Happy 10th Birthday Kingsland

This morning we celebrated Kingsland’s 10th Birthday in the new school building.   We had mixed classes from P1 to P7 and were all with different teachers.

I enjoyed designing and colouring a cake for the school’s birthday.  Rana

I enjoyed the musical corners game even though I was the first one out.  Rayyan

I enjoyed playing charades at the end of the session.  Oliver J

I liked being in a mixed group and made a friend called Matthew.  Thomas

I was with Mrs Collins and enjoyed flipping and fish along the corridor.  Sam

I enjoyed playing charades and acting out Beauty and the  Beast.  Charlie

I enjoyed making the football pitch themed cake.  Oliver R

I enjoyed playing musical bumps.  Daniel

The Great Scottish Parliament Visit

Today we had a visit from Iain Clark who works for the Scottish Parliament. We had a great morning learning about how the parliament works. Here are some of the things we were learning about…


Alfie- The difference between government and the parliament.

Lewis- The different parliaments and assemblies that formed in 1999.

Tom- The different Scottish parties.

Murray- This year the Welsh Assembly will become a parliament.

Angus- What an individual candidate was.

Zak- When there is a draw between voting on laws the Presiding Officer must say no to the passing of the law.

Robert- About devolution and how in 1999 the powers were split across the UK.

Lauren- The assembly has to ask the UK parliament if they want to put a rule in place.

Jack- Since there are so many people in London they have their own assembly but their focus is on finance, policing and transport.

Elise- A 1/3 of Scottish budget goes on to health services.

Connor- 8 MSPs can help us in the Borders to tackle issues that matter to us.

William- The most important person in parliament is called the presiding officer. He is called Ken MacIntosh.

Jess- The Scottish Parliament have a budget of 42 billion.