Happy Holidays!

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We made it! It’s been a very busy few weeks, but the end of term is here, and what a year we’ve had at Broughton!

As is customary, our last post of the year gives us a chance to pay tribute to our P7 pupils, who are moving on to new adventures in High School after summer.

P7 Show

In May, P7 presented their annual leavers show to the school and their families. Set in a retirement village, the characters reminisced about their time at Broughton over the years, and all the various events, trends and music that shaped those memories. P7 worked incredibly hard and the show was a massive success!

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Leavers BBQ

Another Broughton P7 tradition is our P7 Leavers BBQ. This year we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather and could hold this over at Botanical Broughton. All the classes in school made bunting to decorate Botanical Broughton, with good luck and farewell messages for P7. The atmosphere was really relaxed, and there was music, dancing, playing and chilling out on picnic rugs. A fun time was had!

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Last Day of Term

On the last day of term P7 visited all the classrooms in the school, for the customary signing of their P7 jumpers. This gives them a chance to say goodbye to their friends from other classes, and their P1 buddies.

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Assembly

The final event of the year is the P7 Leavers Assembly. Our P7s picked the song for the assembly, and were presented with their leaving gift and Yearbook.

The House Captains announced the final totals of this year’s House Points. After a close race all year, it’s a huge well done to Drummond house, who win the House Shield for the first time! The full final totals are here-

1st Drummond- 14453 pts

2nd McDonald- 14308 pts

3rd Pilrig- 14155 pts

4th Trinity- 13677 pts

P7 also had the chance to perform songs from their show for one last time, and Miss Stewart shared a video of Broughton staff sharing their own personal messages for P7.

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We sent our P7s off to High School in style- piped out of school by Louise! All our classes came out into the stairwell to clap P7 out, and P4 and P5 formed a tunnel to guide them through into the playground to meet their parents and carers. An emotional day for everyone!

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in our school community a sunny, happy summer break! Thanks for all your support this year!

Huge thanks to our hard working staff team too- enjoy a well deserved rest!

Let’s hope the sun shines- see you in August!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2019

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This year’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival was a very successful event, with over 120 entrants from Broughton’s pupils, parents and staff!

We’ve heard from the EMF organisers that the Junior races are 50% full already.  If you are interested in taking part next year, you should sign up ASAP!

Follow the link below to a newsletter from our Broughton Runners, with advice about how you can get involved for next year.

EDINBURGH MARATHON FESTIVAL 2019

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Broughton’s Got Talent!

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Today we held our annual ‘Broughton’s Got Talent’ show in the hall. We certainly do have talent! We had magic tricks, dancing, singing, gymnastics displays, flute playing, keyboard playing and a puppet show. Our judges Mrs Ramm and Ms Milligan had a very difficult task trying to pick winners from all the wonderful talent on display! But pick 2 winners they did- P1-3 winner was Maciej from P3a for his confident singing, and the P4-7 winners were a dance/gymnastics group from P4b, made up of Holly, Grace, Mairi, Triona and Amelie, for their well choreographed and practised routine. Well done!

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Well done to everyone who took part! Whether you auditioned in your class, or made it to the final, it’s a very brave thing to do to perform in front of an audience. It takes confidence as well as talent! Thanks to Mrs Ramm and Ms Milligan for their judging skills too. Here are some photos of our talented lot!

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Transitions!

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Yesterday we held our annual Nursery-P1 transition event.

Our new P1s who start in August had the opportunity to visit our P1 classrooms for an activity time. Parents and carers were treated to a presentation from Mrs Rushforth and Ms Vacher, giving them lots of important information about our school, and starting P1. There was also a marketplace of stalls for the parents and carers to visit, including:

  • Pupil Council
  • Eco-committee
  • Junior Road Safety Officers
  • After School Clubs
  • PSA and Parent Council
  • EAL service
  • Superlogo School Uniform
  • Dental Service

Our guests were even able to enjoy a P1 Fashion Show, showing off some examples of school unform available!

The Gym Hall was very busy, and we hope everyone was able to get a flavour of our school, our associated groups and pupil voices!

Here are some pictures of the event! Huge congrats to Ms Vacher for organising this. A massive task! Thanks to all who gave their time to help make this event a success!

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In other transitions, our P7 pupils spent 3 days at their new High Schools this week. They got the chance to become more familiar with their new school buildings, and take part in some activities their new timetables will follow. We received some very positive feedback, and our pupils were ‘a credit’ to us! Well done P7!

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Parent and Carer Drop-In

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Today we held our final drop-in session of the year.

It was lovely to see so many visitors taking part in a range of activities around the school.

Special mention goes to our P4 classes, who organised a very busy Sushi Cafe to fund raise for Cancer Research. They were busy waiting on their parents and carers, taking orders and bringing them their delicious sushi! Their cafe raised around £50!

We hope you enjoyed this opportunity to spend some time in classes. Here are some photos we’d like to share!

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PSA Summer Fair 2018

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

Thamkfully the weather was kind to us, and the playground was buzzing with activity! There were so many different stalls to visit, lots to eat and drink, and fun activities to take part in.

Huge thanks and congratulations to our PSA for all their organisation. Thanks also to all who helped set up, run or tidy up stalls and events. Thanks too, if you attended and helped by buying something on the day!

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Our fair raised the amazing total of £2312!

Here are some photos of this successful day!

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Sports Day 2018

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Thankfully the weather was glorious today for our Infant and Upper School Sports!

Thanks to Mrs Ramm for organising the events; they both ran very smoothly. We had lots of fun taking part in a wide range of events.

Well done to everyone for participating so well. We’ll find out on Monday at the Sports Assembly which Infant class won the Infant Sports event, and which individuals in P4-7 won medals. There were lots of house points awarded today too, for good sportsmanship and behaviour! Here are some photos of both events.

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Interscholastics 2018

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Well done to all of the Primary 6 & 7 pupils who recently took part at the 2018 Interscholastic Sports Finals at George Watsons Sporting Facility in Myerside. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day and Broughton had representatives in each competition.

Daniel Ritchie from P7a did brilliantly to qualify for the boys 600m final but ultimately fell just short of a medal in the final. While our other representatives fell just short in their respective heats. All pupils must be commended for the exemplary behaviour and sportsmanship throughout the day.

Team Broughton was as follows.
Boys Cricket Ball – Alex Moir
Girls Cricket Ball – Aila Binnie
Boys Relay (P6) – Nathan Fortune, Innes Penman, Armaan Latif, Jedrzej Przychodzki & Daniel Savas (R)
Girls Relay (P6) Zuzanna Mamos, Agata Laskowska, Mhairi Noronha & Roisin Bagnall-McCrink
Boys 600m – Daniel Ritchie
Girls 600m – Eilidh Noronha
Boys Relay (P7) – Calum Rathjen, Greig McVicar, Aidan Edgcombe & Alex Aliyev.
Girls Relay (P7) – Kelci Keegan, Gracie Clark, Wanessa Zieniewicz & Megan Wright.
Boys 80m (P6) – Innes Penman
Girls 80m (P6) – Zuzanna Mamos
Boys 80m (P7) – Aidan Edgcombe
Girls 80m (P7) – Kelci Keegan

Well done everyone!

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Games at the Hub 2018

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A group of Primary 6 children were invited to attend the annual Games @ HUB event at Forrester’s High School. They participated in three sports: Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee and Cricket.

All of the children had a great time and represented our school brilliantly. The swimming team managed to win the trophy for winning the most races; that is now two years in a row Broughton have won the swimming trophy! What an achievement!

Well done to all who participated on the day; we are all very proud of you!

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Head Teacher’s Blog

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Mrs Rushforth would like to start her very own Head Teacher blog!

Soon she’ll have a special page on the website for this, but until then you can click on the link below to see her very first blog. We’re surprised she’s got the energy, after running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival at the weekend………

Mrs Rushforth’s First Blog

 

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