Sun Shines on Pencaitland’s Sports Day

Pencaitland Primary School held its Sports Day recently with the clouds breaking to give the P1 to P7s and their parents a very pleasant afternoon.

Pencaitland Primary held its regular Sports Day on Tuesday the 25th of June in the grounds of the school. Once again the weather delivered with clouds breaking to give the kids a very pleasant afternoon.

Sally Averbuch of P2 floats over the hurdle. Click the photo for more pictures from Sports Day.
Sally Averbuch of P2 floats over the hurdle. Click the photo for more pictures from Sports Day.
Forth House won overall once all the race winners from each of the four houses were tallied up. There was also a good turnout from Pencaitland’s parents who took part in the mum’s and dad’s races to wrap up a great afternoon.

Starting just after lunchtime the events included house teams competing in – welly throwing, basketball hoops, obstacle course, football, netball, egg & spoon, running and sack race.

Towards the end it was down to the kids from P7 to ask Head Teacher Mary McCall to encourage mums and dads (they didn’t require much prompting) to show their mettle in a mad dad dash, possibly more for pride rather than victory.

Congratulations, to all the kids of all four houses at Pencaitland Primary for participating, and equally, if not actually more so, for all the heart attack victims amongst the parents post their wrap up races…

If you would like an original high resolution copy of any photograph from Sports Day please email website@pencaitland.org.


Sun shines on Pencaitland PTA’s annual Fun Run

Pencaitland Primary School’s PTA held its annual Fun Run just as the clouds broke and the Sun shone briefly on those taking part.

Pencaitland Primary School’s PTA held its annual Fun Run just as the clouds broke and the Sun shone briefly on those taking part.

Runners at the start of the 10km race which began and ended back in the grounds of Pencaitland Primary School. Click the photo above for more pictures.
Runners at the start of the 10km race which began and ended back in the grounds of Pencaitland Primary School. Click the photo above for more pictures.
The PTA’s Fun Run has become a regular fixture in recent years with both committed and occasional runners participating. In addition the three distances — 10km, 5km & 3.5km — also offer the option to cycle the circuit.

All participants made it back safely and were rewarded with refreshments and the opportunity to enjoy one of the warmest days we have seen in months; rising to 12C in the afternoon. Fortunately it was still cool enough to make the running bearable.

Below we have a selection of snaps taken on the day. If you want an original copy of any picture featuring you or your family just drop an email to website@pencaitland.org.

We will report on the winners and times achieved shortly.


Snowdrops pop up after three days of cold nights & sunny days

The banks of the river Tyne at Pencaitland’s Tyne Bridge are covered in tight bunches of Snowdrops after cold nights followed by beautiful sunny days.

The banks of the river Tyne at Pencaitland's Tyne Bridge are covered in tight bunches of Snowdrops after cold nights followed by beautiful sunny days.
The banks of the river Tyne at Pencaitland’s Tyne Bridge are covered in tight bunches of Snowdrops after cold nights followed by beautiful sunny days.


Pencaitland kids put on play about Florence Nightingale

Kids from the local primary school put on an impressive performance of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ for their parents yesterday, based on the life and ground-breaking work of Florence Nightingale.

Kids from the local primary school put on an impressive performance of ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ for their parents yesterday, based on the life and ground-breaking work of Florence Nightingale.

The Lady with the Lamp - click to see more photos

Children from the P3 class put on the 30 minute performance detailing how the wealthy family of Florence Nightingale disapproved of her wish to become a nurse. However, this didn’t stop her and she went on to gain fame for her pioneering work in the Crimean War.

Today she is best remembered as a nurse at a time when only women from poor backgrounds would be considered suitable. But it was her statistical research which, through the use of at the time, novel pie charts (see the famous chart here) she was able to prove to Parliament and civil servants that the lack of sanitary conditions was a bigger killer than battle-inflicted injuries.

You can see a selection of snaps from the afternoon performance on the Pencaitland Facebook page.

More on Florence Nightingale on Wikipedia.

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PYFC Lads & Dads Day… and Mums and Sisters too

Pencaitland Youth Football Club rounded off the end of season with a big kick about back at Haddington’s astroturf playing field. Here are some pictures from the day…

Pencaitland Youth Football Club rounded off the end of season with a big kick about back at Haddington’s astroturf playing field. Here are some pictures from the day…

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