Yesterday, the pupils and staff went out in the rain to start our clean up mission. Despite the horrible weather, we split our playground and surrounding area into zones and each class had a zone to clear. We will continue our quest to have a weed free school!
Mrs Zoe Brook (Eva’s mum) kindly took the time to visit our school today to discuss the views of the pupils regarding the village and ways in which it could be improved. This was carried out in conjunction with a village questionnaire which was sent out to all residents. The results will be collated and our findings will be published in due course. Our pupils came up with some superb ideas including drainage in the park, football nets, a village shop and a train station.
The Uplawmoor gardening club treated the staff to freshly picked mint tea. The gardeners have been looking after the mint plant for over a year and with the help of Mrs Waters, used the leaves to make a refreshing mint tea.
Primary 1-5 welcomed two firefighters from Barrhead fire station who spoke about fire safety. We learned about the equipment which is stored in different compartments of a fire engine. We also learned about the protective clothing firemen wear and how they use special oxygen cylinders to help them breathe in smokey conditions.
Parents are welcome to come along to the school at 7.30pm on Monday 2nd September to our ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the staff and have a look at the various resources we use in numeracy and language. We look forward to seeing you then.
On Wednesday 28th August, an organisation called ‘Action on Hearing Loss’ came to visit our school. We learned all about how our ears work and how to reduce the risk of noise damage. The children took part in an experiment which demonstrated what it would be like to have damaged hearing. This highlighted how important it is to look after your ears! Remember “the only thing you should put in your ear…. is your elbow!”