Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Active Schools’ Football

Following an exciting train journey yesterday afternoon, Busby was ably represented in the first of this year’s Active Schools’ Football events.  Our pupils had the opportunity to pit their skills against teams from Giffnock Primary, Braidbar Primary and Thornliebank Primary.

A record of one defeat, two draws and a victory made for a successful afternoon and all pupils participating thoroughly enjoyed the experience!


Special Lunch Menu – Wednesday 10th May


On Wednesday 10th May, the kitchen will be serving a special International Buffet menu.

Sliced melon
Italian pizza fingers
Indian vegetable pakora
Haggis sausage rolls

Choose as much as you can eat salad bowls:
Tuna pasta
Tomato pasta
Curried rice
Citrus cous cous
Carrot/Lettuce/Tomato/Cucumber/Pickled Onion
Mediterranean crudites with dips

Dessert Selection
Bite size fudge and Scottish fresh fruit platter
Assorted drinks

The charge for pupils in P4-P7 will be £2.00 for the buffet lunch. If your child would like to have a school lunch that day, please ensure they have enough money on their account.  Pupils in P1-P3 are entitled to a free lunch under the Scottish Government initiative.


Fairtrade Breakfast for Primary 6 and 7


On Friday 3rd March, pupils in P6 and P7 are invited to a fairtrade breakfast.  Pupils can bring their pyjamas to school and the Fairtrade committee will prepare and serve a delicous Fairtrade breakfast.

Pupils wishing to go to the breakfast should bring a donation of £1 to school with them on Wednesday or Thursday.

Please note this is for P6 and P7 pupils only.  There will be Fairtrade activities for younger pupils later in the school year.

Ready, Steady, Cook!

This afternoon we held a Ready, Steady, Cook! event to celebrate winning the first ever Better Eating, Better Learning Innovation Award.   The Green Peppers (Ms Usmani,  Jane Abraham, Rhuairidh, and Natasha) competed against the Red Tomatoes (Ms Cushley, Linda Gibson, Susannah and Razin) to create the best afternoon tea from a box of mystery ingredients.  Watched by upper school pupils and invited guests both teams produced delicious teas.  The Red Tomatoes were judged to have narrowly won the vote with their offering of bruschetta and vol au vents.

After the vote Alistair McIntyre, the ASSIST chair, presented Ben and Zara with the award.  He spoke very highly of the school, saying that the work being done at Busby involving food is outstanding and that we are leading the way nationally.

Our thanks go to all team members from our Ready, Steady, Cook!challenge and to our VIP guests Janice Collins (Head of Service), Maureen Sneddon (QIO), Alistair McIntyre (ASSISTFM),  Pamela Renton (Spaceright), Jason McKeown (Unilever), Gary Johnstone (Education Scotland), Lorna Aitken (Education Scotland), Loraine Lawrie (Facilities Management Quality Manager) and Nicki Joiner (Catering Co-ordinator).  Thank you for attending and making our award presentation so special.

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Message from Healthier Scotland


From 5th of December 2016, a person smoking in a car which is carrying passengers under 18 years of age will be breaking the law. Offenders could face a £100 fixed penalty fine.

The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016, creates a new criminal offence, committed by any adult (aged 18 or over), where that adult smokes in a private motor vehicle in the presence of a child (under 18years of age), while that vehicle is in a public place. The aim of the legislation is to protect children and young people from the harmful effects of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in a confined space.

Exposure to second-hand smoke in cars involves higher concentrations of health-threatening chemicals than in larger, open areas. Even if the windows are opened or air conditioning is used, harmful particles can remain in the atmosphere long after the visible smoke has disappeared. The restriction of a vehicle also means individuals are unable to move away from the smoke.

We all have an obligation to protect children and young people from the risks to their life and health, caused by the exposure to second hand smoke and ensure that every child in Scotland has the best start in life. Growing up in a smoke-free environment is an important part of that.

The Scottish Government hope that the introduction of this legislation will help their drive to cut the number of children exposed to second-hand smoke to 6 per cent by 2020. This is a momentous step in pulling Scotland on the path to becoming a tobacco-free generation.

For more information, visit the Healthier Scotland website.