Category Archives: Primary 7

Our Secret Garden

At last work is underway to plant up our secret garden space. The planters and seating are completed. The astroturf is cut and placed. We have been in touch with Dobbie’s Garden Centre to ask for their advice on what plants will provide us with all year round greenery and survive in that shaded spot. Our helpers today were removing some of the excess sand and readying the place for planting. Within, the next week we will be looking for volunteers to help us plant up.

“Good Vibrations” in Lorne Primary

Good Vibrations was an interactive show which followed two friends as they discovered how to create their own music.

With the help of the children their journey began by exploring sound; what it is, how it’s produced and how to make different sounds.

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They then finished their exploration by looking at how modern technology allows us to vary and make sounds by creating a piece of music with the class.

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Anything That Gives Off Light Installation

5 – 29 August 2016
Scottish Parliament Pools, Horse Wynd

The Edinburgh International Festival invites you to visit our extraordinary installation made in collaboration with one thousand pupils from across The City of Edinburgh.

Throughout the summer term the International Festival team have been working in schools to deliver an exciting creative writing and visual art project exploring the themes of light and aspiration with Primary Seven pupils across the city. Together with Old School Fabrications, the work produced has transformed the Parliament Pools in the political heart of the city.

Please come and join us throughout the Edinburgh International Festival to view this remarkable public art work, and be sure to take a moment to read the inspirational words from Edinburgh’s young people.

Also please feel free to forward this invitation to parents and carers to encourage them to visit the installation during August.

Best wishes,

Sally Hobson
Head of Creative Learning
Edinburgh International Festival

Burns’ Supper 2016

It was a delight to receive an invite to the Burns’ Supper staged by our P5, 6 and 7 pupils. We knew we were in for something special when it stated that there would be ‘magic treats and ice cauld Irn Bru.’ With singing, dancing, poetry recitals and funny sketches it was a fantastic afternoon. The pupils were brilliant as they entertained guests from the community including Jameson Place, organisers from the Leith festival and even Mr Short managed to drop by too. We were waited on hand and foot as we enjoyed a traditional Burns’ supper with steaming hot haggis, tatties and neeps. It demonstrated to me just what a talented and passionate group of children we have here at Lorne. Also, the hard work and professionalism of the staff shone through. I’d like to say a very big THANK YOU to all involved. We will endeavour to make this an annual event.

The ladies and gents from Jamieson Place have kindly donated £50 to the school. It’s our intention to purchase a silver salver to serve our haggis on in coming years and to have it engraved to remind us of our strong links with them.

Lari Don Visits P4-7

Author Lari Don visited P4-7 to talk about her books and writing. The children were involved in developing a trapping story idea and got time to ask fantastic questions with the best being from Caleb in P7
“If you were stuck on a desert island with only enough equipment to write one book what would you write?”

The children were then given the opportunity to purchase one of her books which were signed with a personal message for them.

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