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Merry Christmas from Hopetoun

What a busy term we’ve had. All the children have been working hard.

Our topic this term was In The Band. We recycled tubs, bottles and tubes to create our instruments.

As well as all our usual activities we had fun meeting the ponies and everyone enjoyed the Children In Need morning.

Making our instruments.

We’ve also been involved in collecting food for the foodbank and selling rice – The 90kg Rice Challenge for Malawi.

The children covered boxes ready for the food and helped pack them too.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food and bought rice. Your kindness is much appreciated. We received a huge amount of food and sold all our rice.

Next term our topic is Daytime.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

Very Best Wishes from the Hopetoun Team.

90KG Rice Challenge – UPDATE

Beatlie 90KG Rice Challenge 2019

This year Beatlie is supporting the 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 school has bought in the rice and is kindly subsidising the cost (normally £3.20) to £1.20 a bag.

If you would like to support the cause and buy a bag, or two, please fill in the slip which will be sent home in school diaries and send it into school. There is a choice of white or brown rice.

 This rice has won a Great Taste award and is the most ethical rice on the market according to Ethical Consumer magazine.

 

Thank you in anticipation.

Eco committee/Rights Respecting Schools Committee

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/wl/beatlieblog/2019/11/07/90kg-rice-challenge/

Fairtrade Fortnight

We have been busy bees here at Beatlie for the last 2 weeks.

We have had lots of fun participating in lots of different Fairtrade themed activities and spreading the word for #she deserves.

£1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.

 

 

2018 Interschools Sports Event

This year at Beatlie, we held the second annual Interschools Sports event. This year our sport was rounders.

Children from the primary departments in Beatlie, Pinewood and Ogilvie Schools sent small groups of children to form two teams for the day. The children and staff all really enjoyed the event, as well as getting to meet up with some new faces!

We would like to say a massive well done to all of the children who participated in the event, and a huge thank you to all of the staff from Pinewood, Ogilvie and Active Schools who helped make the day such a success, as well as the parents who visited to cheer on the children.

See you all at next year’s event!