Last week, pupils from Room 17, 18 and Howes Hoose embarked on our first trip to the Bendrigg Centre since 2019!
Pupils took part in a range of activities- Sensory Swing, Zip Line, Climbing, Canoeing, Caving, Archery and Biking. Thankfully there was a huge amount of food available to keep us well fed!
As you can see from the photos, all of our pupils worked incredibly hard and pushed themselves to try new things. We heard the words ‘I did it!’ and ‘keep going’ over and over again and the smiles on faces show exactly what it meant.
A huge thank you goes to the Bendrigg Trust for looking after us for the week and also to the Friends of Orchard Brae for supporting us with funding for the trip. We had a wonderful time and are already looking forward to next year!
We had a great time at the end of last term getting out and about and enjoying some trips! We went to a Boccia tournament in Peterculter where we tried lots of different Boccia based games with children from lots of schools. We went to a RSNO concert at the Music Hall where we heard the story of Gaspard the Fox and then we enjoyed a picnic at Duthie park. We were even lucky enough to try curling on the ice at Curl Aberdeen, we played lots of games and had a chance to try a mini match at the end!
Our pupils from Howes Hoose have taken part in the Nat 2 course Factors Affecting Performance. In this course they have been identifying what parts of the body are involved in different exercises and how exercise affects their body.
Pupils from Room 13, 16 & 18 have taken part in the Nat 2 course Taking part in Physical Activities. During this course they choose different activities that they would like to take part in, and they are learning about the equipment that they need for it as well as setting up and tidying up after using it.
Room 18 have been hearing the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine during lunch time book club and we are really enjoying it! We had a go at making our own potions by measuring out different colours of water and mixing them together. We have been learning how to measure water in different ways and it was a good chance to practise pouring and measuring carefully.
Last year, Room 19 entered the ‘My Place Photography Competition’. Pupils were encouraged through the competition to explore their surroundings and share photographs. Room 19’s photos are being displaying in a public exhibition, you can see their photos here:
We have had a very busy start to the term. Some of our favourite activities have included rounders outside, floating and sinking, Boccia and lots of dancing! We have been watching some of the different sports in the Paralympics and made figures out of tinfoil to make a Paralympic display.
Rooms 18, 19 and Howes Hoose celebreated our leavers’ with a summer barbecue in the Howes Hoose garden. We had a great time eating sausages and burgers and we even ate some salad! A lovely way to send off the young people who are leaving us at the end of the week. We had lots of fun!
Since we have returned to school Room 18 have been focusing on life skills and getting our S6 leavers ready for transition onto their post-school destination. Everyone has taken part in making snack for the whole class, emptying the bins, washing dishes and keeping our room clean.