Cross Country Event

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Mrs Ramm, Ms Lebov and Mrs Douglas took our cross country running team to the North Edinburgh Cross Country event at Wardie Playing Fields yesterday!

Our team performed really well, and lots of our runners placed inside the top 50, receiving a special card to commemorate their achievement. However, an extra special mention must go to Daniel Ritchie from P6, who came 4th in the boys race, and received a medal!

Here are some photos of the day-

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We now look forward to the Edinburgh Schools Cross Country Final event on Monday 20th March, when Mrs Ramm will be taking a team of our highest placed runners. Details for those concerned to follow.

Let’s see if we can achieve more running success then!

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Edinburgh Marathon Success!

Edinburgh Marathon

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We have received some fantastic news!

It’s been announced that Broughton were the winners of the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races competition!

Over 800 children from schools across Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and Fife took part in last May’s event, which was the biggest in event’s history.

Young runners aged 6-8 took part in the 1.5k race and 9-12 year olds raced over 2k as part of a packed weekend of running last May which also included the 5k, 10k, Team Relay, Half Marathon and Marathon.

GB London Olympic Athlete Freya Ross and EMF mascot, Mr Hairy Haggis, made a special visit to our whole school assembly last Monday morning to award the school with the  winning trophy and £150 worth of sports equipment vouchers.

We are delighted to have won the EMF schools competition. It’s wonderful to get the recognition for all the children’s hard work and efforts,both in training and on the day, as well as the PSA for helping to organise our participation!

We also received this feedback from the EMF race organisers-

“On behalf of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival team I would like to say a special thank you to everyone at Broughton Primary for their efforts and level of engagement with the EMF junior races. Pupils and staff from the school are a brilliant example of why we do the junior races at EMF and we are really proud that these races help make real change.

Broughton Primary’s dedication and commitment through organised training ‘fun runs’ prior to EMF weekend reflects how the school are determined to make the children more active. We realise it’s important to build on this momentum of keeping our children more active and by encouraging kids to get involved with the EMF junior races it provides a special occasion where they can celebrate a sense of achievement and inclusion as they cross the finish line.

By working closely together to help drive participation in the junior races we can show that EMF is for everyone and continue to encourage more local schools to get involved and help make a difference.

So a massive well done to all involved in creating positive change for our children.

Regards

Neil Kilgour
EMF Race Director”

Well done to all! Let’s see if we can repeat our success this year!

Follow this link to see the post on the EMF’s webpage

Broughton Crowned Junior Champions

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Diversity Week

This week has been Diversity Week at Broughton, with a particular focus on the diversity of foods produced and eaten around the world.

Classes in school this week have been drawing on the experiences of our diverse family backgrounds in relation to food, and have also been researching where, how and why some foods are produced and eaten in a range of different countries and cultures.

We held a House Morning today, where the children worked across stages together to taste a range of foods and create different ways of showing what they had learned.

We held a special Diversity Assembly, where the children shared their experiences with each other, and our PSA ran a busy International Cafe in our Dining Room, selling a range of delicious foods from a range of countries and cultures!

Here are some photos of today’s events-

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Have a lovely February break everyone! We look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 20th February!

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PSA Update- Lunchtime Cafe reminder

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Lunchtime Cafe reminder- Tomorrow the PSA are hosting an International Cafe in the school dining hall on 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.

Remember, these events can not go ahead without the generous support and help of the volunteers of our PSA. Our Pupil Council were asked how the PSA have benefitted their experiences at Broughton- watch the video clips below for their responses….

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Finally, the minutes of the last PSA meeting held in January have been posted on the ‘Parent Bodies’ section of the website. Look them out!

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PSA News

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Last week was our PSA-organised Winter Disco, held in our Gym Hall. The event was a big success, raising £797.14 for funds to benefit everyone in school! Here are some photos of the disco-

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Thanks to our PSA for organising this event! Remember, our PSA are always looking for new members- events like discos, fairs and cafes can only be held with the generous time and effort given by the PSA volunteers.

Below is a plea from our PSA for new members, with more information on how you can help out…

Your school needs you

Update from the PSA :
YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!
We can’t run our PSA events and raise much needed funds for school without your help.

We would like to get a group of parents and carers together to form a new PSA fundraising committee. By working together, we can spread the load and everyone can do as much as they want or have time and skills to do. It is a great way to get to know other parents and also make decisions about how we spend the money we raise for the children to enjoy. We have lots of different fundraising events and ideas to help the school and children.
There are many ways to help:
• creating marketing materials to promote PSA events and newsletters to let families know what we’ve spent the money on
• taking the lead to organise events such as lunchtime café, Christmas café, discos and the Summer Fair
• helping children get fit and raise money for school with the Edinburgh Marathon Festival
• finding sponsors and raffle prizes
• writing fundraising applications
• administering the school lottery
• publicity to promote events and keep Parents and carers informed via email and Facebook page
• at the Christmas Cafe and Summer Fair helpers to set up and take down tables
Can you help with any of these?
Last year we raised nearly £15,000. With part of this we were able to establish a Cultural Fund giving every class money for extracurricular activities and outings. This year we’ve been able to double the cultural fund, but can’t do this again next year if we don’t raise enough money this year. We have continued to contribute to the playground improvements project – the new picnic benches were bought with money raised from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
This year we have already raised £1,080 from the Halloween disco, £288 from a lunchtime café and £1,100 from the Christmas café so we’re off to a good start, but need as many families as we can to get involved and help. The PSA is a very small group of people doing a very big job, so please get in touch if you can help in any way.
You can email us broughtonparents@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/150941141661465/ or leave us a message on our Facebook page
Or ask any of the committee for more information – Sandra Rathjen (chair PC); Anne Hay (vice chair); Rob Noronha (secretary) and Kate Moir (treasurer).

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Look out soon for more about how PSA fundraising benefits our school, with contributions from our Pupil Council…

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