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23rd May – World Turtle Day

There are lots of great craft  ideas online with a turtle theme.

Use your creativity to come up with your own ideas.
Use empty food and drink containers to make turtles – lots of ideas online to get you started

National Geographic for kids has some amazing facts about turtles
Make your own quiz about turtles


How many different types of turtle can you name?

Find out  which country or countries they live in.

Look for videos online of mass turtle hatchings on beaches – they are amazing.

11th May – Water Saving Week starts

Go round the house and identify all of the ways you use water in your house.

Try using Scottish Water’s online calculator to work out how much water you actually use in total.

The Scottish Water website has a section especially for children to teach them about water and also has games to play. https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/help-and-resources/education

Turn on a tap in the house then turn it off but not fully, leave it to drip very, very slowly. Get a timer and see how much water is collected from the dripping tap in a glass or mug in one minute. If you had a dripping tap for one full day it would waste 1440 times that amount of water!!! Make a sign to put beside your taps to remind everyone to switch them off properly.

Make your own rain gauge and collect rainfall. Reuse rain to water plants. Join in with Sean Batty – STV Weather Mini Meteorologist Challenge for children.  @SeanBattySTV   #MiniMetTeam
Learn about the water cycle, freezing, evaporation and melting

Green Flag

Due to the number of applications that have been received by Eco Schools Scotland, we will unfortunately not hear if we have been awarded our green flag before the holidays.  We will keep you updated in the new session.

Green Flag

We have submitted our application for our first ever Eco Schools Green Flag.   All of the children have worked incredibly hard on a range of projects linked to caring for the environment. many thanks to the parents, grandparents and members of the commmunity who have helped us.  The Bank of Scotland volunteers will be in school next week to help us prepare our allotment area.

Royal Horticultural Society School Garden Awards

bird feederscomposting wormsAll of our classes in the school, fmaily centre, CCC and PSADU have been working really hard out in the garden now that the weather has improved.  We have been working on preparing the area that is going to become our allotment.  We have now applied for our level 3 award. We focussed on:

  • Creating habitats for wildlife, planting a range of plants to encourage butterflies and bees into the garden.  We have created a minibeast corner in the garden, painted a beehive for the Waterworks community garden.  put up bird feeders, nesting boxes and a butterfly feeding station.
  • Learning about composting and recycling.  the nursery have a wormery, they put the waste from their snacks into it and they make compost for their plants.
  • Starting to prepare our new allotment area. Planting more fruit and vegetables in school and outside.

Have a loook at some of our work.

Carlibar RHS level 3 evidenceWP_20160521_010

minibeast hotel completedreduce reuse recycleWP_20160513_001

Help needed in the garden

Can you spare some time to help us develop our gardens?

The children are busy growing plants to put outside once all risk of frost has gone.

Can you help us to prepare the ground/ general tidy up?  Any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated. Pop into the office on Friday 6th May or Monday 9th May any time between 9am and 10.30 or 11 – 12.30 or 1.30 until 3pm.  If you do have your own digging fork or spade and want to bring it along please feel free to do this.

No experience needed just old footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.

We have a small supply of adult sized tools in school. If you do have your own digging fork or spade and want to bring it along please feel free to do this.

We will keep our fingers crossed for some sun!!!



Eco Assembly

Our new Eco Team  revealed the new Eco Code to the whole school at our September assembly and announced the winners of the Eco Mascot Shared Family Learning  Challenge.  The ideas that families had were great.  The eco team will spend next week creating the new mascot Carlibug, using ideas from a number of different mascot entries.  Watch out for more Eco news coming soon.