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.
Yesterday we made pancakes to practice using measuring equipment independently – electronic scales and measuring jugs – and to show we could follow instructions successfully.
We followed a recipe in small groups and Miss Henry didn’t even need to help us! It was great practice for Secondary 1 Home Economics at the Anderson High School, which lots of us are very much looking forward to.
Jess and Johnny (Pupil Council Vice Chair and Chair Person) were busy yesterday giving our benches a new lease of life with paint the Pupil Council bought from Frank Williamson. They particularly enjoyed wearing their overalls! 🙂
Our first stop today was at the Ratho Climbing Centre where we got to abseil and climb. It was lots of fun and so good seeing everyone challenge themselves.
We are so proud of all the young people who are behaving so well and are great company.
We had our lunch in glorious sunshine at Bannockburn before heading in doors to hear all about the Battle of Bannockburn. In groups the children then held their own battle. Once again the Scottish were victorious in “The Battle of the Bowling Club”.
We had our tea in Pizza Hut and then all enjoyed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Today we spent the morning making pancakes and after break we went to the flower park with Sanna to do some golf putting and play short tennis. In the afternoon the pupils went to the Clickimin broch to do some sketching with Miss Birnie.
Pupils in P7n and P7s had an opportunity today to interview this year’s Guiser Jarl for Lerwick Up Helly Aa, Stewart Jamieson, along with his son, Haydn. Pupils in these classes have been planning the interview since we came back after the Christmas holidays, thinking carefully about the difference between open and closed questions. Stewart took in the helmet, shield and axe he wore and carried when he was in the Junior Jarl Squad as a young boy. The pupils really enjoyed asking him questions and it gave them a real insight into what is involved in becoming Jarl as well as the build up to Up Helly Aa day at the end of January. We wished Stewart and Haydn all the best for the big day with three cheers at the end of the interview.