Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022

Well done to everyone on Saturday at the EMF Junior Races!  From our 58+ BPS runners in the EMF Junior Races; to Naomi Sandilands and Shona Campbell, who provided a great set of 11 training practices in Pilrig Park and who staffed the BPS Meeting Place for the day itself, giving structure to the activities.  Thanks to Ivon Bartholomew for all the photos.  As the poster said – it’s about taking part and making memories as much as race times!  BPS runners ran in the kids kilometre, the 1.5 km, the 2 km and the Junior 5km.  What an amazing team!

There were also 7 former BPS runners, who are now at Drummond Community High School running in the Junior 5km. Shout out to Mrs Gowans, and team BPS EMF champion, Sandra Bagnall, who both ran the Adult 5km. Sandra is a former Broughton parent who used to organise team BPS and the Pilrig Park training practices, alongside Catriona Scott from 2017 to 2021.

Some comments from parents of our most recent runners:

“It was our first year and it was brilliant! The Pilrig Park runs were brilliant in the run up!”

“Our son really enjoyed the training sessions and taking part in the run today!”

“My kids ran for the first time and they had really good fun. They felt so happy as they got medals.”

Here are some of Ivon’s lovely photos.

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Well done everyone! Go Team Broughton!

P1 and P2 Gardeners!

Some children from P1 and P2 planted lots of new herb plants into the top playground on Friday.  We bought them with a grant for sustainable food growing from Edinburgh City Council.  The children are looking forward to using the plants in their play and for cooking after the summer holidays!

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Broughton Moon Art Pop-Up Shop

Our Pupil Art Group set up shop in our shelter today to sell some of the fabulous new BPS merchandise featuring our beautiful portrait of the school, created alongside local artist Ritchie Collins.

Here they are in action, preparing for the hard sell!

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Items of merchandise will soon be available to buy through ParentPay, so look out for more details about this soon!

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022

In total, Broughton Primary School has at least 58 pupils running this Saturday in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races. The 11th BPS Pilrig Park weekly training practice went well – FINAL ONE FOR SPRING 2022!  Thanks to everyone who came along to our weekly training practices. Thanks to Naomi Sandilands and Shona Campbell for leading the sessions and thanks to Ivon Bartholomew, for taking the photographs. 

After 11 fun runs at Pilrig Park, our runners are now ready to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races.  We are looking forward to seeing all our runners in their white Broughton Primary School t-shirts!  If your child is not running, then you are still very welcome to come along and cheer on Team BPS!  A poster is attached below with some final information about the race day.

For those of you who wish to mark the effort involved in this activity, by and for our Broughton runners, by donating or by getting your runs sponsored, then we have included details on the poster about how to make a payment via ParentPay.  In ParentPay this payment item called is ‘EMF Race Day Fundraiser 2022’.  This payment will contribute towards Parent Council funds, which are used throughout the year to fund class outings and to enhance the school experience.

Good luck everyone!

EMF Race Day Poster- Saturday 28th May


This Week’s Awards and Achievements

Star Awards

This week’s awards were given out to pupils for being effective contributors.

P1a- Louie O’Neill

P1b- Ahmed Abbasi

P2a- Eray Karaagacli

P2b- Blair Pollock

P3a- Yunus Karaallal, Maya Osae-Brown and Diego Sardi

P3b- Grachan McGlinchey

P4a- the whole class!

P4b- Luna Huarcaya

P5a- Luca Paolozzi

P5b- Luke Evans

P6a- Lucie Barclay

P6b- Houssem Hamza

P7a- Erin Walton

P7b- Mustafa Azam

ESB1- Elyse Metcalf

ESB2- Kelvin Young

Big Book of Achievement

Georgie Francis (P5a) competed in the Scottish Gymnastics grades competition in Perth last weekend! She passed her grade 5 with distinction, scoring over 12 points on each of the 5 pieces of apparatus! Well done Georgie!

Here are the House Points for this week-

House Points

Drummond- 629 points

Pilrig- 499 points

McDonald- 482 points

Trinity- 418 points

Well done to Drummond!

Congratulations to everyone on their achievements this week! Have a lovely weekend!

Good luck to everyone running as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this weekend too! We hope you have fun and the weather is nice for you!

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Parent and Carer Consultations- June

Parents' Evening Bookings — Solihull Sixth Form College

Hello everyone,

Our next parent and carer consultations are on Wednesday 8th June from 5pm-8pm, and Friday 10th June from 1pm-4pm. These meetings are for all classes, apart from P4a. They are in-person meetings, which means you are finally able to come in to school! You must use the Parents Booking website to book your appointments.

Bookings for these appointments can only be made from 7pm this Friday 27th May until 3.30pm on Tuesday 7th June.

Please follow this link to access the Parent Booking website- http://www.parents-booking.co.uk/

The following document has instructions to help you make a booking-Parental Instructions to make a booking using Parents Booking site

If you need to book an interpreter for your appointment, please choose your appointment time by Wednesday 1st June, to allow us time to book interpreters.

Here is a link to the information letter-

BPS Parents Evening Letter- June 2022

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

Video 1- How do I log in to Parents Booking?

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. We look forward to catching up with you!

Broughton Art Stars!

Local artist Ritchie Collins visited our assembly yesterday to launch the amazing school portrait he and our pupil art group created to mark Broughton 125 and to use on BPS merchandise! We presented him with a portrait created by Eva, Emi and Martyna as a thank you!

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Broughton Fun Runs

BPS Pilrig Park weekly training practice towards the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Junior Races – Thanks to everyone who came along to the 10th of our weekly training practices on Sunday 15 May, 10.30 am. Thanks to Shona Campbell and Naomi Sandilands for leading the session.  Thanks to Ivon Bartholomew, for photographing the running. 

This Sunday 22 May, 10.30 am is the last one before all the junior races for Edinburgh Marathon Festival.  We are keeping this one at Pilrig Park too and it is same time, and open to all – you don’t need to have entered the EMF to join in at Pilrig Park! Younger /older siblings welcome. All levels of running ability welcome. It’s about fun and taking part!

We are giving out white Broughton Primary School t shirts to everyone from BPS taking part in the races, so that it is easy to spot our Broughton runners.  (We collect the t shirts back in again afterwards.)  If you are running and you didn’t manage to get your white Broughton Primary School t shirt, please get in touch via broughtonparents@gmail.com