The whole school was out and about in the village this morning, dressed in protective tabards and gloves and wielding litter pickers. It was a damp and drizzly morning but that did not deter us and we collected a fantastic amount of litter – 8 large sacks full!
Thanks to all the parent and community helpers who joined in.
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.
Boys and girls from our Nursery class have been out and about in the school grounds having a look at the work on the wildlife garden. We checked the plan and watched it come to life. We especially enjoyed watching the helpers build the stone wall. We learned it was four meters long. It is great fun watching our new garden grow and we are looking forward to getting in there!
This Friday (18th April) the whole school is taking part in “Keep Scotland Beautiful” Big Spring Clean. We are going out and about in the village to give it a tidy up. We are proud of our village and want to do our bit to show that we are responsible citizens who care for the environment we live in. We would love to have some more parents and friends join us – if you give us a call beforehand on 860216 we can allocate you to a particular class. If not, you can just turn up at school at 11am.
Keep Scotland Beautiful have supplied us with some bright yellow tabards so you won’t miss us, and the council are supplying us with protective gloves and litter pickers.
These are the winners of the egg decorating competition organised by the Parent Council:
Morning Nursery Sam
Afternoon Nursery Amy
Well done to everyone that entered. Have a Happy Easter!
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.
We looked at all the answers we had from our survey. Here are the graphs we made on the computer.
Most people would like more parking spaces, dog mess cleaned up, more flowers and the railway station to be reopened.
Let us know what you think.
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.