We offer as wide a range of sporting and cultural activities as possible. In Granton, we have a programme of extra- curricular activities for Primary 1 – 7 pupils after school. This is planned on a termly basis and has flexibility to ensure it meets the needs of our children. Letters are sent home at the beginning of each term detailing the clubs available and costs where relevant. Clubs include sporting activities, Film Club, homework support, technologies and the arts.
In addition to extra-curricular activities, classes take part in excursions and in-school events which support their class work and enhance their learning experiences. Letters are sent home detailing information in advance of these events. Here are examples of some of our extra-curricular activities.
The Eco Committee:
The Eco Committee at Granton Primary is responsible for overseeing all Eco and environmental matters that affect the school. We recently had our first Green Flag award renewed and are working to achieve our second Green Flag next year. We are focussing on litter, energy and waste minimisation. The committee meet once a month to discuss how our progress is going and to think about ways to help our school.
The school choir involves pupils from Primary 5 to Primary 7 and is led by Miss Burnett, Miss Donoghue, Mrs Williamson, Mrs Atkinson and Ms Brooks. They meet twice a week after school for Choir practise and prepare for all the exciting events and competitions that they go to.
Teacher Led Clubs:
Every term, the teachers at Granton Primary School run after school clubs which could include; Den Building, Art Club, Football, Baking etc so keep an eye out for a letter at the start of each term to see what we have on!
Our after school Film Club involves children from Primary 6 and Primary 7. It is a film education programme which is affiliated with the Cinematheque Francaise Cinema Cent ans de jeunesse. It aims to equip the children with film making skills such as recording, directing, story writing, movie editing and turns them in to young film makers! This year, Granton Primary School were given an amazing opportunity when they were chosen to present their final film at the Cinematheque in Paris, joining hundreds of other young people, teachers, filmmakers and project managers. The short film that the children created ‘See You Tomorrow’ screened to an auditorium of 700 young people, teachers and filmmakers. The film tells the story of a young girl who suffers at the hands of a racist bully, but finds escape through dance and movement. The universal theme of the film and it’s fresh delivery connected with young people from all over the world who attended the event.
A second movie the children created ‘In My World’ was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival and also received a huge response.
Here is a link to the short film we premiered in Paris: