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?
The Health and Wellbeing Committee organised Road Safety Week in school this week (19th-23rd Nov). On Monday Jamie (Chairperson), Connie and Callum gave a presentation about the importance of Road Safety. On Wednesday morning the police were arranged to come and give talks to each class and Wednesday afternoon was an activity afternoon with pupils decorating hi-vis vests, playing road safety games, completing a quiz and role-playing how to cross the road safely. During this week a competition was running to design a road sign, poster or fact file on Road Safety. The entries were judged by the committee on Friday and announced at assembly.
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.
In 2012, Kirkcowan School will celebrate 150 years.
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Have you got any ideas about how we might celebrate this very special occasion?