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Playing Out

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.


P6 Take Us on a Trip to Wonderland

Let the children in Primary 6  lead you down the rabbit hole to discover the magical world of Wonderland…meet Alice, the Mad Hatter, some crazy cats and a very unusual white rabbit to name but a few.

Lorne’s Got Talent

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.

Rookie Rockstars

On our return from the Easter holiday we will have a week with the Rookie Rock Star team. There is a FAQ sheet that describes the sessions attached to both our noticeboards. In simple terms, all pupils together will learn and record a CD of five rock songs. The following week we will run two evening performances where everyone can dress up and see the performance live. We will split the school in half – P1 to P7 – so that we can accommodate all of the parents who wish to come and attend the show. The company make their money by selling tickets to the performances and for copies of the CD. There is no pressure to attend or purchase the CD. We have asked RRS in because we think that this will be a great learning experience to work alongside musicians and create a whole school performance.

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.