Firpark School Community Cafe will open Thursday 24th October .
It will be a partnership between Firpark Secondary School Supported Employment and Forgewood Community Centre.
We will be open 11.30-2.30 every Thursday in Forgewood Community Centre.
Mrs Hall’s DofE groups have got off to a busy start this year.
3.1 have started working on their Volunteering section by working to support local charity, Project Gambia, who support a Special Needs school in The Gambia, in North Africa. They will start work on their Physical section after the October holiday, beginning a block of skiing at Snow Factor, Braehead.
3.2 have begun by working on their Physical section and are attending Ferri Fit gym in Motherwell to complete a block of coached activities in the gym.
S4 DofE have also begun on the Physical section and are completing a block of athletics with Pat Kelly, coach at Law and District Athletics club. Everyone is participating really well in the weekly sessions and having great fun along the way!
Photos have been posted on our school app, but here is a selection to show what the groups have been up to. Look out for more photos on our school app throughout this term.
We all enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of entertainment today, watching some of our amazingly talented and confident pupils perform in our talent show. We had a variety of acts, including dance, comedy and magic, as well as some brilliant singing and musical performances … we even had a guest appearance from Freddie Mercury! All year groups participated and our whole school audience were amazingly supportive and respectful.
Thanks to all involved for all of their hard work and to our guest compère, Mr Edward Reid, who was very happy to join us to support our day and entertain us 🎤
Pupils handed over a cheque for £1,315.50 to St Andrew’s Hospice in respect of the funds raised in the recent Tinto Hill Climb. Well done to all pupils for their efforts and a heartfelt thank you to family and friends for your support.
The pupils in S2 have had an amazing time in Forest School this year! Mr MacRitchie and Miss Scott have taken groups out to Dalzell Estate every Friday along with Forest School Leader, Colin Dunlop.
Here are just some of the benefits of Forest School:
Developing a connection with nature
Learning to work together better
Improving physical and mental health
Exposure to manageable risk
We ended the year with an overnight camping trip at Colin’s farm. More to come next year … pupils are now asking for a 2 night camping trip!
Funding and support for our Forest School project comes from SLC Countryside and Greenspace / SLC Country Rangers / William Grant Foundation /Scottish Natural Heritage. With grateful thanks to all of our supporters.
We know you’ve been waiting to see how our waterfalls turned out from last term, which our S4 geography pupils made to tie in with our topic on rivers. What do you think? We displayed them in the foyer before the Easter service for parents to view.
S1 are studying all about government and democracy this term, and we are busy getting ready to hold our class elections in a couple of weeks.
This week the S1 pupils learnt about how to vote and we built our own polling booth with some pupils making colourful posters. The polling booth will be a central part of our elections as pupils learn about the voting process and each pupil will take on a role of either a candidate or staff running the polling station. But who will win??