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.
The Parent Council AGM is scheduled for next week Tue 6th June, 7PM (staff room). This meeting is open to ALL parents and carers from Nursery through to P7.
Parent Council deals with all matters related to parental involvement and strengthening the home-school partnership.
Topics discussed at this AGM include the head teachers’ update, school improvement initiatives for 2017/18, anti-bullying policy, playground improvements, garden club, head lice guidelines, treasurer’s rep…ort, keeping your child safe online, international festival update, parental involvement act review, parent council vision for 2017/18, etc.
Any input for further agenda items is welcome! Please email Angela Wigham (chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org or the PC email address email@example.com.
If any of these topics are close to your heart or if you want to learn more about what happens in the school, please join us next week. Thanks!
Local cancer charity Friends of ANCHOR launched their 20th anniversary project ’20for20′ to celebrate this milestone year. Artists and schools in the north east of Scotland were invited to submit their artwork to design one of the 20 anchors that will go on public display throughout Aberdeen and further afield from Stonehaven to Shetland.
Ferryhill Primary’s submission was chosen from 19 entered schools to have their ‘Big Hero 20’ theme used on one of the anchors. Loosely based on the Big Hero 6 film, the children from P5P and their buddy class P2S/L, designed their own individual superhero masks on made up hero characters. Mindful of the true heroes that are facing cancer, many of the designs reflected the light and dark sides that the patients go through every day during their diagnosis and treatment.
Artist Fiona Chance helped to translate the children’s design theme onto the anchor. She came to the school today, along with fellow artist Margot Montgomery, to help the children place their own masks on the anchor. Photographers from the local papers (P&J and Evening Express) were also at the school to capture the children in action.
The anchor voyage will begin on 1st July and will be on display until the end of October. The Ferryhill anchor will be placed in the school playground throughout the summer holidays.
For those wanting more information about the voyage, please visit the website www.balmoral-group.com/foa or follow #20for20anchor for sneak peeks of the anchors on Instagram.
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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These real life robots help teach children coding skills, which may benefit them in the future as the digital world progresses. Primary 6F will be learning more about the robots’ abilities in order to help teach other classes within the school.
Article 31 – Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.
Sports Camps at ASV is the ultimate multi-sport school holiday programme, and bookings are now open for summer 2017.Featuring a whole host of traditional and innovative sports from Athletics to Aqua Run and Quidditch to Table Tennis, Sports Camps at ASV helps keep kids from P1 – S3 busy and active during the school holidays in a friendly and safe environment. All activities are age-appropriate, and are led by qualified staff who hold PVG membership. For more information, please visithttp://www.aberdeensportsvillage.com/tots-to-teens/kidscamps-asv/sportscamps-asv
I’m also pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Denis Law Legacy Trust Community Football Festival. In partnership with the Scottish Football Association, Aberdeen Football Club, Aberdeen Football Club Community Trust and Streetsport, the Festival will provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate in football and football related activities. For information on the various events taking place for children and adults during May, June and July, visithttp://www.aberdeensportsvillage.com/denis-law-community-festival-2
The following opportunity was sent to the school:
My Name is Jamie and I work as an Assistant Producer on a thrilling new CBBC Children’s fantasy game show.
We are currently looking for applicants of all abilities, aged between 9-13 years to take part in a new fantasy game show that will be filmed in Scotland over the summer months. The successful candidates will get a chance to test their skill, determination and bravery against a series of physical and mental challenges.
This link will take you directly to the application.