On Friday 28th October, we joined the community in a walk at Pressmennan Woods and then invited everyone to enjoy some homemade apple pies and Harvest celebrations at the school. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the morning , particularly the warm apple pies made from the apples we picked at Ruchlaw farm.
The children have been very busy creating a video presentation on PowerPoint to help raise funds for the village hall. Everyone has worked hard and has learned a lot from the project. The children fully understood the purpose of this learning experience and really enjoyed undertaking this piece of work for their community. The ideas are all theirs – from scripts to power point and videos.
If you click on the link below and then download you will be able to see their presentations.
On Monday, we all walked to Ruchlaw Mains Farm to help pick this year’s apple crop from the Wyllie’s orchard. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All the children picked their own preferred variety of apple to take home. The rest of the apples will be used in school as part of our Making and Growing Topic. Thank you once again to Barbara and Jim Wyllie for making this a wonderful learning opportunity for our children.
Our pupils have been working on the SHANARRI wheel (Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included). In this way, we give a lot of thought to our emotional and social health and wellbeing and understand how important all aspects of the “wheel” are equally important.
Our children are leading the way by running their own meetings and taking forward their action plans. Below are pictures of the chair, vice-chairs of our Eco, Pupil Council and Global Citizenship groups. Our two Junior Road Safety Officers were appointed following written applications for the job.
As part of our aim to reduce waste and be a sustainable school, Susan Carleton from Zero Waste visited, working with everyone at the school to further understand how to make compost, how to set up a wormery and how to reduce our lunch time waste. The children also learned how to conduct fair experiments and made a video showing why reduce, re-use and recycle is so important.
This year, the Stenton Flower Show was held at the School. The children grew sunflowers, made bread and designed and created their own hats. Everyone had a lovely afternoon and it was nice to be able to welcome the community into our school.
We enjoy an open morning the last Friday of every month. Parents, families and carers are invited into school to share in their child’s learning journey. We are looking forward to our second open morning on Friday 30th September at 11.45am. All welcome!
Sharing learning from a village school in rural East Lothian