PSA Christmas Cafe

Christmas cafe

Our PSA Christmas Cafe was held on Friday.

The cafe was very busy, with a range of stalls and activities. There was a range of hot and cold food for sale, Lolly lottery, Wine lottery, two raffles, Sparkle jars, Guess the name of the teddy and much more.

The cafe has so far raised £1327! Huge thanks to everyone involved in the planning and organisation of the event. Thanks also to all the pupil volunteers who gave their time and effort to help out! Last but not least, if you came along and bought something from the cafe, thanks to you too!

The school will be using some of the funds raised to buy some lovely new bins for our playground, and also to buy some resources to make our Quiet Area more special.

Well done everyone!

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Fantastic Fundraising!

Children-in-needBake Sale

Last week saw some fantastic fund raising efforts in school.

Our Pupil Council organised our Dress Down Day for Children in Need, which raised a great total of £369.64!

Also, our P5 classes held a Bake Sale on Friday to raise funds for the Yard. P5 have been learning about this local organisation this term, and managed to raise an amazing sum of £253.10 for them!  I’m sure they’ll be very happy and grateful of P5’s efforts!

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to these worthy causes! Don’t forget our PSA Christmas Cafe is happening very soon, on Friday 1st December, 11.30-1.30pm!

Super Swimmers!

This weekend saw a group of swimmers from P6 and P7 at Broughton take part in an Edinburgh Schools swimming competition.Daniel, Ruari, Greig, Innes, Eilidh and Mhairi represented the school, and gave their absolute best.

Daniel won 2 silver medals, Greig came 4th in the backstroke, and the relay team came 4th. The team also set lots of new personal best times. Well done to you all, and congratulations on representing yourselves, and the school, so succesfully!


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Parent Drop-In

Drop in

Today was our first parent drop-in session of this year.

The school was very busy, as is usual for our drop-ins. We hope everyone enjoyed the chance to visit the school and see first hand all the great learning going on across the stages!

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PSA Halloween Disco


Our PSA Halloween Disco was held last Thursday in our Gym Hall!

The event was sold out! There was lots of fun to be had by all, with some amazing costumes, lots to eat and drink, and plenty of dancing!

The ticket sales alone raised £500, and with other sales on the night the final total raised towards school improvements is around £990!

What an amazing total! Thanks to the PSA for their organisation once again, and to all the parents, carers, staff and pupils who attended to make the event so successful!

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Take a look below!

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Open Day

There was a city-wide open day on Thursday for parents of children who will start P1 next August. Mrs Rushforth gave a presentation, and there were contributions from our Pupil Council and House Captains. The House Captains also helped out during tours of the school. We received very positive feedback from our visitors, and would like to thank these 2 pupil groups for their contribution to this event! Here are some photos of the Pupil Council preparing for this, as well as the 2 groups presenting on the day.

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The Pupil Council presented the things they like most about Broughton. These ideas have been collected into the graffiti wall you can see below-

Pupil Council Graffiti Wall 2017- What we like!

The House Captains shared the things they think make Broughton unique- you can see their ideas here-

What makes Broughton Primary unique?- House Captains

Well done to everyone involved!

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We held our annual Harvest assembly this week. Once again we are very grateful for all the generous contributions towards our Harvest collection. We also need to thank our school House Captains, who came to school very early on Monday to help organise all the items donated!


All our donations have now been packed up and collected, to be distributed at our local foodback, the Broughton St Mary’s Church Foodbank. Huge thanks again to all who contributed!


Edinbugh Select Football Trials


Each year trials are held to help create the Edinburgh Select Football squad. This squad of players is made up of pupils from schools across the city of Edinburgh.

Broughton sent 3 P7 pupils to try out for the squad- Harvey Chisholm, Greig McVicar and Alex Moir.

Greig and Harvey made it through to a second trial this week, and we are delighted that Harvey has been successful in being picked for the Select squad. He should be very proud of this great achievement!

We also are proud of Greig and Alex, for taking part in what was a very high standard of competition. Well done to you boys, and commiserations to you both!

As part of the squad, Harvey will be representing Edinburgh in the Inter-Region select competitions run by the Scottish Schools FA. There will be 3 of these 7 a-side competition days throughout the academic year 2017/18.

The first competition day is Tuesday 28th November in Glasgow.

We wish Harvey the best of luck and success with the squad!

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Children In Need 2017


This year’s Children in Need event takes place on Friday 17th November, and Broughton Primary will again be supporting this very worthwhile event.

Our Pupil Council have decided how we will help support this event- we will have a dress down day on Friday 17th November, with a contribution of £1 each for the privilege.

The Pupil Council have come up with two themes to choose from- ‘Wear something Yellow’ or ‘Black and White Sparkle.’

Children in Need will also be collecting any old £1 coins that recently went out of circulation- so check all pockets, down the back of your couch, cupboard drawers, jars, etc. and we will be collecting those on the day too to send off to this worthy cause.

We look forward to seeing some interesting outfits on the 17th!

Don’t forget those old pound coins!


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Building Resilience


We’d like to introduce a valuable new Health and Wellbeing programme, Building Resilience, which we are implementing across the school this term. Building Resilience has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team over a number of years and is informed by the most up-to-date evidence about strategies that can support good social, emotional and mental health. Each child has a unique set of challenges to face as they grow and this teaching and learning aims to equip them with the tools they need to deal with these challenges in a positive, healthy way.

Building Resilience will now encompass most of the teaching and learning we do within Health and Wellbeing, apart from P.E., and it fits well with the Emotions Talks work we are already doing, along with our Rights Respecting Schools work. You will find some initial information about the programme attached and you will soon receive more detailed information about the first unit of learning, ‘Be Resilient’, along with a short family task.

Each unit of teaching and learning is delivered through a combination of special assemblies, follow-up class activities and a family task, and we would really appreciate your support with completing the family task as we believe that it is really important for children to have the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss this learning with you. In addition, the school will be holding a coffee morning on Friday, the 8th December where you will have the opportunity to learn more about various aspects of the programme.

We look forward to seeing many of you then.

Below are links to a letter of introduction, and an introductory leaflet about the Building Resilience programme.

Building Resilience- Introductory Parent and Carer letter

Building Resilience- Parents and Carers leaflet


Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

Edinburgh Marathon

For the past 3 years, Broughton Primary has had a team take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF). Our team is ever-growing and 2017 was our best yet with 94 children running across the 4 races and lots of parents and teachers running in the adult races.

Attached below is the latest newsletter from the organisers of Broughton’s participation in this amazing festival, with details of our participation and information about next year’s event.

EMF Newsletter- October 2017


Open Day and Registration Week


Is your child 4 years of age by 28 February, 2017?
If so, he/she is eligible to start school in August 2018.

We would like to invite you to see our school in action and meet the Leadership Team.

9.15-10.15am or 1.30-2.30pm

Here is a link to our information poster on this event-

Open Day 2017 poster

Registration of P1 pupils for August 2018 will take place in Broughton Primary School at the following times:

Tuesday 7th November 4.30 – 7.00pm

Thursday 9th November 8.00 – 10.00am

Here is a link to our poster with further information about registration-

P1 Registration Poster 2017

Here is a flyer about registration week-

P1 Registration Flyer 2017

We look forward to seeing many visitors to our school for these events!