Broughton’s Got Talent!

Got Talent

It certainly does!

We held our annual talent show this Wednesday, and what a range of talent was displayed!

We had magic, comedy, singing, dancing , gymnastics and musicians playing instruments!

We also had two musical performances from our Broughton Musical Theatre Group.

Our judges were Mrs Hutchison, Mrs Martin our Art teacher, Katie from After School Club, and Denise from our Broughton Musical Theatre Group.

They had a very hard job deciding on the winners, and gave very positive feedback to all the acts for their great performances.

The winners were as follows-

P1-3- Hendeke Elias from P3a

P4-7 Joint winners- Jess Russell from P4a

and Oliver Rumgay, Eamon Kemble, Ronan Ratcliffe and Daniel Cooper from P7.

 

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Well done to everyone who auditioned or performed today.

Thanks also to all the staff for their part in organising the event!

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Pupil Council

Pupil Council

This week our Pupil Council manned a stall at our very successful P1 Transition afternoon for new P1 parents/carers.

They were welcoming, polite and confident in talking to the parents, and were able to share some of the work they have done this year, as well as answering any questions the parents had.

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We’d like to thank our Pupil Council for all they have done for our school this year, recognise their achievements, and share their successful planning and decison making, that has had such a positive impact on the school this session.

Our Pupil Council members are:

P4a- Louis Roberts

P4b- Eilidh Noronha

P5a- Kiana Ghomeshi

P5b- Jay Dunsmore

P6- Rose Overton

P6/7- Robin Brough

P7- Oliver Rumgay

Each P4-7 class held an election, with interested candidates presenting to their class why they thought they would be suitable for Pupil Council, and winners being decided by votes.

They have worked so hard this year to make decisions and plan for improvements, all to benefit our school.

Here is a summary of what has been achieved this year, with links to some documents created with the Pupil Council’s influence.

  • Created clear aims for the Pupil Council      Pupil Council Aims
  • Designed new Star Awards for staff, which are used to recognise achievements at Assembly every week
  • Created mindmaps of what they liked about Broughton, and what they would like to improve
  • Created an Action Plan based on their improvements ideas  Pupil Council Action Plan
  • Organised our school’s Dress Down Day to support Children in Need
  • Presented to parents at the P1 Open Day in November
  • Counted and donated the collection money from our Christmas Concerts to Cancer Research
  • Collected evidence of succesful learning in their classes, and shared their findings with each other and Mrs O’Rourke    Pupil Council Graffiti Wall
  • Designed the signing to name our bowling green space ‘Botanical Broughton’

Botanical Broughton sign

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  • Created a list of features that make our school unique

What makes Broughton unique

  • Considered roles and responsibilities that our house captains and vice-captains should undertake.

Thanks again Pupil Council, you have certainly raised the bar for your successors next year!

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P7 Barbecue!

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We held a barbecue party for our P7 leavers this Tuesday night!

Thankfully the weather was kind to us and we were able to hold the event over at Botanical Broughton, our bowling green space.

Mrs O’Rourke and Miss Kilpatrick were on form as the chefs for the evening, and we had games, dancing, singing, and of course, plenty delicious treats to eat too!

Everyone had a good time, and we hope P7 weren’t too tired for their transition visits to High School on Wednesday!

Thanks to all the organisers, staff who came along to support the event, and of course, P7 for making it such a fun evening!

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Parent Drop-In

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We held our last Parent Drop-in session of the year this Friday.

These drop-ins allow our parents and carers the opportunity to visit classes and see examples of classwork, as well as getting involved themselves in some activities!

The school was very busy, and we hope everyone enjoyed the chance to share their learning with each other!

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P4 Fair Trade Sale!

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As part of their Enterprise work this term, P4 held Fairtrade sales this week in their classrooms. On Monday, pupils and staff were invited to attend a sale of a wide range of Fairtrade products, including food, jewellery, toys and ornaments. As well as organising the sale, P4 had also prepared very informative leaflets, explaining what Fairtrade meant and how it was important.

P4 held a similar sale for their parents and carers as part of our parent drop-in session this Friday. The sales were well attended, and P4 were kept very busy selling their wares!

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Well done to the P4 teachers and pupils for organising such a successful event!

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P7 Show Success!

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This week saw our annual P7 leavers’ show!

The theme was ‘Lip Sync Battle’, and we witnessed 3 hotly contested battles, with songs as diverse as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘Single Ladies!’

P7 performed to the whole school as a dress rehearsal, then in the evening for parents and carers. The parents loved it, describing the show as ‘amazing!’ and ‘very funny!’

It was a hugely entertaining show, with brilliant costumes, dance routines and, of course, expressive lip syncing!

Huge congratulations to P7 for all your efforts in making this a success. From the performers, to the backstage helpers and technical crew, everyone pulled together to create a very special show!

Many thanks also to the staff who helped organise the show. Mrs Martin, our Art teacher, helped with set design, Mrs Clark from P6 helped with choreography, and the class teachers of the P7 pupils, Miss Kilpatrick and Mr Inglis, who did the lion’s share of organsing music and ideas, and rehearsing!

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PSA- The Giving Machine

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This is just a reminder from our PSA about The Giving Machine.

This is an organisation that allows schools and charities to get commission every time people shop online.

A step-by-step guide to using The Giving Machine can be found in the ‘Parent Bodies‘ section of our website.

Follow the link below to a poster showing some of the shops who will donate cash to us when you shop online with them.

The Giving Machine Poster

We have already raised  £223.02 from just 30 supporters on The Giving Machine so far, so could raise much more with more supporters!

Remember, it’s free to sign up, and is a quick way to provide funds to help our school!

Thanks!

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Summer Fair

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On Saturday we held our annual PSA Summer Fair in the school playground.

The weather was very kind to us, and there were a number of different stalls, games and activities to keep everyone occupied! Overall we raised the fantastic total of £1876, which will go towards playground improvements!

Our thanks must go to the hard working organisers in our PSA, all the adults, staff and pupils who helped out at a stall or activity, and to everybody who attended and bought something on the day, helping to reach our brilliant total!

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P6 Football

Football

Our P6 Football team had their last match of the season last weekend, against Trinity Primary.

We’d like to thank the coaches  Keith and Simon for all their efforts this session. Keith provided us with a report we’d like to share below-

‘We were scheduled to play Trinity Primary on a day when 2 key players could only manage the first half due to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Earlier in the season Trinity beat us 8-2 therefore I had pre-arranged with Ian, the Trinity coach, that we could get 2 of their best players at half time to help balance things up. Come the day……. we started full of hope as we always do on a bright sunny morning, although our players seemed to have an extra edge of determination on this occasion and before we knew it we were 2 – 0 up!
First goal was an unbelievable free kick by Brandyn from some distance out and the second by Mohammed on a speedy counter attack. It didn’t quite seem real to us or to Trinity who were quite shocked by how much we had improved. Inevitably, despite the steely efforts of Rania and Hyat in defence and Douglas in goal, Trinity came back and equalised at 2 – 2 when we thought..oh dear here we go again.. then digging deep once again Eugen scored for us just before half time.
The second half went in a blur of goals with Trinity scoring 4 more and our team scoring 2 to finish at 6 – 5 to Trinity, our last in the dying minutes coming from a powerful solo run and shot by Hyat which tipified the energy, determination and great skill shown by the whole team during the game.
It was a brilliant performance by everyone in the team; no one could have given more on the day. We finished with our 3 girls on the park, Rania, Alisha and Ruth who hardly missed a tackle all game and certainly gave the Trinity forwards a run for their money, Rania especially, acting as a rock in the centre of defence to the extent she was our player of the match.
As coaches and parents we should all be hugely proud of our team who have never complained even when up against excellent opponents who scored numerous goals against us. The players learned how to play for each other, supporting each other and motivating each other. The result on Saturday was not a win but it was a massive step forward in team performance and an absolutely brilliant and exciting spectacle. Simon and I as coaches and parents are so proud and happy for every one of them!’

P6 Football Team

Well done to our team and coaches! We look forward to next season!

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Sports Day and Fun Run

This week has been a busy week at Broughton. It has been our Health and Wellbeing Week, and as well as participation in Swimming, Yoga and Drum Fun activities, we also held our annual School Sports events in Botanical Broughton.The weather was glorious, and the children put their best efforts into competing!

Each class also had a Fun Run around Botanical Broughton to finish off Health Week on Friday. Some of the children dressed as marathon runners to get into the spirit of the event!

 

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Here is our list of Sports Winners-

P1-3 Class Winners- P2/3!

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P4-7 Class Individual Winners

P4a Boys- Innes Penman

P4a Girls- Aurora Kemble

P4b Boys- Ashton Henderson

P4b Girls- Eilidh Noronha

P5a Boys- Alex Moir

P5a Girls- Ruby Knox

P5b Boys- Ewan Kelly

P5b Girls- Sula Gordon

P6a Boys- Douglas Harper

P6a Girls- Ruth Adler

P6/7 Boys- Cameron Laing

P6/7 Girls- Eva Kelly

P7a Boys- Arthur Roberts

P7a Girls- Madiha Choudhury

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Sports Day House Points

1st    Pilrig  1311 pts

2nd     Trinity  1290 pts

3rd   Drummond  1276 pts

4th    McDonald  1266 pts

Fun Run

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Summer Term