PSA and Edinburgh Marathon Updates


Further to our post earlier this term, the PSA would like to remind you of the upcoming International Cafe, to be held on Friday 10th February. It’s a chance to sample a range of different foods, and your support would be much appreciated! A poster has been attached below.

PSA International Cafe poster

Edinburgh Marathon

Furher to our post earlier this week about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, attached below is a newsletter from our event organisers with lots of information. The Pupil Council have already been consulted, and are considering how we would like to use the proceeds of this event to enhance the learning and teaching opportunities here at Broughton. Our target is to match last year’s total of £2500!

Also attached is a Winter Flyer, again with useful information about this event, and details on the organisation of weekly fun runs at Pilrig Park, starting on Sunday 26th March, to help people with their training. These are a great idea, and a good chance for people from different classes to meet up and really feel part of team Broughton as they train together.

We will post regular EMF updates as the festival approaches- watch this space!


PSA EMF Newsletter- January 2017

PSA EMF Winter Flyer


Finally, don’t forget our Winter Discos tonight! Look forward to seeing you there!


Playground Improvements


The Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) group, led by Mrs Rushforth, have put together a calendar of carefully considered actions they have planned for this session up until June. A copy is attached below for you to view.

OPAL Calendar of Actions

We are all very excited to see how these plans will influence how our children play in our playground space!


Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon


In 2015, 22 children took part in our first Edinburgh Marathon Festival and raised an amazing £2000. We didn’t think it could get much better but we were wrong! Last year saw 67 children pull on their trainers to run with their friends and Team Broughton Primary raised an incredible £4000 for our school.
The money helped us buy new picnic tables and seating for the playground as well as continue the Culture Fund which supports classes, whether that be a trip to Dynamic Earth or climbing at Alien Rock. Every class did something cool in Edinburgh last year thanks to the money our lovely runners raised. And who can forget the sight of the Lothian Gold Open-Top Bus in our playground and a visit from Dr Andrew Murray!
The EMF organisers were so impressed with the children’s efforts that we have been awarded Super Active School status and they will be visiting the school in March to feature us in the campaign running up to the race weekend
So what do we want to achieve in 2017?
We want Team BPS represented in every race and for every class to have someone running for them. We were one of the Top 5 schools in 2016 and we think we can do even better this year.
There are 9 races this year- 4 for children and 5 for adults. For the first time, there is a race for nursery and P1 children as well as a Junior 5K. All of the children’s races will take place on Saturday 27th May at Holyrood Park. It’s a great event to be part of and our team spirit is brilliant. So far, 20 children have signed up and we have parents entered into the Marathon and Half Marathon races. Mr Horan from P5B is running the 10K and we are confident we will get an adult to run the 5K and a Hairy Haggis Team to run the Marathon as a relay.

Class Competition
The PSA are funding one place for every class from Nursery up to P7 via a lucky draw in class, but don’t worry if you don’t win, as you can still enter the race by going to
Everyone representing the school will get a Broughton Primary t-shirt to wear on the day and our fun runs in Pilrig Park will start each Saturday morning after the Easter Holidays to get everyone feeling happy and confident before race day. If you’re not a runner, you can still join in by coming along to cheer Team BPS on and can donate via our fundraising page at

If you have any questions please contact Catriona and Sandra at and e-mail us if you register your child to run so we can keep you up to date with news.
Go Team BPS!




PSA International Cafe


The PSA are hosting an International Cafe in the school dining hall on Friday 10th February from 11.30-13.00, to coincide with Diversity Week at school. All children, parents, carers and staff are warmly invited to come along to sample some cuisine from around the world. All proceeds raised will go towards playground improvements and the cultural fund.

The event cannot go ahead without your help. We require donations of soup and internationally themed savoury dishes to sell at the cafe. These may include quiche, pizza, tortilla, samosa, pakora, spring rolls or sushi to name a few. Any donations of home baking will also be gratefully accepted. All fresh food donations should be brought along to school on the day of the event.

We also need volunteers to run the event. There are 3 shifts that to choose from:

Event set up: 10am-11.30am
Serving at the event: 11.15am-1pm
Tidy up: 1pm-1.45pm

If you are able to help at the event, even for a short time, please email Anne Hay, event organiser, at or post a message on the PSA Facebook page


Happy New Year!


Welcome back everyone!

We hope you all had a fun and restful break.

We are all looking forward to another very busy term, and, as always, we will keep you up to date with all the latest school news, events and learning on our website.

We already have news of an upcoming event- our PSA Winter Disco is just around the corner!


The date for this is Friday 27th JanuaryP1-3 Disco from 6pm to 7pm, and P4-7 Disco from 7.15pm-8.30pm.

Tickets are 50p per child, and £2 per adult.

We will only be selling tickets in advance, so to make sure you don’t miss out, make sure you complete the tear off slip on the flyer and return it to school in an envelope with payment, remembering to write the name and class of the child to receive the tickets in the correct box on the tear off slip. Only unsold tickets will be available on the night, on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets will be sent to you in your child’s school bag- please remember to bring them along on the night, and also please remember that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

We would also be grateful for people to help out at either disco, so if you can help, please email-, or leave a message on the PSA Facebook page.

Flyers will be sent out this week, and a copy is also attached below:

PSA Winter Disco flyer- January 2017

All money raised will go towards our cultural fund and playground equipment.

We look forward to seeing you then!