Benmore Day 4

Well it was our last full day of activities today and what a day it has been. One group were caving and exploring the forest, one group were scrambling and caving and the other group were exploring the forest and gorge walking.

Caving was perhaps one of the most challenging activities for the groups but once again there was no giving up, everyone tried their best even when it was scary and the nerves were kicking in.

As I type everyone is getting ready for the disco, the highlight of the week which will begin in about half an hour.

This has been a fantastic week.  The children have been amazing. They have been supportive and encouraging and have all tried so many new things. They can’t wait to see you all tomorrow and be back in their own beds. There has been lots of discussion about what they are getting for tea tomorrow when they get home.

We will keep you updated with our expected time of arrival tomorrow.

Benmore update

We have had another very busy day. The sun was shining today and it was a lovely day. Today’s activities ranged from abseiling, caving, mountain biking and canoeing. Everybody was challenged today but everyone tried so hard and overcame a lot of fears. We are becoming very resilient in Primary 7 and our Growth Mindset is there for all to see.  Not one person gave up today.

Last night our evening activity was a quiz around the house and tonight we have teamed up with Bonaly Primary and are doing a scavenger hunt. We are beginning to make new friends at Bonaly which is fantastic.

Everybody is smiling and loving camp. Cake  O Clock is still the most popular time but the food here has been really amazing and everyone is making sure they are getting the three things we need to do all the activities – Food, Drink and Sleep.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s activities and of course the disco.


We are having a great time at Benmore.  We arrived yesterday ready to start our first activity but first we had to make our beds and unpack. Making our beds was quite tricky but everyone persevered and we got there. We explored the beautiful grounds of Benmore in our activity groups and got to know our tutors.  5 O’clock is Cake o’clock at Benmore which was very exciting and is now the time we all look forward to and are more than ready for after a very busy day of activities.

Last night we went on a Night Walk where we all had to work as a team and support each other. We might not have been able to see very well but we were all listening very carefully to the advice of those in our group.

After such a busy day everyone was exhausted and literally fell into their beds and went to sleep very quickly, ready for their first full day of activities.

Today there was gorge walking, canoeing, forest exploring and abseiling for all the different groups.  Every single person in every group worked so hard and managed to overcome any fears including the Stoneyhill Staff !

Tonight is a quiz night around the house and then early to bed. Hopefully 😉

Photos will be posted up when we can and Mr Johnston has also uploaded some photos and information on Primary 7 Google Classroom.

Everyone is having a great time so far.

In Service Days

There will be 2 extra in-service days this coming year. The dates for them are:

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Tuesday 7th January 2020


We have a very exciting opportunity for East Lothian pupils to start in ‘Oliver’ as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Brunton Theatre.

Please click on the link below to find out more information!


Annual Servicing of Gas Appliances on Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Annual Servicing of Gas Appliances on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Please note there will be no provision of HOT MEALS on Tuesday 2nd April and primary children should bring a packed lunch with them to school that day  – Nursery and Primary Parents –  Please also take into consideration the need for warm clothing if there are adverse weather conditions forecasted for this date.