Prestonpans Cluster Summer Transition Programme

Cockenzie and Prestonpans go to Ratho on PhotoPeach

This summer Cockenzie Primary School and Prestonpans Infant School have held a joint Summer Transition Programme. The last session was a family awayday at Ratho. What a great day we had, filling the 70 seater bus, missing the rain and having fun together. All the staff and parents and carers worked together to make the bacon rolls and cream scones and to make sure the children mixed together and played happily. In the kitchen, a Cockenzie mum said, “It’s been really great for the kids to get to know each other. After all they’ll all be in Preston Lodge together.” Working together’s been very energising for the staff too and we enjoyed our team work. Most of all, our wee ones have had an extra boost to help them feel ready for school through this long 7.5 week summer holiday.

Thanks to the Integration Team and CLD for working with us all. Thanks to Support from the Start for making it all possible.

PS Sorry about the squint photos!

Author: Sheila Laing

Having lived and worked in West Pilton, Edinburgh for 30 years, I am now really happy to be living in Port Seton and Headteacher of Prestonpans Infant School. What excites me about working in schools is the opportunity to nurture children, families and communities to learn and to celebrate life and learning. Since 2005, I have been inspired by the community of Burmese refugees in Mae Sot, Thailand, who struggle against incredible odds to give the best education possible to their children. I've been honoured to spend time with them each summer and pray the changes in Burma will give freedom to her people.