P6 Lagganlia Cafe


A huge thank you to our Cafe Co-ordinator Rachel Blythe for spending Thursday making some very yummy soup with some of our P6 children from the vegetables we harvested in the playground a week past Friday – this was the first cooking part of our Leith Chooses Project 🙂

Our café on Friday was very well attended with a lot of lovely donations from  families, and our P6 helpers did a fabulous job of helping set up, serving customers and helping clean up at the end.

While official amount raised needs to be confirmed from the Treasurer (will be confirmed in our next Parent Council meeting), we raised £328 towards Lagganlia costs in 2020. Thanks to everyone who came along and bought something!

We would like your feedback on what we should spend £3000 of our raised funds on this year. If you took away a slip from the café, please email your replies to broughtonparents@gmail.com or you can fill in your thoughts on our feedback form online here https://forms.gle/Cejkyf8mV2eixPWh7

Some photos below, taken in between the busy spells, featuring some of our old P7’s who came along from their new high schools to say hello to everyone.

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P7 @ Lagganlia- Day 4!


Today was our last full day of activities here at Lagganlia! We enjoyed canoeing, snowboarding, archery, abseiling, mountain biking and bushcraft skills, where we made popcorn, bread or toasted marshmallows!

After our final delicious dinner, we had the chance to buy some souvenirs from the shop. We started packing for our journey home, and enjoyed a fantastic disco to celebrate the end of the week!

We’ve had such a fantastic week, and we are so proud of all our pupils! The instructors have been so impressed by their enthusiastic participation, listening and following instructions.

We’re travelling back to school tomorrow, and hope to be back around 12.30-1pm.

Once we’re back, we’ll post lots more photos and some videos of our excursion.

Goodbye Lagganlia, we’ve made some fantastic memories!


P7 @ Lagganlia- Day 3!



Day 3 at Lagganlia has been another lovely day! We’ve had canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling, gorge walking and hill walking.

More good feedback and positive comments from our lovely instructors. Our evening activity after dinner and journal time was a tree orienteering activity, which allowed us to have a good run around the centre to solve clues!

We can’t believe it’s our last full day of activities tomorrow. Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Looking forward to another fun filled day, and an exciting disco to celebrate our fantastic week.

Some more photos and a video of some of our campers below!


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P7 @ Lagganlia- Day 2!


Day 2 of our amazing excursion to Lagganlia has been fabulous! All of the groups apart from one took part in a gorge walk, and other activities happening today included rock climbing, mountain biking, archery and canoeing.

All the children participated so well today, we are incredibly proud of them! Today we saw great listening, co-operation, teamwork and confidence to try new things!

This evening we also saw more great teamwork as the children took part in a night line, where they were blindfolded and had to lead each other through a complex ropes course in the dark!

Here are a few pictures of today- we’re looking forward to another great day tomorrow!


P7 @ Lagganlia- Day One!


We’re here! P7 have arrived safely at Lagganlia Outdoor Centre.

We made good time on our journey up, and arrived at lunchtime.

We’ve met our instructors for the week, and they’ve given us a tour of the centre, and explained the main things we need to know! There are no other schools here, so we have the whole centre to ourselves! 🙂

We’ve also had the chance to complete the first page of our Lagganlia journal. This evening, after a delicious dinner, we took part in a scatter course, where we explored the centre in teams to find the answers to different clues.

Lagganlia staff are already impressed with our enthusiasm and focused attitude- we’re looking forward to a great week!

Now let’s see if we’ve made our beds we’ll enough to last through our first night!

Goodnight everyone, here are some photos of our first day!


Out of School Care- A draft framework for 2019

The Scottish Government is consulting on its draft framework for Out of School Care in Scotland. The consultation runs until Friday 6 December.

The link to the consultation paper, executive summary and questions is:

The Government wants to understand what children, parents and carers, professionals and experts think about the ways in which Out of School Care can give children opportunities to play and access life-enhancing experiences and support parents to work, train or study.



Here is a certificate we received to acknowledge our participation in the Hands Up Scotland survey.

We’re proud to contribute our information to allow an insight into safe journeys to school!

Thanks to our Junior Road Safety Officers who helped collect the data!

Hands Up Scotland Survey Certificate 2019


October Parents’ Evening- Online Booking


You are invited to make appointments for the school’s next parents’ evening, online.

Our parents’ evenings are on Wednesday 2nd October from 5pm-8pm, and Friday 4th October from 1pm-4pm.
Bookings can only be made from 7pm today, Wednesday 18th September until 10am on Tuesday 1st October.

Appointments requiring an interpreter should be booked by Wednesday 25th September.
This post contains some instructions to help you book online, and an information letter.
Navigate to the Parents’ Evening Booking System here
Use your personal information to log in. You must use the contact information which the school has on file or you will not be able to log in. If you are having problems, please use the contact information on the login page to contact the school.
Log in by selecting which child you want to make bookings for first. If you have more than one child who requires bookings, you can switch between them once you are logged in.
Once logged in, decide whether you need to make bookings individually, or using our Automated Booking Wizard (best if you have a number of bookings and students to make bookings for).
Once you have selected your preferred booking method and once in the correct parents’ evening, follow the relevant instructions from below:
Automated Booking Wizard
Select the teacher you wish to book. You can press ‘Select All’ to select all options
If you have a second child to make bookings for then select their tab and repeat the teacher selecting process
Proceed to the bottom of the page and specify your personal availability, then press Make My Bookings For Me
If the wizard replies that bookings are not feasible, you have not left enough time and need to reduce the number of teachers or increase the amount of time you’re available.
Now see a list of your booking suggestions. Feel free to add comments to teachers you wish to book, if allowed.
Press Confirm to confirm these appointments as your bookings
Press Print or E-Mail to initiate your confirmation.
Individual Bookings: Scroll down until you see the booking table. Above it are the departments and teachers which are available to you.
Select the department, then teacher, and click on an available time to make a booking. When you selected a time, you’re able to add any issues or comments for the teacher to take note of before the appointment.
Repeat this process, making bookings for all of the teachers you need to.
If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment, click on the correct department and teacher, then click on the green appointment to change it.
If you need to make bookings for another child, scroll to the top of the page. In the top left corner you should see a ‘Make a Booking for Another Child’ icon. Click this. If there is no icon, the software does not recognise that you have multiple children. This just means that you’ll need to log out and log back in again using the other child’s details.
Once you have made all of your bookings, click on either E-Mail or Print my Appointments. Appointments are saved when they are made, so you don’t have to e-mail or print to ‘save’ them, but doing so will provide a confirmation with further information, possibly including rooms and instructions from the school.
Here is a link to the information letter- BPS Parents Evening Online Booking Letter

Here are links to video clips that may help you to make appointments-

Video 1- How do I log in?

Video 2- How do I make an appointment?

Video 3- How do I cancel or re-arrange an appointment?

Video 4- How do I make appointments for another of my children?

Video 5- How do I email or print my appointments?
If you have any problems booking appointments, please contact the school.


Books, Books, Books!

Image result for booksThis week we were very grateful to take delivery of 3 boxes of donated books! One of our ex-Broughton parents, Catriona Scott, arranged the donation from Sarah Wright.

Sarah works for a publisher, and had sample copies of a range of great new books to give away. We were delighted to take them off her hands, and will definitely put them to good use!

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We’d like to thank Sarah for her very kind donation, and also Catriona for thinking of us!

We can’t wait to read them!


House Captains

House captain badgesThe pupils have spoken! After holding our House and Vice captain elections last Wednesday, we are delighted to reveal our new House and Vice captains for this year! We announced their names at Assembly today, and it was very exciting as each of the captains was announced, and so lovely to hear the enthusiastic applause for each one! There were a few surprised faces too! Here they are….

IMG_3669House Captains- Summer Al-Robiey and Omar Karaallal

Vice Captains- Grace Clarkson and Ritika Gupta

IMG_3672House Captains- Isla Duncan and Harris Binnie

Vice Captains- Holly Girvan and Kian McLear

IMG_3673House Captains- Mija Cibuka and Seth Overton

Vice Captains- Maya Bateman and Aymen Chergui

IMG_3675House Captains- Hendeke Elias and Elliot Igbinoke

Vice Captains- Hana Dif and Isaac Schogler

Congratulations to all our new captains! We hope you enjoy taking on your responsibilities this year, and we’re sure you’ll be a great example to others!

We also need to thank and congratulate all the children who put themselves forward and took part in the elections last week. You’re so brave to present to such a large group, and we are proud of your efforts too!

We’ll keep you posted of our house captains and their responsibilities as the year goes on. Well done to all!