The Edinburgh International School’s Concert
On Monday 28th August P6 and P7 had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Edinburgh International School’s Concert in West Princes Street Gardens. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra presented their concert including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and two rousing Scottish masterpieces that they then played that evening during the end of the Fringe fireworks concert. It was an amazing experience for all the children, seated in the gardens with the castle behind.
P7 Visit Parliament
On Thursday P7a had a visit to the Scottish Parliament as part of our ‘Who Represents Us?’ topic. We had an interesting information session looking at different artefacts, a tour around the debating chamber and then a quiz to finish it all off. We learnt a lot about what goes on in parliament and we almost got filmed for TV! Sadly there was no debating going on as they have only just returned after summer recess.
Tommy Sheppard Visits P7
On Friday 1st September, Primary 7 enjoyed a visit from Tommy Sheppard, our MP for Edinburgh East. He talked about why he became a politician and what his job entails as an SNP representative in Westminster. He also inspired the students by giving them some encouragement and advice ahead of the Primary 7 speeches for the positions of School Councillors and Nations Captains.
The whole school got a treat last Thursday when M&M Productions brought their latest performance, Charlotte’s Web to our hall. All of the pupils from P1 to P7 were completely captivated by the show. The P5s were then invited to stay for a behind the scenes workshop where we found out about sets, lighting, costumes and sound. It was really interesting to see how all of the different effects in the show were done and ask the actors questions.
P5A have been learning about team work and what it means to work together in order to succeed in the Spaghetti Tower challenge!
Primary 1 stay for lunch
We have been so excited to welcome the brand new Primary 1 children to school this week. They all look very smart and grown up in their uniforms, and have settled in well.
On Thursday, Primary 1 children and their families had the opportunity to stay at school for lunch. This was a great chance for them to have a taste of some of the lunch choices on offer, experience the dinner hall and learn the lunch time routines.
We are looking forward to having them in full time next week!