The P7 children visiting Barga are now on the final day of their trip. Yesterday they visited Lucca, a medieval walled town and walked round the walls, looked at the architecture and spent lots of their money! This morning , they met the mayor in the Town Hall and, after lunch, will spend the remainder of the day sightseeing in Barga.
The P7 pupils visiting Italy had a good day yesterday visiting Pisa, before travelling on to Barga.
Today, they are spending the whole day in our twinned school, Scuola Media in Fornaci. They are working with the children there to plan and prepare a performance for the Italian parents tonight at 9pm.
During Fair Trade Fortnight, P7K and our Fair Trade Steering Group held a ‘Coffee and Cotton Afternoon’ to inform people in the wider community about Fair Trade cotton, and to promote Fair Trade school uniforms. We served homemade tea loaf and banana loaf (all made with Fair Trade ingredients where possible) to accompany our Fair Trade tea and coffee.
Next year, we hope to be able to offer Fair Trade school sweatshirts and polo shirts. We have asked parents and carers to sign a pledge to provide their child or children with one item of Fair Trade school uniform for the beginning of the next school year. So far, we have 45 signatures. We understand that parents may wish to see the items first so during the upcoming parent consultation evenings, samples of Fair Trade sweatshirts and polo shirts can be viewed at our information display in the assembly hall. You can then add your name to our pledge if you wish.
P 6/7 are about to share their findings about the Romans with you. They are setting up a museum in the assembly hall on the 22nd to 24th March.
King Loth performance will take place on Tuesday 14th December at 2.00pm. Parents of P5/6 P6M, P6/7 and P7K put it in your diaries. Your tickets will be valid for that day.
We have raised over £900 for children in need so far! We managed to raise this money by collecting sponsor money from our children in need dress up day on Friday the 12th of November. Money was also raised through the selling of Pudsey wristbands and we are hoping to raise some more from other activities we have planned in school.
By Rebecca, Jack F and Craig M
P7K had a fantastic day at New Lanark. Here are some of the pupils’ comments about the trip.
‘I learned that the families only had one room to live in.’
‘The children had to sleep in drawers which pulled out from under the beds.’
‘I really liked the ride and I found the school really interesting. They used chalk to write on a slate.’
‘I liked learning about Annie McLeod’s life and I found out that she had to work in the mill where they made cotton when she was my age.’
‘I liked the video we watched at the end. I learned that Robert Owen made the working conditions better for the people who worked in the mills.’
Today we went to the cheese farm at Neufchatel where Madame spoke to us in French and made us work really hard working out what she was saying. We saw her make some cheese and got to look at some of the little calves. We had a picnic lunch , did climbing. We were great at that!!! Then we went off to spend our euros at Auchan hypermarket in Eu. We were fencing and after dinner we went to the beach. Looking forward to tomorrow to visit the WW1 battlefields but we have to get up at 6.30am!!!
All went well during the journey and the group are now in France and en-route to their destination.
As I receive information throughout the trip, I will post it here so keep watching!
Tuesday – 9am
I spoke to Mrs Chalmers this morning and everything is going well.
The journey yesterday was great, everyone very calm and they arrived at the Chateau in good time.
The group are now on their way to the cheese factory. After that they will do a spot of shopping, then the beach walk. The weather’s chilly and a bit overcast at the moment.
They hope to put something on the blog tonight about the day’s activities.
I heard from Mrs Chalmers at 8am this morning(9am French time). They had all had good night, managed to be up at 6.30! and were on their way to visit the First World War battlefields.
It’s a bright and sunny day and bit warmer than yesterday.
Friday 11am (12 noon French time)
Yesterday, the group visited Rouen, as arranged, but unfortunately found it was a local holiday and the shops were shut, and the town a bit quiet! However, resourceful as ever, the staff changed parts of the plan for the day and it was still a successful vist.
This morning, they visited a street market in a local town, before starting the journey home. They are now on the way to Calais and on schedule. If they reach Calais earlier that expected they may get on a early shuttle but that will depend if there is space.
The expected time to arrive in Cockenzie is still midnight. As stated in the letter you have, the staff will phone you, usually once they are round about Berwick, to give you an more accurate time.
They’ve all had a really good week, enjoyed the visits and activities and everyone has behaved well!
Look forward to hearing about it on Wednesday.
P6/7 have been learning about how growing your own fruit and vegetables can help the environment by reducing pollution arising from the transportation of food and also the amount of packaging we use. We planted basil and coriander seeds and made two healthy delicious dishes, tomato and coriander salsa and tomato and basil pasta, that use these fresh herbs.