Category Archives: Citizenship

PSA Village Ceilidh

By Ashley Kee (P5)

The PSA organised a Ceilidh for the families and friends of Uplawmoor on Friday 12th September.  There was a band who also sang at the same time. It was on from 7pm until 10pm.  There were alot of people there!

There was an adult ‘lucky fiver’ which is when you write your name on a five pound note.  At the end they picked a name out of the box and that person wins all the money!  There was also a kids tombola which was 20p a shot.

We all had a really great time!

Star Pupils and Achievements

We are proud to bring you our Star Pupils for this week.  Each Friday at assembly, every class teacher chooses her Star Pupil for the week.  This could be for being a responsible citizen, a successful learner, an effective contributor or a confident individual.

We also like to recognise special achievements amongst our talented and skilled pupils.  This week Josh and Lauren (P6) shared their special acheivements.  Josh showed us his numerous rosettes which he won for his prized cattle and sheep and Lauren for her superb swimming talents.

Well done to them both and all of our Star Pupils for this week!

Meet and Greet with Kimberley Renicks

All of the pupils of Uplawmoor Primary were lucky enough to meet our fabulous Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Kimberley Renicks.10

The children asked Kimberley lots of questions and found out how she started her career in judo.  Kimberley also told us about her training regime and how she maintains a healthy diet.  We were suprised to hear that she is allowed a sneaky can of Irn Bru or a pizza as a special treat and she only has a take-away once a month!

Thanks for coming to see us Kimberley!

By Lauren Sanders P6

SOLD! At The Farmer’s Market

The gardening committee were busy this morning preparing the vegetables and plants to be sold at the Farmer’s Market which took place today at the church.  They sold potatoes, runner beans, onions, parsley, cabbage, baby aloe vera plants, Christmas cactus and spider plants.

Dean, Josh, Abigale, McKenzie, Miss Dawson-Bowman and Mrs Waters all went to the church and sold almost everything!  The gardening committee made a grand total of £65 pounds which will be used to buy new gardening equipment, seeds, bulbs and plants for future gardening opporutnities.

Well done to the Gardening Committee!

The Votes are In!

Welcome to our new Pupil Council and Eco Committee!  Our chosen committee members were voted for by their peers and along with their committee teacher, they are starting to think about how we can make our school even better!

We are all keen to support both groups in any way we can and we look forward to working together with you.

Safety in the Park

P7 took a trip to Arthurlie House last Friday to learn all about ‘Safety in the Park’.

Niamh, Shannon, Innes, Tiana and Rob learned about the dangers of alcohol and drugs and took part in various activities which promoted being responsible and safe whilst enjoying the great outdoors.

‘Happy Ever After’

The boys and girls are getting extremely excited about our school show which will be taking place on Thursday at 1.45pm and 7pm.  Zoe (and Matt) have given up so much of their precious time this month to rehearse with the children and prepare the costumes, props and staging for our big performance.  We have also received lots of help from Mrs Kee, Mrs McQuaker, Mrs Black and Mrs Sanders who have been busy sewing and stitching this week.

The staff and pupils of Uplawmoor Primary really appreciate the hard work and effort which has gone into creating such a unique and special end of term show.

PSA Upcoming Events

We would like to remind you of a couple of PSA events taking place this summer. There will be afternoon tea and a second hand uniform sale on 13th June at the Sports Afternoon with our Active Schools Coordinator Gordon Phillips. We are looking for donations of second hand uniform items and scone bakers!

There will also be a Family Ceilidh night on Friday 12th September in Mure Hall.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

End of term Show

P4 – 7 have been working on our summer show with Zoe.  The show will take place in the middle of June.  The play is based on several traditional fairy tales which have been re-written by Zoe and the pupils of Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7. 

We have been rehearsing on our stage every Wednesday lunchtime and we will be starting work on our props and staging this week.    The final performance will take place on the 19th June.

We can’t wait!

By Dylan P4

Health Week Activities


As part of our Health Week, Mrs Crawford taught every pupil how to make delicious milkshakes.

We each combined some different fruits, milk and ice cream to make a yummy milkshake!   By Megan-Jane P5  and Max Wengel P4

Transport Police

We had a serious talk from the transport police on Tuesday.  First we were introduced to the transport policemen and the two ladies from Scotrail.

One of the ladies showed us a clip about ‘dangers on the track’ and the other lady showed us a clip about what could happen to you if you don’t follow the rules when getting on a train.

One of the policemen put up some posters which encouraged children to be safe at train stations and we discussed these in pairs. It was a very interesting visit and we now know how to keep safe when we are travelling by train.

By Matthew and Cameron P4

Wee G Bus

We all had fun on the ‘Wee G’ bus this week.  Brian, the driver, showed us a video about internet safety and we were asked some questions. 

After the video we played some games including air hockey, Just Dance, Fifa 14 and Sonic. We hope to get on the Wee G bus again!  By Dean and Amy P5

Uplawmoor Hotel

All of the pupils were lucky enough to take a trip to the Uplawmoor Hotel to watch Chef Alan and his helper Elaine,  make fruit smoothies, wraps and a huge fruit salad.  Mrs Crawford gave us some tips to stop the filling from falling out when making a savoury wrap and Alan helped us to chop up fruit for our fruity delights.  We had so much fun!

A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Mr John McLeod kindly came to visit our school today to talk about dairy and meat farming.  The children learned  about how dairy cows are milked, how much milk they produce and what happens to the milk.

Mr McLeod also told us about cows which are bred for meat and explained how his farm land is maintained.

P2/3 Learning Assembly

In our topic we have leaned the difference between fact and opinion. An opinion is a statement that tells what someone thinks while a fact is a true statement. We created a rap song to show our understanding about fact and opinion. We wrote the lyrics and we decided about the dance movements.

 Moreover, this term we learned to debate and support our opinion using powerful arguments. Finally, in our topic we have learned the difference between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’. Wants are things people would like to have. Needs, on the other hand are things people must have to live. Children’s rights are needs. Everyone should respect children’s rights.


By Primary 2/3 

Art Exhibition

A quick reminder that the Uplawmoor art exhibition starts in the Mure Hall on 8th April – 21st April.  Please go along to look at the work of Ana Genoves, Rachel Lowther, Georgina Starr and Kerry Stewart. 

As you know our P4-7 pupils took part in a ‘Living Sculputres’ session with Rachel which will be on display at the exhibition.

Sculpture Workshop and Exhibition

The boys and girls of Uplawmoor Primary welcomed Rachel Lowther last Wednesday afternoon.   Rachel is a Scottish artist, who, in collaboration with other artists, will be  hosting an art exhibition to be held at the Mure Hall on 8th – 21st April 2014. 

Rachel took the time to show the children a variety of sculptures and talked to the children about what inspires artists and their work.  The children participated in a ‘living sculpture’ session which Rachel photographed and will use as part of the exhibition in April. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we are all looking forward to the exhibition in April.

For more information please follow this link:

Eco Schools

We were recently visited by Mrs Anne Black of the Keep Scotland Beautiful Eco School’s Team.   Mrs Black came to assess whether or not we should keep our Green Flag status.  The day was led by member of our Eco-Committe, two representatives of our Garden Committte and one of our JRSOs.  They had a very informative presentation, a tour of the school and school grounds and answered questions about our Eco Action Plan.  Mrs Black was very impressed by all of the pupils she had spoken to and commented that she was made to feel very welcome by everyone at Uplawmoor.

We are thrilled to hear that we are indeed an Eco Friendly school and that our shabby flag willl be replaced by a new one.  Well done everybody!  What a fantastic achievement!

A Trip Down Memory Lane?

Mrs McKay has been contacted by Gillian Robson (nee Drennan) who is a former pupil of Eastwood High School.  Following a recent ‘Farewell’ event at Eastwood, Gillian is keen to make contact with former pupils of Uplawmoor Primary School who are welcome to attend an Eastwood High school reunion to be held this year. 

Gillian is looking for Primary 7  classes of Uplawmoor during  1976 – 1977, 1977 – 1978 and 1978 – 1979.  Names which might jog some memories are Shade Munro, Vanda Crawford and Crawford Walker, who were all in Gillian’s year group at Eastwood High School.

As there are parents and grandparents who may read our website, we hope this message may reach the right people!  The event is on the afternoon of Sunday 4th May 2014 at the Redhurst Hotel in Giffnock. 

For more information, there is a facebook group

…and a website address for further information