We had a very successful Children in Need day at Sgoil a’ Bhac this year, with an amazing total of £436.69 being raised through a fancy dress day, a bake sale, tombola, face painting and competitions. We would like to express our thanks to all the parents who supported us by donating baking to the sale. It was a huge hit with pupils and added a great deal to our final total. We would also like to thank parents and families for helping children to create brilliant costumes for the day.
There were an impressive 88 shoeboxes collected at the school this year for the annual Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. We would like to thank all the children, families and staff who donated to the appeal this year.
The shoeboxes have now left the school and have begun their journey to eastern Europe to bring some seasonal cheer to those in need.
Ellie Macdonald and Erin Macleod from GP7 organised a special bake sale to raise funds to support a Cerebral Palsy charity. They worked very hard to prepare their baking and it was very well received by the pupils when they held their sale at break-time today. They raised an hugely impressive £180.00 for their charity.
Our Pupil Council organised a range of different activities to mark this year’s Sport Relief and raise money for this good cause.
They began with a sports activity morning for pupils in P1-3. They had different activity stations set up around the hall and our younger pupils raced round the stations.
This was followed by an afternoon tea for parents and a football tournament for pupils. The winners of the pupil tournament went head-to-head with an elite staff team. After a close contest , the pupils pipped the staff 1-0. All their events combined raised a total of £145.00. Thank you to the Pupil Council, especially Hannah Macleod, who led the organisation of these events.
Today, the pupils of G5-7 and E5-7 visited a special exhibition in Back Free Church Hall from Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). During a very interesting presentation they found out about the work of MAF in supporting people all over the World, flying food, water, medicines and other aid to the needy.
The school made a donation to MAF at the end of the presentations to help continue to support their work.
As part of their visit to Lewis, MAF will be offering the opportunity to have a go in a flight simulator. The simulator will be available at the MA Memorial Hall, Stornoway on Saturday and at Back Free Church on Sunday evening during the Youth Fellowship.
Today we invited Mr Macdonald from Bethesda Nursing Home to the school to receive two donations totalling £200. The first donation was from the Parent Council and the second was from the school. They are in addition to the money raised directly by Bethesda by their attendance at our Christmas Concert.
We would like to thank Mary, our cook, who made a Christmas cake that was raffled at the concert in aid of Bethesda.
Pictured: Mr Macdonald Receives cheques from Calum Macdonald (Parent Council) and Mary Stewart (School Cook). Four members of our Pupil Council also attended the presentation.