St Bartholomews

Week Beginning 5th November


What a talented bunch we have at St Bart’s! The young ladies with the trophies have been successful in recent dance competitions- Perhaps Strictly stars of the future? Our other young lady with the script had been writing a very imaginative story in her spare time- what a star. Well done and congratulations to our talented girls.

It’s our Developing the Young Workforce week again! Mrs McLean has been very busy organising a number of exciting events and activities for all of our boys and girls. On Monday, Primary 1 to Primary 3 will experience class workshops with Social Enterprise Academy. Local business Retronix will support our launch assembly with Primary 4 to Primary 7 pupils.

On Tuesday, Primary 4/5 will have the fantastic opportunity to visit Easterhouse Farm in Newmains, where they will experience a busy working farm with a variety of livestock and understand the food chain in real terms. Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6 will take part in an online engineer presentation and chat. This will better the children what it’s like to be an engineer.

On Wednesday, Primary 7 pupils will visit the University West of Scotland and experience student life and have a great insight into the facilities that are on offer. What a fabulous opportunity! Enjoy your day boys and girls.  Primary 6 will visit Terex, again another local business that have been kind enough to support us. I remember last year that the children thoroughly enjoyed their time with this firm and I am sure that it will be the same again this year! Primary 5 will visit Sky Academy, where the boys and girls will have the fantastic experience of behind the scenes at a TV studio and have the opportunity to be presenters for the day.

On Thursday,  Primary 1 to Primary 3 will have a visit from ‘Hoots Owls’. This is a wonderful experience for the children and a great learning opportunity to gain a better understanding of the work of falconry.  The children will take part in workshops and experience the owls up close – they can’t wait! Primary 4 will be visiting the Retronix factory in Coatbridge where children will experience the world of electronics.  Primary 4/5  and Primary 7 are lucky to have an engineer visit their class and children will the opportunity to ask lots of interesting questions.

On Friday, we are holding a Careers Fair in our hall where a variety of companies have volunteered their time and personnel to visit our pupils. Children will visit a number of delegates and find out what their job entails.  A huge thank you to all of the delegates who are providing a great opportunity for our pupils. In the afternoon, we are holding a Dragon’s Den type of activity for our younger children, and the winner will be announced in the afternoon.


What a busy week… Thank you to Mrs McLean and all of the delegates and various companies who have volunteered their time for the benefit of our pupils.

Could I please ask that all sponsor monies from the obstacle course event be handed in to the office? Your contributions are very much appreciated and will be put to very good use in order to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils. Thank you.

Mrs Bolland


  1. Can I please thank Mrs MacFarlane and primary 6 for asking me along to share their day at Volvo/Terex how proud she and yourselves must feel as this terrific bunch of kids all done Saint Bartholomews proud outstanding behaviour throughout such a wonderful visit to a very hospitable company many thanks Denise Wishart

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