Last Friday at Finlaystone Park, pupils from Lomond View Academy spent some time with Hootenanny Owls. Staff and pupils were introduced to a variety of birds of prey, including owls, falcons, eagles and a very noisy Australian Kookaburra. We learned a lot of interesting facts about these birds and the best part of the day was being able to handle the birds. Thanks to all at Hootenanny Owls and the staff at Finlaystone.
This week we enjoyed a visit from ‘The Young Team’ author Graeme Armstrong. Graeme talked to us about his early years growing up in Airdrie, the adverse childhood experiences which affected him and his eventual route into a life of gangs, alcohol and drug addiction. Graemes story is profound, almost harrowing at times and his determination and bravery to escape this life can only be described as heroic. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Graeme and are very grateful for the books he autographed for them.
Every Friday the BGE will take part in some outdoor learning. Lomond View Academy have partnered up with Finlaystone Park and we are hoping to engage our younger learners in a 10 week program which will promote an understanding and appreciation of the natural environment while providing advice and information. Ranger-led events such as den building, mini beast hunts, nature walks and animal experiences are some of the things our young people can expect from #FinlaystoneFridays!
Last week the school enjoyed a visit from Chris from Ooni UK. Chris gave us all a masterclass in making the finest Pizzas from scratch. LVA would like to extend a massive thank you to Chris and Ooni for their time.