Tag Archives: Active Schools

1A are Fast as Lightening!

Today p1a and Miss Read took part in a Karate taster session put on by one of our local clubs. Chris and his dad Dave showed us some fantastic moves and we even learned some of the words.


We had so much fun! Each child took home a leaflet to join the club and have an Active Schools sign up sheet in their bags from yesterday. The first four classes are free! Miss Read can confirm that EVERYONE in p1a thoroughly enjoyed themselves when trying out Karate.


Great work everyone and thank you so much to Chris and Dave!

Let’s Dance Showcase!

On the evening of Thursday 11th May at 6:30pm the school will be hosting a dance showcase. As well as the Friday afternoon Hip Hop class, Jane’s Wednesday Gymnastic classes and some High School performers from Live It Dance studios it will also be an opportunity for other children who love to dance to perform in front of an audience.

We are expecting a high number of children who may wish to take part on the 11th May and with a limited amount of time on the night, those children or groups who would like to take part in the showcase will have to audition for a place.

• The auditions will take place on Friday 21st April at 11:00am.
• No audition dance should last longer than 2 minutes.
• Children must come with their music to the audition on CD or as an MP3 on a music device. No Streaming, searching or buffering.
• Any children or groups who wish to take part in the showcase must complete the form below and hand it in to Mr Mowbray by Wednesday 19th April

The audition piece must be well rehearsed and practiced. Although we would like to give everyone 2 minutes to audition, this time may be cut if we have a lot of people wishing to audition.
Some acts will not get through the audition and will not be able to perform at the Showcase. Not passing an audition can be upsetting. Please do not put yourself or your child forward for the audition if you think they are not ready to take part in the process.

Tickets for the showcase will be £1 or £3 for a family. More information about buying tickets will follow shortly.

If you would like to audition please ask Mr Mowbray for a form.

Good Luck & Get Practicing!

THE BIG PEDAL!

The Big Pedal is a national event aimed at encouraging kids and parents to bike and scoot to school. This year the ‘race’ takes place over 2 weeks from 20th – 31st March: our last 2 weeks of term. This year’s theme is ‘Around the World in 10 days’. The Big Pedal models a bike tour race and each day represents a stage around the world.

EVERY JOURNEY COUNTS! Each trip to and from school on a bike or a scooter scores us points in a competition against other school across Edinburgh and Scotland. Two years ago more kids biked and scooted to our school than any other school in Edinburgh! Let’s see if we can reach this target again! Mums and dads, parents and carers, brothers and sisters – your journeys count too – so please get on your bikes as well.

All those children who bike or scoot to school for all 10 days of the challenge will receive a reflective arm band. Their names will also be put into a hat on the last day of the Big Pedal to win bike accessory prizes such as back packs, helmets, lights and locks.

On Monday 2oth March all those children in P3 and P4 who bike to school will be able to take part in a session led by Simon Fagan from Edinburgh Road Bike Club. If you do bring your bike on this day could you please try to lock your bike on the astro fencing.

On Wednesday 22nd March all those children in P5, P6 and P7 who bring in their bikes will get to twork with Simon Fagan. Again, if you are in p5 – P7 could you try to lock your bike up near the astro on this Wednesday.

On Wednesday 22nd March we’re having a Bike Breakfast from 8am onwards. Come on your bike or scooter to get a free healthy breakfast and join in the biking races and games on the astro. Parents & Carers are very welcome to come and join in too.

On Wednesday 29th March Rab Ure our Active Schools Coordinator will be leading a scooter skills session for all those kids who come in on their scooter that day.

And finally  . . . on Friday 31st March all those kids who biked or scooted to school for all 10 days of the Big Pedal will get their names put into the hat for the prizes.

We strongly recommend that all children wear a helmet when riding a bike. Helmets can be bought from the school office for £7.

We teach cycling in Bikeability PE lessons in P5 and P7.

Cheap, reconditioned bikes can be bought from the Bike Station on Causewayside. www.thebikestation.org.uk

Myself and Simon Fagan from Edinburgh Road Club will be starting a free Bike club on Mondays after school in the summer term. Please come and see me if you like a letter to join the club.

If you have any questions about the Big Pedal or would love to come and help us out with any of the bike sessions we’re running please come and see me.

Yours

J. Mowbray

P2A Football Stars of the Future

Craigour Park have been fortunate in having a SFA coach come to school for a 6 week block of football training sponsored by Tesco Bank. The lady came today for the first time and she is an ex Scotland player who has been playing football for over 20 years. Impressive​! We all had a great time and were practising finding space and getting ready to pass today. Roll on next week!​

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Basketball clubs

Eoghann from Boroughmuir Blaze Basketball Club came in this morning to play some basketball with P4 and P5. Eoghann runs clubs at The Crags every week and has a basketball camp on next week during the holidays.

Hannah comes to our school every Thursday before school to take a basketball club. If you would like to join please see Mr Mowbray or contact our Active School Coordinator Robert Ure on 07884216213.

Here’s a link to all the Blaze sessions at the Crags:

Open Sessions