All posts by Val MacLean

Welcome to Cart Mill

Well, what a strange year we have had so far but, from next week, we will be welcoming you all to Cart Mill as we start another year with our returning children and a whole new year group too.
For those who don’t know me, I am Val, I can normally be found in the garden at Cart Mill as I love the outdoors! All the staff want to introduce themselves to you so you and your children can see who everybody is in the centre before you start. Over the next few days we will be posting short introductory clips of the staff. I have made a little video to give you some idea of what to expect when coming to Cart Mill and things that you might need to know.
Obviously you may have lots of other questions that we will be more than happy to answer, just contact the centre and we will be happy to help!

Goodbye and Good Luck

This is normally a busy and very exciting time at Cart Mill as our pre school children prepare to take the next part of their education journey. All the staff love seeing the children excited at the prospect of getting their school uniform, visiting their new school, meeting their teachers and making new friends.
This year, we have been unable to celebrate this exciting time in the way we normally would and staff have missed out on tie ceremonies and school visits with the children too but we wanted to let you know we are all thinking about you and all wish you all the luck in the world. Our class of 2020 are an amazing group of children and we are so proud of them and the resilience they have shown during these strange times. To mark your next steps, all the staff at Cart Mill have prepared this little video for you to say goodbye and good luck.


Have a wonderful summer and enjoy Primary 1, continue to follow your dreams.
Lots of Love
The Cart Mill team 💜🌈⭐️

The Great British Brushathon

Tomorrow morning at 9am marks the Great British Brushathon where everyone can take part in a virtual group tooth brushing session as part of National Smile Month! The staff have already done this so watch the film below and see who you can spot taking care of their teeth!
We definitely need something to keep us smiling this month so why don’t you join the Cart Mill Toothbrush Train and brush your teeth! Please share any videos on twitter or our Google classroom. Keep smiling!

Pipe for Carers

This is the 6th week that the Johnston family have piped for our key workers. We all look forward to this weekly event, and hope you do too. Tonight Colin piped Flower of Scotland to show his, and our appreciation to every single key worker helping our communities in these unprecedented times.

Get to Know the Cart Mill Team

Hi everyone. Val here. Hope you are all keeping busy. As part of our Blog we thought it would be nice to run a getting to know the Cart Mill team. So, today it is my turn.
During lockdown, I have been working from home and planting lots of vegetables in my garden but what else can I tell you about me?

I moved to Netherlee when I was a baby

I went to Williamwood High School so haven’t really travelled very far! I have 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter who all go/went to Williamwood too!

I don’t really watch tv but I do quite like keeping up with news and current affairs programmes like Question Time.

You all know I love being outdoors as much as possible, I speak French and my favourite colour is blue but what might you not know about me… well, I climb, hill walk and ski.

I used to horse ride and competed in 3 day eventing and won lots of rosettes.

I absolutely love watching football and have a season ticket for my favourite football team and I also play classical piano.

Something I’m sure you all know is, I am missing you all very much and can’t wait to see you all as soon as possible.
Stay safe and take care xx

Bonjour, ça va?

Bonjour! Camembear came to visit me today, he was hoping to see all his Cart Mill friends and find out how they were all feeling.
We are all very good at saying hello – bonjour and goodbye – au revoir but in the video below, Camembear and I talk about how we are. Ça va? How are you? Are you ça va bien 😁 comme ci comme ca 😐 or ça va mal ☹️?
Watch the clip and see if you can tell Camembear how you are feeling. Remember to sing along with our songs!
Au revoir les amis 🇫🇷 xx