The pupils in Room 16 have been working hard on our Ragbag project for 18 months now. We are delighted to confirm that we have raised approximately £900 for the school fund (that’s more than 2 tonnes of clothing that have been saved from landfill!).
Rag bag is a Scottish textile and clothing recycling scheme. Items are graded according to their quality at their premises in Falkirk. Wearable items are sent to developing countries as 2nd hand clothing, items which may have been torn or damaged recycled and become carpet underlay or industrial cleaning cloths or even mattress lining. Either way they are kept from landfill.
There are 3 collection schemes, 1: send bags home, 2: inside collection bin (at school front office) and 3: external collection bin. We are proud to say that we have all 3 schemes in operation.
We collect clothes, pairs of shoes, belts and bags.
So this Spring, as you clear out your winter wardrobe, feel free to fill a bag of rags for us!
Yesterday was World Book Day and there was lots of fun as pupils shared their favourite books in class and some classes visited the book shop in town to spend their World Book Day tokens. We were also fortunate to have received some lovely book donations which will enhance our school library and any books that we no longer use will be donated to Books2Africa to share our love of reading and books around the world.
Room 4 have been experiencing gardening.
We are so lucky to have our own planter containers right outside our classroom.
We dug, moved and patted the soil as we planted the crocuses.
Room 4 have been very busy developing their awareness of our local area. Every Monday, they have been walking to the HUB community centre, enjoying a social snack together and exploring the different resources on offer – the books that are available are a HUGE hit!
The children in room 4 have been exploring and creating with Gloop and Play-dough.
Play is the best way for a child to learn about their surroundings and develop fundamental skills. Sensory play stimulates their senses such as sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell. The children were encouraged to explore with these sensory activities to support their understanding and develop their creativity.
In October the Pupil Council met and discussed options for a whole school Halloween Activity.
The options were to have a Halloween disco, design a pumpkin or do both. After a whole school vote pupils chose to do both. A picture graph was used to share the results of the vote.
Caroline judged the pumpkin competition and decided that everyone was a winner as they were all unique and individual.
This was followed by the Halloween disco which was enjoyed by all.