Fruit Only Days

The eco committee have been discussing the idea of having some fruit only days for snack.  We first discussed this during health week as a way of encouraging our 5 a day of fruit and veg.  Yesterday it caused some debate.  Each rep was to poll their pals to gauge opinion.  Next week the Eco committee hope  to make a recommendation after their consultation.  What do you think have having a fruit/veg snack only day in school on a regular basis?  Would you commit to a 2 day week? 3 day?   It has been an interesting debate in class too.

Nature Detectives

As part of our John Muir Award we are discovering and exploring the forest.  Today we went out on our usual weekly forest school lesson but we were accompanied with Richard English, the countryside ranger.  We had to complete 3 levels to be a nature detective.  We discovered lots about a forest that is very familiar to us.  Mrs Leslie will continue to help us explore the

forest more deeply using our senses.  We are going to be taking part in a conservation project…..watch this space for details.

Going Bananas

We have just signed up for a Glow Live event, Going Bananas, which will help us with our algebra this term. It is an event done through a live link alongside many other schools in Scotland. What a great opportunity to have fun while learning tricky concepts.

Camp Update 2

Arrived at camp to see lots of smiley, dirty faces.  Enjoying a big cooked lunch.  Lots of children choosing veggies and the salad bar too.  Fruit for dessert, water for drinks, healthy eating in action, I believe there is sponge pudding for dessert tonight but hey its all about balance.  My group are making a 7ft tower out of giant mecano then we are off to  the zip wire. Mrs Leslie’s group are at the zip wire then are going to do the nightline.  The girls are being so friendly, no fallings out.  The boys  have had a deodrant and water fight, needless to say these weren’t on the planned programme!  The boys were also asked to tidy their rooms, they promptly moved all their clothes into 1 big pile, at least you could see the carpet again.

Brought some chocolate for Mrs Leslie, a wee treat for the 24/7 job and some nail polish for the girls, a wee night time treat . 

Camp is such a good place to see our pupils thrive as they adapt to new contexts and challenges.  They are full of their stories and adventures so far.

Camp Update

 

Breakfast

After a wee stop over in Jedburgh all arrived safely, they went straight to quad biking.  Scrap heap challenge was the evening activity.  All made their own beds, some with a little encouragement.  The boys awoke at 5.30am to be promptly told to go back to bed!  At 6.30am everyone was up and getting dressed.  The carpet can no longer be seen, clothes are strewn! 

Cooked breakfasts all round this morning including spaghetti hoops on toast. Pupils have already visited the camp shop and staff are stocking up on chocolate for energy. It is beautiful dry weather at Kingswood this morning.  More quad biking, archery and climbing, all before lunch, they WILL sleep tonight!