Summer Time Bowling

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Jun 262017

Your child has enjoyed playing bowls at Albury for the last few weeks.  If is anyone interested in carrying on I, along with 2 others, will be available for tuition on a Tuesday morning 10 – 12 for the duration of the holidays.

As Albury will be undergoing remedial work, we will be at Polmuir Bowling Club, Polmuir Road, AB11 7RS. (on way to Duthie Park)

All welcome.

Agnes MacDonald

Tel 571716/07769824059

Charity Run – Duthie Park – NSPCC

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Jun 252017

UNCRC – Article 36 – Children should be protected from any activity that takes advantage of them or could harm their welfare and development.

On Friday 23rd June the whole school took part in a sponsored run in aid of the NSPCC.  Sports Captains organised this event sending information letters home to all parents, setting the route and collecting the sponsorship money.  Primary 1 to 3 ran for 15 minutes around a route set on the grass while P4 to P7 were set the challenge of doing 4 circuits of the park.  Parents also got the chance to take part in the run.  A big thank you yet again to the parents who supported us by marshaling and encouraging the children.  Watch this space to see how much we raised!

Build a Den Day

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Jun 252017

UNCRC -Article 22 (Refugee children): Children have the right to special protection and help if they are refugees (if they have been forced to leave their home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.

P5/6G planned and organised ‘Build a Den Day’ in aid of Save the Children.  This year the focus was on how we could help child refugees.  All pupils were asked to come to school dressed in red.  On the build up to the day itself pupils in all classes put both their technology and creativity skills to the test by designing their own dens. Winning teams from each class were then supported to create their Den in the gym.  The results were fantastic! £210 was raised from this day of fun!


Eat well for less are looking for families to appear on the show!

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Jun 192017
The show follows Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace & award winning greengrocer Chris Bavin on a mission to prove that it is possible for families to save moneyon their food budget without scrimping on taste and nutrition.  They hope that by analysing the shopping habits of UK families, they can help to show where we can source the best and cheapest quality food.
Eating healthily and to a budget is something we feel affects most of us and we’d be really grateful if you could help us spread the word about the new series amongst your families at your school and staff by perhaps circulating a flyer or sharing something in a newsletter. I have attached a copy of the flyer to this email and we can also post paper copies out to the school if you would prefer. 
If you think you know any families/households that may be interested in appearing on the programme, please do pass on our details.
Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
The Eat Well For Less Team
Get in touch to apply or find out more!
0117 970 7661
Any views or opinions are entirely those of the author

International Fair

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Jun 012017

UNCRC – Article 30 – Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether they are shared by the majority of people in the country they live.

Ferryhill Primary School celebrated an extremely successful international festival, held on Sunday 21st May on the back of the school’s international week. A celebration of food, customs, games, and activities from across the world, the festival attracted a 300+ crowd. Visitors were treated to a tantalising spread of food, stories by Scottish story teller Pauline Cordiner and performances by bagpipe player and ex-pupil Ross Thomson, the school’s own highland dancing group as well as Chinese children’s dancing group Red Phoenix Dance.

Taster dishes ranged from traditional Scottish fayre such as haggis bon bons to Indian, Nigerian, Russian, Polish, Chinese, and many other international flavours. With the majority of food prepared by school parents, festival organisers also received generous contributions from local restaurants and shops such as Wok Wok, Inn at the Park, the Ferryhill House Hotel, Tesco’s, Sainsbury’, Beefy’s Biltong and Aperitivo.

Whilst much of the focus was on food, children were also well catered for with activities including mandala colouring, creating matryoshka dolls, face painting, tattoos, nail painting, and the popular Viking chess game Kubb.

A huge thank you to Angela Wigham and Laura Gerrard for organising this in such a tight timescale.


Information regarding inclusive local activities

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May 312017
I wanted to share my local group that may be of interest to children who attend your school plus their parents or carers.
I have set up a closed Facebook group, this is where people can post asking for help, advice or support but also to get anything off their chest.
My son is 7 years old Autistic and ADHD and the last easter break i found so isolating, we can’t do anything mainstream which means not only does Jack miss out but his younger brother (no delays no concerns just a typical 4 year old). Its a shame for Danny he can’t do soft play on a weekend as we can’t take Jack as he just wont cope with the noise or the crowds.
I have set up many activities and I am liasing with the Inclusion Team at Aberdeen City Council. So far this is the activities i have set up:
Weekly weekend lego club – Starts Saturday 20th May 1-2pm – Beacon Community Centre Bucksburn (upstairs in community wing, lift available if required) £1 entry fee
Monthly Sit and Chat coffee session – Starts 28th May 1-3pm – Beacon Community Centre Bucksburn (upstairs in cafe in communit wing, lift available if required
Trip to the beach – Collieston Beach 11am – Parents and carers getting out the house mixing with others who ‘get it’ – Suitable for all including buggies and wheelchairs
Family Picnic – 8th July 11am – Banchory King George V Park
Walk through the forest – Countesswells Forest 10.30am – meet in car park and go for a gentle walk, nice flat accessable for all
Autism Friendly trip to the cinema – 30th July – time and movie tbc – this titled as ‘autism friendly’ but it is suitable for all those with additonal needs
Additonal Support Needs Summer BBQ – 26th August 11-3pm – Beacon Community Centre – £1 entry fee includes:
Bouncy Castle
Face Painting
Glitter Tattoo’s
Meet Elsa and Batman (Love Rara)
Games and prizes
Outdoor play
Quiet indoor space if anyone needs some quiet time
Sensory play
All of the above is included with the £1 entry fee the only additonal cost is food and drink.
Life can be very isolating for those with additonal needs, their parent and carer but also siblings and even cousins, this is why i set up this group to try and help others same as me.
Many Thanks
Jo Gowie

Ferryhill Parent Council AGM

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May 312017

Active Schools Fun Run Series

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May 312017

UNCRC – Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health…

We are delighted that some of our talented pupils are part of the Active Schools fun run series.

Friends of ANCHOR with P2S/L and P5P

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May 242017

PTA – Meeting and School Fair

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May 082017

PTA Meeting – Tuesday 9th May, 6.30pm in school staff room.

All parents and carers are encouraged to come along to discuss what PTA funds are spent on and plans & ideas for fundraisers.

School Fair – Saturday 10th June, 11am-1pm

The PTA are organising the annual school school fair for families to come along and have fun together, whilst raising funds for the school.  The fair relies on the help of many parents and teachers so if you are able to help in any way please contact Angie Barnett on 07776 292344.

The raffle is our main fundraiser at the fair (£1,500 raised at the Christmas fair), mainly due to the star prize & hampers.  Any donations of prizes, including the star prize, for the adult and child raffle would be very gratefully received.

Private stalls – if you, or someone you know, would like a private stall at the fair please contact Angie 07776 292344.

A letter with further information about the stalls, activities and requested donations will be issued shortly.


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