Category Archives: – Achievement

Special Olympics Assembly

Thank you to Amy Clark, Frances Smiley and Jack Dickson for coming to school and sharing their experiences of being a special Olympian at the games in Abu Dhabi this summer.

They were great sports taking part in our question & answer session. The pupils asked some great questions and were keen to find out more about eating healthy, how many days do they train and how do they go about becoming an Olympian.

Pupils and staff loved chatting with the visitors and having a look and feel of their special medals.

Good Luck

Good luck to our former pupil and sports champion, Amy who is a member of the rhythmic gymnastics team competing at the Special Olympics. Good luck from everyone at IMS.


Clyde in the Classroom

Classes  Harris and Orkney were delighted to win a special ASN prize for their contribution to the Clyde in the Classroom project this session.

Quote from Willie Yeomans, “The Isobel Mair film was literally in a class of its own and we wish to recognise the time and effort your team put into it. We would like to work with you to develop an event suitable for your children and deliver it before the end of June.”

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Food for Thought……

The Food for Thought Education Fund from Education Scotland gives financial support to develop Food and Health as a context for learning. The fund aims to improve practitioner confidence in providing progressive, high quality learning experiences which help to embed food education into the ethos of the establishment. It also provides an opportunity to plan and implement learning experiences which build sustainability and capacity for future development.

Mrs Goodlad worked painstakingly to put together our successful application to gain the funding required for Isobel Mair to build its’ own Mini Allotment within the school grounds.

Mr Coubrough has been working with class’ Harris and Skye to develop an area of the school grounds specifically for food production. The project will be up and running for growing season towards the end of March where there will be 4 raised beds with wheelchair access to enable all pupils to participate in horticulture and produce fruit and vegetables for use in Home Economics lessons. We envisage this project will be a sustainable on-going benefit to the school.

The project could not have been completed without the help of companies from our local community- MensShed Barrhead for building our planters and also Waitrose for providing seed boxes and the vital know how for tending to our crops.