Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2019

EMF logoNow that the dust has settled on another successful Edinburgh Marathon festival, please enjoy the photos below of Broughton’s participation. With around 115 children taking part, as well as many parents and staff, it really was a fantastic event!

Thanks to Ivon Bartholomew for all the amazing photos!

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Huge thanks to everyone who took part, with special thanks to Catriona and Sandra for their organisation of our involvement in the event. Congratulations to both too, as they deservedly won a National Scottish Parent award for all their efforts in organising Broughton’s participation in the EMF over the years. They attended a ceremony in Glasgow to accept their award. Well done ladies!

Entries for next year are now open! Let’s hope we can continue the success of the EMF next year, and beyond!

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PSA Summer Fair

Summer Fair pictureOur PSA Summer Fair is fast approaching, this weekend!

Please see below an updated newsletter with all the latest information, as well as a link to the updated blog of raffle prizes that have been donated so far.
If anyone wants to buy tickets they can do so by putting money in a named envelope (with class or phone number) and our PSA chair Jennifer will exchange for tickets on Friday morning.

Summer Fair Newsletter 2019

PSA Blog

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday! Fingers crossed for a nice day!

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Games at the Hub

Games at the HubPrimary 6 again took part in the annual Games @HUB festival. This is a Primary 6 focused sports event that takes place at Forrester High School. This year the children participated in Rugby, Swimming and Dance. We had a great experience with the Rugby team finishing third out of eighteen schools, the swimmers being rewarded for showing great sportsmanship towards the other schools and the dancers performing to the hundreds of other children. The children from Broughton did us proud with great enthusiasm, effort and manners all day. Well done to all of those children who took part!


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Health Week!

Healthy EatingNext week is Health Week! We have a range of interesting and exciting activities planned over the course of the week, including sports days, healthy eating workshops, a whole school picnic and  more. The Edinburgh Marathon festival this weekend will be a fitting start to the week long focus on health and wellbeing. We have around 113 children taking part!

Attached below is our Health Week passport. Each child will receive one of these. Over the following 2 weekends and Health week itself, can you see how many of the activities on the Health Passport you can complete? Complete the activity and then get your Parent/Carers to initial in the box next to the activity to say you have done it.
If you complete 5 or more of the activities, bring your passport back to school, hand it to your teacher and they will put it into the Health Week Prize draw which will be drawn at Assembly.
You could win an amazing prize of a space hopper (Nursery—P2) or a pogo stick (P3—P7)!

Good luck, and we hope you have lots of fun completing your passport!

Broughton Health Week Activity Passport 2019



PSA Summer Fair Raffle

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Our annual PSA Summer Fair is just 2 weeks away! Here is a link to the PSA blog site, where you can find out some of the stalls we can expect to have on the day, as well as the latest raffle prizes, should you want to buy tickets before the fair itself.

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Fingers crossed for a sunny day!


Building Resilience

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‘Talk Things Over’ is the name of the next block in our ‘Building Resilience’ programme. In this unit, there are 3 main outcomes-
>At times we all feel worried
>If worries are not dealt with, they can sometimes get out of control
> If you are struggling, it is important to ask for help

Attached below is a leaflet for parents and carers about this unit. We have also attached the Home Activity related to this unit.

We hope you find these useful!

Talk Things Over Parent Carer Leaflet

Talk Things Over Home Activity


Sustrans Family Bike Rides

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Sustrans Scotland have a programme of Family Bike Rides.
These are guided family bike rides in and around Edinburgh which are free, easy, and fun. The cycle rides are led by trained Sustrans volunteers. They ride at an easy pace to suit the group with no one left behind.
Start time
All rides start around 11am and the locations vary on a monthly basis.
Ride time
The rides take about 2-3 hours with stops.

More information on these events can be found at:
Sustrans Family Bike Rides page

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The Big Pedal- Final Update!

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Sustrans were in contact over the weekend saying they had finalised all finishing positions for The Big Pedal 2019.

Attached are screenshots of our finishing position in Edinburgh, Scotland and the UK.

In City of Edinburgh Council we placed 3rd!
In Scotland we placed 6th!
And in the UK we placed 36th out of 784!
All of these finishing positions are in the large primary school 5 day challenge section.

Once again a big well done and thank you to all who took part during the Big Pedal. A special thanks to the P5 Road Safety Group who did a fantastic job collecting data each day of the challenge. We should be proud of our whole school efforts!