Category Archives: creativity

Tamfest 2018

As part of our creative work, we are currently developing a range of props that pupils can use to take part in the ‘Day o’ the Deid’ procession through Ayr on Sunday 28th October starting at 4pm. Holmston Primary will have a slot in the procession and if you and your child wish to take part, we will be meeting at 3.45pm at the Arran Mall to walk through the town centre. Representatives from the school will be taking part in the procession but parents will be responsible for supervising their child. Pupils will be bringing home props they have made on the Friday before the event. The procession is part of Ayr’s Tamfest celebration – so don’t forget to wear your best Halloween outfits.

Our choir will also be performing during the Sunday at the various venues and times listed below:

UNITY GRILL                                     14:00
KARWIARNIA CAFÉ                         14:30

For information on free workshops at Ayr Town Hall during the October Week click here

For a copy of the town hall flier click here


Forest, Farms and Mines Day 6

Today we met Vicki from the National Mining Museum. She taught us all about how mines have changed of the years and about mining in Ayrshire. We found out how important it is to have our rights as in the Victorian period children did not have these and had to work in dangerous conditions in the mines.

Primary 5 and Primary 6 also visited Belleisle where the rangers taught us about the woodland habitats and the different plants and trees that grow in the park

We also had a visit from Miss Young to tell us all about a day in the life of a farmer.

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All children and young people have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help them stay alive, healthy and safe.


World Book Day Award

We are very please to announce that thanks to the hard work of the whole school community, under the direction of Mrs Messener, we achieved a silver award in this year’s World Book Day Competition. The prize is £1000 worth of books from our school library.

Well done everyone. Please have a look at our work under the creativity tab of the website or have a look at all the winners on the World Book Day website.

The pupils and staff have had a fantastic day dressed as their favourite book characters and joining in with quizzes, competitions and shared reading.  Pupils able to go home with some new books from the book swap – what better way to spend a snowy and cold weekend than snuggling up with a new book!


‘Flying High With Reading’ – WBD 2018

Our display for World Book Day is now complete! Thank-you to all the staff, parents, grandparents and clubs that were involved in bringing this work together – it has been a real team effort. Please have a look at the World Book Day 2018 page under the ‘Creativity’ tab at the top of the page or click here to find out more.
Please leave us a comment and tell us about your favourite book on that page too.

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.


Flying High with Reading

We have all been impressed with the creative and imaginative solutions to the latest creativity challenge. I think the library is going to look fantastic when the display is finished.

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.


Celtic Connections 25th Anniversary Concert

Our P4 – P7s enjoyed a trip to the Glasgow Concert Hall today. This was the opening  concert and was a celebration of 25 years of the Celtic Connections Festival. Now well ingrained into Glasgow’s cultural life, the festival has gone from strength to strength. This morning’s concert  featured performers that have helped make the Festival what is, including Orkney’s Saltfishforty and the Highland quintet, The Elephant Sessions. The pupils enjoyed dancing to the music.

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All children and young people have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

Winter Wonderland 2017

Our Winter Wonderland has been a highlight of December. All the pupils were involved in planning and organising this event. The focus was on developing creativity skills including: asking good questions; researching information; listening to others; thinking differently about ideas: inventing; solving problems; persistence and co-operation. All the classes visited the event and tried out all the games and experiences. They also had the opportunity of purchasing Christmas ornaments that had been designed and made from re-cycled items.


Scottish Showcase

We really enjoyed sharing our learning and performing to our friends and families during our Scottish Showcase. To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day each class studied an aspect of Scottish Culture and learned a Scottish song. P6 and P5 also shared the social dances they had learned for the Day of Dance in Troon. We found out all about the diversity of Scotland, the food, famous Scots, artists, Viking attacks, the Wars of Independence and the History of Ayr. The show was a complete sell-out. If you saw the show, please leave us a comment.


European Day of Languages

Tuesday 26th of September was the European Day of Languages and Ms Slider had planned a surprise for the children at Holmston. When the children arrived in the playground in the morning, it was decorated with lots of words in many different languages. There was a quiz question asking how many different ways they could find the word “hello” written around the playground. Ms Slider knows what the answer is but wants to find out if anyone else can solve the puzzle! Do you recognise any of these languages? Ms Slider is going to carry out a survey in the school to find out how many different languages are spoken by the children at Holmston. Primary One have been practising their numbers up to 10 so these were also on the playground along with the matching French and German number names.

I’m an Engineer 2017 P7

Well done to our two P7 teams that made it through to the final challenge at the town hall earlier this week. They showed off their drone-inspired aircraft and then had a live challenge to design a winch to transport people to and from the aircraft. The pupils had to utilise a range of creativity and employability skills to identify a workable solution to this problem. Both teams were presented with certificates by Mr Hutchinson, the Head of the Education Service.

Well done also goes to Arnar. His design for the ‘I’m an Engineer’ logo was chosen to go on the certificates.