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Mrs Burns and the staff would like to thank our parents for your continued support over the last year. We wish you all a safe and happy Summer.
We have had a super Civic Week, earning second place in the swimming and first in the girl’s football. As well as individual Silver and gold medals in the swimming we won, Player of the Tournament for football. Well done everyone, we are immensely proud.
For those walking in the parade tomorrow, we will meet at Whitburn Academy at 10.00am, to start at 11.00am
The in-service day is, Monday 15th August – Only staff attend
Children return on, Tuesday, 16th August at 8.45am
Good evening, just a gentle reminder that Primary 5 pupils will be attending Xcite Whitburn Lesidure Centre on Thursday 16th June from 11.00-11.45 am.
Please ensure that your child brings in their permission form as soon as possible and that they have their swimming kit with them on the day.
Letters have been issued but if you need another copy children can speak to their class teacher.
Walk to School Week
Children are encouraged to “walk for wellbeing” during this year’s Walk to School Week from May 16th to 20th.
The week is organised by the charity Living Streets and this year will see the #PowerUp challenge, which focuses on how being active helps improve health, happiness, and local environment. Families are encouraged to walk, wheel, cycle, scoot or “Park and Stride” for the whole week.
Living Streets is a UK charity for “everyday walking” and Walk to School Week is part of its National Walking Month campaign that is running for the whole of May.
Last year, a record 350,000 pupils across the UK took part in Walk to School Week. Stephen Edwards from Living Streets said: “Walk to School Week is an excellent opportunity for pupils across the UK to come together and celebrate the many benefits of walking to school.
“Schools that take part in Walk to School Week can enjoy reduced congestion and pollution, while children are well on their way to meeting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day to stay fit, healthy and happy.”
Living Streets has been operating for 90 years and its campaigning led to the UK’s first zebra crossings and speed limits. It works now to “overcome barriers to walking”.
Recently, we published evidence that cells use the chloride from salt to fight viral infections. Also, nasal irrigation with salt water helped reduce the cold in adults. Hence, we are now testing if salt water nose drops helps children fight the cold.
If you have a child under 7 years of age, you may be able to join the fight.
The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study of salt water nose drops to see if it helps get rid of the cold faster.
Your child does not need to have a cold right now to take part!
You can join right now by calling/texting 07973657457 for an appointment to sign up and to be taught what to do the next time your child has a cold.
Your child does not need to attend.
Families completing the study will receive travel expenses and a £30 voucher to compensate for any inconvenience.
Further information is in the attached flyer or at www.elviskids.co.uk ; Twitter: @elviskids; Facebook: Elvis Kids.