BCT Public Meeting and Summer Social

We warmly invite Blackhall residents to attend the Blackhall Community Trust’s public meeting and summer social.
Tuesday 6 June, 7.30pm
St Columba’s Church Halls

We will update you on progress so far with the community needs identified through last year’s community consultation. We will be offering light refreshments as the evening will also be a summer social!

Our BCT_NewsletterJune2017.

All best wishes
Tina Woolnough
Chair, Blackhall Community Trust


Local residents are invited to become Members of the Blackhall Community Trust.
Membership Form:
BCT membership application March 2017

Dates for your Diary – Summer 2013

A hectic Spring/Summer ahead so some Blackhall specific dates for your diaries:

During Term:
Mondays – Primary Touch Rugby Training (P5-7)
Tuesdays – Primary Football Training (P1-7)
Wednesdays – Primary Football Training (girls)

Sat 20 – Inspectors Cup (Football P7 and under)
Mon 22 – Primary Touch Rugby Training starts (P5-7)
Sat 27 – School Board Cup (Football P6 and under)


Sat 1 – BCSC Sports Day 1pm

Sat 1 – Football Festival (am.P4 – Wardie)

Tue 4 – Scholastic Sports at Meadowbank (P6/7)

Tue 4 – “Blackhall Euro Cup” evening (P5-7) 6-8:30pm

Fri ?? – Last Scouts
Sat 8 – Football Festival (am.P6, pm.P7 – Wardie)
Sat 8 – RHS Touch Rugby Festival 1pm (P5-7)

Tue 11 – P7 School Show
Wed 12 – P7 School Show
Thu 13 – P7 School Show

Wed 12 – School Sports Day

Tue 18 – P7 Cluster Cup (Ravelston Park 6:30-8:30pm)

Tue 18 – P7 RHS Transition Days
Wed 19 – P7 RHS Transition Days
Thu 20 – P7 RHS Transition Days

??? – PE Parental RHS Transition Day (2-4pm)
Mon 24 – P7 Ball

Tue 25 – P3/4 World Cup

Fri 28 – Term Ends

Dates for your Diary

A hectic June ahead so some Blackhall specific dates for your diaries:

Sat 26 – Football Fixture 21 (P4-7 and P3s first match)

Sat 26 – RHS Touch Rugby Festival 1pm (P5-7)

Mon 28 – Scholastic Sports at Meadowbank (P6/7)

Sat 2 – BCSC Sports Day 1pm

Sat 2 – Football Festival (am.P4 – Wardie)
Tue 5 – Day Off school

Wed 6 – “Blackhall World Cup” evening (P5-7)

Fri 8 – Last Scouts
Sat 9 – Football Festival (am.P6, pm.P7 – Wardie)
Mon 11 – P4 Blackhall Olympics Health Week Football event (am)

Tue 12 – P7 School Show
Wed 13 – P7 School Show
Thu 14 – P7 School Show

Wed 13 – School Sports Day

Fri 15 – Cub Weekend Camp
Mon 18 – P7 Cluster Cup (Ravelston Park 6pm)

Tue 19 – P7 RHS Transition Days
Wed 20 – P7 RHS Transition Days
Thu 21 – P7 RHS Transition Days
Sat 23 – PE Parental RHS Transition Day (2-4pm)

?Wed/Thu 20/21 Jun – Wildlife Club BBQ?

Tue 26 – P7 Ball
Tue 26 – P3/4 World Cup

Fri 29 – Term Ends

During Term:
Mondays – Touch Rugby Training (P5-7)
Tuesdays – Football Training (P1-7)
Wednesdays – Football Training (girls)

Blackhall Primary Touch Rugby – RHS Festival

Touch squad June 2012

A successful and sunny day at the Royal High saw a great afternoon of rugby.
The Blackhall squad played superbly and emerged victorious from the Primary Touch games. They defended brilliantly and ran in numerous tries impressing the crowd with their skills.

Provisional scheduleRH_Rugby7s_2012.pdf

Blackhall Primary have been invited to participate in a Royal High Rugby Festival this Saturday.
An informal Primary School touch rugby event will run alongside a RHS 7s competition.
All P5/6/7 Touch Rugby players are welcome and we will run one or two squads as appropriate.

Saturday 26 May 2012 – meet at 1pm.
Royal High School – rugby clubhouse.

Please email rugby@activeblackhall.com if you plan to attend so I can confirm numbers.

Any questions please get in touch and see www.activeblackhall.com for updates.
Fergus Henderson – parent/coach

Further details:
– The Primary Touch games start about 1:30pm, with a second game scheduled for about 3pm.
– Bring appropriate footwear for grass and some extra layers to wear between matches.
– Blackhall T-shirts will be provided.
– The RHS 7s matches will continue throughout the afternoon.
– BBQ food, ice cream and snacks will be on sale.
– An inflatable rugby activity station will be available for all the kids.
– The Clubhouse will be open, and parents are encouraged to spectate and visit the clubhouse.
– The event will run regardless of the weather.

Normal Training will continue in Ravelston Park, Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, until the Summer break – all welcome.

Blackhall Primary – Summer Touch Rugby 2012

The Primary School Touch Rugby Club restarts during the Summer Term. It is a parent-run organisation that provides after-school activity for all boys and girls from P5s to P7s.

We would therefore like to extend a warm invitation to all P5/6/7 pupils to join our training sessions. The emphasis is on basic skills, teamwork and most of all having fun!

Training Details:
Ravelston Park
Mondays 6:30-7:30pm on these dates
– April 23/30
– May 7/14/21/28
– June 4/11/18

Event Details:
Saturday 26 May 2012 – Community Rugby 7s at the Royal High School
An afternoon [1-5pm] of Touch and 7s rugby for P5-S3 kids in the RHS cluster.

Please ensure that children have appropriate clothing and footwear. They will get dirty and clothing will be grabbed. Football boots useful if soft/wet ground.
Note this will be Touch Rugby, but a few light contact type exercises are introduced.

Player Sign-up:
Potential players should email their name/class details to rugby@activeblackhall.com so we can ensure we have the correct resources available.

Also can this form be completed for the first night please.

Coaches Sign-up
As a parent-run club, we will be dependent upon parent volunteers to help with the coaching. If you have the inclination to assist with Touch Rugby coaching please contact me and we can chat further.

Any questions please get in touch.
Fergus Henderson – parent/coach [SQA Sports Coaching: Rugby Union SCQF Level 4]

Blackhall School Cross Country 2011/12

P6 and P7 pupils have once again performed very well in the various cross country events this year.

In the Edinburgh and Lothian Cross Country League the girls team finished second just behind Mary Erskines and the boys finished 3rd. Julia Laughland was the 2nd individual girl.

In the relay event our team of Julia Laughland, Catherine Bough and Nicola Crinigean were first, beating all the girls teams AND all the boys teams!!

Well done to the following pupils who performed so well each Wednesday afternoon:

Julia Laughland, Catherine Bough, Nicola Crinigean, Anna MacFarlane, Jemima Walls, Felicity Flannagan, Erin Brown, Kim Middlemiss, Sarah Harris, Lucy, Col Maxwell Hunter, Joe Lyall, Andrew Rolland, Josh Vernon, Jamie Cunningham, Daniel Harrison, Corann Henderson, Scott Palmer, Stan Ashcroft, Jake Mitchell, Duncan MacDonald, and Finlay Ringer.

In the Edinburgh Schools Championships again the P7 girls won the team shield through Julia finishing 3rd, Catherine 4th and Nicola not far behind. The P6 boys and girls and the P7 boys all ran very well.

The biggest event of the season is the Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships which took place on 21st April. The P7 girls received the 3rd team prize only a couple of points behind the winners. Once again the P6 girls and boys and the P7 boys performed well on a very tough, muddy course. Well done to Julia Laughland, Catherine Bough, Nicola Crinigean, Yesmin Walton, Holly Smith, Col Maxwell Hunter, Josh Vernon, Scott Palmer, Gregor Ashworth, Jake Mitchell, Anna MacFarlane, Felicity Flannagan, Jemima Walls, Loulou Teden, Erin Brown, Andrew Rolland, Daniel Harrison, Jamie Cunningham and Daniel Strathdee.

Jill Shepherdson