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Goodbye Primary 7

Dear Primary 7,

Welcome to your Virtual Leavers Assembly!

Unfortunately, we missed out these messages!

And a special message from Miss Davies!

Thank you P7s for all of the fantastic memories Keep being true to yourselves and you will do amazingly at high school and beyond. I will miss you all. Miss Davies

Your P7 memories

Mr Smith’s full message

We had to use an edited version in the main video to stick to the 15 minute limit but we did not want you to miss out on Mr Smith’s great speech!

Best of luck P7…

Your mountain is waiting!

Virtual Sports Day!

Welcome to our Virtual Sports Day 2020! Please let us know via Twitter or the school email admin@gilmerton.edin.sch.uk how you’re getting on!

The main aim is just to have fun 🙂

Here is what you’ll need:

Virtual Sports Day Map:

Virtual Sports Day Activities:

Once you’ve taken part in your chosen activities, it is time for the ULTIMATE challenge: Where are the Gilmerton Staff? Can you challenge your family members? How many members of staff will you spot? Who will spot them first? (Answers will be uploaded on Friday afternoon!)

Have fun everyone!

Hub schools for Key workers

Important key worker childcare update available at

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolclosures

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/12797/learning-and-childcare-plans-for-key-workers

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news

Hub schools for key workers 

Parents have been contacted by the Authority directly and information has been shared regarding the arrangements for children of key workers for the rest of this week.  If you have had notification to attend a Hub school tomorrow/Friday please note that the Head Teachers at the hub schools will be asking the questions in the flow chart below when you arrive.  Please read these questions carefully as the Heads of the hub schools do not wish to upset families and their children if they turn up in error.  Please note that Hub Schools have been organised centrally and that the school does not currently have information regarding offers to families. 

Please, please make sure you use this flow chart to decide if you are eligible for childcare/schooling.

Supporting pupils during COVID 19

This is a time of uncertainty and a lot of our pupils will be feeling anxious about what is going on. Please find these links and documents to support our pupils during this time.

https://paautism.org/resource/social-distancing-social-story/   The characters in this story looks like adults, reinforcing the fact that everyone is doing it, including parents at home.  

The Emerging Minds Network is committed to reducing the prevalence of mental health problems experienced by children and young people. As part of that, they hope to promote wellbeing through sharing positive practice and information.