Make your street a Play Street this Summer

Following the success of last year’s “Playing Out” pilot scheme, which allowed residents to restrict traffic on their street to enable children’s play events to take place, the City of Edinburgh Council have decided to continue with the scheme, renamed Edinburgh Play Streets. A consultation exercise followed the Playing Out scheme,…

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Hibs Academy visits Dean Park

As part of our Active Wednesdays, we were pleased to welcome Neil from the Hibs Academy to Dean Park on 13th June.  Neil worked with P5a, P5b and P5/6.  The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the workshop and fantastic passing, dribbling and turning skills were on display! We look forward…

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Tesco Football Challenge

A group of P3 pupils were delighted to take part in the Tesco Bank Football Challenge at Queensferry Primary school on Monday.    The mini-tournament was set up by Hearts Football Club and sponsored by Tesco Bank. The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is now in its seventh year, and every year the…

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P1-P7 Sports Days Round Up!

For the first time in as many years we were blessed with 3 beautiful Fridays for our 3 consecutive sports days. Sports Day is a day to celebrate and display the skills the children have learned and developed throughout the year, in particular the summer term.  Adding a little competitive…

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School Grounds Improvement Day

Following the success of the school snow clearance day, the PTA are organising a school grounds improvement day on Saturday June 2nd from 10.30-3pm. We very much hope lots of you will be able to help, even if for a short duration. We are looking for assistance with the following:…

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Gold and Bronze at Interscholastic Event

Congratulations to the pupils that competed in Monday’s E.P.S.S.A. athletics event held at George Watson’s. Everyone played their part in a superb team effort resulting in representations in 5 of the running finals. Special achievements for Cameron G (Gold medal), Ella F (Bronze medal) and the P7 Boys relay team…

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P7 Making their £5 Grow

Over the past month, Primary 7 have been taking part in Virgin Money’s ‘Make £5 Grow’ project, an initiative designed to give young people the experience of starting a small business using just a £5 loan. The pupils formed larger groups, which increased the sum of the ‘start-up’ fund they…

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Gala Gunging 2018!

In case you missed it, this year’s Gala Gunging – the slime extravaganza and exciting finale to the Balerno Children’s Gala Day on Saturday  – was between two willing and brave Headteachers – our very own Mrs Shanks and Balerno High School’s Mr McCallum. Pupils at both schools voted throughout…

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