Second Level Sports Day

Second level sports were held this morning in beautiful sunshine – at last! Dalhousie were the eventual winners by points from Borthwick much to the delight of Mrs Fox a well known Dalhousie member! We were also treated to an Olympic dance by some P5 girls which was wonderful. Well done to them and everyone who took part for showing great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Who knows we may have some future Olympians?

Here are some photos from the morning including the winners and runners up of the sprint races.

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Last Week of Term Activities

Here’s some information on these events happening this week

Monday 25th June


P7 Children have organised a Fun Day in aid of Lupus. Children will get the opportunity to try different activities. Donations welcome.

Tuesday 26th June

Second Level Sports at 10.15 am and First Level Sports at 1.30pm. Weather permitting these will be outdoors.

Wednesday 27th June

If the weather is good we will hold our Olympic Dance celebration in the playground on Wednesday 27 June at 9.15am. The children
will perform this in the upper playground that morning. Classes will sit on the banking to watch until their class turn and parents are
very welcome to join us.

Friday 29th June

Several children have made a request to dress down on the last day of term. Thinking of our Sick Kids Fundraising the theme will be PJ Bear and pyjamas. The children can wear their pyjamas if they wish or just dress down and bring their teddies!

Primary 1 News

Primary 1 have been really busy this term.  We enjoyed learning about The Olympics which made it even more exciting to be able to go and watch The Olympic Torch pass through Lasswade. It was a fantastic atmosphere and the children enjoyed the opportunity to watch history in the making.

Primary 1 had an enjoyable trip to Edinburgh Zoo on the 30th May.  We visited the pandas and the weather was kind to us.

Primary 1X held their education assembly for parents and the rest of the school on Friday 15th June.  Everyone watching was really impressed with their skills on stage and we are very proud of the children!

The children have taken part in the ‘Keeping Myself Safe’ programme and have participated enthusiastically in role play situations. This is an effective way of making sure that the children have a good grasp of different ways to keep safe. They have learned strategies and practiced using them.

We have really enjoyed working with Primary One this year and would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their support. Have a happy, safe and enjoyable holiday! We are hoping it won’t be too wet!


From the P1 team – Mrs C Thomson, Mrs E Thomson, Mrs Dixon and Miss Reid.

School Summer Fair Winners

Thank you to everyone who came along this morning to support the school summer fair it’s looking like over £1300 has been raised which is amazing considering the very unsummery weather. Thankfully we were able to move everything indoors and still allow the chidren to have lots of fun. Well done to the car booters who braved the weather and a huge thank you to all the Parent Council Members and Teachers who gave up their time to organise and help and to everyone who donated items.The lucky winners of the guessing competitions were:

Tessutis Cake – Fraser Lyall who guessed 2.9kg – the actual weight was 2.899kg – pretty close Fraser bet you have it all eaten by Monday but mind and keep a slice for your teacher! Thank you to Tessutis for donating the cake.

Balloons in Car – Warren Higgs 117 and there was 118 – Warren won wine and an LED Torch not the car unfortunately but thank you to Alex Noble for giving us the use of the car.


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Olympic Torch Photos

Yesterday we had a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Olympic Flame pass by our town. The whole school walked down to Lasswade to be a part of history and see Ivor Mathers carry the torch on it’s way to London. Here’s a little music video made up from photos kindly given by Chris Watt, John Gilchrist and Kate Devlin to remember a wonderful morning. Please just give it a few seconds to open – enjoy.

Olympic Torch Photomovie

and here are all the still photos used

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Primary 1 News

Primary 1 have been really busy this term.  They have been learning about the ancient and modern Olympics and are looking forward to the torch relay starting soon.  They have been continuing their learning about Jamaica their focus country and are excited about running as fast as Usain Bolt at the early level sports!

Primary 1 are also looking forward to their trip to Edinburgh Zoo on the 30th May.  They are going to visit the pandas and hope they will thank us for our sponsorship.  Hopefully the weather will be kind to us.

Primary 1Y held their health assembly for parents and the rest of the school on Friday 11th May.  Everyone watching would have been really impressed with their skills on stage and we are very proud of everyone!

We look forward to Primary 1X doing their assembly next month on Friday 15th June.

We have again enjoyed welcoming parents into Primary 1 for our Shared Start and Shared Finish sessions recently.  We hope this was useful to parents to see how well the children are working in Primary 1.  The children certainly enjoyed the visits!  Any feedback from parents would be welcomed as we plan for future sessions.