A very successful Scholastic Bookfair was run by GP6/7 as a Scholastic Business School. It went beyond just literacy and it encouraged the pupils to develop real-world skills including financial awareness, creative thinking, responsibility and teamwork. Pupils had to apply for positions by filling in application forms, submitting CVs and writing letters. This year the total rewards came to £510.05 which will be spent to stock up our library.
Pupils were responsible for the advertising, displaying, selling, ordering and totalling up the money each day. Alongside the bookfair pupils, as events co-ordinators, organised competitions. Below is Eilidh, winner of the cake competition The cake was baked and decorated by Ellie GP7 tying in with the Book Fair theme.
GP6/7 and EP5/6 have been studying The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. They have been reading and critically analysing the text in class and have been coming together for various activities. Throughout the term they have worked together on a project to transform an area of the school into Narnia. Mr Smith, the Art teacher, has worked with both classes to create a spectacular wall display. Both classes have also created 3D objects which has helped in developing their problem solving, planning, creating and designing skills.
Here are some pictures of the early stages of the work.
Mar pairt dh’ar proiseict mu Alba bha sinn a’ coimhead ri buidheanan a tha air a chuir air doigh airson daoine eadar dhealaichte anns ar coimhearsnachd fhein. Le sin chaidh sinn a thadhal air Cairdeas a shealltainn de bha iadsan a’deanamh.
We drew pictures in celebration of old age. Some grandparents may recognise themselves in the above photographs or in the cartoon drawings.
Below are the scores as we get them from our football team who are competing in the North Finals of the Scottish Schools Soccer Sevens in Dundee today.
Game 1 – Kirkhill/Tomnacross 0 v 2 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 2 – Craigowl 1 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 3 – Sgoil a’ Bhac 2 v 1 Crown Primary FT
Game 4 – Avoch 1 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 5 – Barnhill 2 v 1 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 6 – Oakbank B 2 v 1 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Game 7 – Sgoil a’ Bhac 0 v 1 Broomhill FT
Game 8 – Oakbank A 1 v 0 Sgoil a’ Bhac FT
Following this morning’s eclipse, the whole school went to Back Free Church for a special early Easter Assembly. The service, led by Rev Macleod, was excellent and we’d like to say a huge thanks to Back Free Church for their welcoming hospitality and the gift of Fairtrade Easter eggs and a leaflet containing the Easter story. We hope that the parents, families and friends who joined us enjoyed the service.
Our senior football team will be heading to Dundee on Wednesday of next week to compete in the North Finals of the Scottish Schools Soccer Sevens. They will be participating this year in brilliant new kit sponsored by John Maciver and Sons Crane Hire. We’d like to thank them for their kind sponsorship of the team. Mrs Maciver visited the school today to present the boys with the new kit.
In addition to this sponsorship, the team have received financial contributions from Sgoil a’ Bhac Parent Council, Back Football and Recreation Club, Loch a Tuath News and Back Community Council. Thank you everyone for your support of the team and we wish them the best of luck in next week’s competition.
A team of P6 pupils from Sgoil a’ Bhac were competing today in the Western Isles heat of the annual EuroQuiz competition. This year, eight teams from across Lewis, Harris and the Uists went head-to-head in the quiz that tests their knowledge of European geography, culture, history and language as well as the European Union.
The Sgoil a’ Bhac team did superbly well again this year, performing strongly in all the rounds. They finished in second place, just a few points behind Sgoil an Rubha. As the top two teams, they went head-to-head in the final, which Sgoil an Rubha went on to win 10-5.
Congratulations to the team from Sgoil an Rubha! This was the second year in a row that we’ve finished as runners-up in the competition.