A Very Special Visitor….

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We had a visit from a very special visitor today. Mr Hairy Haggis came to our assembly today to deliver a special certificate and trophy. His visit was in honour of the fact that for the 3rd year in a row, Broughton Primary have won the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Super Active school award, for the most number of pupil competitors in last year’s children’s races.

As well as presenting us with our certificate and trophy, Mr Hairy Haggis had time to get some photos taken with some of the pupils who took part last year.

It’s only a few weeks until this year’s festival- wonder if we can make it 4 in a row?

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PSA Summer Fair

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Our annual PSA Summer Fair is scheduled for Saturday 1st June, from 12pm-2.30pm. It will be held in our school playground, gym hall and dining room.

As always, donations and volunteers for this event are always needed. Please see below a newsletter and flyer from our PSA with details about this event. If you can help at all with any donations, or with your time to help out, please contact the PSA by email broughtonparents@gmail.com

Summer Fair Newsletter 2019

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PSA Health Cafe

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Our PSA Health Café was held on the last day of term before the Easter break, in our Dining Hall.

Thanks to the efforts of our parent and pupil helpers, the café made around £200 towards funding activities during our ‘Health Week’ later this term.

Huge thanks to all who helped prepare decorations,organise, set up or sell at the event. We’re very grateful for the contribution to our Health Week activities.

Here are some photos of our café.

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P7 Show Success!

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This week our P7 classes held their annual show! They have been working very hard over the past few weeks creating and rehearsing ‘I’m a P7, Get Me Out of Here!’

This week P7 held a couple of dress rehearsals for the children in school, and performed for their parents and carers on Wednesday night.

The performance was brilliant, and the audience were treated to fantastic singing, dancing, poetry, stand up comedy, rapping and lip syncing, all interspersed with some clever advert breaks!

Huge congratulations to all the P7 pupils for their part in the show, not forgetting all the support players who helped with tickets and props.

Also, huge thanks to Miss Stewart and Miss Ziemons for all their efforts in organising the spectacle, and Mrs Martin, our Art teacher, for helping design the fabulous set!

We hope you enjoyed the experience P7, another special Broughton memory made!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival Success!

edinburgh marathonWe are delighted to announce that we have been revealed as winners of the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Schools competition, defending our title for the third year running!
Over 1500 children from schools across Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races last May, marking the biggest year in the events’ history.

We are so proud of all of our competitors for achieving this amazing accolade! We must give special thanks to our Team bpsrunners, and in particular Catriona Scott and Sandra Bagnall who co-ordinate our involvement in this festival.

Follow the link below to see the article on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website.

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We are already looking forward to this year’s event, and so far we have around  100 children running!

Four different Junior races will take place throughout the day on Saturday 25th May at the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

Well done Team Broughton!

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The Big Pedal- Thank You!

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Dear Parents/Carers,   

                                                         

The P5 JRSO community would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has made that extra effort to walk, cycle or scoot to school over the past two weeks! We have done superbly and we should be very proud of what we have achieved as a school community. Currently, 86.02% of our school community make their way to school either by walking, cycling or scooting. Broughton Primary look set to secure 34th place out of 791 schools across the UK in the Large Primary schools 5 day challenge. The 5 day challenge takes into account our top 5 performing days out of 10 and ranks us accordingly. We placed even better in Scotland, with an impressive 7th place. These figures aren’t final but they are very close to what the final standings will be.

 

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Also, a reminder that pupils can come to school tomorrow dressed as their very own Superhero! Sustrans’ Superhero Day marks the climax of The Big Pedal 2019, pupils across the UK have been invited to take part. Dressing up is completely optional and not compulsory. This gives every child the chance to be involved in the Big Pedal even if they don’t cycle, walk or scoot to school.

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Many thanks,

Mr Horan & the JRSO Team

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Swimming Gala Success!

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Broughton sent a team to the annual Edinburgh Schools Swimming and Diving Gala, held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

We had a very successful morning! All 3 of our teams swam their very best, were enthusiastic and great sports.

The freestyle team were 7th in their heat, while our breaststroke team qualified for their final and ended up finishing 7th in their final.

However, our backstroke team had the best result! They won their heat by a mile, and stormed to victory in the final, winning by over 5 seconds! The team won a gold medal each for their brilliant victory, and were presented with their medals on the podium, just like in the Commonwealth or Olympic Games!

Here are our team members-

Amy, Callum, Jess, Mhairi, Innes, Zuzanna, Ines, Eilidh, Roisin, Louis, Daisy, Yaseen and Jed.

Well done to the whole team for excellent participation and behaviour! You did Broughton proud!

Thanks and praise must also go to Mrs Ramm our PE and swimming specialist, who prepared the team so well for this event!

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