The Nursery children were very lucky to go out to watch the planting of the exciting new willow den in the playground. They were amazed to find out that the willow didn’t have any roots! We learned that the willow just starts to grow when it is planted into the soil. Helen told us that the very tall willow you can see, took two years to grow.
Asda and schools are trying to reduce the number of new carrier bags being used in supermarkets. We would like you to get involved. When you are shopping in Asda, you will be given a Go Green voucher every time you reuse your old bags or buy a Bag for Life. Please send these vouchers to school and we can exchange them for resources to help develop greener thinking.
Don’t forget that the Spring Show is the last Saturday of the Easter holidays – 5th April. There are lots of classes for children so please try and enter. Full details of the classes are in our March newsletter, or you can get a schedule from the Post Office in the village.
Just before February half term we applied for a grant from Sustrans so that we could put two shelters in our playground. We are hoping that it will encourage more children to walk or cycle to school because there will be somewhere to shelter when they arrive in bad weather. Children in P4 and P5 wrote some very persuasive letters and they must have been effective because Sustrans decided to give us £2,500 towards our shelters. A company called Timberline is putting up the shelters and we are hoping that they will be ready for next term. Our Parent Council has also given some money towards the shelters.
We currently have two WOOSH out of school learning projects after school on a Monday and a Tuesday. On Mondays Mrs Bourhill is working on a drama project and on Tuesdays Miss Donaldson is learning all about street dancing.
East Linton are now “out there” in the big wide world. You should be able to find our blog now if you use a search engine. Keep checking our pages to find out what we are doing…but bear with us…we’re still learning!
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