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At the end of our Olympic afternoon, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to three children in every class and ‘country’. As each winner was announced, Lesley Nicholson, our honorary guest, gave pupils their medals before they took their pride of place on the ‘podium’.
It was also a chance to say goodbye to people who are moving on from Sanderson’s Wynd and Tranent; Lesley is leaving her post as Active Schools Coordinator to take up the role of Club Golf East Coast Regional manager in July with Scottish Golf, Heather Williams DHT will leave to take up her new post as Head Teacher of Elphinstone Primary in August and Catherine Parcell, P3 teacher and Moira Copeland, classroom assistant will both be retiring at the end of term. The parents and pupils took the opportunity to present them with flowers and gifts, and to wish them well in their future.
Olympic Award Ceremony on PhotoPeach
Father and son (Mr Walker and Brody P5T) played bagpipes and drums, to kick start our Olympic Sports with a rousing march. In our opening ceremony, they led P1-7 and Hub pupils around our playing fields. Each class represented a country taking part in the 2012 Olympics and the pupils came dressed in sports clothes in the colour of their flag.
It was a very lively and colourful start to an enjoyable and relaxed family day. The pupils experienced a wide range of competitive sports, including the paralympic sport, Boccia.
We stopped for a picnic lunch with our families, before finishing off the day with our closing ceremony to award medals to the three best athletes in each class.
Olympic Sports Day: The Opening Ceremony on PhotoPeach
Primary 7P are enjoying cricket training sessions delivered by volunteer cricketers from Tranent CC, Fiona Russell, Mark Anderson, Fiona Gilfillan and Aiden Hoenigmann. Most of us haven’t played cricket before and we are learning new skills. Take a look at some of our training photos:
A great day was had by pupils, staff, friends and families at the SWPS World In Union Storyline finish. We hope you enjoy these photos of the opening ceremony. Watch this space for more images.
World In Union at SWPS on PhotoPeach
Sanderson’s Wynd’s Paralympic week started off with a very lively and fun torch parade. The Hub children passed around their Paralympic torch from one pupil to another. We used a torch made by P4M for the main school torch parade in December (12/12/12). All Hub children from the Green, Red and Blue classes took part in this important event. The main school pupils looked on and cheered the Hub children as they carried the torch to the next waiting person.
We were delighted to also have the 2012 Paralympic torch for this occasion! A big thanks goes to parent, Brian Fraser, who managed to organise and coordinate the torch arrival to coincide with our Paralympic torch parade. The timing couldn’t have been better! After the parade, all the classes got a chance to hold and look at this magnificent, silver, Paralympic torch and we all felt very lucky to have this special privilege. Please look at the slideshare below of our happy torch parade which was the start of an active and busy week for Hub pupils.
Primary 7P’s 31 Days of January quiz began on the 1st of January. 7P pupils should be checking our class blog daily for the questions. You can see today’s question here: http://edubuzz.org/primary7p/ So far Chloe McGhie is well in the lead for the prize with three correct answers!
We have had a busy week in P7! We took part in our Christmas concert, visited a local nursing home to sing carols and meet the lovely residents, conducted several fun science experiments and made 3D Shape Christmas ornaments, among many other things! Have a look here to see photos and read more about our learning this week.
Our library has been closed for lending for some time now until all the books could be catalogued. Now that more than 4000 books have been catalogued, our library is open for use again! Pupils in P2-7 can now check out a book to take home for a week. This week Primary 5W and Primary 3P were the first to check out books. Ross and Kalib from P7P were on hand to scan the books out. Ross took some photos to document the occasion! Please have a look below: