Merry Christmas Everyone!

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We’ve made it!

We’d like to wish everyone in our school community, all our pupils, staff, parents and carers, a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Have a safe and restful holiday everyone!

Today we enjoyed singing our Winter Celebration songs together on the stairs, as is Broughton tradition, and now we all feel properly festive!

We had to say goodbye to Miss McGuigan, Mrs Higham and Ms Vacher today- we’ll all miss you very much, but want to wish you all the best of luck in your future adventures!

We look forward to seeing everyone again for our new term, starting on Wednesday 9th January 2019.

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House Points

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It’s time to announce our Mid-Year points totals for our School Houses!

Everyone has clearly been trying to earn these cherished house points, because our mid-year totals are higher than this time last year!

Here are the totals so far….

1st  McDonald   7981 pts

2nd  Pilrig  7889 pts

3rd Drummond   7732 pts

4th Trinity   7683 pts

As you can see, it’s all very close, and there’s plenty of time for positions to change!

Well done everyone!

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Pupil Council Update

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Our Pupil Council have been very busy since they were appointed in October.

They organised our annual Children in Need event, and also supported our PSA Christmas Cafe by running the Pupil Raffle and ‘Guess the name of the Teddy’ competition.

They have also been working on a fantastic project with Miss Gordon, our EAL (English as an Additional Language) teacher. All the classes in the school were invited to make flags showing the range of cultures and languages that were represented in their class. Each class were also given a letter to decorate with the fingerprint of each class member. The Pupil Council collected in the flags and letters, and with Miss Gordon’s help created a display that celebrates the diversity of cultures and languages evident in our school.

The display has pride of place in our entrance corridor- here are some pictures if you haven’t seen it yet!

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Something else our Pupil Council have been discussing is what makes them proud of our school., and what the unique qualities of our school are.

After lots of careful consideration and discussion, they decided on their ideas and we collected them in the form of two graffiti walls attached below-

Our Pride Wall

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As we look forward to next term, the Pupil Council already have plans for how they can support their peers in the playground, and will be creating an action plan of improvements they would like to put in place for the school. We’ll keep you posted of our plans!

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PSA Christmas Cafe Update

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Our annual PSA Christmas Cafe was held on Friday 7th December.

As usual, it was very busy, with a wide range of stalls and lots of delicious things to eat and drink!

Overall the Cafe raised around £900, which is a fantastic amount!

Many thanks to all the PSA and parent volunteers who helped to organise and run the event!

Huge thanks also to all the pupil volunteers who contributed, including our trusty Pupil Council, who sold raffle tickets and ‘Guess the Teddy’s Name’ guesses throughout the week.

Finally, thanks to everyone who attended and helped contribute towards that fantastic total.

Well done everyone!

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Winter Singing Celebrations!

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This week we have held 3 performances of our Winter Singing Celebration!

All the classes in school have been practising their songs over the past few weeks, and we also had performances from our P6 cellists, our Brass players and a P5 recorder group. As well as fantastic musical performances, our House and Vice Captains also took part as narrators and introduced each act to the stage, as well as welcoming the audiences and collecting their tickets.

Huge thanks and well done to all our fantastic staff for organising such fantastic singing, reading and playing!

Well done to all the children, for participating so well!

And thanks to everyone who came along and supported us in the audience! We hope you were entertained!

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Merry Christmas everybody!

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New House Shields

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We decided to revamp our House Shields, as it has been a few years since they were created. This year’s House Captains launched a school wide competition to design new shields for our 4 houses.

There were many, many entries for our House and Vice captains to judge. Here they are in the middle of their judging- if you look closely you can see the strain in their faces at the difficult task they had in choosing a winner…

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However, they did eventually pick 4 new designs, and we’re proud to share them now!

Well done to everyone who entered, it was a really tough decision for the House and Vice captains to make. So, in no particular order, here are the shields that will represent the 4 houses.

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Drummond by Holly Bartholomew P6a

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McDonald by Rifah Rabbi P6a

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Pilrig by Kayden Fisher P7a

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Trinity by Abbey Desborough P6a

Well done to our talented winners! You should be very proud!

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Sportshall Athletics

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On November 26th a group of our P6 and P7 pupils, selected by our PE teacher Mrs Ramm, went to the Jack Kane Centre to an inter-schools athletics event.

10 schools took part in total, and we came a close 5th on the day. We took part with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship, and Mrs Ramm and our adults who accompanied the group were very proud of our team.

Well done to all, here are some video clips of our team in action!

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Winter’s Night

Over the past couple of months, our P6 classes have been learning songs to allow them to take part in a very special concert, held at the Queen’s Hall on Monday night, called  Winter’s Night.

The P6s performed alongside children from 4 other schools on Monday. They spent all day at the Queen’s Hall rehearsing their performances, and then performed for parents and carers in the evening.

We are incredibly proud of all our pupils! They did so well to learn their songs, they performed them all beautifully, and they stayed focused right through what was a very long day for them. Huge congratulations, and massive thanks to the show organisers, and the class teachers for helping this amazing opportunity happen! Thanks also to any of our parents and carers who were able to come along to the show and support us!

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