Today PC Lindsay, the new campus policeman for Eastwood High School, came to P6/7 to talk about cyber bullying, bullying and what the police do. We learned about the different animals and vehicles the police use. We also learned the police alphabet and how they have a word for each letter, for example, A for alpha and B for bravo.
The staff and pupils braved the cold weather once again to dig up those nasty weeds and make our school a weed free zone! It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!
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!
Primary 1/2 have been busy harvesting the vegetables that have been growing in our garden.
On Monday 9th September, the class visited Caldwell Church to learn more about harvest. Mr Donaldson explained how the harvest festival is celebrated in Uplawmoor.
Yesterday, the pupils and staff went out in the rain to start our clean up mission. Despite the horrible weather, we split our playground and surrounding area into zones and each class had a zone to clear. We will continue our quest to have a weed free school!
Mrs Zoe Brook (Eva’s mum) kindly took the time to visit our school today to discuss the views of the pupils regarding the village and ways in which it could be improved. This was carried out in conjunction with a village questionnaire which was sent out to all residents. The results will be collated and our findings will be published in due course. Our pupils came up with some superb ideas including drainage in the park, football nets, a village shop and a train station.
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.