PSA Health Café- Urgent Appeal For Help!


Please see below for a message, and a flyer from our PSA concerning the planned PSA Health Café next Friday. We are in urgent need of adult volunteers and soup makers, or the café may need to be cancelled! Any help you can give will be brilliant!

Hello everyone,

Our last PSA Cafe of this school year is our Health Cafe, next Friday 5th April from 11:30am-1:30pm in the lunch hall.

In order for the event to run safely we require:
• 6 adult volunteers to help with set up from 9-11am;
• 6 adult volunteers to help with running the cafe from 11-12:30
• 6 adult volunteers to help from 12:30-2pm.
• If you are able to make a batch of healthy soup to bring along on the 5th that would be greatly appreciated.
We have two soup urns and the vegetable based soup is always popular.
This cafe our P6 and P7 children will be receiving a plate home to fill with healthy goodies for the cafe. These can be brought into school from 8:30-9am on Friday 5th April.

If you can help with soup or volunteering please email so that we can get in touch next week.

This year all proceeds from the cafe will be funding the school’s Health Week activities including, but not limited to: The Barrow band; a healthy eating workshop; Kidz Fit; a pogo stick/ scooter as a prize for completing a healthy passport.

Many thanks

Jennifer Longstaff
Parent Council Chair

PSA Health Cafe Flyer

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The Big Pedal continued…

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Here it is, the evidence that we’re doing so well with the nationwide Big Pedal challenge!

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We’re currently 26th out of over 500 schools, with about 83% of our school community getting to school under their own steam, either walking, cycling or coming by scooter!

The school has really responded well to this challenge, let’s see if we can improve on our position as the challenge goes on!


The Big Pedal 2019

Big Pedal

A huge thank you to all who have made the effort to cycle, scoot or walk this week! We are doing amazingly well!  Broughton PS is currently 24th of 556 schools across the UK in the Large Primary schools category. A whopping 81.89% of our school have been either walking, scooting or cycling to school! Keep up the good work, we’ll keep you posted as to how we’re getting on!


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Cross Country Success!

Cross Country Runners

Here is a report from Mrs Ramm about our Cross Country team’s efforts today at the event at Duddingston.

On a fine sunny Spring morning Broughton Primary School’s Cross Country team took part in the EPSSA Cross Country Event at Cavelry Park.
Over 250 children took part in each race. The P6 girls and P6 boys event were first where Holly Bartholomew came 28th and Omar Karaallal 81st.
In the P7 girls event Eilidh and Mhairi Noronha battled it out and in the end it was Eilidh that managed to gain a medal in 10th place with Mhairi just missing out in 11th place. The P7 boys event saw Innes Penman coming in a good 34th place and Nathan Fortune just outside the top 50 in 60th place.
All the children ran well and represented Broughton admirably.

Special congratulations to Eilidh as a medal winner, but a huge well done to all of our fantastic runners! You have done us proud!

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Fun Runs Are Go!

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In preparation for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in May, Team BPS held their first fun run of 2019 at the weekend, and had a good turnout – despite the weather! Team BPS plan on meeting every Sunday until the race weekend, apart from Easter Sunday, at 10.30am. All are welcome to join in, in preparation for the main event!

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At the last count Broughton have 98 children signed up, and we’re hopeful we can make it to over 100!

We also have two ‘Hairy Haggis’ parent relay teams and some 5K and 10K runners too. Mrs Rushforth, Mr Borthwick and Miss Blair are planning on running to represent the school staff team.

Good luck to everyone with their preparations! We’ll be posting further information and updates in the lead up to the event. You can also follow Team BPS on Twitter @bpsrunners

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PSA News


Hello everyone,


Thank you to everyone who came along to our Spring Disco, from what I could hear the children (and parents) loved the choices of tunes picked by the DJ as well as the games to break up the dancing.


Events coming up that you need to be aware of:



Powderhall consultation on Thursday 14th March 5-7pm in our gym hall.


This delayed consultation is to focus on the Bowling Greens space.


The demolition of the Powderhall site is ongoing after a minor delay due to asbestos discovery in the refuse building.


The site should be clear by the end of June.



Funds raised at the Health Café will be used to provide activities for our annual Health Week next term.



Friday 22nd March 9am, our next PSA planning meeting, to start focusing on our Health Cafe and our Summer Fair.


The senior leadership team and pupil representatives will be present at this meeting.


To successfully set up and run these events we require a minimum of 6 adult volunteers for the Health Cafe and 30 adult volunteers for the Summer Fair.


I have been asked to remind everyone: if we don’t have enough parental volunteers for the Summer Fair by the end of April then there will be a vote held at the Parent Council meeting on whether the summer fair should go ahead this year.


If you cannot make the planning meeting on the 22nd March but would like to assist with the Summer Fair or Health Cafe please let us know by contacting so that we can put your name on our list of volunteers.



Thanks to our Leith Chooses win we can now get our Growing Community project up and running. First meeting with interested parties from Leith Walk Primary, Saheliya and Drummond High is scheduled for Tuesday 26th March 6.30-8pm, venue to be confirmed,




I’d also like to remind everyone that there is a position available in the PSA for a Chair or co-vice-chair, this role is perfect for anyone who enjoys planning events. This position will be raised in the next Parent Council meeting on Wednesday 24th April.




Jennifer Longstaff


Parent Council Chair