It’s been a while since our last post, but we’ve not been lazing around in that time!
The October week was much needed after Benmore, and washing machines were put to the test getting rid of a week’s worth of mud and grime. And that was just the teachers… Since then the children have been putting the finishing touches to their important Benmore booklets which will serve as evidence towards the Adventure section of the JASS work.
We enjoyed a second world war “rationing” day. The children got to Make Do and Mend (sewing buttons and patches onto old clothes) before showing off their skills in a fashion show, and tried regrowing vegetables such as leeks and spring onions as a way to make food go further. The final activity was making carrot cookies with Mrs Thomson, proving that everything can go into a cake as long as you add enough sugar to it.
The NSPCC came to visit us, speaking about staying safe and reminding us of the Childline phone number, 0800 1111.
We then got down to work on our Remembrance Assembly. Our visit to the poppy factory was a fantastic way to start this work, talking to the ex-servicemen and listenng to the wonderfully presented stories from the trenches. Following that we visited the cemetery with Mr Cameron who helped us understand the purpose and significance of the graves and the people who were buried there.
Our assembly on Friday 11th was very well attended, thank you everybody, and covered so many aspects of our topic work in presentations packed with examples of the children’s hard work.
Coming up in the next few weeks will be learning debating skills with pupils from Queensferry High School, taking part in Bible Alive with our SU teachers and then, unbelievably, it will be time for ceilidhs and decorations!