A cohort of East Renfrewshire senior pupils is heading out to Malawi in October 2018. The pupils will be supporting the work of the Betty Cunningham Trust www.bettycunninghaminternationaltrust.co.uk at the Dambo Village School.
The pupils will carry out manual labour, ensuring that the fabric of the school is maintained and they will also work with the pupils.
In order to support this venture, one of the senior pupils from this group is hosting a Family Film Night for pupils and their families in Mearns Primary School. The film which will be shown is the Universal Pictures film “Hop”. The charge will be £3 per ticket (per seat). Children should be accompanied by an adult. Doors will open at 5.30pm, for a 6pm start. There will be a 20 minute interval during the film and snacks, hot dogs and juice will be on sale. It is anticipated that the film will finish at 8pm.
There will be an opportunity for face painting and a novelty stall. An Easter themed raffle will take place also. If you would like to make a donation for the raffle, please leave this with our school office staff.
Tickets will be available at the door on a first come first served basis.
Your support for this good cause will be greatly appreciated.
Mearns Primary School
We hope you have enjoyed the first week of STEM Fortnight. Please see our Twitter feed @Mearns_Primary and school website for information about the activities that classes will experience. Here is this week’s talk topic for you and your families to take part in. There was a real buzz around the school last week as the pupils gathered and shared all of your interesting views and ideas about sustainability. We hope this week you enjoy talking about STEM and STEM Careers.
On Wednesday night we’ll be promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and STEM careers through a STEM Showcase event held in the school. We would be delighted if you could join us on Wednesday evening from 6.00pm – 7.30pm. Pupils will demonstrate some exciting science that they have been learning in class and leading coding activities and workshops. Come and have a Virtual Reality headset experience with our new VR headsets, talk to visitors from the local community about their STEM Careers and enjoy a science show with Jon Davies, Think Science.
Week 2 Talk Topic: STEM Careers
The school has been busy celebrating STEM fortnight and engaging in a range of fantastic activities. Below you will see a range of photos from the day 3&4.
Keep checking our Twitter feed for updates and videos.
it was a great start to STEM fortnight with pupils across the school engaging in a series of lessons with a STEM focus.
Below is just a few of the photos from today, please keep checking back this week to see more images from each class.
As part of STEM fortnight, the whole school are involved in a weekly Talk Topic. We would appreciate if you would take time to discuss the talk topic and help your child to gather a variety of views from parents, grandparents and friends. On Thursday or Friday of each week, pupils will share their ideas and views during a class circle time.
Week 1 Talk Topic: Life Below Water
Look at the pictures above and read the fact …
‘It’s thought there will be more plastic than fish (by weight) in the sea by 2050.’
How does this make you feel? Is it hard to avoid single use plastic in our everyday lives?What simple change could you make to help Planet Earth?
Would you and your family consider supporting the Earth Hour Event on Saturday, 24 March?
Follow the link below to see what other people have promised:
World Wildlife Fund – A Pledge for our Planet
As part of the Eastwood Cluster the school is undergoing a transition review.
It would be a great help if you could please take a moment to complete the parent survey below.
This afternoon our Lab Technicians and Eco Reps launched STEM Fortnight at a whole school assembly.
The pupils were excited to hear all about the activities planned for them over the next two weeks.
We were also delighted to welcome Heather Reid OBE to the school. Heather spoke to the pupils about how she got into her STEM career as a meteorologist.
Pupils were also given the opportunity to ask Heather questions about her career to date.
We are all enthused to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the weeks ahead.