rained off. However, we were very lucky that last Thursday provided a window of sunshine and our play was enjoyed by the P4-7 class and the many family members that braved the muddy pathways to our performance.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Leslie, our camerawoman. (The video will be posted at a later date, watch this space)


P3/4 are ‘Excellent’ singers.

Thank you Susan for all your hard work and enthusiasm.

Today P3/4 were awarded ‘Excellent’ for their performance in The Edinburgh Competition Festival at St Cuthbert’s Church in Edinburgh. ‘Singing Susan’ has given her valuable time to rehearsals and chose two wonderful songs for us to sing, ‘The Water is Wide’ and ‘Oliver’. (I had a wee cry when they sang ‘The Water is Wide’.) We competed with schools from across the Lothians and enjoyed talking to pupils from The British School, Amsterdam who are visiting Scotland for a few days.

The children really enjoyed their performance and we all agreed with Amy’s announcement that, “We’ll have to come back next year”.