Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day is on Friday March 15th. The Pupil Council have decided they’d like to mark the day with the following activities-
Dress Up/Down Day– For a donation of £1, dress up or down for a uniform free day, wearing as much red as you can. Add a hat, wig or deely boppers for more impact. The Red Nose Day website has masks available for download too that can be worn. Follow this link-

Red Nose Day downloads
– The children would like some Red Nose Day activities available as part of Together Time that day. They have asked the teachers if they can provide various colouring activities, wordsearches or other Red Nose themed puzzles for that day.
Design a Red Nose Competition– there will be 3 categories, Nursery-P2, P3-P4, and P5-P7. The children must design a new Red Nose character, being as creative as they can. Designs can be 2D drawings or paintings, or 3D models. Anyone interested can ask their teacher for a template for a 2D entry, if they like. Entries must be handed in to Mr Borthwick by Monday 11th March, and they will be judged by the Pupil Council.

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We’re looking forward to celebrating this event, and hopefully raising some money for a very worthy cause.



Euro QuizThis week we sent a team of 4 P6 pupils to represent Broughton at the annual Edinburgh Schools heat of the Euro Quiz , held at the City Chambers. Matthew, Catriona, Holly and Tilda had to answer questions on European geography, languages, sport, culture and history, to name but a few. They were excellent ambassadors for the school, showed great enthusiasm, and had great fun! There were around 25 different schools taking part, and the winning school would attend the National Final later in the year. We’re delighted to say we came in 5th, with a score of 38 points out of a possible 55! This is our best ever placing at the Euro Quiz, so huge congratulations to the team for all the hard work you put in to preparing for this! We’re very proud of you!

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Pupil Council- Craze of the Week!


This week our Pupil Council introduced a new feature in our playground- Craze of the Week!

Each week there will be a different craze in our playground, located wherever the ‘Craze of the Week’ sign is. The Pupil Council are on a rota to set up the resources required, supervise this area, and tidy up after for whatever ‘craze’ is on that week. The Pupil Council came up with a list of many possible crazes, but we decided to make a rota of 5 to begin with, to reduce the time people have to wait for their favourites.

The 5 crazes they chose were-

  • Fidget Toys
  • Hopscotch
  • Hula Hoop games
  • Chalk Pictures
  • Quiet Reading

Each day the Pupil Council will also have a jotter with them, recording how many children are attending, and any feedback from the children. This will allow them to consider if any crazes need to be changed, or if there are any particular resource ideas for the future.

This week our launch craze was Fidget Toys. It proved very popular, and the children recorded some very positive feedback. Already the Pupil Council have some suggestions to think about, and some ideas for new toys to add.

The resources for each of these crazes have been very kindly funded by our PSA. Thanks so much for your generous support!

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Here are a few photos of our first week. Let’s hope next week’s ‘Hopscotch’ craze is as enjoyable!

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Parent Council and PSA information

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Attached below are some documents from our Parent Council and PSA that may be of interest.

The minutes of the last Parent Council and PSA meeting in January are below. Also, information around proposals for ‘Broughton Decides’ fund raising ideas, procedures for managing PSA and Parent Council finances, and how we make decisions about allocating PSA funds are also all provided below.

These documents will also be available in the ‘Parent Bodies‘ section of our website.

Parent Council and PSA Minutes Jan 2019

Broughton Decides draft proposal

Finance Procedures – proposal

Allocation of PSA Funds

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Cross Country Success!

Cross Country Runners

Today Mrs Ramm took a team of cross country runners to the P6-P7 event at Wardie Playing Fields.

Everyone put in a great effort, but special congratulations go to Holly Bartholomew from P6a, who placed 2nd in her race, Eilidh Noronha who came 1st out of 60 runners, and Mhairi Noronha who came 2nd in the same race!

Fantastic results! Let’s hope they can repeat their success at the next, larger event, held at Duddingston on Monday 25th March.

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Well done to the whole team! You represented Broughton really well!

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Easter Holiday Sports Programme

The City of Edinburgh Council Sports Development Team have a brand new Multi-Sport Skillz Holiday Programme this Easter! The programme caters for P3 –P7 pupils and includes; Football, Cricket, Badminton, Rugby, Tennis and Yoga!

See programme details below:








Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 2019

Portobello High School

8.15am – 4.00pm each day


P3 – P7


Monday 15th – Friday 19th April 2019

Forrester / St. Augustine’s High School

8.15am – 4.00pm each day


P3 – P7


The flyer attached contains more information.

Multi-Sport Skillz Easter Flyer


Leith Chooses

Leith Chooses

Vote for our project at Leith Chooses on Saturday 23rd February: Leith Community Centre, 42 New Kirkgate, Leith between 12pm-3pm.

This is to help fund a project to improve our outdoor environments where we will grow colourful crops such as peas, sweetcorn and sunflowers. The funding would be used to purchase gardening and cooking equipment, materials and storage. This project will involve our families and community members to help with planting food which we can then harvest, cook and learn about. Please spread the word to encourage friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to vote too.

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