Woodfarm Cluster: P4-P7 Ski Programme

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Woodfarm Cluster: P4-P7 Ski Programme


Your child has the opportunity to attend a P4-P7 Ski Club at Bellahouston Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bellahouston Park, 16 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, G41 5BW along with pupils from the cluster primary schools.  This term there will be two nights on offer to accommodate BEGINNERS (first time on skis) and INTERMEDIATES (can make plough turns down the small slope and can use the travelator tows) and Advanced. Please ensure you book your child into the correct level/night.  If you are unsure which level to book your child into please call Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre on 0141 427 4991 during office hours to discuss. The details of the clubs are as follows:



Dates:  MONDAY: 5th, 12th, 19th September. 3rd and 10th October 2016. (5 weeks).

Time:      4.15pm-5.45pm (Arrive at the centre at 4.00pm – week 1)

Cost:       £45.00 for the block (Cost includes all ski equipment)



Dates:   TUESDAY: 6th, 13th, 20th September. 4th, 11th October 2016. (5 weeks).

Time:      4.15pm-5.45pm (Arrive at the centre at 4.00pm – week 1)

Cost:           £45.00 for the block (Cost includes all ski equipment).


This programme is a partnership between East Renfrewshire Active Schools and Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre. Children will be taught by professional instructors. Please note that no transport will be provided to the ski centre; therefore you must make appropriate arrangements for your child to be dropped off and collected from the venue. Children should come to the sessions in warm, waterproof clothing and it is essential that they bring a pair of gloves.


Places are limited. If your child is interested in attending the club, please book your place by emailing me on baxterm1@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk. Deadline for bookings is Friday 26th August 2016.


Please state the name of your child, school and year group and the night that you would like to attend and level of their skiing. You will receive an email to confirm you have a place and be sent information of how to book your place.


Marie Baxter

Active School Co-ordinator

Junior Road Safety Officers Travel Plan

Our Junior Road Safety Officers(JRSOs) have been working together to produce a school travel plan.

The aim of this travel plan is to provide parents and pupils with green travel information and to encourage them to make sensible choices.

As part of this work the pupils joined with Mrs McMenemy and Woodfarm High to produce a video. The video can be viewed below(Glow login below).

Braidbar’s Eco Committee need your help!

As part of our mission to reduce waste we are collecting rubbish! In school we recycle our whiteboard pens and send them to a company called Terracycle who give us money for them. We are hoping that you may have some old pens or highlighters at home (or at your workplace) that we could also send away.

We have also signed up to recycle baby food packaging. We are looking for any Ella’s Kitchen style pouches and lids that we can recycle. Terracycle will collect these and turn them into new products which we believe is better than binning them.

We would also like to receive any biscuit wrappers that you may have at home. These too can be recycled!

Finally, we are hoping to create an exciting piece of Eco Art! Can you please donate any clean milk carton tops to the school so we can make a wonderful collage for our Eco wall!

Thank you for your help – Keep Recycling!

The Eco Committee.

Parent Equalities Forum

The final Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on Thursday 12 May in Mearns Primary School at 7pm.

This will take the form of a ‘showcase’ event with some schools presenting on the work they have been doing around equalities.

All parents are very welcome to attend.



Earlier this year, all the pupils in Primary 5-7 entered a spy themed storywriting competition.  The mission was to write an exciting story that could be made into a game by the company Polybius, who created SpyQuest.

Over 1000 pupils across the UK entered the competition and we are delighted to announce that Sarah Fulton in Primary 6 was the runner up in the competition.

David Goutcher, the creator of SpyQuest, visited the school to deliver Sarah’s prizes and to let her know that her peers would be able to play her game later in the year. He also presented her with a signed first-edition of the SpyQuest novel.

Congratulations to Sarah on her fantastic achievement.

David Goutcher presents Sarah with her prizes.
David Goutcher presents Sarah with her prizes.


Primary 5 Visit Parliament

Primary 5 worked with Louise Harley, a representative from Hamlyns Oats a few months ago. They worked hard in groups to create products using oats, designing the packaging and presenting their product to Louise. Louise was highly impressed with the work they carried out and she invited two pupils to support her stand at an event at Scottish Parliament . This event was hosted by Business in the Community to bring schools and local businesses together. Madeeha and Ethan from P5 attended the event and presented their work with confidence to many different business representatives and MSPs. The evening was a great success and both pupils made the school very proud.


Dounans: Day 1 and 2

Primary 7 arrived at Dounans in the glorious sunshine on Monday and it has been non-stop since.

The pupils were allocated their dorms and activity groups before making their way to the canteen for a quick bite to eat. The pupils then endured the ordeal of making their beds! An hour later… the pupils made their way to their first activity. Whilst two groups made their way to build a den under the watchful supervision of Mr Gordon, the others remained on site and participated in a number of team building activities.

After the pupils returned, they ate their dinner and prepared for the evening’s activity. The pupils raced around the centre trying to win multiple games of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ and they were all extremely tired as the headed back to their dorm. With lights out around 10pm all the pupils settled down to a good night’s sleep.

Day Two

Day two started with a full breakfast before the pupils prepared for their next activities. Two groups went canoeing and had a great day on the Loch. Two groups headed up the hills behind the centre and explored the scenery and wildlife there. Whilst the final group walked the Cat Walk and the Night Line.

It was a very eventful day and currently the pupils are participating in the evening activity ‘The Egg Challenge’.

We have tried to tweet photos of the pupils throughout the day so please ensure you follow us @braidbarps if you are not already doing so!!

World Book Day

Last Friday we celebrated World Book Day at Braidbar Primary.

The pupils all dressed for the event as their favourite characters, some of which can be viewed below. We also tweeted throughout the day so please follow us on our Twitter @braidbarps to keep up to date.

The pupils also contributed to a ‘Travelling Book’. The story started with the librarians setting the scene before making its way around the school. The result was a fantastically adventurous read which we would love to share with you!

Braidbar Travelling Book 2016

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