As part of our Health topic with Comenius, each partner school had to provide ten local recipes, which would go towards a Comenius Recipe book.
Schools provided starters, main meals and dessert courses for inclusion in the book.
They have now been put together as a book and is available to order in paperback in both A4 and A5 sizes, and are in full colour.
You can order your copy here and have it sent to you directly.
We hope that you will take this opportunity to try some of our delicious recipes.
The final project meeting to discuss progress and our final report, was held at Ednam at the beginning of the month. Teachers from our partner schools in France, Italy and Spain visited school and discussed the project.
The usual Scottish hospitality was given and as well as cultural visits, a Ceilidh was held in school for the visitors, staff and parents. Only one parent came along on a very enjoyable evening, to join the staff and Comenius visitors participate in music, dancing and good Scottish food.
The Small Halls Band provided the music for the dancing and general listening, with Corinne and Joanna displaying some fine dancing skills in their Highland dances.
A great evening was had by all who attended and our visitors were very happy with our hospitality.
Have a look at a short movie clip from the night....!
The European Project between Ednam and our partners in Italy, France and Spain is sue to finish this month.
The work has been incredibily interesting and has involved pupils in working directly with pupils in these countries, as well as in shared activities over the life of the project.
Pupils have been involved in joint activities like designing a logo, sharing winter greetings through songs on skype, mini olympics, healthy food activities, games, and much more. They have also found out more about children in other countries, their lives and their culture.
The challenge now is how we can sustain some of the work we have done in the new session. The work we have been doing with France will continue. We have a short video conference with them every week to talk about the weather, date, number of pupils in class and so on, and the confidence in speaking French (and English for them) has increased amazingly. We also connect for other activities too. This work will continue.
We usually have connections with schools across the world outside of this project, and right now we have a connection with a school in Australia, which we have had for a few years. Some new links will be developed perhaps with a school in USA among others.
A new Comenius Project has been applied for and we will know if we have been successful in July. This new project is potentially with schools in ten other countries - Poland, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Czech, Spain, Bulgaria and Cyprus.
P6/7 have been working hard to solve more clues in the hunt for the missing children, Jack and Sarah. This week they became forensic scientists by completing experiments in an effort to gain more clues. We now know that the children are somewhere in the north east of Scotland, near Wick. Hopefully we will find them next week?!?
Mrs Murray John
This year Sports Day was bathed in glorious sunshine.
All the usual flat races, sack races and parent races had great competitive fun.
Pupils from Nursery to Primary 7 took part and enjoyed an ice pole at the end of a hot day.
The new Active Schools Co-ordinator Neil Innes presented the prizes to Waldie house, which won the sports cup.
Have a look at a movie slide show of the day.
The Primary 6/7 pupils from Ednam and two Primary 6 girls from Sprouston went to Robinwood Outdoor Centre in Cumbria, England.
They had a great adventure, from the moment they arrived they were involved in fun packed activities. It began with a walk to the centre from Alston, and then over the following three days they enjoyed activities like canoeing, zip wire, giant swing, piranah pool, wall climbing and much more.
The food was very good and the staff at the centre were great, so helpful and supportive. Everyone had a great time and we would like to go again next year.
Photos were posted on the school Facebook page as they happened (also Twitter page), so everyone got up to the minute updates of our weekend (mobile signal permitting). Some feedback on this would be appreciated and we can do this for future trips, visits etc, if thought to be worth while!
A photo CD of the weekend will be given to pupils. See the movies below for a glimpse of our weekend activities.
The children of the nursery have been 'playing' instruments and singing along to songs.
Here they can be seen in a 'jam' session singing, dancing and playing their instruments to Queen's 'We will Rock You'! Mrs Galloway seems to be rockin' too!
School Holidays: Please note that the school holidays until session 2018/19 have now been approved and are available on the website. Casual holidays have yet to be agreed for each Learning Community. At the moment we have returns from Berwickshire.
You can find them here.
P6/7 created masks using feathers and 'jewels' to decorate the Ednam Village Hall for a recent event. They had a great time scratching off the black to uncover the bright colours underneath and then glue on their extra decorations.
Mrs Murray John
As part of our Comenius Project with our partner school in France our pupils are working in pairs. They have been partnered with a member of the French class. See Kyle during one of our activities here.