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First Minister’s Reading Challenge – National Champions

On Wednesday 14th June a selection of students from the school accompanied Mrs Cameron, Miss Bowie and Mr Mallon to the Corn Exchange for the first annual FMRC Awards Ceremony. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and award winning author Lari Don were the special guests to announce the winners and…

Craigour Park came out on top, winning the most prestigous award for best ‘School Reading Journey’ because of our work on developing a reading culture across the school.

It was a brilliant day for the adults and children involved and a proud moment for everyone in our school. We’ve had lots of media interest so why not click on the links below and check out the different coverage we have received!

 

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The Government even tweeted this video with us:

 

Further Reading:

http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/06/craigour-park-primary-win-school-reading-journey-award/

http://www.scotsman.com/news/nicola-sturgeon-joins-pupils-for-reading-challenge-1-4475802

https://www.readingchallenge.scot/about/challenges

 

 

Primary 7 Get Protected

P7A recently had a visit from some students from Edinburgh University as part of the Get Protected programme aimed at increasing awareness of how important it is to protect your brain, especially when cycling. The children appeared to learn lots throughout the workshop so hopefully we see more helmets on heads as they cycle/scoot to school in the morning!

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Craigour Park Wins Big @ EPSAA Interscholastics

Craigour Park recently took part in the final EPSAA Interscholastics event to take place at Meadowbank Stadium. However, we didn’t just go to take part and managed to come back with two silver medals whilst making it through the qualifying rounds in numerous events.

A huge congratulations to all the children who represented the school so well on the day. A special mention must also go to Lizzie (P7A) who won silver in the cricket ball throw and Nathan C. (P7B) who earned a silver in the high jump.

Well done Team Craigour! (And a huge thanks to all of the adults who came along to help and support).

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The Things You See @ Running Club

Last Friday some of the elite members of Running Club went a mammoth run that took in the Royal Infirmary, the rope park and Craigmillar Castle before school had even begun. We had an amazing time and had an impromptu dance after coming across a Spanish lady playing some music at the top of the hill. Check it out!

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