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Charity Presentations

Bethesda Hospice

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Last week, we had a visit from Mr DR Macdonald from Bethesda Hospice to collect a cheque for £428.38.

This was a presentation of the funds raised at Christmas time through the raffle of the cake made by our former cook, Mary Stewart and from the silver collection on the concert night.

We’d like to thank everyone who gave so generously to this cause.

 

God is Good Nursery School, Uganda

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With the help of Mrs Macrae, pupils organised a non-uniform day and bake sale in aid of the ‘God is Good’ nursery school in Uganda.

Ishbal Mackenzie came to the school to collect a cheque for £245.40 for their appeal to support the Ugandan school.

Once again, we’d like to thank the children and parents who contributed to this very worthy cause.

Remembrance Day Assembly

 

This year, our commemoration of Remembrance Day on 11th November took place at a special assembly led by our English P5 and P6 pupils. They have been working on a class topic about WW1 and shared their learning with the other pupils of the school and parents and families who were able to join us for the service. As part of the service, Rev. Macleod led us in marking the traditional two-minute silence.DSCN0815

Investigating the number of soldiers who took part in WW1
Investigating the number of soldiers who took part in WW1
Pupils and families gather to mark Remembrance Day
Pupils and families gathered to mark Remembrance Day
Pupils share the story of the Iolaire tragedy
Pupils share the story of the Iolaire tragedy

Sgire a’ Bhac Community Remembrance Service

On a bright and sunny Sunday morning, Ross Maciver and Claire Steven from Sgoil a’ Bhac gathered with the many members of the community to participate in a service of Remembrance at the war memorial in Back. As part of the ceremony, they laid a wreath on behalf of all the children and staff of the school.

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They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
we will remember them.

Shoebox Appeal 2014

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88 shoeboxes with some of the children who donated them.

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.