Last day of term…

We enjoyed a fun last day of term today with the sun shining and a whole school assembly with the J-Rock performance. Many thanks to everyone who brought in a £1.00 donation for the dress down day – we raised a super sum of £222 – 10% of which will go towards Cancer Research UK, and the rest towards school funds.

It has been a fantastic, busy term here at MOL and we would like to wish everyone a happy, restful holiday. We’ll see you back raring to go on Tuesday April 23rd. Meantime, please click on the link below to read some more news about what has been happening around the school this term. Thank you!

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Belated Basketball Brilliance!

On Friday 15th March our school basket ball team, The MOL Lakers and supporters bus left MOL at 8am for our first ever national tournament. The MOL LA Lakers qualified for the JnNBA finals in Glasgow.

Upon arrival at The Emirates Stadium we were very fortunate to receive a tour of the building and all of their sporting facilities, this included getting to see Sir Chris Hoy’s race bike which is locked in a gold cage at the side of the velodrome!

The LA Lakers first game was against Memphis Grizzlies, which we won comfortably with a score of 48-28 to LA Lakers!

We then went on to play Chicago Bulls Liberton in the final, the raining champions for the last two years. The MOL LAKERs scored the first basket and were leading at the end of the first quarter! Everyone was very excited and the energy in the stadium for our wee team from the Highlands was incredible!!  Unfortunately we did not manage to maintain the lead. This turned out to be The LA Lakers toughest game of their career. They fought hard right up until the very last second. LA Lakers worked tirelessly as a team, always supporting and encouraging each other. Unfortunately we lost to Liberty who have now won the JnNBA three years in a row. Although we were all very disappointed to have lost this game, we have secured second place winning a silver medal which is a stupendous achievement!!

In the evening we watched The Glasgow Rocks play The Manchester Giants. The game was very entertaining and pupils loved being able to meet some of The Rocks basket ball stars.

‘I’ve been to Glasgow before and its a long way to travel but I think it is more than worth it. It’s great to have the opportunity to play other cities and be able to watch The Glasgow Rocks.’ Theo Cartwright, P7

The semi finals was a great game! The finals was really really tough! Although it was tough it was a very good experience, I would encourage younger pupils at MOL to get involved in basketball because its a great sports and The MOL Lakers are going places!’ Mia Croall, P7

‘I went to Glasgow to support the team and I thought our team, The LA Lakers did really well! I like how they work together and how committed they are on developing all the skills Tracy and Alex has taught them. Everyone had great team spirit, were very respectful and nobody was bitter about coming second. I was very happy for them when they got the silver medal because they worked so hard to get to go to Glasgow. They have trained incredibly hard and absolutely deserve the glory of silver.’ Calvin Cornthwaite, P7

To conclude we are all extremely proud of our basket ball team and supporters. They were a true credit to Milton of Leys Primary School! Baring in mind some of our players only started playing basketball in January what they have achieved in such a short space of  time in truly incredible!! Of course none of this would have been possible without our wonderful coaches! We would also like to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs Tamijmarane and Mr Murdoch for their dedication and commitment to The MOL LA Lakers.

MOL LA LAKERS are officially Scotland’s second best primary school basketball team in Scotland! Next year we hope to reach the top spot.

 

Dress Down Day

 

Perfectly Me

Please remember that tomorrow is a dress down day for the whole school with the theme of Perfectly Me! As per the letter which went home at the end of last week, all children are invited to come dressed as they please for the day. This is in keeping with the J Rock theme based on the story Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival. Many thanks to Miss Sparling for the creation of this wonderful artwork that you can see here. We will have a special end-of-term assembly with a showing of the J Rock production for the whole school. We are asking for a £1.00 donation for the dress down day, with funds raised going towards school funds and 10% for the school’s chosen charity Cancer Research UK. Many thanks for your support with this.

J Rock 2019

Lost Property

Over the term there has been a lot of unclaimed lost property. Yesterday P7A have worked very hard to sort out the lost property and returned all named items to pupils. What is left is everything that does not have a name on it. As you can see there is a huge range of items, some of which are very expensive and we would like to return as many items to their rightful owners as possible!!

Today and tomorrow every class will have an opportunity to view the lost property to see if they can spot anything that belongs to them.

The lost property will be set out in the community room and parents are invited in today, tomorrow and Friday to look for anything that your child may have have lost this term. Please come in through the main school office:

  • Wednesday 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 – 1 p.m.

Any lost property that is still unclaimed by 1 p.m. on Friday will be donated to charity/rag bagged. 

MOL at J-Rock 2019!

A quick post tonight to say a massive well done to Team MOL who performed amazingly at tonight’s J-Rock event.Although we didn’t place, we picked up a number of fantastic awards which we will proudly showcase tomorrow once everyone has had a good night’s sleep!A gigantic thanks to all staff, parents and pupils for the tremendous effort. Well done!

Easter Tennis Camps!

We will be running our Easter tennis camp at Bellfield Park from 15th – 19th April, for children ages 5-16yrs.  The camp runs from 10am to 2pm everyday so please bring a light lunch and a drink to keep you going.

We offer tennis coaching led by our fully qualified coaching team, supervised park time, mini golf, football, unihoc and many other outdoor games.

The cost is £20 per day or £80 for the week.  Payment is required at drop off by cash or cheque or by bacs transfer before the camp starts, details provided on request.

If you would like to book a place please contact Lizzy on 07983116947 or email Lizzy.Burke@btinternet.com

Hope to see you there!

Grounds Day 1

A huge thank you to the parents, grandparents and friends of the school from Inshes Church, Farquhar and the Faith Works team who came to help us on our first Grounds Day this week. The sun shone on us for most of the day, and pupils from all classes took to the courtyard to dig over their raised beds in preparation for our MOL in Bloom 2019 project, Bee Brilliant. We so much appreciate you lending us a helping hand and we’re sure you’ll agree the beds are looking near ready for planting!

It was also great to have Millburn pupils, including some ex-MOL pupils, at the school working with P6 on Science projects.

Grounds Day 2 is planned for April Thursday 25th; on this day we will continue with preparing the ground and planting outdoors. There will also be other outdoor playground projects including painting more benches for the class decking areas and organising planters in the playground. Again we would warmly welcome any time you can spare to lend a hand with us outdoors. Thank you!