Category Archives: P5-6

Robert Burns – Faculty Installation

Jo McDonald, a parent of a child here at Preston Street, approached me mid January to see if her daughter’s class would be interested in a Robert Burns art workshop. Being an avid lover of Scotland’s national bard, I jumped … Continue reading

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Cross Country Championships Report

Well done to all our P5-7 runners for their fantastic efforts at this morning’s House Cross Country Championships. The competition has been running since 2014, but this fifth edition was definitely the best yet – in terms of pupils’ behaviour, … Continue reading

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Burns Unbroke, Oor Rabbie and more

Over the first three weeks of term, the P5/6 class has been working on a creative project in response to the Robert Burns poem, To a Mouse. The project has been based around the visual arts exhibition of the ‘Burns … Continue reading

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EPSSA Basketball Competition 2018

Preston Street participated in the EPSSA basketball competition at the Crags Sports Centre in January 2018. A team of 7 boys and 5 girls represented the school in group matches against teams from Duddingston, Buckstone and Bonaly, while another four … Continue reading

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Tartan and Terracotta

P6 children attended a special event at George Watson’s college, Tartan and Terracotta. The projects aim was to make connections between Scotland and China with an emphasis on learning Chinese culture and the Chinese language. The event was organised by … Continue reading

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Indoor Athletics 2017

Our senior pupils were at the Crags Sports Centre on Monday for the annual House Indoor Athletics competition.  The competition is an opportunity for all our senior pupils to develop their athletics skills and experience the excitement of participating in … Continue reading

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Scottish Book Week and the Reading Ambassadors

  Last week was Scottish Book Week and our Primary 7 and 6/7 Reading Ambassadors were in great demand throughout the school. On Tuesday they dressed up as characters from their favourite books to accompany the younger children to Newington … Continue reading

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Green Pencil Awards 2017

We are delighted to report that Preston Street was very well represented tonight at the prestigious Green Pencil Award 2017 ceremony at the Central Library. Of over 800 young people across Edinburgh who entered this annual creative writing competition for … Continue reading

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Junior NBA week 4

Preston Street returned to the Crags on Friday 17th November for the latest round of the Junior NBA programme, featuring a game between Preston Street LA Clippers and James Gillespie’s Sacramento Kings.  We had a full squad of 12 players … Continue reading

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Royal Observatory

Having already visited Blackford Hill as part of our ‘Seven Hills of Edinburgh’ topic work, P5/6 were excited to visit the Royal Observatory, which is situated near the summit of the hill. The Royal Observatory was built in 1896 (making … Continue reading

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