P1 Transition Afternoon

P1 Transition

We held our annual transition meeting for new P1 pupils this week.

While next year’s P1 pupils were meeting their new teachers, their parents and carers were in our gym hall, where a number of stalls had been set up by different groups connected with our school. Among the stalls were-

  • Pupil Council
  • After School Club
  • Junior Road Safety Officers
  • Breakfast Club
  • French Club
  • PSA
  • Play Champions
  • Eco- Committee
  • School Uniform

We also had a range of examples of children’s work on display, with floor books and some lovely Elf Gardens from P3.

Many of the stalls were manned by Broughton pupils, and they showed great confidence in their ability to talk about their role in the school, and answer any questions.

The new P1 parents were treated to a presentation from Mrs Rushforth and Miss Bradley, full of information about the life and work of our school. They also received a welcome pack to take away, again full of important info.

The final treat was a fashion show from some very brave P1 pupils, showing off the different types of school uniform we wear at Broughton!

Huge thanks to Miss Bradley for overseeing the organisation of this event. Everything ran very smoothly! Also, we are very proud of the pupils who supervised a stall and spoke to the visiting parents and carers. Well done to you all!

Here are some pictures of the event-

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P7 Leavers’ Show

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This week saw our P7 pupils performing their Leavers’ Show for pupils, staff and parents.

The P7 staff and children have worked their socks off over the past wee while, to create scripts, create sets and props, and create and rehearse the various scenes to perform.

This week saw 2 dress rehearsals for the school pupils, and a hugely successful final performance for parents and carers on Wednesday evening. The children received some great feedback, and everyone really enjoyed the show!

Here are a selection of photos and clips from the show. Well done to the P7 pupils and staff!

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Parent and Carer Drop-In

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Today was our final parent and carer drop-in session of the year.

Today was very well attended- the school was buzzing and busy!

There was a lovely range of activities being carried out across the school, and it was good to see some of our adult visitors getting stuck in and helping out in a hands-on way!

It’s always great to read back the positive feedback in our visitor’s books, so thanks for that!

Here are some photos of today-

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Summer Fair

summer Fair

Last weekend we held our annual PSA Summer Fair in our playground.

The playground was full of stalls and activities with a range of different themes, manned by pupils, parents, staff and some visitors especially for the day.

The weather was mostly kind to us, and didn’t dampen our spirits! Overall, the event raised an amazing £2126 towards playground developments!

Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on the day, thanks also to those who attended and bought something! A special thanks to our PSA for all their hard work in planning and organising the event!

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Health Week and Sporting Success!

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Health Week

Last week was our annual Health Week, and what a successful week it was! All our children experienced a wide range of activities to promote a healthy body and mind. From DrumFun, Judo and KidzFit, to Relax Kids, meditation and Fun Runs, we all had a great time. Our school Kindness tree in the basement is full of positive compliments and examples of kind behaviour towards each other. Long may it continue!

Sports Day

We held our P1-3 and P4-7 Sports Day on Friday, after the pesky rain washed out our first attempt on Tuesday! P7 buddies helped with scoring the infant sports event, and there was lots of fun to be had by everyone, and lots of enthusiasm and effort on show too!

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The Infant Sports event was won by P3b! Great effort everyone!

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The P4-7 Sports are slightly different, with individual winners for a boy and girl from each class. House points are also counted to announce a Sports House Winner.

Here are the results-

P4a Winners- Charlotte Ramsay, with Logan Masterton and Matthew Dickie tied

P4b Winners- Catriona Hay and Jacques Mercer

P5a Winners- Roisin Bagnall-McCrink and Innes Penman

P5b Winners- Jess Russell and Jedrzej Przychodzki

P6 Winners- Sula Gordon and Calum Rathjen

P6/7 Winners- Kelci Keegan and Hayat Obaid

P7 Winners- Ruth Adler and Douglas Harper

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House Points

1st     McDonald   1345

2nd     Trinity   1163

3rd     Pilrig   1110

4th     Drummond   1027

Well done to everyone, and huge thanks to Mrs Ramm for organising this event!

Interscholastics

Last week was also the annual Edinburgh Schools Interscholastic Athletics championships event, held at Meadowbank Stadium.

Mrs Ramm, Ms Lebov and some very kind parent volunteers took our team of P6 and P7 pupils along- everyone gave their all, and showed great enthusiasm in a range of different athletics events- no major medals to shout about, but as you’ll see from our photos, we kept smiling! Well done to all!

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Gaelic Football

Gaelic football

Gaelic Football has been part of our Sports programme at Broughton for a number of years now, and we have a number of current and ex-pupils who play at a very high level.

3 of our P7 pupils, Katie Telford, Ruth Adler and Rania Ely have been selected for the under 14 year old Scotland squad and have been training over the last few weeks in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Coatbridge. This is in preparation for going to Ireland for The Feile (Europes biggest youth sporting competition) on 23-25 June.
Last weekend Katie and Rania were in Birmingham for the Girls British Feile, a very successful event.
Our Scotland team narrowly lost in the final, which had gone to extra time! All the girls performed brilliantly and although disappointed, gave their all.

Mhairi Harper, an ex-pupil, was our Scotland Captain for the girls and Sam Edgcombe, another ex-pupil, the boys Captain. Broughton Primary ex-pupils have been 3 out of 4 Scotland Captains in the last 2 seasons, and over the last two seasons Broughton have had 10 players in the Scotland squad for the boys and girls.

This is fantastic news, and credit must go to these pupils, current and former, for their skills and efforts! Credit also to Niall Considine, our school Gaelic Football coach, for sparking the interest and enthusiasm in these pupils to devote so much of their time to achieving these results!

Well done all!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon

Last weekend was the annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival, held at Holyrood Park.

Broughton Primary was represented by around 100 parents and pupils, as well as Mr Horan from P5b running a 10k race! Everyone put in an amazing effort, and a great day was had by all! Our school got lots of mentions on Forth One as our runners finished, and everyone’s medals were well earned! Huge congratulations!

We are all so proud of Team BPS Runners! Your efforts have inspired Mrs Rushforth, who has hinted that she’ll run next year if we get 115 entries! Now, there’s a challenge!

Here are some photos of the day!

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