The Pupil Council wanted to share with you a photograph of the beautiful bench created in fond memory of Mrs. Howieson. They were all very excited to help see their ideas for a memorial corner, in the playground, come together. It will certainly be made good use of by all the pupils in a sunny spot in the centre of the playground. The Pupil Council have more ideas for bird feeders and a meadow garden which they hope to develop soon.
We would all like to thank the Community Council and Councillors for their generous donations and support towards the project.
Well done to our newly formed Orienteering Team who came 6th out of 13 participating Primary Schools in a recent event in the local woods. This is new experience for the pupils who took part in training sessions with Dagmar Borrowman, our Active Schools Coordinator, prior to the event. It certainly paid off as they not only enjoyed themselves running as a team but learned lots of new skills using maps and compasses. Many thanks to all the parents and relatives who supported them.
The Generation Science Team came to Muirtown and delivered excellent workshops to the P5 and P6 classes. The workshop “Power from the People” tied in perfectly with our electricity topic and extended the children’s learning. Pupils had the chance to make a fun human circuit and then investigate the best way to generate electricity themselves. There was great excitement as teams competed to charge up a “hexbug” robotic toy to win a race! The Generation Science Team were very impressed with the children’s knowledge and understanding of the topic and their investigation skills. Well done P5 and P6!
What an amazing response we had from parents and relatives, who willingly came into classes to talk to the boys and girls about their jobs. We had such a variety of roles, too many to mention, from a lorry driver, policeman, fireman, air paramedic and nurse, to managers, a computer programmer, a civil engineer and architects!! We can`t thank you enough for sharing your skills and inspiring our pupils for the future! We ended the week with a fun dress up day for the pupils, letting them share and discuss their dream job! Thank you for making the week a wonderful success!
Well done to our fantastic team of boys and girls from P.4 to P.7 who represented the school at the Dochgarroch Cross Country Competition this week. They made us all proud with their team spirit and determination to give their best.
What a wonderful panto performance by all of our Primary 6s at Charleston Academy last week! The audience were thoroughly entertained by their singing and acting skills in re-creating the story of Aladdin for all the pupils and the community. In the process, they raised over £950 which will cover the cost of an outdoor trip at the end of the session. Well done and thank you to everyone involved in making this such a huge success!
Appropriately for the Season, all of the pupils have been discussing and learning about the difference between `Needs and Wants` as part of Social Studies. As a result of this, they have been thinking about others in the community. We are therefore very proud of :-
-Our Nursery boys and girls, who, with your help, donated a huge amount of toys and gifts to MFR for the Christmas Toy Appeal.
-Our Primary 2s, who, with your help, filled a huge wheel – barrow of items for the Highland Food Bank.
-Our Primary 3s and 4s who will be going up to Highfield Nursing Home to sing carols to the residents.
-Our Primary 6s, who organised the Christmas jumper day, with all the money going to MFR Cash For Kids. They raised almost £140!
Thank you to all the families who supported these initiatives in any way, teaching our children the importance of giving and thinking of others. Well done everyone- a great community effort!
Our recent St. Andrew`s Day concerts gave the boys and girls the opportunity to perform and showcase their skills and talent. We had a great variety of performances, with musicians, singers and Highland dancers. St. Andrew`s Day also gave us the wonderful opportunity to celebrate our Scottish culture.
The celebration was enjoyed by the whole school community and helped us raise over £875 for school funds. We are very proud of all our boys and girls and what they achieved. Thank you to the staff, parents, Mrs. McBain, our piping instructor and Mrs. Fraser, a dance teacher, for all their hard work and support in making the concerts such a huge success.