Look at the happy faces of the children in P1, P2 and P3 who took part in this year’s nativity “Humph the Camel”.
If you had happened to pass by the school on Wednesday evening you would have been in for the shock of your life. Ghosts and ghouls were in abundance as the school got together for its annual Halloween extravaganza. Great fun was had by all and we raised cash for school projects too. Take a peek at our scary video – if you are feeling brave enough…..
The John Lewis chefs were busy again on Thursday. To ward off the cold winter days the team had the pupils making their own homemade tomato soup. Add to this a simple idea for cheesy croutons and a yummy post-soup fruity snack and you have lunch sorted for your hungry children. Thanks to the team for supporting our pupils and teaching them the health and hygiene rules of the kitchen and for the practise in putting together simple but healthy recipes. Our pupils loved it!
Want the recipe?
1 white onion
1 large carrot
1 vegetable stock cube
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
Pinch of sugar
100g crème fraiche
Salt and Pepper to taste
Sauté chopped onion in a large pan with a little cooking oil until translucent. Stir regularly.
Add chopped/grated carrot and soften.
Add chopped tomatoes and stir for two minutes.
Stir in pinch of sugar to sweeten.
Dissolve vegetable stock cube in 450mls of boiling water.
Pour stock on to vegetables and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Carefully blend soup. Add more hot water if you desire a thinner consistency.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Ladle in to bowls.
Garnish each bowl with a swirl of crème fraiche if desired.
Thick cut white loaf
Grated cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
Using a star shaped cake cutter (or any shape you like) carefully cut bread.
Arrange stars on a large baking tray and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of each one.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place in grill and grill for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Fruit Kebab Grinch’s
White mini marshmallows
Peel banana and cut in to 2mm thick disks.
Assemble onto cocktail sticks in the following order:
Grape (for Grinch’s head)
Slice of Banana (white fur at bottom of Santa hat)
Raspberry (thinned end upwards. Santa’s hat)
Mini marshmallow (pompom on hat)
The upper school gathered at Meadowbank Stadium to participate in a multi-school sponsored walk to raise funds for Comic Relief. The P1s to P3 had a sponsored scoot, skate and cycle in the playground. In total we raised over £1,000. This was an unbelievable total – a big thank you for all who took part.
After being rained off on the Friday morning, we were all systems go for Monday morning. The sun shone and it was an amazing sight to see the whole school parade over to Leith Academy holding the flags from their adopted countries. With the Olympics about to kick off, it seemed fitting to make our sports day Olympic-themed. (these photographs below inspired Lisa for our new mural in the entrance way of the school) Can you spot yourself in our short movie?