East Lothian MP George Kerevan visited our school today in order to help us take part in Send My Friend’s Day of Action. He came to speak with pupils who are concerned about 58 million children missing out on an education. Pupils in Primary 3-7 made mini politicians to express their thoughts about the situation. Mr, Kerevan came to collect more than 200 paper politicians with messages from pupils. He is going to share our messages at Westminster. Pupils in Primary 4 also wrote a letter to the Prime Minister to accompany the mini politicians. When Mr. Kerevan brings our paper politicians back to Sanderson’s Wynd after the summer, we are going to post them to leaders all over the world.
On Monday pupils from P4p visited the Townhouse in Haddington to help raise the Commonwealth flag. They listened to the Queen’s message delivered by Michael Williams MBE, Lord-Lieutenant of East Lothian. Afterwards we displayed the Commonwealth flag board game we had made in class and enjoyed some delicious scones! It was a fun morning out representing our school.
These are some of the flags we learned about. Can you identify them? If so, leave a comment below.
Next week is Walk to School Week (6th – 10th October). Pupils will each receive a booklet encouraging them to track how many times they walk to school. We realise that not everybody is able to do this, however there is evidence to support the findings that walking to school even once per week can make a huge difference. We would like to thank you for your support with Walk to School Week this year and in all the previous years!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Children in Need. The total amount raised by Sanderson’s Wynd was a staggering £821.58! This includes the sale of Children in Need wristbands and fundraising by Nursery, the Hub and P2T ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’. Well done!
Thank you for supporting Comic Relief. Sorry, but we have now sold out of red noses. You can still obtain them from Sainsburys or Oxfam shops. Sanderson’s Wynd will be celebrating Comic Relief on Friday 15th with a dress down day.
In 2012 we were all asked to ‘Take a Step for Fairtrade’. The focus this year is ‘Go Further for 2013!’ During the two weeks, pupils will be learning about Fairtrade countries and products, and through various activities they will understand that Fairtrade guarantees a better and fairer deal for Third World producers.
Each class has been issued with a Fairtrade football and will play with partner stages, buddies or other schools. Children will be encouraged to think of ways to spread the Fairtrade message. Perhaps you can help too! Please support us by swapping an item in your weekly shop for a Fairtrade product.
Thanks to Heather for helping Sanderson’s Wynd celebrate Burns Day with a rousing tune on her bagpipes. We couldn’t help tapping our toes, clapping our hands, cheering and marching to this stirring Scottish music!
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