House Morning

House captain badgesToday we held our first House Morning of this session.

Our House and Vice Captain team planned the learning for today, which was to create Christmas decorations for our Gym Hall, in the form of bunting or a frieze. Each stage were given a wintry theme to work from by the team too, so we had themes ranging from Santa to snowmen, elves to gingerbread men and more!

There was a lovely calm atmosphere in all the rooms this morning, as each house group were carefully creating their decorations, concentrating hard.

Well done to all our pupils for their lovely festive creations, and thank you to the staff for planning their activities.

Lastly, huge thanks to the House and Vice Captain team for your planning and organisational skills; a very successful morning!

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Here are some photos of our creations taking shape!

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Some Upcoming Local Events

Any budding film makers are invited along this weekend to the Edinburgh Centre
for Carbon Innovation to attend the 5th Annual SCOTTISH YOUTH FILM  FESTIVAL. Anybody 19 years and under who are interested in film making? The  festival is FREE to attend.

VENUE: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation


TIMES: 10am – 4pm


This fifth annual Scottish Youth Film Festival take place in Edinburgh for the first time ever. The festival which started as a youth project in West Lothian has spent the last two years in Glasgow.

See below for a flyer-

The Scottish Youth Film Festival Flyer


Also available is a free storytelling event for families, kids 5+ on Sunday 15th December from 1.30pm-4.30pm at Riddles Court.

Flyer attached and link to booking below:

Storytelling at Riddles Court flyer



Playground Tidy-Up

Image result for playground tidyMany thanks to the group of parents and carers who gave up part of last Sunday to come and help tidy up our playground planters!

This Friday P2 are helping to plant a variety of fruit trees, so the weeding and tidying of the planters was very necessary!

Thanks again!

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Christmas Celebrations

christmas designBroughton Primary will be holding two Christmas Celebration events.

There will be a P4-P7 Christmas concert held on Thursday 12th December at Broughton St. Mary’s Church, from 9.45am-10.45am.

Then, on Friday 13th December, the P1-3 Nativity will be held, again, at Broughton St. Mary’s Church, from 9.45am-10.45am. The FAB Christmas Café is on the same day, so you can come along for some winter refreshment after the Nativity too!

We look forward to seeing you then!

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Remembering Mrs Ramm



We’d like to commemorate our PE teacher, Mrs Ramm, through a ‘Memories Book’. With this in mind, the children will be invited to share their fondest memories of her using a template design to record their thoughts. Copies of these templates are available at the School Office, for any parents/carers or former pupils who would like to share their memories too.


Thank you.

Children In Need- Final Total!


We are delighted to announce that we raised £381.35 for Children in Need!

Thanks to everyone who made a donation on Friday, and thanks to our Pupil Council who organised our involvement in the event.

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Big Leith Give Away

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On the 29th November, Leith Academy is holding another Big Leith Give Away – all are welcome. Everything is free and there will be Clothes – all ages/sizes, Shoes/boots, Crockery, Decorations and Books. Soup will be provided, and a Santa’s Grotto to amuse the younger children. See attached poster for details.

Big Leith Giveaway Poster


Parent Council/FAB Minutes

PSAAttached below are the minutes of the last Parent Council and Friends at Broughton meeting, held on Wednesday 30th October.

BPS PSA Minutes 30 Oct 19

There were a few agenda items we ran out of time to discuss- they are included below-

Powderhall update
At the beginning of October there were two public consultations providing an update on the Powderhall progress.
It appears that planning permission will not be sought in three stages, the first stage at the end of January for the development on the bowling greens for the two room nursery and sheltered housing.
The public have until the end of January to provide feedback on the two layout options for the development via the Consultation Hub
For the rear bowling green the council are taking notes of interest from community groups to lease the land for use and maintenance. Jennifer was told that there will definitely be a tree audit done before any work commences in Summer 2020 and there’s no reason any of the trees will be removed from the site.

Action: should the PC and school look to lottery funding to secure the lease of the land?

Christmas Cafe, Friday 13th December 2019
Details about the stalls will be shared later this week. The Sparkle Jars and raffle will definitely be returning. Pupil council will be deciding their stall in their next meeting which Rachel will be attending.
Action: Rachel is in need of volunteers to help run the cafe on Friday 13th.
Set up will be from 9am-11am
Shift 1 11am-12:30pm
Shift 2 12:15pm-2pm

Halloween Disco
Our Halloween discos took place on Friday 1st November and all three were a great success raising a solid £1,000 after expenses – a huge well done to our first time FAB coordinators Lizzie and Rebecca and their army of volunteers on a smooth running event.

Family Night, March 2020
We still have a blank fundraising night booked on Friday 6th March 2020.
We have had suggestions of movie nights or silent discos. There is an option to create a drop in International Evening with food, game and performances from our school community.

Action: someone is needed to take coordinate and run the evening.

Amazon Smile account
Jennifer upgraded a few key Parent Council/Friends At Broughton items via Amazon recently and wondered if it would be worth upgrading the account she created to a Business one so that the Primary School Trust could then open a Smile account. The Smile account allows a published Wish List to be shared to anyone, as well as opens the Trust to donations from shoppers similar to The Giving Machine. We could have a FAB wish list and a Pupil Council wish list for events and playground items that are frequently worn out.

Food for Life Get Together
This was mentioned quickly towards the end of the meeting. David M and Sandra B have suggested post meeting that an event for during the February half term holidays would be a viable way to get people from our community together for cooking and eating.

Below is a draft copy of a form FAB are interested in using to record requests to them for financial contributions. FAB have asked for any feedback on this, so let them know at if you have any comments to share.

Allocation of BPST Funds- Draft Form



Children in Need- Edinburgh Schools Choir


Well? Did you see it? Were you watching Children in Need on Friday night? Did you see the brilliant Broughton pupils performing as part of the Edinburgh Schools Choir, live on the telly?

We are incredibly proud of the children who took part, and want to thank Miss McCrimmon for her efforts in involving them, preparing them and taking them along to the recording in Glasgow on Friday.

Below are links to some clips, just in case you missed it.

Here is the choir singing ‘True Colours’.

Children in Need Choir

Here is a link to a clip from BBC Iplayer, although you may have to register to see it. It’s quite a long clip, so go to 10:20 and 40:20 for the choir performances.

BBC Iplayer clip

Well done to all our participants!