What an exciting week at West Linton. The particular highlight was World Book Day on Thursday and the opening of our new library. It was fantastic to see the huge variety of costumes worn by the children – great creativity and imagination from our pupils and their families.

We welcomed many of our families throughout the day to the library where they were given the opportunity to view the new Junior Librarian system run by our Ministers for Literature, and admire the new shelving, units and soft furnishings purchased with funding from Parent Council. We are still awaiting the arrival of large curved shelving – due in next week – which you all have the opportunity to view during parents evenings later this month.

Particular thanks must go to Tamsyn (Caitlin and Erin’s mum), Emma (Rosie and Charlie’s mum) and Louisa (Leona’s mum) for the hours dedicated to searching and purchasing items for the library and for sorting, cataloguing and ordering the books. Thanks also to Mrs Saxon for coordinating the setup of the library – a huge amount has been achieved in a short space of time – and finally to our Ministers for Literature who have so enthusiastically helped to develop the library – presenting at Parent Council, scanning, coding and sorting books and designing themes for the library for the rest of the year. West Linton PS is a great place to be! Next week at West Linton

Tuesday – Parent Council meeting at 6:30pm – all welcome

Wednesday – Our Eco Committee and some of the West Linton Wasps visit Whitmuir Farm to meet with Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment. Mr Lochhead has heard about the great work Whitmuir has been doing in partnership with both West Linton and Newlands Schools and wants to meet the children at the Farm to learn about the work they have been doing on food and food waste. This will be an important opportunity for West Linton, Newlands and the Farm to showcase the work so far and as an example for other rural communities and schools. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to help inform government policy and act as role models to other schools!

Thursday – P4/5 and P5/6 will create a Pop Up Museum to showcase their learning about the Jacobites