Category Archives: Enterprise Events


SDC10720Today as our friends continue their journey around the area of Barga, back here at School the Primary 6 and 7 children also got into the Italian culture by making pizza.




















In the afternoon P7 had a fashion challenge. They worked in two teams and had 30 min to design and create a full set of clothing using paper. This was then modelled and judged by Mrs Weir and Ms Thomson from the school office.



Meanwhile, the P6 class were working with Miss Nicol and Mrs Gordon on wind resistance and measurement using paper aeroplanes.  (Photos to follow.)












Santa’s Magical Chocolates!

Primary 4 have launched their enterprise shop ‘Santa’s Magical Chocolates’. This will open on Tuesday the 2nd December until the 12th of December. Children can order chocolate words (Santa, snow, Xmas and star lollies) in milk chocolate only.

The boys and girls have sampled some chocolate already and they’ve given it the thumbs up!!







Macmillan Coffee Morning Preview!!!!

We thought you would like to see how amazing our halll looks on the eve of the BIG event! Thanks to Mrs Kenderdine and her Mum, we have very fancy crockery and beautiful plate stands. Everyone in P6 has been so busy preparing for this special day. There will be an exciting tombola, our outstanding raffle (with first prize of a weekend break), cake and candy and of course our ‘hot-of-the-pan’ home made apple and damson jelly for sale! We would like to thank everyone who has supported us already and we hope you can all
join us at 10:00am to hear Prestonlodge Pipe Band open the event.
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Apple Chopping
Apple Chopping
Label Making
Label Making

Argh!!! There Be Pirates In The Pans

St. Gabriel’s School Show Season is in full flow and some of the Pirates; Deadeye (Sumaiya P7) and Louie (Abbie P7);  took time out to visit Mr. Darrin Nightingale (Head of Education) to deliver a personal invitation in the shape of a message in a bottle. Mr. Nightingale didn’t expect to be captured by pirates but I think he enjoyed the experience.

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Birlin, Braw Sangs an’ Countin Craws: Scot’s Language Week in P2!

O’ whit a guid week we a’ had!
Scot’s language and culture; old and new, was celebrated and enjoyed across the curriculum. Here are some of the activities we experienced.

The Canadian Barn Dance
The Canadian Barn Dance
One, two, three hop!
One, two, three hop!
We used this song to help us count in threes!
Three Craws! We used this song to help us count in threes!
Poetry Writing- Our Address Tae the Haggis!
Poetry Writing- Our Address Tae the Haggis!
And there's a hand my trusty fere! And gies' a hand o' thine...
And there’s a hand my trusty fere!
And gies’ a hand o’ thine…
And we'll tak a right gude- willie waught, For auld lang syne!
And we’ll tak a right gude- willie waught,
For auld lang syne!

Well done to all pupils and families for all your hard work on the poems and songs over the past few weeks. We had wonderful performances both in class and during our Scot’s Assembly. Keep up the great work and a’ the best!

Mrs Fairbairn 🙂

St. Gabriel’s School Garden Update

Our vegetable garden is now resting quietly and we are planning for the spring planting. Last year was our first growing season and we had great success with our potato crops, lettuce was good, we could have supplied Tesco with onions and our beans were not too bad. It was very exciting that some families tucked into St. Gabriel’s sprouts on Christmas day! Flat leaf parsley clearly likes our soil and we’re learning how to build up our cabbages. A huge success were the tomatoes which we grew in the eco-bottle greenhouse along with some ‘prickly cucumber’. All in all a good start, we learned a lot and are now looking forward to bumper crops this year.

We have been very lucky to have been involved in a successful climate challenge bid that will mean we will soon be receiving a large polycarbonate greenhouse.

This is where we need your help!

This fantastic greenhouse will need to be built; not our area of expertise. We are hoping that some practical, DIY enthusiasts will volunteer to come and raise the walls as well as give us advice on the best base. We are hoping to put the greenhouse up on Friday 21st February; we can fit in the time around the volunteers. So please ask around the family and coerce in any family member who is in the building trade or has practical hands-on experience. We are hoping that once the greenhouse is up we can begin to bring on some seeds before Easter so that we can have a really flourishing growing space this summer.

Please can you help?  Just let us know in school if you would be available (phone, send in a note, pop in) and we’ll make arrangements with you from there.

Many thanks,

Mrs. AdamsGrenhouse

P7 Frosted Yule Logs and Cursive Carol Decorations

Here is a sneak preview of our creative Christmas craft for the Bazaar on Saturday. The Yule Logs with scented candles make beautiful, natural centre pieces for the dinner table.
We have used our lovely cursive handwriting to decorate these simple wooden tree decorations. They are decorated with lines from special Christmas carols.
Thanks to Kenny for helping us ‘up-cycle’ natural materials in the most creative and beautiful way!
P7 🙂

Elves Magic Chocolate (P4 Enterprise).

EXTRA! EXTRA! Elves Magic Chocolate is now open!

As part of Primary 4’s Enterprise project, we are creating magical chocolate letters. Children can order their name, family and friends in milk and white chocolate or if they like in both! Letters cost 10p each. Primary 4 children will come around to classes on the days below and this will be the only time children in their classes can order! This is to allow P4 time to make chocolates and deliver them. Please be patient and we will deliver orders once they made.

Week beginning 25th November
Monday- P1 & 2
Tuesday- P3 & 4
Wednesday- P5
Thursday- P6
Friday- P7