During the month of February all pupils in primary 4 and 5 have been learning Scottish poems off by heart and reciting them to their classmates. They have been singing their hearts out learning lots of Scottish songs, all in preparation for a very formal celebratory Scots Afternoon, which included a piper and invited guests.
In addition children auditioned their own individual skills and talents before performing on the afternoon itself. The gym hall was decorated with tartan and art work done by the children and everyone wore tartan to get in the spirit of things. Then on Wednesday25th February proceedings got underway and we all enjoyed an extravaganza of poetry, singing , dancing and a variety of instruments.
Afterwards all primary 4 and 5 classes went out into the community to perform mini versions of the event and will also be having a further two complete performances for parents early in March. What a huge success and much enjoyed by all!
Well our second Beach clean went ahead as scheduled on the 4th of February in the morning, despite the adverse weather conditions. All 30 pupils involved, wrapped up warm and dry, accompanied by our parent volunteers, the Ranger, Mrs Wilson and Miss Brodie. They swept the West beach armed with gloves, bags for rubbish and litter pickers. All the findings were tallied and will be collated and submitted to the Marine Conservation Society to be considered in their national findings. Well done to all involved for their support and commitment to the project as part of our John Muir Award this session. Watch this space for another update next term.
To help with our topic on North Berwick P5 will be asked to research facts about the past and present North Berwick. To help with the research, I suggest that you have a look at a couple of these sites:
North Berwick town history
North Berwick – Visitor UK
North Berwick – Life boats RNLI
North Berwick Witches
Good luck, Miss Brodie