Despite the incredibly warm weather on Friday (7.6.13) all pupils made a valiant effort to complete their skip-a-thon sponsored event. All pupils who took part did extremely well and we are delighted to say that their efforts to gather sponsors, so far, amount to over £1100 for British Heart Foundation, amazing!
Please could we remind anyone who is yet to bring in sponsor money to do so before Friday 14th June. Also remember we will need to send off individual sponsor forms to the British Heart Foundation so they can claim gift aid and also so pupils can claim for the digital skipping ropes if applicable (£50 + sponsors). Thank you again for all your support. Photographs and reports written by pupils on all the events during health week will be appearing in the local press soon.
Here’s Hamish throwing a beanbag into the net at our skip a thon obstacle race.
Today has been great fun for Kirkcowan School pupils but we have also raised an incredible £303.89 for a very serious and worthwhile cause. Pupils, staff and parents’ generosity was outstanding. The Great Kirkcowan Bake Off was a huge success with spectacular entries from all. The four judges had a very difficult decision, however they awarded 1st Prize to Abbie and Ellis for their excellent ‘Red Nose Cake’ and runner up prize went to Fern for her ‘Cosmic Company Cupcakes’. Pupils paid £2 to enter the bake off and sold their baking at the end of the afternoon. Most pupils in the school dressed for a ‘Bad Day’ day for a donation of 50p.
On Friday (8.2.13) pupils enjoyed a visit from Linda Greenhill, a member of the local community, who is due to visit a remote area of Nepal at Easter Time. This will be Linda’s second visit to the area. Linda talked about life in Nepal and pupils learned a lot from her very interesting slideshow. Kirkcowan Primary School is hoping to link with a school in Nepal and following Linda’s visit pupils began thinking about how they could introduce themselves to the pupils at the school.
It has been decided that pencil cases will be collected and sent out with Linda along with introductory letters written by the pupils. The reach out committee have produced a poster to give further details about the pencil case appeal which can be seen below. Also a powerpoint link is below which gives details about Nepal for pupils and parents. Did you know the Nepal flag is not rectangular? Do you know what the two triangular shapes of the flag represent?
There was a tremendous turn out of people at the coffee afternoon on Saturday to mark the end of the celebrations for 150 years. The mosaic was unveiled by Kate Anderson, local artist, who was thanked by Mrs Caldwell for all her hard work and presented with flowers. Old photographs were displayed in one of the classrooms for people to reminisce together and a baking stall, tombola and commemorative items were sold in another of the classrooms. “Tall Tales and Short Trousers: An unofficial history of Kirkcowan School” was a great seller, and on its release sold close to 100 copies!
Altogether an incredible £800 was raised from this event. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, helped and/or ran around tirelessly on the day ensuring eveything went so well!
On Friday 23 March Kirkcowan Primary managed to raise a massive £279.55 for Sport Relief, thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts and a special thank you to those who could join us on the Sport Relief mile.
P3/4/5 were selling stars in December for the pupils to write Christmas messages on to their friends, instead of writing lots of individual cards. The stars were 20p each and were displayed on a huge Christmas tree in the corridor for all to see. The class took a vote and the money raised went to The Scottish Cot Death Trust – a total of £15.40! Welldone P3/4/5.