Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

The Health Committee Bring Healthy Snacks!

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.

The Health Committee

Fire Safety Talk

The fire service came to talk to P6/7 about bonfire night and the dangers of different fireworks.  They showed us some gruesome photos of people who had some accidents using fireworks.   

As tonight is bonfire night, the firemen recommend you go to an organised display.   This is the safest way to enjoy yourselves and the fireworks will be spectacular! 

Keep safe and warm!

By Luca P7

Flu Jag

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!

By Rob P6

Save the Children Presentation

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.

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By Dylan P4

School Lunchtime clubs

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!

Action on Hearing Loss

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!”




Dance Champs

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!