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Walk to School Week 2015 House Points Results

Well done to all pupils and staff who took part in this year’s “Walk to School Week”.

The result for each house is:

Caledonia 70 points       Wallace 90 points                      Balmoral 120 points

Ramsay 130 points        Gleneagles 100 points               Sutherland 60 points

This year’s £10 voucher prize draw winners are:

Fiona Scouthern, Emily Wallace, Abdul Malik, George Knight, Jemma Dover

Prizes will be issued during next week’s assemblies.

“Free Your Feet” S1 – S3 pupils.

During week beginning 5th May 2015 “Free your Feet” a week long whole school event which encourages all S1-S3 pupils to make walking part of his/her mode of transport to and from school will take place.

All pupils are encouraged to take part and can do so by:

  • walking the whole way to and from school.
  • walking to and from the bus stop.
  • walking from the drop off point in the car park at Broom shops.

If every pupil participates in some way we hope that together we will:

  • raise awareness of the health benefits of regular exercise as part every day life.
  • reduce traffic congestion and increase pupil safety.
  • make a contribution to improving the environment by reducing pollution.

What is going to happen?

Friday the 1st of May 2015 – you will be given a card to record the number of minutes you walk each day of the week to and from school.

Friday the 8th of May 2015 – get a parent/ guardian to check and sign your card.

Monday 11th May 2015 – post your completed and signed card in your House Box at the main entrance.

What happens then?

  • 10 House points will be awarded for every completed card.

Health and Wellbeing Information

The Scottish Government campaign “Eat Better Feel Better” has just launched its new website to encourage people to start cooking and eating well to improve their health. The website contains a variety of recipes to try and the nutrition content of recipes is given to make it easier to make informed choices. For those of you who enjoy interactive videos there is a selection of “cookalong” recipes on the website. Cookalong recipes can be a great way to involve children when cooking the family meal. The web address is http://www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk/

“Free Your Feet”

 During week beginning 12th  May 2014 “Free your Feet” a week long whole school event which encourages all pupils to make walking part of his/her mode of transport to and from school will take place.

All pupils are encouraged to take part and can do so by:

  • walking the whole way to and from school.
  • walking to and from the bus stop.
  • walking from the drop off point in the car park at Broom shops.

If every pupil participates in some way we hope that together we will:

  • raise awareness of the health benefits of regular exercise as part every day life.
  • reduce traffic congestion and increase pupil safety.
  • make a contribution to improving the environment by reducing pollution.

Bleep Test Challenge Club

After a better attendance last week with 14 runners, we were back down to only 5 this week.  I am hoping that most of you just forgot and that I will see you again next time!  I am still looking to achieve the heights of our first week with 36 runners!  Come on back this Wednesday lunchtime.

Last week we welcomed a new staff member to the club, Mr Hamilton (Maths).  Congratulations to him on his impressive first run of 11.5.

Well done to everyone for taking part again these last two weeks.  Particular congratulations to the following pupils for improving their best ever scores last week:

Oliver Grieve (S1) went from 10.3 to 10.5

James Howard (S2) went from 7.7 to 8.1

Laurence Ng (S2) went from 6.7 to 7.5

Chris Griffiths (S3) went from 8.11 to 9.4

Emma Park (S3) went from 6.2 to 6.4

Further congratulations to Oliver Grieve (S1), Lewis Bond (S2) and Greig MacKay (S2) who have made all 4 weeks of the club and are leading the ‘Most Consistent Attendance’ leaderboard.  I look forward to seeing more pupils and staff at club on Wednesday 22nd May at

S1 – S4 Pupils

After the success of fitness week in the PE department last week, Mr Giles is offering all S1-S4 boys and girls the chance to better their bleep test scores. 

In an attempt to challenge and motivate you, Mr Giles will also run the test.  If there is enough interest, this could be a weekly challenge with a leaderboard of boys and girls scores.  There will also be a leaderboard for the most improved scores so that everyone can enjoy success from this challenge.

Please meet Mr Giles in the old gym at INTERVAL time MONDAY or TUESDAY (22nd/23rd) to sign up for this event so that I can get an idea of numbers in advance