The St. Fergus Pupil Council have created a newsletter to let you know about all the things we have planned for the last few weeks of term. Starting with a COVID safe sports day on Wednesday 26th May. All information about this is on our newsletter.
St. Fergus Pupil Council would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone that took part in our Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome. We involved all our St. Fergus Families in our virtual Pilgrimage with the aim of raising money for our chosen charities Missio and Who? Cares Scotland as part of our Almsgiving during Lent. We are happy to announce that we walked 1566 miles, meaning that we made it to Rome and we also raised £147 for our charities! This is something we are very proud to have achieved as a school and would like to thank everyone who made this possible. If anyone still has any sponsorship money to Pay to the school, they can still do so via ParentPay.
Wow St. Fergus Pupil Council are super impressed with our current total on our Strava app for our virtual Pilgrimage to Rome. It has almost doubled in less than a week and we have had more St. Fergus families join! We are now at 746.4KM!!!!! What a great total to be at so far!! Well done everyone! We now have 1,223.6KM left to go. Do you think we will make it before the end of Lent?
Thankyou to all our families for your participation. If you haven’t joined yet there is information on our School website on how to join and you can download a Sponsorship form via our School Website or from the School office.
The St. Fergus Pupil Council are very impressed with our current total on our Strava app for our virtual Pilgrimage to Rome. We are now at 394.56KM!!!!! What a great total to be at so far!! Well done everyone! Thankyou for your participation. If you haven’t joined yet there is information on our School website on how to join and you can download a Sponsorship form via our School Website or from the School office.
Thank-you and well done to everyone who has signed up to the Strava app to help with our Sponsored Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome! So far we have covered 62.54km of the journey since Friday! This is a great effort well done everyone! It is not to late to sign up you can join at any time to start tracking your miles of walking, cycling or running! You can download the sponsorship form below or alternatively pop into the school to get a copy of the sponsorship form. Please remember to track your activity wether it be a walk or run as a run and cycling as a cycle so that it shows up on our leaderboard!
Well done everyone! Keep tracking those miles,
The St.Fergus Pupil Council.
The St. Fergus Pupil council have decided to hold a sponsored Virtual Pilgrimage to Rome. The distance from our school to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is about 1224 miles (1970 km)! This will be a sponsored pilgrimage to help us with our almsgiving during Lent, the sponsorship form is attached below. We are looking for all our St.Fergus families to get involved by running, walking or cycling and tracking the miles you do each day/week on our Strava page. This will take place for the remainder of Lent with the aim of reaching Rome and giving alms to alleviate the suffering of the poor. Our chosen charities this year are Missio and Who cares? Scotland. There is a link posted below for our video explaining how you can download the Strava app and how to use this along with some written instructions.
- Visit your devices app store and download the Strava app
- Create an account using either your email, Facebook, google account or Apple ID
- Create your profile adding your name, date of birth and gender
- Click ‘maybe later’ when asked to start your free trial (you do not need to have a free trial or pay for the app to use it)
- click ‘get started’
- Go to explore on the top toolbar > clubs > search St.Fergus Primary> request to join
- Start uploading your activity using either the record button at the bottom of the app to track your walk/run/cycle or you can import activity from a Fitbit/ Apple watch. This is all included in the Facebook Video:
Here is a link to our sponsorship form which you can download or visit the school office for a paper copy of this form. Sponsorship money can be paid via ParentPay:
There is no Christmas Fayre this year, but the children have still been working hard to create fantastic Christmas crafts.
You can have a look at some of the crafts available by clicking on the link below that will take you to our online Christmas craft catalogue.
To buy a your child’s craft click on the option and send £1 into school. This will be collected by the pupil council.
Big Loose Parts Play
We are also looking to collect large loose parts for outdoor play. This kind of play can be used from primary 1 to primary 7. We are hopeful that’s some parents through their line of work may be able to donate these items to our school or may have family members or friends who could do so.
We are looking for
• Plastic crates
• Wooden cable reels
• Larges pieces of fabric and tarpaulin
• Plastic pipes and guttering
• Tree stumps and logs
• Wheel barrows
Any donations can be left at the school gate and Scot will bring them into the school grounds.
Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis
Loose Part Play St Fergus’
We are going to be introducing loose parts play into our learning in St Fergus’. Loose parts play has been used for many years with amazing results. It is encouraged throughout the primary curriculum for indoor and outdoor learning opportunities.
It is a chance for children to
- Play freely with friends
- Use lots of trial and error to learn for themselves
- Learn to make their own judgements about adventure play and recognise safe limits.
To do this we need to collect loose parts. The list of possible loose parts is endless but can include:
- Boxes – various sizes, materials and shapes
- Pine Cones
- Stones and Pebbles
- Tubes – various sizes, materials and shapes
- Bottle Lids
- Old Keys
- Glass Jars
- Small wheel from old toys
- Old cars or toys that move
- Metal baking trays or cup cake tins
- Wooden and metal utensils
- Small gardening tools
- Watering cans
If you have any of these things at home that you would be willing to donate to the school we would love to have them. Please only donate things that you already have at home and are no longer used.
A box will be left just outside the school gate for items to be left. Scot will bring the box into school for the items to be quarantined and cleaned before use.
Mrs Gray & Mrs Ellis
The pupil Council had a meeting this morning to review what we have already done and what we want to do this year. We are looking at the How Good is Our School document and want to hear from each class on what they think about the relationships in our school. We are going to look at the teaching and learning in our school and have a chat with each class about how our school promotes good learning and how we give good quality feedback. We are also looking at updating our school house reward system to link in with our current behaviour policy.
The pupil Council are beginning to organise some fundraising events for this year with the first charity we are fundraising for being MISSIO.