I am delighted to share the article, Creative skills in practice: a creative process, which has recently been published in a new Care Inspectorate document, My Creative Journey. The article, on pages 27-28, describes the nursery children’s enthusiasm planning a party for Stripy, the nursery puppet, in February 2015. Sadly the photos I sent the Care Inspectorate were not used, so I attach the original slideshow which I shared at the Starcatchers’ conference in April 2015, showing many lovely photos of the children involved in creativity. Enjoy! our-creative-journey-aug-17-master-combined Stripy the puppet, a creative process
Well done to the P3 girls who came third in a recent Hobbycraft Edinburgh Easter Bonnet Competition. Many thanks to all our parents and friends who voted for the bonnets when they were on display in the Edinburgh store over the Easter holidays.
The girls won a £25 Hobbycraft Classroom Hamper, and were happy to share their prize with the boys. They have all enjoyed using some of the new resources to create a name plate for their bedroom doors.
Today the nursery children had so much fun completing a Sponsored Adventure Course. The children had previously chosen the different activities to include, and these were set up in the nursery garden and in the main school playground.
Each child was then encouraged to complete 10 laps. Activities included: whizzing down the slide, crawling through a tunnel, wriggling under a scramble net, running, jumping, rolling tyres, throwing beanbags and wellies, and pedalling a bike or scooter around a track. All children showed great determination and perseverance, and amazed everyone with their stamina and energy.
We are going to use the sponsor money we collect to buy new resources for our Nursery, which the children will help to choose in the next few weeks.
Many thanks to all the wonderful parents who came along to help and cheer on the participants. Well done, everyone.
The teachers were VERY proud of you all!
UPDATE: The children raised £360! An amazing achievement for just 11 children.
Our pupils have had a great, but busy start to the new term.
This week the elections were held for our pupil council and Christina, Heidi, Jennifer, Ben, Rebecca, Jennifer and Sam were elected to represent our pupils from P1-P7.
Our P1 pupils have all been stars since they started nearly 2 weeks ago and Mrs Tolladay made them all her “Stars of the Week” for settling in so well.
Our P5/6/7 pupils took part in a Watersports event this week at Musselburgh Lagoons and they all received certificates on behalf of East Lothian Outdoor Learning Centre for their participation in the kayaking and canoeing sessions.
We are very proud of our pupils at Innerwick for being such confident individuals and successful learners in their first few weeks – long may this continue!!