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.
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.
Watch the children having a great time being Rockstars…
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.
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.
It was great to see everyone that came to our coffee and cake session. We were looking at cursive writing and vowel digraphs. As you can see from the pictures everyone had fun.
It was great to see all the people that came to see all the kinds of activities that we do for handwriting and how we can make words with ours sounds. We had lots of fun making a sheep with an ‘ee’ sound and using the iPads.