Our Busy Week

It has been a busy week since coming back from the February break.  Everyone has been working hard and there has been a lovely buzz around the school.

On Tuesday we had some visitors at our Assembly.  Lindsay from Amnesty International came to talk to us about human rights and shared some very interesting information.  Teachers are going to follow this up with discussions and activities in class.

Jacqueline from the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity then spoke to us about a really exciting project that we have been chosen to be part of.  It’s called Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail.  We have been gifted a giant Oor Wullie statue which we have been asked to decorate.  The statue, along with 50 other statues will be placed somewhere in Edinburgh.  Each family will get an Oor Wullie treasure map to take home over the summer and the idea is that families will ‘hunt’ the Oor Wullies and tick off the ones they find.  I wonder where ours will be placed?  They will all be in places of interest that are free of charge to visit.  After the summer, our Oor Wullie will come home to Craigentinny Primary School and stay with us forever!  We are all very excited.  More information can be found at www.oorwulliebuckettrail.org.  We intend to do a dress down fundraiser for the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity later this session.

Primary 5s had a great trip out to Dynamic Earth on Tuesday.  We are making great use of our Golden Ticket and look forward to lots more workshops in the coming months.

World Book Day is approaching and to celebrate this we have asked Blackwells Bookshop to come in again and set up a stall for children to spend the free book vouchers they will be receiving.  The will come along on Monday 4th March.  They will also bring a selection of other books from their store, which will be on offer at a discounted price.  More information to follow.

In the lead up to our whole school trip to Matilda at the Playhouse theatre (Wednesday 3rd April), we will be having a Roald Dahl focus fortnight.  The children will be using their creative talents to write, draw, act, sing and make all things Roald Dahl!  We look forward to inviting families in to classes on Friday 29th March at 11am to share in some of the learning.

We have a busy few weeks ahead full of exciting opportunities.

Sarah Thomson
Acting Head Teacher