Category Archives: Whole School

Gardening Week 2021

Beatlie have been hard at it again this week

But I am sure everyone will agree that they had fun with all the different gardening projects they were involved in!

We all had different jobs to do in and around the school grounds maintaining and tidying up areas to make the place look nice for all the times we will be out in the garden to enjoy the summer weather that we hope to get for a couple of weeks before the holidays.

We also took on a special community based project this year – Street Sign Planting. We wanted to take this on and be a part of the community of Craigshill who are coming together to make improvements within the local environment. The staff and children have done an excellent job and I hope you are able to enjoy the blooms when they come out over the coming weeks.

 

World Bee Day @ Beatlie 2021

We have all had a fabulous day celebrating World Bee Day in our own Beatlie way!

You will see from the film all the lovely interesting & interactive activities we have enjoyed bringing lots of smiles to our faces.

We hope you have had fun having a go at the bee quiz to see what type of bee you are and that you will support the cause for bees in our country by providing bee friendly environments where you can.

Next week we will be participating in the UK National Children’s Gardening Week so we will be continuing the theme of creating bee friendly environments as well as lots of other exciting project ideas – so come back next week to see what we have been up to.

World Bee Day

Today we are celebrating World Bee Day in Beatlie.

This year’s theme is ‘Bee engaged – Build Back Better for Bees’

So what’s the buzz about bees?

A third of the world’s food production depends on bees.

Bees pollinate (a process vital to crops growing) three quarters (75%) of leading global crops, including oilseed rape, apples, soft fruits, beans and courgettes, as well as things like tomatoes and strawberries.

Bees are vital for maintaining the balance between living organisms such as human beings, plants, and animals as well as their environment.

They also help reduce pollution.

Scientific studies have proven that bees have become increasingly endangered. So what can be done to help?

  • Planting bee-friendly plants like heather and daisies and red clover on balconies, terraces, and in gardens can help
  • Leaving sections of the garden wild and letting the grass grow long gives the bees a place to shelter
  • Create a bee hotel for your garden’s bee population
  • Leaving a small dish with a few pebbles and shallow water in can help if a bee is thirsty
  • There are also special bricks which bees can live in
  • Don’t use pesticides as they are really harmful to bees
  • Buy honey and other hive products from your nearest local beekeeper

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/which-bee-would-you-be-quiz

Welcome - Celebrate World Bee Day

 

Fairtrade Fortnight Week 2

What a fantastic 2 weeks of Fairtrade Activities we have immersed ourselves in at Beatlie.

Thank you to all the staff for providing and supporting the children in participating in such fun activities and sharing the message of how important it is for us all to support Fairtrade Farmers and Workers in the world we live in today!

Fairtrade Fortnight Week 1

(Article 27, every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development)

What a busy week we have had immersing ourselves in all things Fairtrade!

Please have a look at the films below to give you a taster of what we have been up to.

 

Foodbank Collection

THANK YOU

Wow what generosity! Amazing to see so much come into school despite the circumstances we are under at the moment. There will be very appreciative families out there who will be so thankful for the donations you have given, so on behalf of those families and from Beatlie – Thank You!

Under normal circumstances we would have a visit to the foodbank with some of the children taking the boxes along – unfortunately we will not be able to do this at this time so a member of staff is arranging a drop off for next week.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 will take place from

Monday 22nd February to Sunday 7th March

This annual campaign, brings together everyone interested in fighting for justice for people and our planet.

Fairtrade, Climate and You

In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we will focus on the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with. Farmers and workers are feeling the impact of the climate emergency now despite having contributed to it the least.

They tell us that:

  • Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now.
  • Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back.
  • With more money through Fairtrade, they feel more equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges posed by climate change.

This Fairtrade Fortnight, we are asking you to #ChooseTheWorldYouWant

 

Choose The World You Want