Today Lynn Halcrow came into school to say goodbye to staff. Lynn has come into work in the Bell’s Brae office for many years and she has always done a wonderful job. She will be a big miss and we wish her well in new role.
The Bell’s Brae Sports Committee organised events on Thursday 12th December. Pupils were asked to wear something Christmassy and there was the opportunity to go to the gym hall to enjoy Christmas activities after their lunch. Mrs Redfern also helped the committee to set up a Christmas Scavenger Hunt in the playground. There was a lovely atmosphere and everyone really enjoyed the activities. Well done to the Sports Committee for their hard work in organising this.
Last Thursday pupils and staff enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner. The canteen staff worked really hard to prepare a delicious meal. Everyone enjoyed it and there was a lovely atmosphere in the dinner hall.
Tonight we are hosting our first Fish and Chip Fundraiser. This afternoon there has been a buzz of activity in the canteen. Some p7 pupils chose to help set up during Golden Time. The canteen ladies are busy prepping lovely, fresh haddocks. We hope many of you can come along.
Last Friday saw the pupils in P4-7 have their first wider achievement group sessions. These will hopefully give children the chance to develop their skills in a variety of ways as they not only take part in activities they may already familiar with but also by trying something new. The remaining wider achievement afternoons for P4-7 this term are November 15 and 29 and December 13.
The photos below show some of the pupils from the ‘Let’s Go Golfing’ group developing their skill at the Knab Golf Course. The group is being led by Mr Leask.
Today was the P4/5 swimming gala. The pupils all participated really well and showed off the progress they have made with their swimming this term. All the pupils swam races and also participated in fun team races. We were all delighted with both their super swimming and excellent sporting behaviour. Big thanks to G4S for sponsoring this event
The photo below shows Thorfinn team captains with the trophy. Archie Redfern and Alfie Hall received the trophy on their teams behalf. It was a very close competition with the scores as follows:
Thorfinn 125 points
Magnus 124 points
Olaf 117 points
P7 pupils had the opportunity to programme driverless model cars today . They worked in pairs using Lego MIndstorms and IPads to navigate a model New York. The pupils were highly engaged and motivated
The Sports Committee organised fundraising activities for Red Nose Day today.
Red noses were on sale and they organised activities in the GP for everyone to take part in.
The P1-3 classes also enjoyed singing Put A Nose on it at their assembly.
A grand total of £590 was raised from selling noses and the activities.
A big thank you to Mrs Redfern, Sanna Aitken (Active Schools) and our sports committee members for all their hard work. Thank you to everyone who donated and took part.
On Friday 28th September, pupils from P4s took part in a training session led by Anderson High School pupils as part of their Wider Achievement programme.
They all all had a great time and learnt some brilliant skills.
On Wednesday some P7 pupils attended the first session of The Peerie Makkers club after school.
The pupils enjoyed learning how to knit and were shown the skills needed by three experienced knitters. The club will run for 10 weeks and members will get the opportunity to learn the craft of Shetland knitting.