Primary 5 have been finding out all about Christmas customs and traditions in countries all around the world. They worked hard as a group to research and present their information. That confident presenters – well done everyone!
I am very pleased to announce that the school was successful in achieving our Gold Award from UNICEF. Everyone worked very hard and the assessors were impressed with the work that is happening around rights at the school. They identified particular strengths of the school as:
- Strong commitment to children’s rights from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and a clear understanding of how rights underpin and support other aspects of school life.
- SLT constantly strive to find new and innovative ways to embed RRS and include the Convention in all strategic planning.
- Prominent visibility of rights in vibrant displays throughout the school.
- Learning connections made across the curriculum, with a solid link to Learning for Sustainability.
- Children bringing rights to life, demonstrating good knowledge and understanding and making them a part of everyday interaction.
- Pupils are empowered to take an active role in their school and wider community.
We had lots of exciting experiences today. Every class had the opportunity of being mammal detectives with the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
Some of the classes had a visit from Mr Robertson, the Climate Challenge Officer, from South Ayrshire Council. He told us all about climate change in the local area and the skills you need for his job. He also gave use ideas about how we could make a difference to the climate.
A lecturer from the SRUC, Mrs Gray, taught us all about different plants and trees and how to identify them – this will be useful when we go for a walk along the river!
Mr McLeish, an operations manager from QTS, came to tell us all about his job of overseeing the de-vegetation of the railway lines across Ayrshire and Scotland.
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.
SWITCH OFF for Earth Hour 24th March 2018, 8.30pm – 9.30pm! To raise awareness, our RRS ambassadors have organised a ‘Holmston Hour’ – no technology or lights on Friday afternoon!
All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.