As a health promoting school Cramond promotes positive attitudes to healthy living. We provide a minimum of two hours planned PE every week. Our Active Schools Coordinator Neil Russell, organises many sporting events throughout the year including judo, tennis, rugby, football and plans after school activities for various year groups. As well as this we take up many other opportunities for physical education – for example through working with Telford College students and S6 pupils from The Royal High School. Mrs McKay our Principal teacher leads the school in sport, health and wellbeing. We take part in regular school competitions excelling in netball, football and swimming. Recently we have taken part in cluster racket competitions including table tennis, badmington and tennis. We are proud that our P7 footballer won the School Cup final in 2013. Our P6 footballers did a great job in the inspectors cup. As a school we participate in interscholastics and many fun, non-competitive activities.
We have a ski ract team who train on Friday afternoons along with our ski club. A swimming gala team and we offer block lessons for P5 swimmers in school time. As we work towards achieving Rights Respecting school we know how important it is to be a good sport and supportive of our team mates. This session, P6 & P7 pupils will undertake the JASS scheme along with our cluster peers, in preparation for going for gold in S1 at The Royal High.
It is vital pupils come dressed to learn and play outside whatever the weather! Waterproofs and wellies can be stored in cloakrooms. A PE kit is essential – outdoor school hoodies are available from our uniform supplier. Suncream, hat and shades are needed in warm weather.
Fruit & Healthy Snacks
All our P1 and P2 pupils benefit from free fruit. This initiative is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council. Children are offered a piece of fruit as their morning snack three days of the week. These days are confirmed at the start of a new session. Occasionally, for example following a holiday Monday, the fruit is not delivered on time so it may be best for your child to have an ‘extra’ snack in their lunch box just in case. Older pupils are encouraged to make healthy snack choices. All pupils have snack and a drink (milk or water) in class after playtime to maximise energy expenditure in play and minimise risk of choking (and litter!)
Pupils are encouraged to drink water throughout the day. The school is triple glazed due to aircraft noise and it can get stuffy. We have chilled, mains water coolers. Pupils are asked to come to school each day with a FILLED WATER BOTTLE – a sports top is best. This can be refilled at fountains throughout the day and taken home for washing/refill at end of day. Please name all water bottles clearly. Fizzy juice is not allowed at Cramond Primary.