Beauty and the Beast with P1-4 (1st Nov 2016)

I love a good panto, and this certainly was one! M&M Theatrical Productions gave us a terrific afternoon of fun and interaction.

Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed helping the cast to make the show a special one.

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Harvest Assembly- 07.10.16

We had a lovely Harvest Assembly this morning, and lots of children brought in food for the Lochaber Food Bank.

We talked about how there would be enough food for everyone if we were to share.

We had lots of awards at the assembly. Everyone who ran the Race for Life got a well-deserved certificate, and quite a few of Mr Peers’ class got awards for their effort and achievement at the cross-country on Tuesday. Molly also got a Head Teacher’s Award.

In Miss Starr’s class, Robynne was in the Golden Book, well done Robynne. Asya and Eden got Head Teacher’s Awards.

In Mrs Walker’s class, Morgan and Kieran got Head Teacher’s Awards.

Race for Life

On Friday 30th September we took part in the Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK. We don’t yet know the final figure but we do know that we raised a large sum of money for this good cause.

P1/2 ran around the field once, and P3/4 ran round twice. Well done to them all because they ran the whole way. Jacob won the P1/2 race and Jim won the P3/4 race.

The P5-S6s ran a 5km route that took them alongside the canal. The primary pupils did very well, Isla MacArthur was first girl overall which was fantastic. Kai came fourth overall, well done Kai. Mungo Blakey was the first to finish, he was very fast. Everyone got medals.

P1/2 Culachy Woods Friday 30 Sep 16

Pleasingly, the weather cleared in good time for our visit to Culachy Woods on Friday. What a brilliant start we had when we spotted a female Sika deer as soon as we arrived. In spite of the midges, we tried to find as many different things as we could on the forest floor. After that, we made pictures with what we had found…we were able to look at Mrs Brady’s lovely picture for inspiration. We had a go at making bark rubbings and we also practised being quiet so that we could hear the sounds of the forest. We were hoping to meet up with Coinneach and Breagha, our Pixie guides, but they must have been busy elsewhere. Maybe we will see them next time we go to the woods. Many thanks to the estate for their kind permission. Thanks also to the mums who came along to help…we couldn’t do these trips without you!

Rio Tinto Alcan visit 21.09.2016

We were very lucky today to have a presentation by Peter from the Alcan aluminium smelter in Fort William. He explained the process of making aluminium and how the plant in Fort William is one of the most efficient and “green” in the world. He was most impressed by the quality of the questions and answers coming from our young learners. Well done to all.

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Harvest time in the garden 21.09.16

The Primary 1 children took to the garden today to harvest our lovely runner beans and courgettes. Once collected, they took them immediately to Mrs Curley for preparing for our dinners in the canteen. You can’t ask for any fresher produce for our canteen than that. Well done to the children for planting and harvesting this year.

 

Car Washing and Busking

Many, many thanks to all the children and adults who supported our fundraising efforts at the weekend.

The car washing was carried out with enthusiasm and energy, so our cars were left sparkling clean! The busking went down a treat too, I heard many positive comments about it.

In all, we raised around £260 and had a lovely time doing so. The money raised will be used to subsidize the P7 residential trip to Edinburgh, the P5-7 residential trip to Altnacriche and a P1-4 trip in the summer term.