Wow!!! What an experience!!! For our children, families AND staff!!!
This week, from Monday to Wednesday, 8 families and 3 staff members from Catrine ECC travelled by coach to the beautiful small town of Pitlochry. This exciting trip was funded by Hostelling Scotland where we stayed for 2 nights with some of our 3 and 4yr olds. ECC staff worked together to plan a fun filled itinerary for the 3 days which involved activities such as, den building, toasting marshmallows on the fire, scavenger hunts, Bookbug and much, much more.
Our slideshow highlights just some of the great opportunities and activities that we participated in.
Thanks to everyone involved, including EAC LOST staff for their advice and training, and all who came along to East Ayrshire’s FIRST EVER Early Years residential trip.
Primary 7 had a great day at Blair Drummond Safari Park yesterday for their last ever primary school trip! After a long journey the pupils enjoyed seeing all the animals on the safari drive, but were glad to finally get off the bus to explore the rest of the park. The highlights of the day included the Astraglide, the sea lion show, playing in the adventure park after lunch, the Flying Fox, pedal boats and boat safari to see the chimps. We all had a fantastic time and were so glad that the rain didn’t make an appearance as forecast.
Yesterday eleven Primary 7 pupils attended the STEAM Transition Day at Dumfries House which was organised by Auchinleck Academy. The pupils had the opportunity to experience five STEAM workshops throughout the day: Science, Technical, Computing, Maths and Art. The day was a great chance for the pupils to meet and make friends with pupils from other primary schools, to get to know teachers from the academy, to learn lots and have fun too!
Well done to all of the Primary 7 pupils who competed in the Touch Rugby Festival at the Barony Campus in Cumnock today. The pupils demonstrated great teamwork and had good fun! The girls and boys competed against Auchinleck, Mauchline and Ochiltree and faced some very tough competition. Congratulations to the girls who were runners up and were each awarded a medal for their effort. Great work everyone!
Well done to all of the P6 and P7 pupils who competed in the East Ayrshire Netball Festival at Cumnock Academy today. The pupils worked very well together as a team and had great fun playing against other schools. They won 4 games, lost 3 and came in 5th place overall. Great effort everyone!
Primary 7 visited the Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock today. The class have been reading War Horse by Michael Morpurgo as part of the First World War topic, and particularly enjoyed the War Horse section of the exhibition. The pupils were given a guided tour of the whole exhibition and got the opportunity to take part in drama activities, write their own stories and even dress up.
The class were then able to visit the other exhibitions in the museum where they could see some memorabilia from the First World War. One item of particular interest was a copy of the Kilmarnock Standard from the 16th November 1918. The newspaper included the death notice for Gunner John McKinnell from Catrine, whose name is on the Catrine war memorial and was read out at our remembrance service last week.
The class had a great morning, and learned a lot from this great visit.
Yesterday Mr Lynch and pupils from Auchinleck Academy (including two of our former pupils, Niamh and Robert) visited Primary 7 to share their World War 1 Battlefields experience with the class. The Auchinleck Academy pupils delivered a fantastic presentation to tell the class all about their recent trip to France and Belgium. Primary 7 were very interested in listening to their stories, and learned a lot from this visit. The class would like to thank Mr Lynch and the pupils for all their hard work in preparing their presentation, and for taking the time to come and speak to them.
The sun was shining on Thursday for our summer trip to Heads of Ayr Farm Park. Primary 5/6 enjoyed the Play Barn, visiting the shop, seeing all the different animals, playing on the trampolines and bouncy pillows. Despite the hungry seagulls at lunch time, we all had a great day!
Primary 6 pupils had great fun yesterday at Danger Detectives. They took part in interactive activities to raise awareness of potential dangers in our environment, and to learn about ways of keeping themselves safe. Activities included:
Safety on public transport
The activities taught pupils to become more aware of personal safety both indoors and outside, to learn how to react to dangerous situations, to know what role the emergency services play and to make a contribution towards reducing both crime and accidents. It was a very worthwhile event. Continue reading “Danger Detectives 2018”
Primary 5/6 enjoyed their visit to the Cevic Centre today. We started the morning by designing our own gardens – Eryn and Chloe won a prize for their great designs. We then went into the garden where we planted seeds, learned about bees and went on a scavenger hunt!
Primary 6/7 were very excited during their trip to New Lanark. They first enjoyed exploring the school house and how life was for the school children at the mill. Next we had lunch and after that we went on the Annie McLeod experience ride. It took us on a virtual journey through the life and work of Annie. Finally we went on a guided tour, where we were all told many interesting facts about the life and times of Robert Owen the mill owner.
Primary 5/6 had a great time at New Lanark this week when they went back in time to find out what life would have been like in a working mill. They visited the Robert Owen School for Children, learned lots on a guided tour of the mill and particularly enjoyed the Annie McLeod ride. It was an excellent day!
The red group visited The Cevic Centre where we made rainbows by cutting our paper plate in half, painting a yellow sun and adding coloured tissue paper to make our rainbow. We also listened to a rainbow story which we really liked as it had shiny stars in it. On our walk to the Cevic we heard a cockerel and on the way back we did very well recognising the numbers on the doors. We had lots of fun and had a brilliant morning!