Pupils at Portpatrick Primary were busy again last week celebrating Book Week and participating in Anti-Bullying Week.
Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading, supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. Children have enjoyed taking part in some of the online activities and celebrating the joy of books and reading. The upper class took part in the live lesson from engineers on sustainability linked to the story “Stop the litter”. The Roald Dahl Quiz was a hit- as always. This was followed by a competition testing children’s book knowledge by providing the blurb to some classic and favourite stories; the winner is the first to guess the title (Congratulations Izzy). The upper class also participated in this year’s writing competition. The story must feature a pair of wellies per the criteria, and we had some spectacular pieces written. The results will be announced in two weeks.
Children have also been taking part in this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which coincided with Book Week this year. The theme was “One Kind Word”. Through assemblies and classroom activities, we have been revising what bullying is, how to deal with it, what to do, and how it is related to Rights Respecting School. See below for pictures of odd socks, kind words, friendship handprints, a friendship survey, random acts of kindness, and children celebrating their individual and unique qualities.