Holly and Sophie, from Carrick Academy, run an after school club on a Thursday. They are volunteers through Active Schools coaching Academy and Duke of Edinburgh. This block has been focussing on netball skills. The pupils will have a choice of badminton or volleyball for their next block.
Today we delivered a beach school with P1-7. This stared with a walk from the school to the local beach located in the village. The pupils were given a scavenger list and got to work gathering the listed items. They gathered natural materials such as shells, sticks and stones. They used the items to make beautiful crafty ornaments to sell at our Fisherton Festival on the 26th of June.
They gathered items to take back to school and we will use these for some secret activities next week!
After we made the items we had lunch and playtime using the beach as our playground. It was very important for the pupils to remember the safety instructions they were given. They would all like to have more leaning experiences in our beach school setting.
What the pupils said….MTV
The ormaments we made are really pretty and I think they will be popular at Fisherton Festival. P6
I enjoyed getting the rocks for the mascosts. P4
I liked how I felt when I was walking down to the beach. P5
When we walked through the forest bit I really liked the scenery. It reminded me of a film I watched. P4
I liked helping the wee ones make the wind chimes. It was quite hard trying to tie the wire on the shells. P5
I enjoyed sitting on the beach and picking out pebbles to use. It was really calm and relaxing. P6
I liked looking for the shells that already had holes in them. When you found one you felt a sense of achievement because there wasn’t very many of them. P6
I loved finding eyecatching pebbles in the sand. I found blood stone, copper and jasper. P6