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.
The weather was rather unkind to us for our walk to the Telford Centre, however… undaunted, we made the best of it and had a thoroughly ghoulish time performing for the residents and staff. We hope they enjoyed our visit. We certainly had a great time telling our jokes and singing our songs. Looking forward to next year already…
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.
As of today, Thursday 6th October, the primary school alone have raised over £1200 for Cancer Research. This is a fantastic figure and we have a few children who have still to bring in their sponsor money.
Our cross-country runners had a lovely day on Tuesday for their latest event. They did very well indeed, especially considering that they were up against very large schools who have dedicated running groups. Well done Kilchuimen! The P5/6/7 class have been doing a short running class every Monday and their efforts are clearly paying off.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.