A huge well done to Team Uplawmoor who represented our school at the annual Neilston Show. They have trained hard in tug and relay over the past few weeks and we are proud of their positive attitude towards their training.
A special congratulations to the girls relay team (Carly, Toni, Ashley, Mia, Mary- sub) who came first! What a wonderful achievement.
Mrs Orr and Miss Miller’s running after school club got off to a chilly start this afternoon with some laps around a 1500m course in the school field. Well done to all the children who took part and thankfully, the snow stayed away!
Everyone worked hard in their houses this afternoon taking part in the first House Challenge of the session. The Challenge set was to design and build a Hallowe’en themed Scarecrow. All houses were given the same resources in their Challenge Box but as you can see, all came up with very different designs. House Captains led thier houses well and commented on the teamwork and problem solving skills demonstrated by their members. A great effort by all. The winners today were Caldwell with 50 points.
A huge congratulations to our very own Primary 1 pupil, Oliver Curle, who has been chosen as a finalist in MacTaggart and Mickel Homes’ Swimmer drawing competition. They were extremely impressed with his artwork which was ‘colourful and well designed’. Champion swimmer Mark Deans, who came to visit the children, will now look at the finalists’ artwork from ourselves, Mearns Primary and Howwood Primary and decide on an overall winner. The winning school will receive £100 in sports vouchers. Good luck to all the finalists and we will keep you posted on Oliver’s entry!
What a superb achievement for Ashley, Amy, Mary, Lauren, Adam, Josh, Dylan and Matthew who all came 2nd in the school relay races at today’s Neilston Show.
Another huge congratulations to Josh, Dean, Abi, Ashley, Chris, Alex, Carly and Mhairi who came 2nd place in the Tug O’ War competition. What a fantastic achievement and all of your hard work paid off! A big thank you to Mr Grierson who came into school to help the team prepare! Well done team UPLAWMOOR!!
On Friday18th September Uplawmoor Primary School were presented the “Gold School Sport Award” for 2015-2017 By Kenny Brown – partnership manager at sportscotland. Anthony McReavy, the recently appointed chief executive for East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and Gordon Phillips, Active schools Coordinator for the Eastwood cluster were also in attendance to see the school presented with its award.
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of the school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that Uplawmoor Primary School has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership, and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
Fiona Mckay, Head Teacher at Uplawmoor Primary School, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our sportscotland Gold Sport Award. Our staff work incredibly hard to promote sport both as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular activity too. We know how important physical activity is and we put a real effort into making sure it is an important part of the school day. Our children enjoy the activities and are so enthusiastic and their parents’ support is really important in encouraging them to attend our after school clubs. We feel we are playing our part setting them on the road to healthy, active lives.”
A huge well done to team Uplawmoor who once again did us proud at the Neilston Show last weekend. The Tug O’War team beat some very tough competition to come 2nd place and the relay teams came 2nd and 3rd.
Well done to Innes, Josh, Rob, Adam Niamh, Amy, Tiana, Annabelle, Scott, Christopher, Carly, Abigale, Dean, Josh and Erin.
A huge well done to the pupils of Primary 4/5 who peformed a superb learning assembly about the sinking of the Titanic. The children researched a variety of passengers who lost their lives on board the great ship and read their stories to the audience in an emotional and touching manner.
Primary 6/7 took a trip to Glasgow’s City Chambers as part of their Mock Court Case topic. They learned about civil law and gained some insight into the different roles and responsibilities of those who work in law.
To gain further understanding for our own court case, the children also listened to experts talk about taxes, mobile phone contracts and how to design a barrister’s robe. Megan-Jane was picked to model an actual gown used in court!
“Our case is about a lady called Mrs Telfer and she hasn’t paid her mobile phone bill to the company ‘Talk and Text’. There are different jobs for us like witnesses, lawyers, gown makers and artists.” Amy Cupples P6
Here are our Star Pupils for week ending Friday 24th October. We have Josh, Ashley, Angelina and McKenzie who have all been working hard. Also, a big well done to Gabriel who kindly showed us his Cub badges!
The media committee would like to ask all of our staff, pupils, friends and family to start collecting Morrisons’ Let’s Grow Vouchers. We can use these vouchers to buy seeds and tools to support our Gardening Committee. Vouchers should be placed in the cardboard wheelbarrow in the gym hall (at the committee walls).
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!