The children of Barcaldine Primary School decided to do something a little different for our recent Christmas celebrations.
Their first job was to organise a school enterprise project. The children named themselves The BPS Elves and made wreaths and Christmas decoration from natural materials along with the glitter and sparkling ribbon! The children sold to their families, staff members and the local community and made an impressive £100 profit.
The children decided that the money would be split between two different charities. The children selected Northern Inuit Rescue Society as their first charity because the school recently had Wayne and Koda visit to tell us all about their travel, along the coast of Britain, collecting rubbish. The second charity selected was Water Aid. Two cheque are now on their way to these very worthwhile charities.
Their second (and most important job) was to write their own pantomime. The children all got together and threw around ideas on what their panto could be about. It was decided to have Snow White and the Christmas Disaster. The P6 and 7 pupils wrote the play and then along with staff co-ordinated parts, and costumes, as well as having to learn their lines. The play was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who came along to St Modan’s Church. The evening was finished off with a nativity scene while the P6 and 7 pupils read Bible scriptures, carol singing, ukulele playing, a recorder quartet and finally a quiz led by Rev McCormick.
The children also held a silver collection at their Christmas evening celebrations. Their chosen charity for this was Hope Kitchen in Oban. Just under £50 was raised on the evening and the school topped up the donation to £100 with proceeds from their recent rag bag collection.