Introducing the Big Battery Hunt

Hello, our names are Hannah and Gabriela, and we are the Primary 7A Eco reps. We are taking part in something called the Duracell Big Battery Hunt and the whole school is involved.

Basically, the idea is to help recycle more batteries so they don’t end up in landfill. This is a real problem because the battery fluid can pollute the earth and affect animals and plants. Every class has received little boxes to go home., one per family, to collect old and used batteries. When the box is full, bring it into school and put the batteries into the box in reception.

Another good thing about this is that once we fill up our big battery box we are entered into a prize draw with all the other schools doing the hunt and we could win some awesome prizes including:

A 2 night trip to the Sustainability centre,

A 3 year subscription to MyMaths worth £1000

£2000 of classroom equipment


And lots of trophies and certificates.

It would be great if you could get involved and bring in some used batteries to go in the battery box and help fill it up so that we can help the planet, (and win some cool prizes) so bring in your batteries today to help!

Thank you!

Gabriela and Hannah P7A



P7 Tree of Knowledge Workshop Review


LI-We are learning to write a review of our workshop

SC-I can  write how I was feeling

I can organise my writing so it makes sense

The workshop was so so fun, at first I didn’t really want to do it but when we got startedI didn’t want to stop. My favourite thing was building a business because I always wanted to make a business. My groups business was a car called suction it was a car that when your driving it would suck up all the litter on the road.

After lunch we built stickle bricks and tried to sell it to Tony [one of the instructors] and if we needed more supplies we would buy them of Cameron[the other instructor].The thing my group found the most challenging was making money because it was really difficult to build the stickle bricks but we eventually got the hang of it.

By Charlie

Yesterday I had the best day ever! It was fantastic, we got to work in groups, we had to design a poster about a product that exists which was fub. We designed a backpack that can turn into a suitcase it comes with a yellow dotted waterbottle (Our group was called Yellow Dot)the workshop was called The Tree of Knowledge.

The next thing we did was to build stickle bricks, it was so hard at first, we got frustrated but that didn’t mean we gave up, we kept trying and we got it right after we sold one we figured how to build it. Soon we were shooting like a ROCKET! We also did a quiz we won first place and second for the poster which was amazing and first place for selling.

We communicated well, used different strategies focused and had fun. The people in my team were Gabriela, she was very good at building which was how we made so many, Ellie who checked it to see it was correct. Nina who also was building Skye who was buying, she was a big help, and me, I was the seller. I had to sell it to the customer, I was polite and I went back and forth everytime.

We had 2 leaders, Cameron and Tony, Tony said I was a zooming cheetah, we played 10 rounds at the end we won $320 fake money, we were so tired but the main thing was that we had so much fun. We hope to do it again!

by Aila-Noor

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Go Kart update

29th January

Today we started working on the brakes of the Go-kart. We hammered a metal pin into the pole which connects with the wheels to keep them in place. It took a lot of hammering even from Mr Burgess but eventually we did it.

Next was the hand brake like the ones on your bike, we found it hard at first to connect the wire but Kier figured it out and the hand brake was ready. Finally it was time to connect the wire to the back brake it was pretty hard to but me and Mr Burgess figured it out.

Next week the P6s will put the back brake in properly and then me and Kier will do I think something to do with putting some wires in their places.

By Imman P7A


New lunchtime drama club off to a great start!

Yesterday, Tuesday 22nd January saw the first of 10 weeks of drama club lessons during lunchtime. This club has a long waiting list and the pupils who were fortunate to be drawn out of the hat thoroughly enjoyed their first meeting. Fully funded by the Parent Council, the group was led by Calum and Caitlyn from Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Here are some of the thoughts of pupils..

“I like it a lot when we paired up.” Laia

“I liked the games we were playing, like walking in different ways.” Milly

“I thought it was really fun, I liked playing the story game, to find a partner and pretend to drive a tractor.”

“I enjoyed playing lots of different games.” Amelia

“It was fun , we played in groups with people we don’t ususally play with.” Juliaphoto 13