The Health Committee are working hard to encourage us all to eat healthier at school. Today the pupils of Uplawmoor were lucky enough to try and taste some healthy snacks which are an alternative to crisps and chocolate. We had a selection of delicious and nutritious nibbles such as rice cakes, cucumber and carrot sticks, breadsticks and humous and cheese triangles. Starting from tomorrow, we will be recording the snack you bring to school. We will gather this information and discuss the eating habits of our school at the next meeting.
We hope all the pupils, staff and parents help us keep healthy by choosing a healthier choice of snack.
Some of the children in Uplawmoor Primary received the flu immunisation today. It wasn’t a needle, it was a spray I had to put up my nose! I took the capsule off and put it to my nostril. I held my head back and pushed the plunger back. I then had to do it in my other nostril. It felt really weird but I’m glad I did it and I think it’s worked!
Mrs Strang, who works for an organisation called ‘Save the Children’, came to talk to the pupils today. Save the Children works in 120 countries and work hard to save children’s lives. This organisation fights for children’s rights and help them fulfil their potential
I found the assembly very interesting becuase we learned about the children in different countries who are malnourished and do not have access to food and water. I saw some pictures of a child who was 12 years old, but he looked very young and small because he does not get enough food to eat.
Our lunchtime clubs are busy as usual! The children have been busy at badminton club on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime with Mrs Kolasinsky. Gardening club is taking place every playtime and lunchtime with Mrs Waters. The mini kickers team are here on a Tuesday after school for Primary 1-3. Glee club will be starting next week and I am looking for song suggestions. Unfortunately my ankle is still not 100%, so I hope to start our street dance club in the new term (even if it does mean a bit of chair dancing from me!) Mrs Tait will also be starting a mini-movie club next week with Primary 4/5 to prepare video footage for their class assembly. Busy busy busy!
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.
Jason, Eve, Morgan and Mhiari took along a selection vegetables, they had grown in the school, to sell at the local Farmer’s Market. They sold out in no time at all and will use the money raised to buy seeds to start again for next year! Well done and thank you to everyone who helped make our garden a success this year.
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!”
The Uplawmoor Dance club did our school proud last night as they came joint second in the East Renfrewshire Dance Championships. The competition was held at Eastwood High School and out of fourteen acts, Uplawmoor Primary’s Street Dance routine earned them joint second place. The girls (and Matthew) performed a Tinnie Tempah, Willow Smith and Black Eyed Peas medley. Well done to the Uplawmoor Crew! We are all so proud of you!