We are so proud of our pupils for being part of the very first Queen Margaret Children’s University Graduation! A group of 22 of our pupils joined children from three other Primary Schools in East Lothian on Friday 9th January when they graduated from the Children’s University. The event, held at Queen Margaret University, recognises learning that takes place out with school. The ceremony began with a welcome from the Principal of QMU and Fiona McLeod, Acting Minister for Children and Young People. The certificates were then awarded for 30, 65 and 100 hours of learning:
Bronze – 30 hours
Silver – 65 hours
Gold – 100 hours
Each pupil and their parents/carers and invited guests enjoyed a finger buffet and entertainment following the ceremony; it was a very special day. We look forward to seeing more pupils complete their bronze, silver and gold awards in the coming months and years. Keep up the good work!
P6/7 worked extremely hard in the name of conservation today – digging ditches. Supported by Richard English, Mrs Misselbrook and Mrs Hodge the class didn’t hesitate when faced with the challenge. Spades and shovels at the ready they made huge their own personal stamp on conservation in East Lothian.
Conservation on PhotoPeach
Last week Kenzie MacLaughlan and Emma Allan took part in Big Cook Little Cook at Ross High. They delighted their teachers by returning after break with a lovely pasta dish accompanied by desert… Well done both of you.
Kenzie Cooks Up a Storm at Ross High on PhotoPeach
A great day was had by pupils, staff, friends and families at the SWPS World In Union Storyline finish. We hope you enjoy these photos of the opening ceremony. Watch this space for more images.
World In Union at SWPS on PhotoPeach
Since March the Senior Class, along with some buddies from P6 and P7, has been working alongside artist in residence, Juliana Capes. During six sessions with Juliana we worked hard to produce the wonderful installation which is now on display in the front window at The Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington.
We worked with lots of different materials, clay, feathers, leaves, willow, soil, sand and sugar! We made our own paper and decorated cellophane.
On Monday P4K set off on an adventure into Edinburgh. We arrived early in the day at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile. There we met storytellers Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol. Ron and Fergus then took the class on a fun-filled storytelling trip to the Old and New Towns of late 1700s Edinburgh. We met the Highland Cadies Roddy and Rory MacStory and other Old and New Town inhabitants including a rapping Deacon Brodie!
We set off from the Storytelling Centre and were intiated as C.I.Ts (Cadies in Training). Roddy and Rory then took us all on an adventure around the Old Town and the New, telling us funny tales of Old Edinburgh. Our day out included being part of a cockerel fight and taking part in Deacon Brodie’s trial…… The tour was completed down at the bottom of the Mound, where Roddy and Rory showed us around the 3D map beside the National Gallery.
It was a fun filled day and after lunch, having completed our tasks, we were awarded new titles – C.A.Ts (Cadies at Task). After that half of the class visited the Museum of Childhood, to see toys from long ago… others needed to run around a little and enjoyed a game of Hide and Seek in a small park off the Royal Mile.
Pupils and staff have been busily working away over the last few weeks to take on the challenge set by the Keeper of the Stories and the Keeper of the Keys. Castles disappeared and have been rebuilt. Fairy tales were taken and have now been rewritten.
Please come along to see all our hard work.
Date: Thursday 10th February
Place: Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School
Time: 1.45pm to 2.45pm
We look forward to seeing you. Please click on the draft below to see the unedited version of our invitation. Finale Invite
Primary 4K enjoyed a fabulous visit to Craigmillar Castle yesterday. We were greeted by Primary 7 pupils from Castleview Primary School dressed in medieval costumes. The pupils had taken on the roles of the Preston family who lived in the castle from 1374 until 1660 when it was sold to a wealthy Edinburgh family, the Gilmours. The class learned about the structure, positioning of the castle and the uses of the different rooms in the castle as part of their developing storyline on Fantasy Castles.
Today, pupils in school began the term in a challenging and unusual way. They were greeted with the news that all the fairy tales written and castles built had disappeared… With a variety of clues, such as giant jigsaw pieces, dragon footprints to follow, keys to place and the occasional owl, they set about beginning to solve the mysteries.
Primaries 1 to 3 have been set the task of recreating their favourite fairy tales, and primaries 4 to 7 have been issued with the challenge of building their own fantasy castles.
With so many unanswered questions and curious clues to unravel, all pupils in the school, from the Hub to Primary 7 will be spending the next few weeks working together to solve these great mysteries…