Category Archives: Pupil leadership

Red Nose Day 2017

We are the Publicity Team from P4 and we would like to remind you about Red Nose Day 2017.

Red noses and wristbands are being sold for £1. Going fast!

Joke competition – enter your year group competition to try and get into the final on Friday. it is free to enter but you have to be funny!

Design a Red Nose competition – this is 20p to enter and there will be red nose themed prizes. Get your sheet from P4 now. We will collect entries and money on Wednesday and Thursday.

Red on the Head – on Friday it is a dress-up day and you can wear something red on your head for a donation. A red bow, red hairspray, red nose, red mask, red wig etc etc.

Assembly – this is on Friday. You will learn more about the charity and how it helps others around the world. This is for pupils ad staff only (sorry – no parents!)

Have fun! Thank you!


Fairtrade Fortnight at Williamston!

The Fairtrade Pupil Leadership Group have planned lots of different activities for Fairtrade Forntight from 27 February – 12 March 2017.

This year’s theme is put Fairtade in your break!

FRIDAY 3rd MARCH: Fairtrade Friday
All pupils are encouraged to bring in a Fairtrade snack on Friday 3rd March. Certificates are going to be awarded to the class that brings in the most Fairtrade snacks.

FRIDAY 10th MARCH: Big Fairtrade break!
We will hopefully have this altogether on the field as a whole school and we will be encouraging all pupils to wear the colours of the Fairtrade logo – blue, green and black. Please try to bring in a Fairtrade snack but remember no nuts!

On Friday 3rd and 10th of March we will also be selling Fairtrade bananas and orange juice that pupils can buy on the tuck trolley.

P4,5,6 and 7 – design a new Fairtrade logo.
Nursery, P1, P2 and P3- design a Fairtrade mug.
Whole school – design a Fairtrade tablecloth.

We will be selling some Fairtrade items priced between £1 and £2 that pupils can buy at break time.

Please see attached the key information for the next fortnight. Keep your eyes open for more updates and to see what classes have been up to!


Fairtrade stall at the Christmas Fayre

On Sunday 27th of November it was the Williamston Primary School Christmas fayre and the Fairtrade Pupil Leadership Group set up a stall selling; floating dragonflies, leather and fabric friendship bracelets and sparkly sequin pens. We were successful in selling most of the items but some were not sold. We are going to be selling them on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at break this week in Miss Brown’s classroom. The cost of all items are £1 other than the sparkly pens which cost £2.
In addition to this, some members of the group went round the fayre asking parents their opinion on the school having Fairtrade school uniform items. Thank you to all parents who took part in this survey and for supporting Fairtrade at our fayre.

Thank you,

The Fairtrade Pupil Leadership Group

Fairtrade School

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded the Fairtrade School Award. This award is now called the FairAchiever Award. This award recognises our school community’s support of Fairtrade through our curriculum, policies and special events. Thank you to all pupils, staff and parents who help us support Fairtrade. This year the Fairtrade Group will continue to lead the school in developing this work further.


Exciting times in P7!

Primary 7 pupils are currently completing application forms to put themselves forward for roles within the school. They have been exploring their skills and qualities to help them with the process.

Here is the application form for any P7 pupils who would like to use an electronic version.

Application form – Side 1

Application form – Side 2

P7 will keep you up to date on their exciting journey over the next few weeks!

Fairtrade Fortnight 29th February – 13th March 2016

The Fairtrade Pupil Leadership Group have been very busy getting ready for Fairtrade Fortnight. We have been making posters to let the school know what we have planned, we delivered an assembly to the whole school to launch it and we have been coming up with questions for the Fairtrade and breakfast themed quiz!

The International Pupil Leadership Group have also been busy making information leaflets about where our food comes from.

Please see the attached information about events and activities happening at Williamston Primary School during Fairtrade Fortnight.

We will keep you posted with updates, information and photographs!

An update from the Fairtrade group

Hello we are the Fairtrade group and we have been busy working on some ideas of how we can promote Fairtrade Fortnight at Williamston. We have already decided on group roles and expectations. Our Chairperson is Kiera, our link person is Craig, our Treasurer is Rowan and our Secretary is Shay. We have also created pledges which helped us to think about what commitments we will make to our group and school. We have also designed badges for our group. Our link person has been working with the P3,2 and 1 group to set them tasks and challenges. We have a floor book that we write in each week to share our ideas and learning.

Blog post by Hannah, Craig and Rowan.

Parent Council meeting

Our Head Boy, Deputy Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputy Head girl went to a Parent Council meeting on Monday 7th December. We spoke about what children are learning about in our classes, what children are enjoying learning about and why, what children would like to do more of in class and how can the Parent Council help with learning. We got lots of different responses from all pupils involved. Most pupils did not realise that we have a Parent Council so we would like to inform the pupils that we have one and think about how they can help us. Some classes in the upper school would like to do more ICT, maths games and P.E and in the lower school they would like to do more P.E, reading, writing and more topics in their subjects. We created and showed a video at the meeting saying what the children think and this was really enjoyed by all at the Parent Council.

Kiera, Aiden, Amy and Joshua.

P6 Update

I loved Hopetoun House – Kayleigh.

I really, really, really enjoyed making the News Report at Sky – Alexander.

I thought Christmas Lunch was YUMMY! – Olivia.

I loved making the news report at Sky, particularly using the camera – Lochlan.

We’ve been getting on really well this week with our #RandomActsofKindness – have you seen us around? – Daisy.

At Hopetoun we got to make butter and buttermilk – in class we then tasted this on pancakes and crumpets! I’d give it 10/10! – Shefali.


Come to our class to see more….!

Williamston Receive Gold Sport Award

Congratulations to all the staff, pupils, partners and parents/carers who have helped make this outstanding award possible. We look forward to continuing the great sporting achievements and successes within school and without next session. Click on the music below to help you feel good about our award…