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Comments from P7 on Day 2 @ Camp

We all enjoyed the Mohawk walk because we had to work as a team. It helped us to trust people as well. ~The Amber Group

It was raining today but we still had fun in the mud. The tree climb was 15 metres high and it was lots of fun. We pushed ourselves to get to the top. ~ The Red Group

I thought we learned how to trust everybody it was good. ~ The Blue Group

I liked the Mohawk Walk ~ Alex

I miss you all, I enjoyed the tree climbing I got to the top! ~ Chloe

I enjoyed all the activities today. ~ Jake

Our Second Eco Schools Green Flag

Friday was a very special day for us at Sanderson’s Wynd. We have earned our second Green Flag through lots of hard work that has involved the whole school. This morning we held a ceremony to raise our new flag. Well done to everyone in the school and community who has helped us achieve this goal and a very special thanks to Mrs Christian who has led the way!

P7 Camp

Well, the excitement is building! Primary 7 are preparing for their adventure to Dounan’s Camp at Aberfoyle on Monday 26th September. We will be using Twitter while we are away and over the following days to update everybody and pass on important information. Please follow the link below to our twitter page:!/P7camp

We will be testing the twitter page over the next few days so keep checking!

The Big Weed

On Saturday, September 3rd parents, pupils and staff met at school to take part in The Big Weed. We weeded for two hours  and enjoyed some coffee, tea and delicious scones together. Thank you to everyone who took part. The flower beds look wonderful now!

Session 2011-12

The new school session is nearly here and we hope you are ready for a fantastic year! The staff are busy getting organised and we are all looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday morning. Enjoy the last week of the summer holidays!

Victorian Day at Hopetoun House

P4T experienced a wonderful , interactive trip to the very grand Hopetoun House in South Queensferry. Dressed in  period costume, the class took on the role of servants to discover what life was really like ‘below stairs’ in Victorian times. As you can see from the photos, we were kept very busy cleaning, polishing, flat ironing and butter making in the Butler’s Pantry. Everybody had to work very hard to impress the housekeepers and butlers and when we had completed our tasks, we used a quill pen to write home to inform our parents that we had secured positions as servants working for the Lord and Lady of Hopetoun House.


FLIP: a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs

FLIP (Family-led information point) is a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs.

It offers members the chance to share experiences and knowledge and information about services and support for children with additional support needs and their families. FLIP normally meets once a month or so to discuss what’s happening.

Find out more about FLIP. 

Visit FLIP on Facebook

This “multipost” has been added to all school eduBuzz sites on behalf of Lisa Shine, Service Development Officer, ELC Children’s Services, to help raise awareness of this new service amongst East Lothian parents.

Archaeology Workshop


                                                                                                                 Visit from Archaeology Scotland. 

P3 recently enjoyed an Archaeology Workshop entitled  “Ancient Technology Workhop”  in connection with their Egyptian topic. The children had grinding, drilling and hieroglyphs as their activities. The children were introduced to ancient methods of grinding wheat using a Quern and were asked to discover which Quern was the easier to use and which made  the softest flour. They also made a wooden pendant and made and used a form of an early drill to make a hole in the pendant. They wrote their name in hieroglyphs with a wooden pen and ink. They really enjoyed the practical hands on workshop and began to understand how technology changes peoples lives throughout the ages.

P4 Tranent Cluster ‘Olympic Festival’

As part of National School Sport Week, Sanderson’s Wynd Primary school hosted a P4 Tranent Cluster ‘Olympic Festival’ on 7th June. Pupils from the cluster primaries were split into 18 countries for the afternoon, which began with a large outdoor picnic on the grass. This fun event kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony in the sun, where countries waving their flags were piped into the ‘stadium’ by parent, Grant Walker. Children participated in 9 events, including a paralympic sport, ranging from boccia, basketball and 100m sprint to hockey, hammerthrow and the luge! Luckily, the good weather held out throughout the afternoon. There was a lovely atmosphere as pupils from 7 primaries mixed and competed against a different country at each event. At the closing ceremony, the winning countries were awarded their medals on the podium, by local sporting heroes. Romania received Bronze, Switzerland took Silver and ??Cuba were awarded the Gold medals. Thank you to Lesley  and Adam(from Active Schools) and all staff, parents and volunteers who helped to make this cluster event such a huge success. Now for 2012! 

Sanderson’s Wynd Fairtrade Community Event

You are invited to Sanderson’s Wynd Fairtrade Community Event

Come along and enjoy an evening of wine tasting (Fairtrade wines) and nibbles!

When: Thursday 16th June 2011

Where: Sandersons Wynd Primary School Courtyard

Time: 18:00 -20:00

Cost £3.00 per ticket

RSVP and cost of ticket on/before Friday 10th June 2011