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90KG Rice Challenge


A bag of Rice Can Change a Life

Beatlie School Campus takes on 90kg rice challenge to give a helping hand to Malawian farmers and their families.


Beatlie School Campus will be helping to make a huge difference to the lives of farmers in Malawi and their families by taking part in the 90kg rice challenge.

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and less than 1 in 4 children are able to attend secondary school. The 90kg rice challenge was inspired by the fact that if a farmer can sell just 90 x 1kg of Kilombero rice at a fair price, they will be able to send a child to Secondary School for a year.

By taking part in the challenge Beatlie are looking to show that by simply making changes to the way we buy food, fair trade can help to transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.

The Rice will be being sold by Beatlie at £3.20 per 1KG Bag.

“It’s amazing to see the enthusiasm that Beatlie have had in taking on the 90kg rice challenge. By taking part they’re helping to create a brighter future for the people of Malawi and their children – James Johnstone JTS

By simply buying a bag of rice we can all make a huge difference by helping to unlock the potential of people and communities and tackle inequality in Malawi and elsewhere. – John Riches JTS


Happy Halloween from Ochiltree

We all had a fantastic time this afternoon experiencing the sensory Halloween activities.  Our least favourite though has to be the smell of the turnip lingering in the class after we carved our traditional Halloween turnips, we shared the smell all across the secondary department!

We had a surprise visitor at our Halloween door who was unaware if you wanted entry into the room you had to go dookin’ for an apple – well done Carol!

Spooky Bridge Swing 2019

I am happy to say that Lisa made her bungee swing and has survived to tell the tale!


Well done on achievement Lisa and all for a worthwhile cause.

Lisa would like to thank everyone for their donations and would recommend that we all try it!

Partnership working and the wider sensory curriculum in Ochiltree

We have been really lucky over the last couple of weeks to have wonderful opportunities to engage with MESS interactive musical theatre.  The children had a blast interacting with the production company.


We also had a visit from the Theraponies and all pupils were able to interact with the beautiful and friendly Wilson and Flicker.


Fairtrade Tuck

Beatlie Tuck shop will be starting up again next week. Divine Fair Trade Milk Chocolate and Traidcraft Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies £1 each. We will be going round classes on a Wednesday#BeeMidweek Treat#BeeFairactive


Divine Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Display Box (30x35g)Traidcraft Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies Display Box (16x45g)

Spooky Highland Fling Bridge Swing 2019

This year’s Edinbrugh’s Children’s Hospital Charity bridge swing is to celebrate all things Halloween, Lisa Calder – Duncan’s mum is dressing up in her spookiest costume and swinging from the UK’s first permanent bridge swing at night, which takes place near the famous site of the Battle of Killiecrankie. 

A specially constructed swing platform is suspended below the Garry Bridge over the beautiful River Garry near Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. It is perched above a dramatic gorge surrounded by ancient trees. The site is operated from the visitor centre in Killiecrankie.

The Highland Fling bridge swing offers a bridge swing experience from a specially designed swing platform 40 metres above the River Garry.

If you would like to sponsor Lisa in this brilliant action for raising funds for a very worthable cause, please send in any monies in a sealed envelope addressed to Duncan – Glendevon by Friday 25th October.

Thank you

Sambalistic Party

Thank you to Signpost for organising the Sambalistic party at Beatlie.  What a brilliant way to end the term.  It was such fun and we definitely have some budding band members amongst us!  Thank you so much to the Sambalistic Samba Band who were brilliant (and very loud!!).







Term 1 in Glendevon

Phew what a start to the 2019/20 session. Where has the time gone?

All the staff and pupils have had a great time getting to know each other and find ways of working, playing and learning together and already seeing some lovely interactions, great communication and life skills progressing.

We have all loved the day and night topic – especially when we get to act out going to sleep and waking up in the morning. We have also being doing lots of art work to show our understanding of what the environment looks like when it is either daylight or night light.  Louisa has been our storyteller this term and the children have enjoyed listening and participating in the story ‘Ten Little Stars’.

As you know we had a super experience out and about doing our litter pick in Aberdour and South Queensferry – we now know how much the kids love the beach and will strive to get another visit before the end of the session.

We are a happy bunch in Glendevon and we are all looking forward to the next term and getting stuck into our new topic – The Newsroom! I am sure we have some budding reporters amongst us.

We have also given ourselves a wee project to tidy up the garden area out of our back window – we have made a start but looking forward to some nice dry days to continue with that.

It has been lovely to see you all at our different activities over the term and look forward to seeing you come visit and see how good we are doing at school.

Have a lovely break from all in Glendevon.



Ochiltree’s Animation

We had fun playing with Plasticine to create the life cycle of our little flower inspired by Eric Carle’s – The Tiny Seed. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Lammermuir Space Exploration

We can’t believe it’s the October holidays already! We’ve had a very busy but fun term and the highlight has definitely been our Space exploration!

Here are some of our favourite moments from the topic…

We also organised the Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised an amazing £475! The children did so well meeting and greeting our guests and helping with the tombola and raffle.

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