One of the pupils in Room 13 found a poem, The Owl, by Alfred Lord Tennyson. As he was reading it and showing interest, the class followed up with some additional learning around owls. They have used mixed media to create some lovely art work. This has included natural materials and textures such as bark.
As part of our Interdisciplinary theme ‘Our World of Rights’, one of our pupils has been out and about on public transport locating the Nuart in the city centre.
He has seen how the art work is carried out using “cherry pickers” for the artists to reach the highest points of their art work.
He will keep a photographic progression of the art work and exhibit his findings on a notice board in the school for all to read, enjoy and gain information from.
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!
Room 13 are being organised once again. This time they are planning for another special day at the end of March where we share our love and appreciation for our families and those close to us. We have used a range of techniques to create our own special artwork.
Room 13 have been making Valentine’s cards for those special people in their lives: Mum, Dad and Auntie. We took a lot of care making our cards and enjoyed the process.
The boys in room 13 have been working on their food preparation skills, making cheese and tomato pizza’s. They practiced their spreading skills and both made tasty pizzas. It was very difficult to not have a wee taste of the cheese before the pizzas were cooked.