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Our 3rd Green Flag!!

Keep Scotland Beautiful Green Flag Award


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved our 3rd Green Flag Award!!  The assessment panel at Keep Scotland Beautiful praised the pupils and staff in the school highly –

‘It was evident from your submission that your young people are passionate and motivated in caring for their environment. We were especially impressed with the communication visual aids implemented to ensure that your young people fully comprehend their environmental actions. We would also like to praise you on how you encouraged your young people to lead in being responsible citizens, by giving them the responsibility of informing your community of the importance on how to recycle food waste.’

We look forward to receiving our new flag and to flying it with pride!!

Robin House fundraiser – thanks!!

A huge thankyou to everyone who supported our pupils on their virtual journey to Robin House in Balloch- we have donated £537 to CHAS which will go directly to help support the good works in Robin House.  The children had a great week completing the 78 miles in school, walking, running, scooting and cycling their way around the track area.

Samantha Reilly from CHAS came in to school and joined us at our assembly for the presentation of our cheque.


Massage and Relaxation

In school as part of health week the pupils have been able to experience different methods of massage and relaxation techniques.  Here are copies of the resources we have been using in school.  Also included is some paperwork detailing the benefits of relaxation and massage for children as well as where it fits within Curriculum for Excellence.

All pupils responded really well to this.  For massage we are using coconut oil, available from all supermarkets but a bargain from B & M at just £1.49 for a large tub!  It is solid in the tub but very quickly melts with the heat from your hands – and it smells divine!


Hand massage steps

Reasoning for relaxation

Robin House fundraiser

Robin House, Balloch

Mull Class are organising a sponsored walk for the whole school, covering the distance of 78 miles from Haysholm School to Robin House children’s hospice in Balloch – all within our school grounds!

Our Just Giving page is up and running – please encourage friends and family online to support our pupils in raising funds for this good cause! and search for Haysholm School Irvine.