Interscholastics 2018

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Well done to all of the Primary 6 & 7 pupils who recently took part at the 2018 Interscholastic Sports Finals at George Watsons Sporting Facility in Myerside. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day and Broughton had representatives in each competition.

Daniel Ritchie from P7a did brilliantly to qualify for the boys 600m final but ultimately fell just short of a medal in the final. While our other representatives fell just short in their respective heats. All pupils must be commended for the exemplary behaviour and sportsmanship throughout the day.

Team Broughton was as follows.
Boys Cricket Ball – Alex Moir
Girls Cricket Ball – Aila Binnie
Boys Relay (P6) – Nathan Fortune, Innes Penman, Armaan Latif, Jedrzej Przychodzki & Daniel Savas (R)
Girls Relay (P6) Zuzanna Mamos, Agata Laskowska, Mhairi Noronha & Roisin Bagnall-McCrink
Boys 600m – Daniel Ritchie
Girls 600m – Eilidh Noronha
Boys Relay (P7) – Calum Rathjen, Greig McVicar, Aidan Edgcombe & Alex Aliyev.
Girls Relay (P7) – Kelci Keegan, Gracie Clark, Wanessa Zieniewicz & Megan Wright.
Boys 80m (P6) – Innes Penman
Girls 80m (P6) – Zuzanna Mamos
Boys 80m (P7) – Aidan Edgcombe
Girls 80m (P7) – Kelci Keegan

Well done everyone!

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Games at the Hub 2018

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A group of Primary 6 children were invited to attend the annual Games @ HUB event at Forrester’s High School. They participated in three sports: Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee and Cricket.

All of the children had a great time and represented our school brilliantly. The swimming team managed to win the trophy for winning the most races; that is now two years in a row Broughton have won the swimming trophy! What an achievement!

Well done to all who participated on the day; we are all very proud of you!

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Head Teacher’s Blog

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Mrs Rushforth would like to start her very own Head Teacher blog!

Soon she’ll have a special page on the website for this, but until then you can click on the link below to see her very first blog. We’re surprised she’s got the energy, after running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival at the weekend………

Mrs Rushforth’s First Blog

 

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

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We’ve had a wonderful day at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival! Beautiful weather, and 118 fantastic pupils running in a range of different races! Mr Young, Miss Rusk and Mrs Rushforth also took part today, as well as some of our parents;what an amazing achievement from Team Broughton! Here are some photos of our day!

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The weekend is not over yet though! Mr Horan and Miss Bishop are running in the half marathon tomorrow, along with some more of our parents! We wish them all good luck, and hope they don’t ache too much on Monday morning!

Also don’t forget Joel and Caroline, the Kenyan runners who visited the school on Friday-they are taking part in the main event tomorrow too!

Let’s cheer everyone on!

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Don’t forget we’re raising money for our Culture Fund, which provides money to allow all of our pupils to benefit from a variety of excursions over the year.

Follow the link below to donate whatever you can!

EMF Fundraising Page

Thanks again to our organisers, runners, supporters and anyone who has donated! We are incredibly proud of our fantastic school community! #gobroughton

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EMF- One Sleep To Go!

Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival begins tomorrow! We have 118 pupils taking part this year, as well as enthusiastic parents and teachers participating too. Our P3-7 entrants were given a very special treat today, when Project Africa Athletics paid us a visit.

Project Africa Athletics

Project Africa Athletics is a non-profit making charity, who discover, help train and support talented athletes currently living in poverty in Africa. Joel and Caroline, two marathon runners from Kenya, came along to talk to the children. They talked about their lives as farmers in Kenya, and how they developed into world class marathon runners. The children had the opportunity to ask them questions, and compare their home and school life to those of Joel and Caroline. Joel even taught us some Kalenjin, his local tribal language!

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Joel and Caroline will be running in the Marathon at the weekend, so we’ll be giving them all support and good luck for this! They may even be around to cheer on all our Broughton runners this weekend too!

This was a very special experience for all our plucky runners. Good luck this weekend team Broughton!  #gobroughton

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Electives

Today was the first day of our Electives programme. The children were allocated one activity from a wide range of choices, and will work to develop their skills in this activity, every Friday, for the next 4 weeks. The school was alive today with the buzz of activity, and from a wide range of activities to either build on a current interest or skill, or to develop completely new skills in something never tried before. Amongst the activities happening today we had-

  • Singing
  • Yoga
  • Ballet
  • Philosophy
  • Table Tennis
  • Art
  • Swimming
  • Spanish
  • Gaelic Football
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Comic Book creating
  • Animations
  • Coding
  • Card Games

We hope everyone enjoys developing their skills on these activities over the next few weeks. Here are some photos of our first sessions today…

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

Edinburgh Marathon

The annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival is this weekend! We have 118 children from Broughton Primary running on Saturday, which is an amazing number. There are also lots of parents taking part over the weekend, as well as Mrs Rushforth and Mr Horan from school!

Last week our fantastic runners picked up their special Broughton t-shirts they’ll be wearing on the day. That should make them easy to spot if you are going along to spectate and cheer them on!

Today all our runners had some special photographs taken, altogether in our school playground. It took a bit of organising to get everyone to stand correctly and look at the camera at the same time, but we got there!

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We’re raising money to continue our Culture Fund- please do what you can and share with family and friends. You can follow our fundraising link at:

Fundraising Page

We hope to see as many supporting spectators as possible this weekend! Good luck to all of our runners, from the youngest nursery pupil to the oldest adult!

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PSA Summer Fair 2018

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Our PSA Summer Fair is just around the corner! It will be held on Saturday 2nd June, from 12pm-2.30pm in our school playground. Let’s hope we have a sunny day!

As always, there will be a range of stalls at the fair. Here are a few examples-

  • Home Baking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • BBQ
  • Face Painting
  • Raffle
  • Pocket Money Stalls
  • And much, much more!

Attached below is a promtional poster for this event, and a newsletter, with ways you can help out. If you can help in any way, please email broughtonparents@gmail.com with times you are available.

Summer Fair Poster 2018

Summer Fair Newsletter 2018

This is usually a very busy event, so any help, donations or support you can give will  be gratefully received! Thank you!

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The Big Pedal 2018- Update

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A big thank you to everyone who took part in The Big Pedal at Broughton on the 4th May 2018! Our JRSOs were very busy collating our results and an impressive 183 pupils, parents and carers cycled or sccoted to school on the 4th May. Well done to everyone from Nursery to P7 who took part and made the day such a success.

Broughton Primary School placed 19th out of 66 schools in the Large Primary Schools One Day Challenge Category. 45.95% of our school population cycled or scooted to school on the day. Very impressive!

Here are a couple of photos of some nursery pupils doing their bit on the day. Remember to keep cycling with all of this lovely weather!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

Edinburgh Marathon

The annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival is only 2 weeks away! We have 110 children from Broughton Primary running on Saturday 26th May, which is an amazing number. There are also lots of parents taking part, as well as Mrs Rushforth and Mr Horan from school! Attached below is a copy of the latest EMF newsletter, and some quotes and interviews with some of this year’s participants!

EMF 2018- newsletter -May 2018

EMF 2018-Quotes and Interviews

If you’ve not told us that your child is taking part, please make sure we know by emailing us at bpsrunners@gmail.com

T-shirts to wear on race day are being handed out this Friday 18th May, at lunchtime. This will take place in the Boost room (Rm 8b).

We’re raising money to continue our Culture Fund- please do what you can and share with family and friends. You can follow our fundraising link at:

Fundraising Page

Our fanastic Broughton Runners have been meeting regularly to train and prepare for this year’s festival. Every Sunday the sun has shone for their training sessions, and their last fun run is this weekend. Below are some photos and videos of our team, taken during their training sessions- looks like lots of fun!

We’ll update any further news as the festival approaches! Go Team Broughton!

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