On Friday under the council’s Play Out scheme, Jameson Place was closed and transformed into a community play area. Inspired by Biomorphis and Leith Creative, visitors were challenged to construct and design a street hut. Children and adults alike joined in to have fun and create visually stunning street huts. Aided by tea, coffee and other goodies – a good time was had by all.
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.
It was a delight to welcome a capacity crowd to Leith Academy on Wednesday night for Lorne’s Got Talent. With staging, lighting and sound organised by Craig and Jack (senior pupils) a trio of celebrity judges, our own dynamic duo compering the evening and of course our talented pupils – we knew we were in for a great evening. The acts performing showcased a wide range of talents that included; singing, dancing, art, science experiments, comedy, musical ability and magic. The audience responded appreciatively cheering and encouraging the pupils. The two hours sped past and at the end – all were in agreement that every child taking part showed amazing confidence and that each and every one was a winner. It will be hard to top next year with the bar set so high – but we are already putting plans in place to make sure this becomes a permanent fixture and bigger and better next year.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Summer Fair today. We had a great turnout with a pizza making stall, home made cakes, pies donated from a local butchers and food from the Punjabi Junction in the kitchen and lots of games, the bouncy castle, jumble sale and silent auction in the PE hall.
Outside, we were very lucky to have the local fire engine and also soak the teacher. This went down particularly well – for the children, anyway!!
A huge thank you to the restaurants and local businesses who kindly donated to our raffles.
Pizza Express in Ocean Terminal
Nick’s Kitchen in Ocean Terminal
Wolf and Water
The Tattie Creel
Neil Barton Hair
The Handmade Burger Company
Frankie and Benny’s
Mama Bear’s Cafe
The Sweet Shop
Wonder World (formally Jungle Adventure)
The crowds were entertained by the wonderful singers of the Lorne Choir performing two songs.
A group of dancers joined children from Hermitage Park Primary School to show off their new dancing skills.
Finally some of our winners of the annual gala poster competition.
The children had a surprise visit at assembly from Community Safety Officer, Mark Robinson and PCs Darling and Lindsay who presented them with a printed fabric to be displayed in the school showing their art work from the bridge. The print is provided by local company BeFab Be Creative. The pictures are copies of the 48 portraits they donated to the anti graffiti initiative, ShipShape Albion.
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.