The talent at Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School has been outstanding. Who would have guessed that primary 1-7 had such amazing voices and such groovy moves? Some hidden talents are also going to be present this evening in the form of the SWPS staff act! Don’t forget we have our very own Mr Nasty in our panel of judges. Good luck to all the acts taking part this evening and thank you to everyone who has been involved in helping create such a fantastic show.
STARQUEST on PhotoPeach
Make sure you don’t miss out on what is set to be a brilliant evening, of singing, dancing and great fun! Star Quest is the place to be this Thursday, 7pm in the gym hall. If you want to see some of the best talent from the SWPS pupils and your teachers making a bit of a full of themselves in a very special, one night only staff act, then get yourself there!!
At the end of our Olympic afternoon, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to three children in every class and ‘country’. As each winner was announced, Lesley Nicholson, our honorary guest, gave pupils their medals before they took their pride of place on the ‘podium’.
It was also a chance to say goodbye to people who are moving on from Sanderson’s Wynd and Tranent; Lesley is leaving her post as Active Schools Coordinator to take up the role of Club Golf East Coast Regional manager in July with Scottish Golf, Heather Williams DHT will leave to take up her new post as Head Teacher of Elphinstone Primary in August and Catherine Parcell, P3 teacher and Moira Copeland, classroom assistant will both be retiring at the end of term. The parents and pupils took the opportunity to present them with flowers and gifts, and to wish them well in their future.
Father and son (Mr Walker and Brody P5T) played bagpipes and drums, to kick start our Olympic Sports with a rousing march. In our opening ceremony, they led P1-7 and Hub pupils around our playing fields. Each class represented a country taking part in the 2012 Olympics and the pupils came dressed in sports clothes in the colour of their flag.
It was a very lively and colourful start to an enjoyable and relaxed family day. The pupils experienced a wide range of competitive sports, including the paralympic sport, Boccia.
We stopped for a picnic lunch with our families, before finishing off the day with our closing ceremony to award medals to the three best athletes in each class.
Olympic Sports Day: The Opening Ceremony 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
As part of our John Muir Award we used an atlas to find out all the places he visited in his many travels. He visited every continent except Antartica. In our groups we identified the places and we plotted them on a world map on the wall. We were impressed by how far he had travelled. We thought this was particularly amazing because he lived between 1838 and 1914 and it was hard to travel places back then compared to now!
As part of our John Muir Award we have been finding out about life cyles. We have caterpilars in the classroom that started no bigger than a few millimetres lomg and grew quickly to a few centimetres long. They have now all turned in to chrysalis and we can’t wait to see the butterflies when they emerge!!