Last year P1-4 enjoyed a visit from the author Chris Duke who wrote the book ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’. This is a delightful little book which is a stimulus for discussing emotions.
Lucy Pear has magical hair which changes colour depending on her emotions. Lucy is excited when her hair is purple, angry when it is red and blue when she feels sad.
She soon learns that it is #OkNotToBeOk and that these feelings will soon pass.
Violet in P4K was so excited to waken up on Christmas morning to discover that Santa had brought her a Lucy doll. Lucy visited the ‘Rocks’ rotation group during Health and Wellbeing and she listened to the class checking in with their hair colour of the day.
Children's Mental Health Week 2020 will take place from 3rd February – 9th February 2020 and as always we will be supporting our pupils by offering opportunities to share experiences, emotions and we will have a focus on the theme ' Find Your Brave'. More information to follow.
P1-4 pupils were excited today to meet Chris Duke, the author of the story ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’.
Chris travelled for 3 hours today to visit Galston Primary, Onthank and Hillhead Primary to share a very powerful message.
The day started with the Kilmarnock Standard photographer speaking to Brooke Hannah in P3W who shared her writing with Chris and he has used it on his Facebook and Instagram pages.
Other pupils showed art work related to the various emotions shared in the story of Lucy with the magical colour changing hair.
P1 and P2 then met Chris and also Mary MacInnes who has been selling handmade products to raise money to donate a copy of the book to all schools in East Ayrshire. Mary is a local girl who attended Loanhead Primary School. She wants to spread the message to the community that ‘It is ok not to be ok’ and that blue days will pass.
Some p1 pupils showed their super work!
Chris and Mary complimented the P1-P2 audience!
P3 and P4 also listened well and asked some super questions at the end of the session.
Look out for the article and photos in the Kilmarnock Standard.
Copies of the book can be bought online at www.lucysblueday.com. A version suitable for older children is available to pre order. (P+P not included – discount code is invalid now)
A fab day with the P2s at Eglinton. We were doing a scavenger hunt, bug and flower hunt before spending fun time on the play park. No complaints from anyone regarding the choice of venue. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Thanks to the extra parent helpers and friends who came along to aid the shepherding.
The rock painting craze is taking over at the moment. Mrs Carten’s class have painted some rocks for Whiteley’s Retreat Rock Garden just outside Ayr. Whiteley’s Retreat is a holiday home for children, young people and their families who have cancer or other life altering illnesses. The rocks will be delivered to Whiteley’s on the 16th June.
If anyone wishes to donate decorated rocks they can bring them to Mrs Carten’s classroom before 15th June. All rocks should be bright, cheery and uplifting. Thank you.