The proposal to create a Busby Primary School tartan was developed in order to create a sense of identity as a Scottish primary school in our local East Renfrewshire community. The idea is being supported by Kinloch Anderson who have offered to register one of the tartans designed by our pupils. This provides an exciting opportunity for Busby Primary School to lead the way in a unique initiative that has never been done before.
In order to progress this initiative we feel that it is vital to consult parents to provide a sense of ownership with regards to the final decision being made. The children and staff members were also consulted in this decision. The pupils carried out their own market research with the parents of Busby Primary school.
Through a Masterclass, tartan designs have been submitted by children in the second level of the school which provides ownership of the initiative and ensures that children are involved at all stages of the process. The final decision on the design of the busby tartan is yet to be made by our guest judges.
Please click on the links in the ‘School Video’ section on the left hand side to see the films we have made showcasing life at Busby. Our ‘Loving the Learning’ film highlights the work being carried out in our master classes with a focus on food and health. The two ‘Ten Pieces’ films celebrate the pupils’ achievements during this fantastic project with the BBC. We hope you enjoy them.
Well done to the Euro Quiz team. They came 5th out of 30 teams in the 2015 final at the Scottish Parliament building. The team, under the expert coaching of Miss Macrae, worked really hard and we are very proud of you all.
Well done to the school choir and instrumentalist and the P1 and P2 ‘Busbits’. Both groups performed last week at the Glasgow Music Festival. The judges were very impressed with the performances and the choir were awarded a merit.
The week beginning 16th March was our annual STEMM week – we added an extra ‘M’ for Medicine! It was a fabulous week with trips to the Snow Zone and the Museum of Rural Life. We showcased our work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths from the year. We also had parents leading workshops, alongside STEM ambassadors and business partners. The week finished with our STEMM Fayre where parents and families could try out experiments, maths puzzles and engineering problems for themselves. Feedback was highly positive and we hope you learned something new.
On the 26th of March, the BBC came to Bubsy and ‘took over’ for the day. We were only one of four schools chosen in Scotland. There were musicians from the Scottish Symphony Orchestra working with our musicians, an opera singer working with the choir and animators and film makers working with groups of children. The day finished with a performance of ‘Zadok the Priest’, the premier of the documentary and animation and the performance of a song written on the day. What a fantastic experience and can’t wait until next week when we have our showcase for parents and guests. Watch this space for the videos of this truly exciting and unforgettable day. We have also uploaded our videos and art work and hope that some of it may be chosen to be shown at the Proms in the Albert Hall later on in the year. P7 have included some of their thoughts in their class blog.
We are proud to announce that we have just had our green flag renewed for the third time. An assessor from Eco-Schools Scotland came out to see the fantastic work that has been going on at Busby since our last submission. She was extremely impressed with the work that the children are leading and was overwhelmed by the confidence and dedication they demonstrated towards the Eco work. She said, “At all times I found your pupils to be enthusiastic, articulate and knowledgeable about Eco-schools learning and activities.” She was also very impressed by the Eco Committee and identified that they are doing an, “Excellent job in motivating others to take positive environmental action.” Well done, everyone!
Well done to the Busby Euro Quiz Team – they came first in the East Renfrewshire Competition. We are extremely proud of them all as this is the first time that Busby Primary has won this prestigious award. Their hard work and dedication really paid off. A big thank you also goes to Miss Macrae. She has supported the pupils at lunch times and after school. The National round takes place in Edinburgh in May. We wish our team all the very best.
Primary 2/3 will be holding a toy sale on Monday the 15th of December to raise money for Yorkhill Children’s Charity. We are asking people to donate any unwanted toys and books they have to our sale. These should be brought to the P2/3 classroom this week. We ask that any donations are in good condition. If pupils could bring up to £1 on Monday to purchase something from our sale it would be appreciated. Thank you for your help in raising money for a very special charity!
This week is our annual Finance Week. The pupils will be continuing to develop good money habits and there will be visitiors in from Barclays and the Construction Industry Training Board to support the learning in this area. There will be profitable pound challenges throughout the week and pupils will be planning enterprise inititives for the Christmas Fayre. Any money raised by the pupils will be used to buy additional Maths games for their class.