P1 Transition Afternoon

P1 Transition

We held our annual transition meeting for new P1 pupils this week.

While next year’s P1 pupils were meeting their new teachers, their parents and carers were in our gym hall, where a number of stalls had been set up by different groups connected with our school. Among the stalls were-

  • Pupil Council
  • After School Club
  • Junior Road Safety Officers
  • Breakfast Club
  • French Club
  • PSA
  • Play Champions
  • Eco- Committee
  • School Uniform

We also had a range of examples of children’s work on display, with floor books and some lovely Elf Gardens from P3.

Many of the stalls were manned by Broughton pupils, and they showed great confidence in their ability to talk about their role in the school, and answer any questions.

The new P1 parents were treated to a presentation from Mrs Rushforth and Miss Bradley, full of information about the life and work of our school. They also received a welcome pack to take away, again full of important info.

The final treat was a fashion show from some very brave P1 pupils, showing off the different types of school uniform we wear at Broughton!

Huge thanks to Miss Bradley for overseeing the organisation of this event. Everything ran very smoothly! Also, we are very proud of the pupils who supervised a stall and spoke to the visiting parents and carers. Well done to you all!

Here are some pictures of the event-

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P7 Leavers’ Show

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This week saw our P7 pupils performing their Leavers’ Show for pupils, staff and parents.

The P7 staff and children have worked their socks off over the past wee while, to create scripts, create sets and props, and create and rehearse the various scenes to perform.

This week saw 2 dress rehearsals for the school pupils, and a hugely successful final performance for parents and carers on Wednesday evening. The children received some great feedback, and everyone really enjoyed the show!

Here are a selection of photos and clips from the show. Well done to the P7 pupils and staff!

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Parent and Carer Drop-In

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Today was our final parent and carer drop-in session of the year.

Today was very well attended- the school was buzzing and busy!

There was a lovely range of activities being carried out across the school, and it was good to see some of our adult visitors getting stuck in and helping out in a hands-on way!

It’s always great to read back the positive feedback in our visitor’s books, so thanks for that!

Here are some photos of today-

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Summer Fair

summer Fair

Last weekend we held our annual PSA Summer Fair in our playground.

The playground was full of stalls and activities with a range of different themes, manned by pupils, parents, staff and some visitors especially for the day.

The weather was mostly kind to us, and didn’t dampen our spirits! Overall, the event raised an amazing £2126 towards playground developments!

Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on the day, thanks also to those who attended and bought something! A special thanks to our PSA for all their hard work in planning and organising the event!

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Health Week and Sporting Success!

Health Week poster

Health Week

Last week was our annual Health Week, and what a successful week it was! All our children experienced a wide range of activities to promote a healthy body and mind. From DrumFun, Judo and KidzFit, to Relax Kids, meditation and Fun Runs, we all had a great time. Our school Kindness tree in the basement is full of positive compliments and examples of kind behaviour towards each other. Long may it continue!

Sports Day

We held our P1-3 and P4-7 Sports Day on Friday, after the pesky rain washed out our first attempt on Tuesday! P7 buddies helped with scoring the infant sports event, and there was lots of fun to be had by everyone, and lots of enthusiasm and effort on show too!

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The Infant Sports event was won by P3b! Great effort everyone!


The P4-7 Sports are slightly different, with individual winners for a boy and girl from each class. House points are also counted to announce a Sports House Winner.

Here are the results-

P4a Winners- Charlotte Ramsay, with Logan Masterton and Matthew Dickie tied

P4b Winners- Catriona Hay and Jacques Mercer

P5a Winners- Roisin Bagnall-McCrink and Innes Penman

P5b Winners- Jess Russell and Jedrzej Przychodzki

P6 Winners- Sula Gordon and Calum Rathjen

P6/7 Winners- Kelci Keegan and Hayat Obaid

P7 Winners- Ruth Adler and Douglas Harper


House Points

1st     McDonald   1345

2nd     Trinity   1163

3rd     Pilrig   1110

4th     Drummond   1027

Well done to everyone, and huge thanks to Mrs Ramm for organising this event!


Last week was also the annual Edinburgh Schools Interscholastic Athletics championships event, held at Meadowbank Stadium.

Mrs Ramm, Ms Lebov and some very kind parent volunteers took our team of P6 and P7 pupils along- everyone gave their all, and showed great enthusiasm in a range of different athletics events- no major medals to shout about, but as you’ll see from our photos, we kept smiling! Well done to all!

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Gaelic Football

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Gaelic Football has been part of our Sports programme at Broughton for a number of years now, and we have a number of current and ex-pupils who play at a very high level.

3 of our P7 pupils, Katie Telford, Ruth Adler and Rania Ely have been selected for the under 14 year old Scotland squad and have been training over the last few weeks in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Coatbridge. This is in preparation for going to Ireland for The Feile (Europes biggest youth sporting competition) on 23-25 June.
Last weekend Katie and Rania were in Birmingham for the Girls British Feile, a very successful event.
Our Scotland team narrowly lost in the final, which had gone to extra time! All the girls performed brilliantly and although disappointed, gave their all.

Mhairi Harper, an ex-pupil, was our Scotland Captain for the girls and Sam Edgcombe, another ex-pupil, the boys Captain. Broughton Primary ex-pupils have been 3 out of 4 Scotland Captains in the last 2 seasons, and over the last two seasons Broughton have had 10 players in the Scotland squad for the boys and girls.

This is fantastic news, and credit must go to these pupils, current and former, for their skills and efforts! Credit also to Niall Considine, our school Gaelic Football coach, for sparking the interest and enthusiasm in these pupils to devote so much of their time to achieving these results!

Well done all!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon

Last weekend was the annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival, held at Holyrood Park.

Broughton Primary was represented by around 100 parents and pupils, as well as Mr Horan from P5b running a 10k race! Everyone put in an amazing effort, and a great day was had by all! Our school got lots of mentions on Forth One as our runners finished, and everyone’s medals were well earned! Huge congratulations!

We are all so proud of Team BPS Runners! Your efforts have inspired Mrs Rushforth, who has hinted that she’ll run next year if we get 115 entries! Now, there’s a challenge!

Here are some photos of the day!

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Sports Day Postponed


Unfortunately, due to the wet weather, today’s sports days have been postponed.

We will look at an alternative date, and inform you all once we have this confirmed.

Thank you.

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Games at the Hub 2017

Games at the Hub


A team of P6 pupils attended Games at the Hub, a sports event held at Forrester High School.

We sent 3 teams- swimming, rugby and volleyball- and what a successful day we had!

Our swimming and rugby teams both won their tournaments, and our volleyball team were only 1 point from winning theirs!

We’ll need to invest in a trophy cabinet at Broughton, as we came back to school with 2 great shiny trophies! A huge well done to all the pupils, for great effort and behaviour on the day! Some photos of the event can be seen below. We are so proud!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon

At last, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend is here!

We’d like to wish all our pupils who are running the very best of luck tomorrow, as well as Mr Horan from P5b who is running too!

We have a video of good luck messages to share, which we hope you enjoy watching. Also, a group photo was taken last week of our 94 runners!

Let’s hope all our runners get nice weather, and plenty support tomorrow. The EMF Newsletter is attached again below, with all the info you need about our BPS team’s training, fundraising details, and how you can come and support us on the day!

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EMF Newsletter- May 2017


Health Week 2017

Next week is our annual Health Week at Broughton. A range of different health and wellbeing activites have been planned by our staff Health and Wellbeing group, and we are all looking forward to it very much!

Letters have been distributed to promote the week already, so we look forward to kicking off our week with a special Whole School assembly on Monday. Remember, we’re encouraging all pupils (and staff too) to wear sports clothing all week so we can all be ready to go for any one of the fun sporting activities that may be planned that day! Just remember, no football tops please! Remember also that our Sports Day is on Tuesday, weather permitting, at Botanical Broughton.

Miss Clark has made this cool poster to promote Health Week 2017!

Health Week poster

Huge thanks again to our PSA, who donated takings from their last Lunchtime Cafe towards funding some of these events!

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Summer Fair- Reminder

summer Fair

Remember our PSA Summer Fair is next weekend, Saturday June 3rd, from 12-2.30pm in our school playground! Let’s hope we have lovely weather for that day too, and as many people as possible can come along and support this great event. A newsletter and flyer  are attached below as a reminder!

Summer Fair 2017 Newsletter

PSA Summer Fair flyer


Online Safety Workshops- Reminder


Please remember that the NSPCC and O2 are offering an Internet Safety workshop for all parents, to be held at Drummond High School on Friday 9th June, from 9.30-10.30am.

Please see the information attached below for details of this event and how to RSVP to inform if you’d like to attend. If you are interested, a response as soon as possible would be greatly appreciated so we can confirm numbers with the organisers.

O2 and NSPCC workshop – Friday 9th June

And finally…..

Goodbye and Good luck

Today was our head teacher, Mrs O’Rourke’s last day before she leaves for a secondment.

We wish her the best of luck in her new adventure! She will be popping back to visit, and is looking forward to keeping up to date with all the latest Broughton News via our website too!

Mrs Rushforth will be taking over as Acting Head Teacher on Monday, so we wish her good luck in her new role too!

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PSA Summer Fair reminder

summer Fair

Please see below a copy of the PSA Summer Fair newsletter and flyer, with all the latest information about this event, to be held on Saturday 3rd June from 12pm – 2.30pm in our school playground.

We are still looking for as many volunteer helpers as possible, so contact us if you are able to support this event in any way!

Summer Fair 2017 Newsletter

PSA Summer Fair flyer

Look forward to seeing you on the day!


Online Safety Workshops


As the summer holidays approach, the likelihood is that our children will be spending more time online during their time off.  The NSPCC/O2 are now offering parent/carer workshops on the subject of online safety.

They are keen to offer this as a cluster rather to individual schools. Drummond High School have very kindly given the use of their Community Lounge for this and are looking forward to hosting.

This event will take place, at Drummond, on Friday 9th June from 9.30-10.30am. All are welcome. A letter with further details is attached below.

O2 and NSPCC workshop – Friday 9th June

To allow us to confirm numbers attending, please can you RSVP to  Keith.Martin@abbeyhill.edin.sch.uk by Friday 26th May.

This sounds like a very useful and worthwhile event!