At our assembly today we welcomed Christopher MacGregor, a serving officer in the army, to the school. Christopher has written a book called “My Daddy’s Going Away…” which deals with the issue of temporary separation for families. Christopher spent time with us in assembly and then spoke to the boys and girls in the nursery, P1 and P2 about his experience writing the book. You can find out more about the book and how to get copies here.
Yesterday Lynn Stocks spent time with the P6 & P7 classes doing some work on Bike Maintenance. She advised all the pupils on some of the simple checks they should be carrying out and some of the simple ways they can fix their problems. She also gave the classes the opportunity to do some puncture repairs. By the end of the session a lot of the pupils were suitably enthused to declare that they would be getting their bikes out later on.
Staying on the theme of bikes, Colinton was the top performing school in the Firrhill cluster for the “Big Pedal,” the UK wide cycling initiative that tried to get as many school pupils on their bikes as possible. As well as the great cluster result, we were the third best performing school in Edinburgh! For the three weeks it ran, over 600,000 journeys to school were made in the UK by bike and with the summer months ahead, we think there may be even more next term.
Finally today, we also have a copy of the new menus for the school lunches which will be in effect after the Easter break until the October holiday and updated the school calendar in the “Working With Parents” section.