Japan Painting Competition

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Katie Alexander in P7 recently won a city wide competition.   The Japanese Consul told us “I am delighted to inform you that Katie Alexander has won 1st Prize in the P7 age category!  Katie’s wonderful picture, ‘The Sakura Scene’ will be exhibited at St Mary’s Cathedral (Palmerston Place, Edinburgh) on Saturday 6th May as part of Japan Children’s Day.”

Last Saturday Katie and her mum attended the ceremony where Katie was awarded a certificate  (presented by Consul General, Mr Daisuke Matsunag) a box of Japanese sweets and a copy of her painting, framed .

Great achievement Katie!

Fairtrade Cotton School Uniform

We should like to remind parents that our school last year introduced an ethically manufactured school uniform option, made with Fairtrade Cotton by Koolskools (see below). Feedback from parents so far has been very positive about the quality of the new Fairtrade uniform.
WHY FAIRTRADE COTTON SCHOOL UNIFORM?
1. There is no difference in quality between Fairtrade cotton and normal cotton. Fairtrade cotton means that we can be sure that the farmers who grow the cotton receive a fair and sustainable payment for their crop. Their communities also receive a premium for projects such as building schools, hospitals, access to clean water and so on.

2. Being “Fairtrade Cotton Certified” means that all parts of the manufacturing process of the Fairtrade cotton garments have been inspected and audited. The factories are signed up to Fairtrade Minimum Standards, designed to ensure that practices such as child labour and enforced overtime/long working hours don’t exist.
WHY KOOLSKOOLS
1. Based in Southampton, over the past 5 years Koolskools have built an internationally renowned ethical clothing company, and are now working with schools all over the UK.

2. Koolskools is the only school uniform provider in the UK offering a complete range of garments made with Fairtrade cotton. Our research has proved that they offer quality and value-for-money garments which are all double stitched, easy iron, and durable 50% cotton/50% polyester mix.
3. Koolskools also work with schools all over the UK offering presentations to children of all ages about ethical and fair trading. The idea is that if the school embraces school uniform made with Fairtrade cotton, then our students are given the opportunity to learn all about the ethical trading story behind it.

HOW TO ORDER
Go to the St John’s school page in the “Buy Fairtrade Uniform” section of the Koolskools website on the following link – https://www.koolskools.co.uk/product-category/st-johns-primary-school-edinburgh/ – and place your order.
There will be a flat delivery charge of £3.50, whether you order just one or multiple garments.
Orders will take a maximum of 7 working days (15 days during the busy June to September period) to turn around, from the date of order placement.

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Senior Pupils run their socks off in cross country finals!

19 senior pupils from P6 & 7 represented our school very well this morning at Calvary Park playing fields.

In tricky weather conditions and with boggy ground underfoot, the boys and girls did very well to navigate their way around the 1.7km course.

We are very proud of all the children who behaved well, ran with pride and completed the course. Several of the children made the top 50 in the respective races which was a great achievement.

Thank you also to the mums and dads who braved the elements to cheer the children on and help us walk to and from the venue, your support is much appreciated.

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