Children In Need- Final Total!

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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

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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

https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/powderhall/
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 broughtonparents@gmail.com if you have any comments to share.

Allocation of BPST Funds- Draft Form

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Children in Need- Edinburgh Schools Choir

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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!

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Children in Need- Edinburgh Schools Choir

 

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If you watch Children in Need this Friday, you may spot some familiar faces on the telly- because 10 pupils from Broughton Primary will be singing, live, as members of the Children in Need Edinburgh Schools Choir!

Around half a dozen schools have sent pupils to be in the choir, and our 10 are all members of our school Glee Club, run by Miss McCrimmon. They are, from P6 and P7-

Isaac, Evie, Merla, Lila, Tilda, Maira, Paloma, Grace, Gabi and Isla.

They have been practising so hard for this, spending the past 2 weekends over at Clovenstone Primary School rehearsing with all the pupils from the other schools. Pudsey himself even turned up yesterday to help out!

 

 

 

On Friday, our 10 pupils and Miss McCrimmon will join the rest of the city choir to head through to Glasgow to be filmed singing one of their songs, and then to be part of a UK wide live song, with choirs from all over the UK singing together from their respective locations.

They sound fantastic, and we are incredibly proud of them. If you want to watch the UK wide live performance, here are times and channels to catch it-

Friday 15th: BBC One (UK wide) Choir Singalong: Between 8pm and 9pm
Friday 15th: BBC Scotland Channel: 10pm
Sunday 17th BBC Scotland Channel: 4.05pm

We can’t wait to see this special performance. Good luck to all!

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Parent Drop-In

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We held the first parent/carer drop-in of this session on Friday. In a change from our usual time slot, we held it from 8.50-9.30, to allow our visitors to see the start of a school day for a change.

The school was lively and busy, and the drop-in was well attended.

We look forward to welcoming you all back at our next drop-in on Thursday 30th January.

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FAB Halloween Discos

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Last Friday the Friends At Broughton group (FAB) held their Halloween Discos in our Gym Hall.

The 3 events were well attended, and there were some fantastic costumes on show! Such great imagination and clever ideas!

There were also lots of treats to eat and drink, and the tuck shop was kept busy all evening!

Before expenses, the total made by the discos was around £1100! Thanks to everyone who organised the discos, helped on the night or attended. You all played your part towards helping provide FAB with funds to support the school!

Here are some photos from the event-

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Travelling To School

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Last Friday we held an assembly where we were thinking about how we travel to school.

Don, our visitor, was encouraging us to try and walk, use a scooter or cycle to school as often as possible. He explained the obvious health benefits, as well as the benefits to the environment. Even if you live far away and have to travel to school by car, getting out of the car a short distance away from school and walking the rest of the way is a start!

We’ll soon be introducing a way to record how we come to school each day when we register. Using fun avatars we can record whether we walked, cycled, used a scooter, etc. and the data will be recorded.
Other schools across the city will be taking part in this initiative, so it will be interesting to see the results!

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