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