Category Archives: Citizenship

P2/3 Assembly

img_3175Thank you to the parents and families who came to spend the afternoon with P2/3 learning about the Rights of the Child.  Also, a big thank you to Mr Frame who came to talk to the pupils about the project he is working on to provide more sustainable energy to the people of Africa.

We also celebrated Max, Mhairi, Mikey and Sophie who all earned a brick for our skills for life, learning and work wall.

The pupil council spoke to the audience about their all day dodgeball event which the media committee will be promoting and Zara spoke of P4/5’s success in a writing competition.  More details to follow!

Smoking in Cars legislation

smoking-in-cars-photoFrom 5th of December 2016, a person smoking in a car which is carrying passengers under 18 years of age will be breaking the law. Offenders could face a £100 fixed penalty fine.

The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016, creates a new criminal offence, committed by any adult (aged 18 or over), where that adult smokes in a private motor vehicle in the presence of a child (under 18years of age), while that vehicle is in a public place. The aim of the legislation is to protect children and young people from the harmful effects of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in a confined space.

Exposure to second-hand smoke in cars involves higher concentrations of health-threatening chemicals than in larger, open areas. Even if the windows are opened or air conditioning is used, harmful particles can remain in the atmosphere long after the visible smoke has disappeared. The restriction of a vehicle also means individuals are unable to move away from the smoke.

We all have an obligation to protect children and young people from the risks to their life and health, caused by the exposure to second hand smoke and ensure that every child in Scotland has the best start in life. Growing up in a smoke-free environment is an important part of that.


P7 Present the Poppy Appeal

img_2341Primary 7 prepared a presentation for the whole school today on the importance of remembering those who fought (and continue to fight) for our country.  They will be coming round the classes selling Poppies which we should all wear with pride.

This year, The Royal British Legion is asking the nation to Rethink Remembrance by recognising the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation too.

For many people, Remembrance is associated with the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. While we will always remember them, the Legion wants to raise awareness of a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need our support.

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Eco Committee Reps Visit The Scottish Parliament.

eco1A big well done to Ollie Creanor, Alex Long, Maia Bell,  Mollie Long, Cayla Cooper, Lucy McInnes and Ashley Kee who were all finalists for their entries to the Keep Scotland Beautiful Environment Competition. They had to come up with a solution to an environmental problem in their area and they chose issues such as air pollution, chewing gum and litter as their focus.

On Thursday 27th October, Ashley, Lucy, Cayla and Maia went along to Edinburgh to represent Uplawmoor for the final event. Uplawmoor didn’t come first but we won £100,  a certificate and met the Presiding Officer Ken Mackintosh.  They were also lucky enough to get a tour of the Parliament!

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Uplawmoor Primary School Support The Twinning Revo-loo-tion!

picUplawmoor Primary School support Toilet Twinning Organisation who help those in desperate poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy.

Thank you to all of your donations collected at our Caldwell Parish Church services, as we are now twinning two toilets and we hope to be able  to twin another this session.   2.4 billion people don’t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo. That’s more than a third of the people on the planet.

t-twinning-2Thanks to your generous support, Dortea now has somewhere safe to go to the loo – instead of relieving herself in the bush in an insecure area of Democratic Republic of Congo. She once narrowly escaped serious assault after her husband scared off a masked man who had pushed her to the ground. ‘I was afraid every time my daughter and I went to the bush to go to the toilet,’ Dortea says. ‘My husband would stand at the edge of the compound and wait, worrying that something bad might happen to us. Attacks on women are now much reduced – because of our toilets.’

Our donations make it possible for people like Dortea to learn about sanitation, build toilets and take giant steps out of poverty. 2

For more information, please visit



Uplawmoor Primary School Pupil Council


Mrs Orr and the members of the Pupil Council have created a constitution linked to Rights Respecting Schools.   Click the link above to read our constitution.

At our latest meeting, we discussed the importance of the Pupil Council and produced this document which details exactly what our role is.  Click below for details.


We are back and raring to go!

ready-set-goThe boys and girls are back to school and they are keen and eager and ready to start their learning.  Mrs McKay and all of the staff are thrilled to be back and what a joy it is to see all of our pupils so smartly dressed in their school uniforms!

The website committee will be keeping our website up to date so keep your eyes peeled for events and exciting news!

P6/7 Citizens of the Month

IMG_8377A big well done to Ashley and Matthew who received equal amount of votes to earn themselves Citizen of the Month for December 2015.

This highlights the high level of citizenship displayed by Matthew and Ashley to the staff and pupils of the Uplawmoor.  Furthermore, this is the second time Ashley has achieved this award so well done!

Amy Cupples – P6/7 October’s Citizen of the Month

Primary 6/7, Mrs Tait and Mrs McKay have decided to award a ‘citizen of the month’ award to a member of Primary 6/7.

This is a person who is  honest, caring, trustworthy, responsible, reliable, helpful kind and polite.

All staff and pupils will be able to vote for their citizen of the month. The award will be presented at assembly and they will feature on our website and achievement wall.

Well done to October’s P6/7 Citizen of the Month who is Amy Cupples.  What a superb achievement Amy!Amy citizen

Ci piace la pizza!!


Yes, primary 6/7 certainly do ‘love pizza’!   Especially home made pizza, the Italian way!class

As part of our Europe topic, we visited Italy today and made our own pizzas from scratch!

The boys and girls had a great time listening to ‘O sole Mio’ as we kneaded our dough and chose our favourite pizza toppings.  We all sat down together like a big Italian family and had lunch (with a wasp who decided to join us!)

In the afternoon, we enjoyed some French treats whilst watching a movie.  We had some crêpes and French brioche dipped in hot chocolate.

Today, the children worked so well independently and collaboratively.  They even did all the tidying up!  Well done P6/7.

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‘When My Granny Was Young’ P1-3

GrannyAs part of their topic, last month, Mikey’s gran and Lewis’s gran came in to talk to Primary 1,2 and 3 about what school time was like when they were younger.

“We have learned that when you got into trouble you got wacked with a belt!”  Heather, Zara and Eilidh.

“I enjoyed this topic, the whole entire thing!”  Eilidh P2


By Heather, Eilidh, Zara and Amygirls

Earth Day

The Eco-Committee spoke to the girls and boys today about Earth Day which takes place on Saturday.  Earth Day is an annual event which encourages us to think about protecting and saving our environment.  Between the hour of 8.30pm and 9.30pm we should do our best to switch off any electrical appliances to save as much energy as we possibly can.

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The Eco-Committee arranged our Golden Time activities to take place outdoors involving no electricity or technology.  The pupils had fun taking part in tennis, outdoor sports, a treasure hunt and environmental art.

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