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 visit


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, visit


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.


Dates for your Diary for term 4

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Mar 292017


Senior Pupils Rookie Event – Thursday 20th April – Lifeguard and First Aid tuition at RGU

International Dress-up Day – Friday 12th May – children may come to school dressed up in their National Costume – as much or as little as they like.  During the week leading up to this children will be treated to sessions by a storyteller – tales from other lands.

International Fair – Sunday 21st May – 2 to 3.30 p.m. – A ‘family’ event involving international food and activities which celebrates the diversity of cultures within the school.

Week Beginning 22nd May – Health Week – lots of activities around the theme of ‘Health’ for the whole school

Dalguise Information Evening for Primary 7 Parents – Thursday 25th May – 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.  We encourage all P7 parents whose children are going to Dalguise to attend this meeting

The Hobbit – Tuesday 30th May – Performance by M & M Theatre group for P1 to P7.  Paid for by the PTA

Parents Evenings – Tuesday 30th May and Thursday 1st June

Infant Sports – Tuesday 6th June – 1.15pm – school playing field – wear house colours

Middle/Upper Sports – Wednesday 7th June – 1.30 pm – school playing field – wear house colours

Travelling Books – Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June – Pupils will be able to buy books with a percentage of the sales going to the school.

Charity Run at Duthie Park in aid of NSPCC – Friday 9th June  (changed from the 2nd)- The P7 Sports Captains will organise this for the whole school.  Families are invited to join us.  More details will follow nearer the time.

Summer Fair – Saturday 10th June – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – All families welcome

Dalguise Outdoor Activity Week – Week beginning 12th June –  Primary 7’s residential trip

Build a Den Day – Charity event in aid of Save the Children – Global Citizenship – Friday 16th June – more details to follow at a later date

Primary 1 to Primary 7 Show – Rookie Rockstars – Ferryhill Parish Church – 29th June6.30 pm   This show tackles bullying, self-esteem, friendship, courage and perseverance.  This is being run by Rookie Rockstars, a registered Scottish charity.  The children will start rehearsing on Monday 26th June – guaranteed to have great fun! The Primary 7 pupils will put out more information about buying tickets nearer to the date.

End of Year Service – Friday 30th June – led by Primary 7 pupils

Diving Talent

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Mar 272017

Article 29 – Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest

Following a previous post where children in Ferryhill school were assessed for potential diving talent, the following pupils have now been selected.

Maisy Murray P2,   Amelie Horne P5, Oskar Safiullin P5, Morgan Sellar P6, Hannah Souter P5


Considering 2000 children were assessed in Aberdeen schools, this is a great achievement.


Mar 232017

UNCRC – Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health.  Governments must work to provide good quality heath care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.  Richer countries must help poorer countries to achieve this.

P7 took the lead at Assembly today in recognition of World Water Day.  Facts and Figures were used to persuade the rest of the school to save water.  They provided good tips on how to do this.  All children were asked to share their knowledge with their family.

Easter Holiday Activities

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Mar 152017

Article 31 – Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.


Something to do during the Easter Break! 

As part of the ‘See the World in Aberdeen’ will be running 3D Balloon making workshops
throughout the Easter holidays for young people to learn different 3D Balloon creating techniques. These projects will be run by artists from gray’s school of art and will give unique ideas to entrants, offer support to young people struggling with their balloon’s and gives children something to do over the Easter break!

These workshops are available for ages 5+ and are completely free! They will take place on
April 4th – April 8th between 1pm – 4pm
at Seventeen, 17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen
AB10 1JR

Any interested people should email

Parachute Fun

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Mar 142017

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

As part of their Health and Wellbeing curriculum classes have loved working with the parachute in the gym.  Pupils had to work together whilst still ensuring the safety of their peers!

Diving Talent ID programme in Aberdeen

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Mar 132017

Article 29 – Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.

A few weeks ago a group of diving coaches from Sport Aberdeen came into our school to work with P2-7 pupils during their P.E. time.  They were part of a Talent ID group looking to identify potential diving talent in the children.  They participated in a variety of land based activities and from this some of the students were selected to go on to the next phase of the selection process.   The coaches went to 10 schools in total and saw 2000 children during this time and from this 197 were selected for phase 2.  Phase 2 for Ferryhill took place on Sunday the 12th.  Morgan, Amelie, Oskar, Hannah, Joshua, Maisy and Edel performed very well in the next phase with some of them bravely jumping off the 5m diving boards.  This programme has been successful in other areas in the country and they have even had some students participating in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games.  We want to congratulate our pupils for getting this far and will wait to hear if they will be part of the final 40 to be selected to take part in the diving training program.

Author Visit

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Mar 102017

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

Today our children were highly entertained by Stuart Reid, author and promoter of children’s literacy.  Stuart talked at length about what inspired him to become a writer and also his experiences of meeting other acclaimed children’s authors … a great deal of hilarity today!

Fairtrade Assembly

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Mar 052017

UNCRC – Article 12 – Every child has the right to have their say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.    Pupil Voice…

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight the Rights Respecting Steering committee decided on a special Assembly.  Primary 7 pupils took the lead with an experiment to see which raisins would be the tastiest . .. Result:  Fairtrade was by far the tastiest.  It was great to see pupils involved from all stages – Nursery to Primary 7!  The steering committee has also set all classes a Fairtrade Poster Challenge.

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