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
Twitter:@EatWellForLess
 
 
 
 
GREG & CHRIS PIC
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.

Sarah

Dash and Dot have arrived at Ferryhill!

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May 052017
 

UNCRC – Article 1 – Everyone below the age of 18 has all the rights of the convention…

UNCRC – Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education…

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.

 

Summer Sport Camps

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May 042017
 

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

 

CBBC Fantasy Game Show (9 to 13 year olds)

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Apr 242017
 

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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/be-on-a-cbbc-fantasy-game-show?collection=be-on-a-show

 

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