P6 STEM workshop at the Forth Bridges

Primary 6 enjoyed a blustery visit to the Forth Bridges on Wednesday 24th January where they took part in workshops designed to improve their understanding of bridge building.

Due to high winds the bridge was closed so neither class could walk over the Road Bridge and take part in the quiz. Both classes enjoyed the well organised sessions, Angela who led the morning certainly demonstrated excellent knowledge of the three bridge types and how they stay upright.

Highlights included trying on safety equipment and building our own bridge towers using the most stable and effective design.

Primary 6 worked very well and very knowledgeable about all three bridges. Well done!

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St John’s ECO team meeting January 2018

ECO meeting Tuesday 16th January 2018


Apologies None

Mr Burgess welcome

Review – Litter Scotland sticker competition entries have been submitted and sent off.

This month’s theme is litter awareness. We have booked a workshop for next Tuesday 10.45 -12noon for ECO rep.

We have a new competition to enter this month. It is similar to last month’s in that it is about designing a sticker, this time for Animal Guardians programme for the Scottish SPCA.

The criteria is as follows:

At least one animal

The words Animal Guardian and Scottish SPCA are to be clearly visible

Only one entry per school

Deadline is in a few weeks, all children given a sheet, those interested should return it ASAP.

Winning entry will be chosen and sent on 1st February.


ECO members were reminded to continue to ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ in their classes, remind recyclers to put paper and cardboard in the correct recycling bins and remind children not to litter in the playground.

Our next gathering is next Tuesday at 10.45 in thfe ICT suite for the ECO team litter workshop.

Help imaginative play by voting for St John’s

St John’s will be featuring in a Tesco store near you in January/ February 2018. Stores are located from Princes Street to Leith and East Edinburgh.  The nearest to St John’s is at Tesco Express in the Esso petrol station near the Lady Nairne, Willowbrae.

We are up against 2 other local projects seeking funding for the Imagination Playground loose parts play equipment. Because we have reached this stage we are guaranteed at least £1,000 but we could get up to £4,000 if we do well in the voting!

To vote, tokens are given out when you buy something in a Tesco store. Place them in the St John’s slot.


Get voting!