Primary 4 had a fabulous fun sports afternoon at KGV park today (Thursday 26th). Both Primary 4 classes walked to the park, so there were 60 children, two teachers and 10 parent helpers. They played eight different games, from skipping to baton relays, and played in the play park, too. To give them some energy for the walk back to school, they had a snack and a drink. The parent helpers were fantastic, so many thanks to them. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves, so much so that they forgot to take any photographs!
The children had the opportunity to see macaws, marmosettes, snakes, kinkajous and many other creatures from the Amazon rainforest not to mention the opportunity to handle snakes, tarantulas and gekkos!
The baton is taking a 40-day trek round the host country – ending with the opening ceremony on 23 July.
The latest leg took in Loanhead, Penicuik, Rosewell, Bonnyrigg, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Mayfield, Easthouses, Newbattle and Dalkeith.
As part of their work on Global Citizenship, Primary 4 took part in the Oxfam Message in a Book project. Every child wrote a letter addressed to Oxfam customers, explaining about the Millennium Development Goals and the important work of the charity itself.
The aim was to raise awareness amongst the public about the MDGs and Oxfam’s work in helping the world’s poorest people. Books donated by the children’s families were taken to the Oxfam shop in Dalkeith along with the letters, and a poster mentioning Lasswade Primary School is now on display in the shop.
One of the children’s letters will be given out to anyone who buys a book. The children were very motivated by writing real letters for such an important cause and they did an excellent job.
Well done Primary 4!