This afternoon P7 had a visit from Patricia Keppie who works for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission are responsible for maintaining the war graves and cemeteries in this country and abroad. The pupils were very interested in the topic and it built on previous learning from our WW2 topic.
We have had a fantastic four days doing many activities and experiencing new things. We topped of our activities week today with a trip to Aa Fired Up to paint mugs, had a feast of a lunch at Magno’s Cafe and then watch the Secret Life of Pets 2 at Mareel.
Today in P7S we took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) challenge relating to our class novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
In groups, we had to design and create a free standing hammock out of junk and craft materials which would hold a duplo character. We also tested them to failure to see how much weight they would hold – the winner could hold a staggering 750kg!
Primary six and seven enjoyed a performance called ‘The Journey’ by the Baldy Bane Theatre company this morning. The performance was ‘forum theatre’ which meant that the pupils were able to particiapte throughout the play and were invited to make certain decisions to determine the outcome of the scenes. The key messages of the play were all about road safety. The pupils shared a lot of great knowledge to ensure a safe outcome for all of the characters in the play.
It is always sad to say goodbye to pupils and this year has been very hard. We have thoroughly enjoyed having such a fantastic bunch of young people in the school and wish them the very best for the future.
Here’s a slideshow of some of their special moments.