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
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
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!!
Primary 7P are enjoying cricket training sessions delivered by volunteer cricketers from Tranent CC, Fiona Russell, Mark Anderson, Fiona Gilfillan and Aiden Hoenigmann. Most of us haven’t played cricket before and we are learning new skills. Take a look at some of our training photos: