Miss Chidgey’s Performance

We are all very proud to have heard that our vey own headteacher (with a very big, well hidden talent!) has been given the leading role in the King’s Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz”! I recently conducted an interview to find out more and here are the key facts.

 

What character have you been given?

Dorothy

 

Have you ever been in a production before?

Yes, I have been in Oliver and Oklahoma.

 

Are you nervous about having the leading role?

A little bit.

 

Do you think you will get stage fright?

Probably not but I have had butterflies before.

 

How long have you been an actress?

Since I was 7.

 

What do you feel are your strenghts?

I feel that singing is certainly one.

 

What is your favourite part of being in theatre?

The Performance.

 

Who has supported you the most so far?

My Mum

 

If you could, would you be a full time actress?

Most likely but I would definitely miss teaching!

 

We all wish Miss Chidgey the best of luck while she’s performing. We are all very proud of you!

SKIING

On Wednesday 21st of October, the Primary 4-7’s launched their Skiing programme at Hillend Ski Sports Centre. Some of the children were excited (and nervous) to be going or the first time as beginners. The few who had already been skiing were coming down from the elbow, learning about parallel turns. They are eagerly looking forward to going back again!!

The Archbishop

I woke up unusually early on the morning of the ordination, partly because I was excited, but also because my Mum and Dad told me to get up. It was a fairly short trip from Rosewell to the St James centre in Edinburgh which was the point where we were to meet Mrs Young, Ben and the other schools.

We met up with the staff and pupils from St Mary’s at St Mary’s cathedral where we joined the almost never ending line of over –excited, people, trying to catch a glimpse of the new Archbishop of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews. Although there were so many people, in the space of 10 or 15 minutes we were at the front of the line and entered the unimaginably large and beautiful cathedral. Then I heard an organ playing and I looked up and saw an enormous organ blasting out music, so loud that if you had stood next to it you would probably have gone deaf. We finally found our seats in the very back row.

Two, long hours later we all lined up in a guard of honour and watched all the priests and more importantly the Archbishop himself, walk past us. When we went outside he was posing for a photograph we managed to squeeze into one! When we finally managed to escape the sea of people I met my Mum and Dad across the road so we could drive home.

 

Jack

P6

The New Archbishop

“Bring Bring! Bring Bring!” My alarm went off. I started getting ready for the Ordination ceremony of the Archbishop. My Mum was worrying the most, I’m not very sure why because I was the one that had to be there. When we were all ready we started the car and off we went.

As we stopped at the meeting point I saw Mrs Young standing with Jack and his family waiting for me. It was going to be a long day I thought, and I guess Jack was thinking the same. There was a huge queue at the door of the cathedral even when we were inside. As Mrs Young, Jack and I all entered the cathedral we were astounded by how large and impressive the building was. It looked amazing, there were so many patterns, paintings, statues, seats and of course, people.

Everybody sat down and the ceremony begun. There were books on the seats that told us what to say and what everybody else was saying. As it started it was actually quite fun until about halfway through when it began to get rather boring! Jack and I found a particular section funny, when we were praying for all the saints, everyone spoke at one time. We were about three quarters through now and it was all going well for our new Archbishop! Everybody started clapping and it lasted for about forty five seconds, my poor hands.

The end was in sight and the final act for the school pupils was a guard of honour. We managed to see all the priests and even Canon Hugh! Once we were all outside we had a few photos with the new Archbishop. After everyone was gone Mrs Young took Jack and I to our families and I managed to convince my Dad to buy me a Gregg’s sausage roll!

Ben

P7

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

The mini-bus pulled up outside Glasgow Science Centre. I had been looking forward to it. We entered, a girl called Liz-Anne showed us where to go and where to put our bags and coats.
Then we went onto the first floor. We looked around at all the amazing structures and experiments. My favourite thing was a car simulator where one has to avoid crashing the car. Soon after we saw a show called “Blood Bile and Body Bits” which I extremely enjoyed seeing, it was hilarious when Shane had to eat a cream cracker in under a minute. After the show we looked around for a little while and then went to a workshop called “Wind Works” in the workshop we did a experiment with a wind turbine, a fan, amp metre, LED light and a buzzer. Then we tested how much electricity the mini turbine was producing.
After that we had lunch and then left to go back to school, when we arrived back it was home time, we were all counted and then went home. I really enjoyed it and my Dad and I are going back in the summer.

Conor P7

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

 

Waiting at the door everyone could not wait for the bus any longer, luckily it arrived so we all rushed out the door and towards the bus. St. Luke’s were already on the bus, we all sat down and the bus moved off.

After about twenty minutes we arrived at Rosslyn Chapel. We had to stand in the cold while a lady gave us our quiz booklets and then we entered. There was a group of children dressed in Knight’s costumes and we all followed them. In the Chapel there were more children dressed in different costumes representing the Saint-Clair family. These people were acting out who, when and why the Chapel was built.

After the performance we separated in to our groups for the quiz, I was in the Hearts. The quiz was hard at points especially when we had to count how many animals were on the window. My favourite part was when we saw an actual bullet that was fired in to the walls by Oliver Cromwell’s army.

I really enjoyed myself and would like to go again.

Josh p7

Outdoor Learning

     Outdoor Learning

 

Our local woods are full of things to learn, and places to explore, so how better to experience them than have an expert guide us around them? We were going to Thornton Woods to learn more about nature and our local environment, because even in the cold of winter, life is always around us. Even though the ground was draped in frost, the whole school was determined to have a good time.

When we arrived at the entrance to the woods, we met our guide, Alistair. Then we ventured into them and walked along a lonely woodland trail, towards a path of trees where “base one” was located. Alistair told us a few facts and then moved on. When we came to “Base two” we played a game called Tree Demons with pinecones and then set off for home.

I definitely enjoyed the experience and look forward to going to the woods again next week to learn more interesting facts about the environment all around us!

 By Cora P6

The Snowman

We all arrived at school sharp so we would reach the theatre early. When the bus came we hopped on and set off for the Festival Theatre. When I was younger I had gone with my Mum and Dad to see a production of “The Snowman” so I was looking forward to seeing what had changed.

Everyone was really chatty, until Ruth was sick then most of us felt sick ourselves. We were very relieved when we stopped and jumped off the bus, to get away from the smell.

Once inside the theatre I sat with Ben on my left and Andrea on my right, we settled ourselves down and then it was show time. The theatre went dark and the curtain went up, we could see a little boy lying in his bed. When he awoke he quickly dressed himself, zoomed down the stairs and out the front door where he started to build a magnificent snowman. He gave it a hat, scarf and a tomato for a nose.

Overnight the snowman came alive! The boy heard something and got up to see what it was, he spotted the snowman and he brought him inside to the hot fire. Suddenly the snowman started to melt so they ran to the cold kitchen.

Inside the Kitchen they opened the fridge and a bunch of fruit came out and started to dance. There was a Banana, a Coconut and a Pineapple and the boy and the snowman started to dance as well. Once the fruit party was over they went to the toy room.

There they found a marching soldier, teddy bear and a ballerina who they also danced with. Next was Mum and Dad’s bedroom where the snowman put on some makeup, he looked very silly and he also tried some clothes on.

After that they went to the garden shed, where they found a working motorcycle, which they jumped on and the bike went up into the air and it flew. They flew to the Snowman Party in the South-pole, where they met Santa Claus and also Jack Frost=BOO. He kept trying to dance with the ballerina but she was in love with the Snowman. Then Santa gave the little boy a present, suddenly the sun started to rise and it was time to go home and go back to sleep.

When the little boy woke up he realised it was Christmas and ran down the stairs, down to the door and out to the garden where the snowman had melted. All that was left was the hat, the scarf and the round tomato nose.

The Snowman

We all arrived at school sharp so we would reach the theatre early. When the bus came we hopped on and set off for the Festival Theatre. When I was younger I had gone with my Mum and Dad to see a production of “The Snowman” so I was looking forward to seeing what had changed.

Everyone was really chatty, until Ruth was sick then most of us felt sick ourselves. We were very relieved when we stopped and jumped off the bus, to get away from the smell.

Once inside the theatre I sat with Ben on my left and Andrea on my right, we settled ourselves down and then it was show time. The theatre went dark and the curtain went up, we could see a little boy lying in his bed. When he awoke he quickly dressed himself, zoomed down the stairs and out the front door where he started to build a magnificent snowman. He gave it a hat, scarf and a tomato for a nose.

Overnight the snowman came alive! The boy heard something and got up to see what it was, he spotted the snowman and he brought him inside to the hot fire. Suddenly the snowman started to melt so they ran to the cold kitchen.

Inside the Kitchen they opened the fridge and a bunch of fruit came out and started to dance. There was a Banana, a Coconut and a Pineapple and the boy and the snowman started to dance as well. Once the fruit party was over they went to the toy room.

There they found a marching soldier, teddy bear and a ballerina who they also danced with. Next was Mum and Dad’s bedroom where the snowman put on some makeup, he looked very silly and he also tried some clothes on.

After that they went to the garden shed, where they found a working motorcycle, which they jumped on and the bike went up into the air and it flew. They flew to the Snowman Party in the South-pole, where they met Santa Claus and also Jack Frost=BOO. He kept trying to dance with the ballerina but she was in love with the Snowman. Then Santa gave the little boy a present, suddenly the sun started to rise and it was time to go home and go back to sleep.

When the little boy woke up he realised it was Christmas and ran down the stairs, down to the door and out to the garden where the snowman had melted. All that was left was the hat, the scarf and the round tomato nose.

The Snowman

We all arrived at school sharp so we would reach the theatre early. When the bus came we hopped on and set off for the Festival Theatre. When I was younger I had gone with my Mum and Dad to see a production of “The Snowman” so I was looking forward to seeing what had changed.

Everyone was really chatty, until Ruth was sick then most of us felt sick ourselves. We were very relieved when we stopped and jumped off the bus, to get away from the smell.

Once inside the theatre I sat with Ben on my left and Andrea on my right, we settled ourselves down and then it was show time. The theatre went dark and the curtain went up, we could see a little boy lying in his bed. When he awoke he quickly dressed himself, zoomed down the stairs and out the front door where he started to build a magnificent snowman. He gave it a hat, scarf and a tomato for a nose.

Overnight the snowman came alive! The boy heard something and got up to see what it was, he spotted the snowman and he brought him inside to the hot fire. Suddenly the snowman started to melt so they ran to the cold kitchen.

Inside the Kitchen they opened the fridge and a bunch of fruit came out and started to dance. There was a Banana, a Coconut and a Pineapple and the boy and the snowman started to dance as well. Once the fruit party was over they went to the toy room.

There they found a marching soldier, teddy bear and a ballerina who they also danced with. Next was Mum and Dad’s bedroom where the snowman put on some makeup, he looked very silly and he also tried some clothes on.

After that they went to the garden shed, where they found a working motorcycle, which they jumped on and the bike went up into the air and it flew. They flew to the Snowman Party in the South-pole, where they met Santa Claus and also Jack Frost=BOO. He kept trying to dance with the ballerina but she was in love with the Snowman. Then Santa gave the little boy a present, suddenly the sun started to rise and it was time to go home and go back to sleep.

When the little boy woke up he realised it was Christmas and ran down the stairs, down to the door and out to the garden where the snowman had melted. All that was left was the hat, the scarf and the round tomato nose.
The Snowman

We all arrived at school sharp so we would reach the theatre early. When the bus came we hopped on and set off for the Festival Theatre. When I was younger I had gone with my Mum and Dad to see a production of “The Snowman” so I was looking forward to seeing what had changed.

Everyone was really chatty, until Ruth was sick then most of us felt sick ourselves. We were very relieved when we stopped and jumped off the bus, to get away from the smell.

Once inside the theatre I sat with Ben on my left and Andrea on my right, we settled ourselves down and then it was show time. The theatre went dark and the curtain went up, we could see a little boy lying in his bed. When he awoke he quickly dressed himself, zoomed down the stairs and out the front door where he started to build a magnificent snowman. He gave it a hat, scarf and a tomato for a nose.

Overnight the snowman came alive! The boy heard something and got up to see what it was, he spotted the snowman and he brought him inside to the hot fire. Suddenly the snowman started to melt so they ran to the cold kitchen.

Inside the Kitchen they opened the fridge and a bunch of fruit came out and started to dance. There was a Banana, a Coconut and a Pineapple and the boy and the snowman started to dance as well. Once the fruit party was over they went to the toy room.

There they found a marching soldier, teddy bear and a ballerina who they also danced with. Next was Mum and Dad’s bedroom where the snowman put on some makeup, he looked very silly and he also tried some clothes on.

After that they went to the garden shed, where they found a working motorcycle, which they jumped on and the bike went up into the air and it flew. They flew to the Snowman Party in the South-pole, where they met Santa Claus and also Jack Frost=BOO. He kept trying to dance with the ballerina but she was in love with the Snowman. Then Santa gave the little boy a present, suddenly the sun started to rise and it was time to go home and go back to sleep.

When the little boy woke up he realised it was Christmas and ran down the stairs, down to the door and out to the garden where the snowman had melted. All that was left was the hat, the scarf and the round tomato nose.

The Snowman

We all arrived at school sharp so we would reach the theatre early. When the bus came we hopped on and set off for the Festival Theatre. When I was younger I had gone with my Mum and Dad to see a production of “The Snowman” so I was looking forward to seeing what had changed.

Everyone was really chatty, until Ruth was sick then most of us felt sick ourselves. We were very relieved when we stopped and jumped off the bus, to get away from the smell.

Once inside the theatre I sat with Ben on my left and Andrea on my right, we settled ourselves down and then it was show time. The theatre went dark and the curtain went up, we could see a little boy lying in his bed. When he awoke he quickly dressed himself, zoomed down the stairs and out the front door where he started to build a magnificent snowman. He gave it a hat, scarf and a tomato for a nose.

Overnight the snowman came alive! The boy heard something and got up to see what it was, he spotted the snowman and he brought him inside to the hot fire. Suddenly the snowman started to melt so they ran to the cold kitchen.

Inside the Kitchen they opened the fridge and a bunch of fruit came out and started to dance. There was a Banana, a Coconut and a Pineapple and the boy and the snowman started to dance as well. Once the fruit party was over they went to the toy room.

There they found a marching soldier, teddy bear and a ballerina who they also danced with. Next was Mum and Dad’s bedroom where the snowman put on some makeup, he looked very silly and he also tried some clothes on.

After that they went to the garden shed, where they found a working motorcycle, which they jumped on and the bike went up into the air and it flew. They flew to the Snowman Party in the South-pole, where they met Santa Claus and also Jack Frost=BOO. He kept trying to dance with the ballerina but she was in love with the Snowman. Then Santa gave the little boy a present, suddenly the sun started to rise and it was time to go home and go back to sleep.

When the little boy woke up he realised it was Christmas and ran down the stairs, down to the door and out to the garden where the snowman had melted. All that was left was the hat, the scarf and the round tomato nose.

Mr C McCabe