Monthly Archive for September, 2015

Stand By Me and Sofia Academy

Friday was an exciting day for us! Not only was it a ‘Come as you Please’ but we were also raising money for our partner school, Sofia Academy in Burma.

We also had a special visitor, Ahmad Ayoubi, who himself had been a ‘stand by me’ child.  He showed us how the money we had raised last year has helped the community and the new school we had helped build.

He met with the Rights Action Group and gave them worthwhile ideas about how we can strengthen our links with Sofia Academy.

Learning in Action 2015

P4a invited parents to help them make Viking longboats to enhance their learning about Vikings.  Can’t wait to see them!

P4 Heritage Walk

Primary 4 went on a Heritage Walk around Newark Castle.  They were taken back in time and met a fisherman from the past who told them that the Clyde used to be called the Clutha.  He told them about all the boats that got built around the area.

They also met Lady Margaret Crawford, Sir Patrick Maxwell’s wife.  She lived in Newark Castle with her husband.  He attacked her with a sword and kept her locked in her chamber for 6 months, living only on bread and water.

After 44 years of marriage and 16 children, she finally fled across the Clyde to Dumbarton, where she died.  Sir Patrick was never called to account for his actions.

FAST – Families And Schools Together

New photos of our FAST families



Week 4 of FAST!  Only 4 more to go – it has been so rewarding so far ……


FAST meeting number 2.  Some new families started today so a special welcome to them.  Also a big thank you to Paul for being our chef tonight – food was fab! Thanks!!




Our first FAST meeting!

Our FAST team promoting the event which starts on Wednesday 16th September at 3pm-5.30pm.  Interested?  Ask the office staff for a registration form – it’s free, fun and for families!!

Call the school office on 01475715600 for more information – we’d love to see you all!


Our FAST team promotion.


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