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.
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.
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.
We are organising a collection for West Lothian Foodbank again this year. This will help to provide local families across West Lothian with vital support over the Winter period and during these uncertain times. More information can be found on their website at https://westlothian.foodbank.org.uk//
A typical food parcel would contain a wide variety of items. Some suggestions given on the website include the following:
Long Life (UHT) Milk Tinned beans Biscuits
Breakfast cereals Tinned meat (including Tuna) Pasta sauce
If you would like to contribute in any way, please send your donations into school with your child between now and end of February. We will be following government guidelines ensuring the safe transitioning of goods with a box for each class to allow for quarantine.
This term Glendevon and Ochiltree have been very creative collecting different resources from the forest floor to use as tools in art. We have painted by rolling pine cones, swishing with fir tree branches, pressing with stones, rolling with conkers. We have even used other shaped branches to create patterns in paint. We realise now we don’t need to buy paintbrushes again!
We also made our own natural paints using beetroot, spinach, cocoa, raspberries from our garden and turmeric too. We had great fun mixing and adding baking soda to the beetroot made the red colour change to violet!
As well as this we have also been working on a Christmas project too which you will receive soon.
Thank you all for your participation over the last 3 weeks. I hope you all found it informative and perhaps make you think about what you can do no matter how small to make the World a better place for generations to come!